Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior / March Studio

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Architects: March Studio
Location: 25 Edinburgh Avenue, ACT 2601,
Design Team: Rodney Eggleston, Sam Rice, Julian Canterbury, Jack Crocker, Jono Ware, Haslett Grounds, Patrick Macasaet
Photographs: John Gollings, Courtesy of March Studio, Rodney Eggleston

Lodge on the Lake Exhibition

The winning entry. Image © Henry Stephens, , Jack Davies

In light of the strong responses to their Lodge on the Lake competition, organized in collaboration with the University of Canberra and won by Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts and Jack Davies in May, the Gallery of Australian Design is hosting an of the submissions to the competition, including models of the entries created specially created for the .

ARBORETUM / Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects

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Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects
Location: ,
Collaborators: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with Taylor CullityLethlean
Area: 4,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Third Prize Winning Proposal / Nic Moore + Monica Earl

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Designed by architects Nic Moore and Monica Earl, in collaboration with Lea Fernandez, Darryl Chandler, and Terence Yong, their third prize winning proposal for the Lodge on the Lake understands that a new Lodge needs both to fulfill the requirements of a complex brief, but also to be a strong symbol of Australian domestic and political values. This scheme is sited at the tip of Attunga Point and requires the sculpting of the Lake’s shore in order to bury a low landscape building in the ridge of the promontory. This building is made by fingers of heavy earthen walls, which project into the Lake. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects

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In this proposal for a new Australian Prime Ministers lodge, the core concept focused around the question; ‘What if the British had embraced Indigenous culture in 1788?’ Designed by Stephen Collier Architects, they propose to reconfigure and redefine this boundary of the lodge as a ring of landscape that is retained for public use. This land would be defined by a cluster of deciduous trees while public access to Lake Burley Griffin for all Australians will remain in perpetuity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Lodge on the Lake Winning Proposal / Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies

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Designed by Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, and Jack Davies, the winning proposal for The Lodge on the Lake returns to the issues bound up in Australian identity and issues of modernity. The lodge is both a development and a critique of the Australian relationship of landscape and dwelling, through an intersection of public assembly, intimate domesticity, and ground plane. From the composed house atop a plinth, to the slippages and interpolations that unravel down toward the lake, the lodge on the lake is a democratic marriage of land and architectural typology, introspective private dwelling, and public assembly. More images and architects’ description after the break.

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other Architects

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Titled ‘A House That Floods’, the design for The Lodge on the Lake by Other Architects imagined re-inserting the narrative of the flooding and emptying Lake George  into the benign, artificial landscape of . The movement of water acts as a spatial device that dictates and clarifies the otherwise overlapping and confused functions of the Prime Minister’s Lodge. Drained or submerged at certain times, the spaces of the house are optimized for ceremonial events and domestic life, public access and secret meetings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Lodge on the Lake Design Ideas Competition

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As part of the celebrations for the Centenary of Canberra in 2013, the University of Canberra and the Gallery of Australian Design invite designers to participate in a Design Ideas Competition for a new official residence for the Prime Minister of . To be located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra, this competition highlights the cultural value of the Prime Minister’s residence at ’s seat of government and hopes to build national significance. Submissions are due no later than May 4. To register, and for more information, please visit here.

Biosciences Research Building / Lyons

© Dianna Snape

Architects: Lyons
Location: , Australia
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Nishi Sales Suite and Gallery / hungerford+edmunds + OCULUS

© Nic Bailey

Architects: hungerford+edmunds + OCULUS 
Location: New Acton Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
Client: Molonglo Group
Collaborators: Molonglo Group (client), PBS (builder), (landscape), Arup (ESD), Design Office (interior fit-out) and Clear (graphic design)
Completion: 2011
Area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Nic Bailey

Yarralumia Poolhouse / Katon Redgen Mathieson

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Architects: Katon Redgen Mathieson
Location: Canberra ACT,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Katon Redgen Mathieson

Campus Design Ideas Competition proposal

Phase 1

The proposal submitted by Charles Dewanto, C J Foo, Lorenzo Ju, Yenny Kusuma, Louis Wong, Maggie Chu and Tze Ek Ng for the Campus Design Ideas Competition for the University of Canberra received a supplementary prize for their degree of resolution, ambitious vision for the concourse and quality of presentation. More images and architect’s description after the break.

University of Canberra Campus / MORQ

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Italian architects MORQ recently won a competition to design the Campus in . More images and architect’s description after the break.

Residence of the Spanish Embassy in Australia / Mateo Arquitectura

Spanish architects Mateo Arquitectura have shared with us their project for the official residence of the Spanish Embassy in , .

More images and architect’s description, after the break.