The Flinders Street Station Shortlisted Proposal / Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture

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Recently announced as one of the shortlisted entries in the People’s Choice Award competition organized by Major Projects , this design for the Flinders Street Station weaves together the history of the station with a potent new form to create a new public place for the future. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects + BVN Architecture, their concept resolves the functional challenges while celebrating the travel experience. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Braggs / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Adelaide, South
Client: University of Adelaide
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Taronga Zoo / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: ,
Client: Zoological Parks Board of NSW
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Darlinghurst, ,
Client: Garvan Institute and St Vincent’s and Mater Health
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Brisbane Indesign Installation / BVN Architecture

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In collaboration with Space Furniture, BVN Architecture designed this unique installation for the 2012 Bisbane Indesign. ‘The Project’ was inspired by the theme, Exploring the Common Thread, and resulted in a spectrum of color expressed through cotton yarn poised in a frozen geometric form. Drawn under tension the geometry is justified to fit within the constraints of the existing spatial condition.

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Monash University Student Housing / BVN

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Monash, 
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Narbethong Community Hall / BVN

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Architects: BVN
Location: , Australia
Photographs: Courtesy of BVN


Architecture City Guide: Beijing

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This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to . has a range of architectural styles, but the three most prevalent are the traditional imperial style (the Forbidden City), the “Sino-Sov” style (boxy structures built between the 1950s and 70s), and lastly the explosion of a modern corporate style that is punctuated with Starchitect buildings like ’s CCTV TV Station HQ. We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help.

To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page.
The Architecture City Guide: Beijing list and corresponding map after the break.

Youth Mental Health Building, Brain and Mind Research Institute / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Sydney,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of BVN Architecture

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Puckapunyal,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

Bryden House / BVN Architecture + Daniel R. Fox Architects

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Architects: BVN Architecture, Daniel R. Fox Architects
Location: ,
Project area: 250 sqm
Project year: 2009
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones