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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

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +18

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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Middle Park House / Mitsuori Architects

17:00 - 29 September, 2015
Middle Park House / Mitsuori Architects, © Michael Kai Photography
© Michael Kai Photography

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Bass Street Residence / B.E Architecture

17:00 - 16 September, 2015
Bass Street Residence / B.E Architecture, © Melany Wimpee
© Melany Wimpee

© Melany Wimpee © Melany Wimpee © Melany Wimpee © Melany Wimpee +17

Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

22:00 - 11 September, 2015
Lee Ho Fook Duckboard Place / Techne Architecture + Interior Design, © Brooke Holm
© Brooke Holm

© Brooke Holm © Brooke Holm © Brooke Holm © Brooke Holm +44

Hugg Store / TANDEM design studio

20:00 - 27 August, 2015
Hugg Store / TANDEM design studio, Courtesy of TANDEM design studio
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
Squint/Opera HQ / Sibling, © Christine Francis
© Christine Francis

© Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis © Christine Francis +9

MY80 / Hayball

17:00 - 14 July, 2015
MY80 / Hayball, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Peter Clarke +16

Amanda Levete's MPavilion Inspired by Forest Canopy

16:23 - 10 July, 2015
Amanda Levete's MPavilion Inspired by Forest Canopy, © AL_A
© AL_A

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.

Beyonce's Curves Inspire Elenberg Fraser's Design for Melbourne Tower

16:04 - 6 July, 2015
Beyonce's Curves Inspire Elenberg Fraser's Design for Melbourne Tower  , © Elenberg Fraser
© Elenberg Fraser

Beyonce's Ghost has inspired plans for a curvaceous, 226-meter-tall in Melbourne. Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the dubbed "Premier Tower" has received planning permission and will be built at 134 Spencer Street, adjacent to the Southern Cross station.

According to the architects, the mixed-use project's "complex form" was shaped by climatic restraints and after Beyonce's moving body seen in her recent music video Ghost. It is set to rise 68-stories on a stepped podium in the city's central business district. Once complete, it will house 660 apartments, a 160-room hotel, and retail space. 

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Trinity Apartments / K20 Architecture

17:00 - 2 July, 2015
Trinity Apartments / K20 Architecture, Courtesy of K20 Architecture
Courtesy of K20 Architecture
  • Architects

  • 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

20:00 - 1 July, 2015
Margaret Court Arena Redevelopment / NH Architecture + Populous, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Glenan © Peter Bennetts +19

Concrete House / Matt Gibson Architecture

16:00 - 29 June, 2015
Concrete House / Matt Gibson Architecture, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +25

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

04:00 - 26 June, 2015
Monocle 24 Travels to Tokyo, Vienna and Melbourne Examining 'Quality of Life', 'The Urbanist' travels to Tokyo. Image Courtesy of Monocle
'The Urbanist' travels to Tokyo. Image Courtesy of Monocle

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.