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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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M House / MAKE architecture

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The Corner / Bower Architecture

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

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Lucky Penny / Biasol: Design Studio

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Surgeon's Rooms / FMD Architects

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

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Jury / Biasol: Design Studio

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High Street / Alta Architecture

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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 Melbourne 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.

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The Deli Counter / studio Y

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

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Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne's Tallest Residential Tower

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 Australia'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

The City of Port Phillip 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 Simon Oxenham 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

Mirroring the Serpentine Galleries of London, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced its own yearly pavilion commission for the city of Melbourne. Sited in the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens, the premier "MPavilion" 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.