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

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

Amanda Levete to Design Melbourne’s Second Annual MPavilion

Temporary structure from the "Move: Choreographing You" exhibition by Amanda Levete. Image © Gidon Fuehrer

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 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

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

Bike House / FMD Architects

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

M House / MAKE architecture

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Architects: MAKE architecture
Location: VIC, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

The Corner / Bower Architecture

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Architects: Bower Architecture
Location: Melbourne VIC,
Architect In Charge: Jade Vidal
Design Team: Jade Vidal, Chema Bould, Anna Dutton, Ben Shields, Rose Heeley
Area: 460.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Lucky Penny / Biasol: Design Studio

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Architects: Biasol: Design Studio
Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Area: 115.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Martina Gemmola

Surgeon’s Rooms / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Owen Castley
Year: 2014
Photographs: John Gollings

Hello House / OOF!

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Architects: OOF!
Location: VIC,
Architect In Charge: Fooi-Ling Khoo
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nic Granleese

Jury / Biasol: Design Studio

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Architects: Biasol: Design Studio
Location: VIC, Australia
Area: 475.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Martina Gemmola

High Street / Alta Architecture

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Architects: Alta Architecture
Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Construction Contractor: R.Z.Owens Constructions
Area: 705.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Our Media Design Studio

Sean Godsell Unveils Melbourne’s Inaugural “MPavilion”

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On Monday, Sean Godsell unveiled the inaugural MPavilion in Melbourne‘s Queen Victoria Gardens. Intended as an Australian counterpart to London‘s wildly successful Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the Pavilion will be open until February 1st, hosting a series of events throughout its four-month stay including talks, workshops, film screenings and art interventions.

Funded primarily by the recently established Naomi Milgrom Foundation, with assistance and support from the Serpentine Gallery itself, the pavilion is the first step in the Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s goal to position  as “Asia-Pacific’s hub of design and architecture.” The first instalment by Godsell features a simple frame covered with automated aluminium panels, which open and close in response to the sunlight.

The Deli Counter / studio Y

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Architects: studio Y
Location: 211/213 Queen Street, VIC 3000,
Design Team: Yaron Kanor, Dana Goldberg
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ashley Feldman

Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne’s Tallest Residential Tower

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Elenberg Fraser Architects have revealed designs for what is slated to be Melbourne’s tallest residential tower. The project seeks to reinvent the natural landscape of ’s Victoria state in an urban setting, through an optically transformative facade and botanical aesthetic.

Bold Urban Renewal Projects in City of Port Phillip, Melbourne

Screenshot of video courtesy of Traces Films

The near Melbourne is taking bold measures to enhance the vibrant atmosphere and livability of their city through a variety of urban renewal projects. Promoting a four part community plan of working together to take action, neighborhood development, community leadership, and monitoring progress, and fifteen priorities for action, the city’s commitment to environmentally and socially conscious design and policy alongside a strong support for the arts has resulted in a number of noteworthy projects, attracting designers such as of Convic, Gregory Burgess Architects, and Paul Morgan Architects to take part.

Read on after the break to see three videos featuring the award winning projects, created by our friends at Traces Films.

Melbourne to Launch Its Own Serpentine Pavilion

2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto. Image © Danica O. Kus

Mirroring the Serpentine Galleries of London, the has announced its own yearly pavilion commission for the city of Melbourne. Sited in the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens, the premier “” will be designed by Sean Godsell, opening October 6th of this year.  The pavilion will host a variety of community events, including art installations and performances, over a four month period.  It remains to be seen whether the MPavilion will have a lasting impact on the architectural culture of the city, as some critics have pointed out. To learn more about this now annual commission, visit this article from infolink.

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: Flinders Lane, VIC, Australia
Interior Designer: Dita Beluli
Graduate Architect: Jessie Fowler
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann

Wertheim Factory Conversion / Kerstin Thompson Architects

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Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects
Location: 22/50 Bendigo Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Photographs: Derek Swalwell, Shannon McGrath