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Trinity Apartments / K20 Architecture

  • Architects: K20 Architecture
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Developer: Longboat Development Group
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Courtesy of K20 Architecture

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Margaret Court Arena Redevelopment / NH Architecture + Populous

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Monocle 24 Travels to Tokyo, Vienna and Melbourne Examining 'Quality of Life'

For this week's editions of Section DMonocle 24's weekly review of design, architecture and craft, and The Urbanist, their weekly "guide to making better cities," the Monocle team travel across three continents exploring the seemingly illusive question of 'quality of life.'

In this week's edition of The Urbanist, and to coincide with Monocle's annual Quality of Life survey, Andrew Tuck examines why Tokyo is at the forefront of an urban-garden revolution, how the Austrian capital is planning on self-facilitating its development as a major business hub, and talks to Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, about the apparent cultural boom currently taking place in his city. In Section D, Josh Fehnert transports listeners to the UK's "post-industrial heartland" to talk to the people behind this year's Sheffield Design Week, plus more.

Listen to both episodes after the break.

Brookfield Multiplex Melbourne / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: 499 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Architects In Charge: Elenberg Fraser, Olaf Detering, David Shultis
  • Area: 2400.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shannon McGrath

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Bridge House 2 / Delia Teschendorff Architecture

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McIlwrick Residences / B.E Architecture

  • Architects: B.E Architecture
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Project Team: Broderick Ely, Jon Boucher, Andrew Piva
  • Area: 410.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: B.E Architecture

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Bond Bar / HACHEM

  • Architects: HACHEM
  • Location: 24 Bond Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shania Shegedyn

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Afghan Bazaar Cultural Precinct / HASSELL

E589 Apartments / Architects EAT

  • Architects: Architects EAT
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Collaborators: Marshall Day Acoustics, Meinhardt Group Engineering, Adams Consulting Engineers, Slattery Quantity Surveyors, Ferran Group Land Surveyors
  • Area: 5000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: James Coombe

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Napoleon Perdis Chapel / Studiobird

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Hydronaut / Studiobird + Mark Richardson

  • Architects: Studiobird, Mark Richardson
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Collaborators: Matthew Bird, Mark Richardson
  • Area: 50.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

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Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / John Wardle Architects + NADAAA

  • Architects: John Wardle Architects , NADAAA
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architects In Charge: John Wardle, Stefan Mee (JWA), Nader Tehrani (NADAAA)
  • Area: 15772.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts, John Horner, John Gollings

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Amanda Levete to Design Melbourne's Second Annual MPavilion

British architect Amanda Levete of London-based studio AL_A has been selected to design Melbourne's second annual MPavilion. The temporary structure will be used to house talks, workshops, performances and installations in the "downtown oasis" of Queen Victoria Gardens starting this October. 

"I’ve visited Australia three times in the past six years and without doubt Melbourne is my favorite city," said Levete, commenting on her commission. "It’s people that make a city creative – and that’s why I love Melbourne. The brief from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation is a great opportunity to design a structure that responds to its climate and landscape. I’m interested in exploiting the temporary nature of the pavilion form to produce a design that speaks in response to the weather."

2 Girls Building / Kavellaris Urban Design

  • Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Billy Kavellaris, Rodrigo Mateluna Sandoval
  • Project Architect : Rodrigo Mateluna Sandoval
  • Builder: Liberty Builders
  • Area: 4300.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Peter Clarke

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Bike House / FMD Architects

  • Architects: FMD Architects
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Katherine Peasley, Robert Kolak, Caroline Tan, Alex Peck, Ryan Fothergill
  • Area: 202.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: John Gollings

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