Crone Partners Rethink the Community Center in Rhodes

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Australian practice Crone Partners has recently won a competition to design a new community precinct in , New South Wales. Starting with the intention to rethink the traditional community building and civic space typology, Crone Partner’s winning design features clusters of spaces with programs subdividing by size and demands. In moving away from traditional public buildings, which are ”characterised by [their] scale, elaborate and sometimes extravagant aesthetic”, their proposal was no longer “constrained by a singular form”.

Tang House / 4site Architecture

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Architects: 4site Architecture
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Kevin Hui, Gabriel Poulton
Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kevin Hui

High Country House / Luigi Rosselli Architects

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Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Location: Armidale NSW,
Project Team: Luigi Rosselli, Edward Birch, Corrado Palleschi
Landscape Architect: William Dangar
Year: 2013
Photographs: Edward Birch

House Chapple / Tribe Studio Architects

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Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
Location: Mosman NSW,
Design Team: Hannah Tribe, Miriam Green, Ricci Bloch
Year: 2013
Photographs: Katherine Lu

Thornbury House / Mesh Design

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Architects: Mesh Design
Location: , VIC, Australia
Builder: Form2, Michael Harvey
Area: 85 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Clarke

2014 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class

The Glenn Murcutt Architecture Master Class in has become an major annual event on the international architecture calendar. Started in 2001, architects and senior students from sixty-five nations around the world have now traveled to to participate in the two-week residential studio based program.

The intensive two-week design studio program involves a design project undertaken in groups and culminating, at the end of week two, with a design presentation by participants and a critique by and the other tutors. The studio program, associated lectures and supporting events equate to 150 hours high-level study at postgraduate level. The spirit of the event is that participation is the focus and there is no formal assessment. A certificate of satisfactory completion will be issued to all participants completing the program. Professional institutes and universities internationally have, over the years since its inception, accepted this event as gaining professional development or academic credit points.

As there are only 32 places available applications are assessed on credentials and merit, with preference to early applicants. For complete details on the event, please click here.

Title: 2014 Glenn Murcutt International Master Class
Website: http://www.ozetecture.org/masterclass/glenn-murcutt-master-class/
From: Sun, 06 Jul 2014
Until: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 
Venue: Arthur and Yvonne Boyd Education Centre
Address: Shoalhaven Heads NSW, Australia

Yarra Street House / Julie Firkin Architects

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Architects: Julie Firkin Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Christine Francis

The Esplanade / Finnis Architects

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Architects: Finnis Architects
Location: Brighton VIC, Australia
Builder: Progressive Properties
Year: 2010
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Abedian School of Architecture / CRAB Studio

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Architects: CRAB Studio
Location: Queensland,
Design Team: Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, Mark Bagguley, Jenna Al-Ali, Ting-Na Chen, Lorene Faure, Yang Yu, Tim Culverhouse
General Contractor: ADCO, Gold Coast
Structural: Arup,
Area: 2500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts, Rix Ryan Photography

Royal Wolf / Room11

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Architects: Room11
Location: Sunshine VIC 3020, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ben Hosking

The Tale of Sydney’s Urban Sellout

Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Delivery Authority

A recent, well-written article for The Guardian chronicles the story of Sydney’s East Darling Harbour (also known as ‘Barangaroo’), from the city’s optimism in 2003 to the relative disappointment of today. David Shoebridge, a  Greens MP and the party’s planning spokesperson, recounts the series of compromises and sellouts that have turned what was meant to be a “prime public space” into – to add insult to injury – the site for a casino.You can read this cautionary tale in full here.

GASP! Stage 2 / Room11

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Architects: Room11
Location: Derwent Haven, Rosetta TAS 7010, Australia
Client: Glenorchy City Council
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ben Hosking

GASP! Stage 1 / Room11

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Architects: Room11
Location: Derwent Haven, TAS 7010, Australia
Client: Glenorchy City Council
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ben Hosking

Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner

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Architects: Collins and Turner
Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Area: 252.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Richard Glover, Paul Bradshaw, Josef Nalevansky

Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

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Architects: Giant Design
Location: Castlereagh Street, Sydney NSW 2000,
Associate: Chris Wilks
Director: Ed Kenny
Photographs: Andrew Worssam

Convertible Courtyards House / Christopher Megowan Design

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Architects: Christopher Megowan Design
Location: VIC, Australia
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Koenning

Advanced Engineering Building / Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect & HASSELL in joint venture
Location: QLD, Australia
Architect In Charge: Richard Kirk Architect & in joint venture
Area: 18,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL
Location: Brisbane QLD,
Area: 3865.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts