Melbourne Tower is Inspired by the Folds of Origami

16:40 - 6 May, 2016
Courtesy of BINYAN 3D
Courtesy of BINYAN 3D

Rothelowman, in conjunction with KPDO, has revealed plans for 88 Melbourne, a $100 million, 55-story tower in the Australian city’s Southbank Entertainment Precinct. According to developers New Sky Group, the audience for this project is “downsizers who don’t wish to downgrade” and “[the project is] designed to cater [to] those upgrading their lifestyle, when trading in the family home.” The tower’s design is inspired by the facets of jewels and the art of origami, creating diamond patterns on the exterior that will glisten during the day and light up at night.

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Kate's House / Bower Architecture

13:00 - 1 May, 2016
Kate's House  / Bower Architecture, © Shannon McGrath
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Apartment Building / DROO

20:00 - 28 April, 2016
Apartment Building  / DROO, © Willem Dirk Du Toit
© Willem Dirk Du Toit
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Architect

    Droo Projects - Amrita Mahindroo
  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

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Brâncuși-Inspired 295 King Street Wins Approval in Melbourne

16:00 - 24 March, 2016
Brâncuși-Inspired 295 King Street Wins Approval in Melbourne , Courtesy of Plus Architecture
Courtesy of Plus Architecture

295 King Street, a 64-story mixed-use building designed by Plus Architecture and developed by Farinia, has just won approval to be built in Melbourne, Australia. The project, situated in the city’s central business district, is comprised of two sites at the northwest corner of King and Little Lonsdale streets. Its sculptural design will become a notable presence in the Melbourne skyline. Upon completion, the building will include 431 apartments and nine penthouses.

Warrandyte House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture

17:00 - 8 March, 2016
Warrandyte House / Alexandra Buchanan Architecture, © Marvelle Photography
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AL_A's MPavilion Gifted to Melbourne, Relocates to Public Park

16:00 - 4 March, 2016
AL_A's MPavilion Gifted to Melbourne, Relocates to Public Park, MPavilion 2015 / AL_A. Image © John Gollings
MPavilion 2015 / AL_A. Image © John Gollings

AL_A's MPavilion 2015 has been gifted to the City of Melbourne. It will be relocated from the Queen Victoria Gardens to a permanent site at Collins Street park in Docklands, says Naomi Milgrom, chair of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation. 

“In its new permanent home, Amanda Levete’s MPavilion 2015 will continue to inspire and be part of our city’s cultural heritage as a public amenity of Melbourne. Amanda’s magical, forest-like structure joins a growing family of architectural masterpieces to be enjoyed by the people of Melbourne for years to come,” Milgrom said.

THAT House / Austin Maynard Architects

17:00 - 29 February, 2016
THAT House / Austin Maynard Architects, © Tess Kelly
© Tess Kelly
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team

    Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Kathryne Houchin
  • Area

    255.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Kelvin House / fmd architects

22:00 - 12 February, 2016
Kelvin House / fmd architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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Studio Mumbai Founder Bijoy Jain to Design Melbourne's Next MPavilion

16:00 - 8 February, 2016
Studio Mumbai Founder Bijoy Jain to Design Melbourne's Next MPavilion, Ganga Maki Textile Studio / Studio Mumbai. Image Courtesy of Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Ganga Maki Textile Studio / Studio Mumbai. Image Courtesy of Naomi Milgrom Foundation

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has chosen Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai to design Melbourne's 2016 MPavilion. Following Amanda Levete's rendition of the unique commission, which closed its doors Sunday after hosting four months of free events, Jain will be the third architect to design the annual MPavilion. 

"I’m honored to be commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to design the next MPavilion in Melbourne. I want it to be a symbol of the elemental nature of communal structures. Like Naomi, I see MPavilion as a place of engagement: a space to discover the essentials of the world - and of oneself," commented Jain. 

699 Bourke Street / Grimshaw

17:00 - 3 February, 2016
699 Bourke Street / Grimshaw, © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    699 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Partner in Charge

    Neil Stonell
  • Design Team

    Paul Quang, Rebecca Walsh, Gilbert Yeong, Tam Dao, Greg Pitts, Dean Dyson, Michael Chadwick, Cameron Conwell
  • Associate/Project Architect

    Damon Van Horne
  • Area

    35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Tranquility Beach House / Wolveridge Architects

20:00 - 2 February, 2016
Tranquility Beach House  / Wolveridge Architects, © Derek Swalwell
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Mills House / Austin Maynard Architects

17:00 - 1 February, 2016
Mills House / Austin Maynard Architects, © Peter Bennetts Studio
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Zaha Hadid's First Tower in Melbourne Described as a Series of "Stacked Vases"

12:11 - 23 December, 2015
Zaha Hadid's First Tower in Melbourne Described as a Series of "Stacked Vases", 582-606 Collins Street. Image © ZHA
582-606 Collins Street. Image © ZHA

Zaha Hadid Architects has teamed up with Plus Architecture to design their first tower in Melbourne. The 54-story mixed use skyscraper is designed as a series of "stacked vases" supported by an "elegant colonnade of sculptural, curved columns" that "embody and emulate the finest examples of historic architecture" in the area. If approved, the proposal will add a mix of retail, commercial and residential programs to its site at 582-606 Collins Street.

Yellow Earth / TANDEM design studio

17:00 - 26 November, 2015
Yellow Earth / TANDEM design studio, © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Director

    Tim Hill, James Murray
  • Architect

    Ken Nguyen
  • Graduate Architect

    Kirilly Barnett
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Footpath Guides Books Launch

06:30 - 21 November, 2015
Footpath Guides Books Launch, Footpath Guides Launch Invitation   design by Sonia Post
Footpath Guides Launch Invitation design by Sonia Post

Curiously enough, there has never been an accessible guide to the exceptional architecture of the world’s most liveable city. And certainly not a guide you can take with you as you wander Melbourne’s streets and pathways. The Footpath Guides explore the buildings that make a city like Melbourne what it is today: an eclectic mixture of eras, style and design that creates its essential character and living environment.

Footpath Guides feature clear maps, concise descriptions and accurate illustrations, showcasing notable examples from each architectural era, spanning the 1850s to the 1970s. The Guides are playful, timeless and informative. Meticulously designed in

Wilkinson Eyre Selected to Design Australia's Second Tallest Tower

14:05 - 20 October, 2015
Wilkinson Eyre Selected to Design Australia's Second Tallest Tower, © Wilkinson Eyre
© Wilkinson Eyre

Wilkinson Eyre Architects has won an international competition to design Australia's second tallest tower. The proposed Queensbridge Hotel Tower, planned for Melbourne’s Southbank area, will be comprised of a 388-room luxury hotel and 680 apartments, as well as ground floor retail and rooftop garden terrace. As BDOnline reports, the winning scheme will rise 317-meters - just five meters shy of the country's tallest building: Q1 on the Gold Coast. Pending approval, it is scheduled for completion in 2020. 

Amanda Levete's MPavilion Opens in Melbourne

16:00 - 5 October, 2015
Amanda Levete's MPavilion Opens in Melbourne , © John Gollings
© John Gollings

AL_A has completed Melbourne's second annual MPavilion. The temporary installation, initiated by Naomi Milgrom Foundation, was unveiled today in Queen Victoria Gardens. For the next four months, the public is welcome to populate the artificial "forest canopy," whose translucent petals were developed using aerospace technology to demonstrate how an ultra-lightweight structure that can "sit lightly on the landscape and gently respond to the climate." "Each petal is fitted with LED lights that are activated by the sunset to give a light performance synchronized with music," says the organizers. 

The Clarence Reardon Centre / GHD Woodhead

20:00 - 1 October, 2015
The Clarence Reardon Centre / GHD Woodhead, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

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