The Garden Room / Welsh+Major

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Architects: Welsh+Major
Location: NSW,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Rocks Police Station / Welsh+Major

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Architects: Welsh+Major
Location: , NSW,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Katherine Lu

Hunter Street / ODR Architects

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Architects: ODR Architects
Location: Hunter Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067,
Architect In Charge: John Mercuri, Steven McKellar
Area: 387.0 sqm
Photographs: Armelle Habib

St Kilda East House / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: St Kilda VIC,
Project Architect: Tara Ward, Michael McManus
Area: 263 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Alfred Street Residence / studiofour

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Architects: studiofour
Location: Prahran VIC,
Project Team : Annabelle Berryman, Sarah Henry
Landscape Designer: 3/2 Jackson Street
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Sydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal Program

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The government of New South Wales have announced plans for Sydney’s largest program of since the 2000 Summer Olympics. The proposal seeks to utilise and regenerate a series of former docklands from the area of Blackwattle Bay, through the Sydney Fish Market, Rozelle Bay and Rozelle Rail Yards, to White Bay Power Station (a protected building).

Hunters Hill House / Arkhefield

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Architects: Arkhefield
Location: Hunters Hill, NSW,
Area: 334 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Angus Martin

Blackwood Street Bunker / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: North VIC,
Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC,
Interior Designer: Dita Beluli
Graduate Architect: Jessie Fowler
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann

Oxlade Drive House / James Russell Architect

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Architects: James Russell Architect
Location: QLD, Australia
Design Team: James Russell, Andrew Shindler & John Ellway
Area: 210.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Toby Scott

Kerferd / Whiting Architects

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Architects: Whiting Architects
Location: VIC 3206,
Area: 240.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Sharyn Cairns

Hover House / Bower Architecture

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Architects: Bower Architecture
Location: Mount Martha, VIC,
Area: 260 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

The POD / Whiting Architects

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Architects: Whiting Architects
Location: , VIC, Australia
Area: 1,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sharyn Cairns

Modern Masters Of Materiality: An Interview With Australia’s Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

The Cloudy Bay Winery in New Zealand conveys TZG’s love for timeless . Image © Mike Rolfe

With conscious material choices, Australian architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer are known for their ability to integrate buildings into a city’s existing fabric. Michael Holt, editor of the Australian Design Review, caught up with partner Tim Greer, for the following interview, picking his brain on materiality, site, history and more. 

Since the practice’s inception in 1988, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) has become expert in the reuse of existing built fabric and how best to reintroduce the past into the contemporary. Through projects such as the restoration of Hyde Park Barracks, the National Arboretum Canberra (featured in AR131–Present), Carriageworks, and Reservoir Gardens, certain design characteristics are notable: volumetric boxes, a shifting in typology, an overarching and encompassing ceiling or roof plane, a restricted material palette, and working-off the existing while simultaneously revealing the existing.

Woods Bagot Excels at 2014 South Australia Architecture Awards

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute / Woods Bagot. Image © Peter Clarke

The has announced the winners of its 2014 South Australia . This year, the star of the show was the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) by Woods Bagot, which won a total of five awards: COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture, the Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture, Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture, and the Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture.

The jury commended Woods Bagot‘s project, saying that it “operates as a catalyst on multiple levels – a catalyst for the urban regeneration of the precinct; a catalyst and new exemplar for the city; and a catalyst for the state, evidencing step change in attitudes to both design and research.”

Read on after the break to see all the winners

Southern Outlet House / Philip M Dingemanse

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Architects: Philip M Dingemanse
Location: TAS, Australia
Area: 216.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jonathan Wherrett

Paddington Residence / Ellivo Architects

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Architects: Ellivo Architects
Location: QLD 4064,
Architect In Charge: Salvador Farrajota
Interior Designer: Tanya Zealey
Lead Architect/Designer: Mason Cowle
Year: 2014
Photographs: Scott Burrows

Denton Corker Marshall To Design First 21st Century Pavilion in Venice’s Giardini


Australia’s new pavilion for the 2015 Venice Art Biennale will be, in the words of featured artist Fiona Hall, “a minefield of madness, badness, and sadness in equal measure.” Designed by firm Denton Corker Marshall, (who also designed the Stonehenge Visitor Centre), the project will replace the 25 year old temporary pavilion designed by Phillip Cox and will be the first building constructed on the Giardini in two decades.