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

16:00 - 8 February, 2016
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
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  • 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
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Mills House / Austin Maynard Architects

17:00 - 1 February, 2016
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Zaha Hadid's First Tower in Melbourne Described as a Series of "Stacked Vases"

12:11 - 23 December, 2015
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
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Footpath Guides Books Launch

06:30 - 21 November, 2015
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
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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
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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

Middle Park House / Mitsuori Architects

17:00 - 29 September, 2015
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Bass Street Residence / B.E Architecture

17:00 - 16 September, 2015
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Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

22:00 - 11 September, 2015
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Hugg Store / TANDEM design studio

20:00 - 27 August, 2015
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Courtesy of TANDEM design studio
  • Architects

  • Location

    282 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Director in Charge

    James Murray
  • Director

    Tim Hill
  • Area

    100.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of TANDEM design studio

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Monocle 24 Visits Some of the World's 'Second Cities'

08:00 - 22 August, 2015

For this week's edition of The Urbanist, Monocle's weekly "guide to making better cities," the team explore why being 'number two' is not always a bad thing in an episode about second cities and the ways in which they step out of their capital's shadow. From Milan to Melbourne, the team examine how and why some cities are carving their own niche in the international business and tourism markets. They also interview the Mayor of Aarhus about the challenges – and advantages – of governing Denmark’s second city.

Squint/Opera HQ / Sibling

17:00 - 18 August, 2015
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MY80 / Hayball

17:00 - 14 July, 2015
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Amanda Levete's MPavilion Inspired by Forest Canopy

16:23 - 10 July, 2015
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Images have been released of Melbourne's second annual MPavilion. Designed by British architect Amanda Levete of AL_A, the temporary structure will use the latest technology in nautical engineering to stimulate a forest-like canopy within the city’s Queen Victoria Gardens. A series of three- and five-meter wide petals made from ultra-thin translucent composite and carbon fiber will "sway" on top slender columns, mimicking the tree line to the site's east.