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Amanda Levete to Design Melbourne's Second Annual MPavilion

13:30 - 8 April, 2015
Amanda Levete to Design Melbourne's Second Annual MPavilion, Temporary structure from the "Move: Choreographing You" exhibition by Amanda Levete. Image © Gidon Fuehrer
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 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

18:00 - 2 April, 2015
2 Girls Building / Kavellaris Urban Design, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

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Bike House / FMD Architects

18:00 - 23 March, 2015
Bike House / FMD Architects , © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • 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 © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +22

M House / MAKE architecture

18:00 - 12 March, 2015
M House / MAKE architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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The Corner / Bower Architecture

18:00 - 10 March, 2015
The Corner / Bower Architecture, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath
  • Architects

  • 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 © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +10

Lucky Penny / Biasol: Design Studio

01:00 - 20 January, 2015
Lucky Penny / Biasol: Design Studio, © Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

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Surgeon's Rooms / FMD Architects

01:00 - 5 January, 2015
Surgeon's Rooms / FMD Architects, © John Gollings
© John Gollings
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team

    Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Owen Castley
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +9

Hello House / OOF!

01:00 - 29 December, 2014
Hello House / OOF!, © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Fooi-Ling Khoo
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +13

Jury / Biasol: Design Studio

01:00 - 17 November, 2014
Jury / Biasol: Design Studio, © Martina Gemmola
© Martina Gemmola

© Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola © Martina Gemmola +14

High Street / Alta Architecture

01:00 - 13 November, 2014
High Street / Alta Architecture, © Our Media Design Studio
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Sean Godsell Unveils Melbourne's Inaugural "MPavilion"

00:00 - 8 October, 2014
© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

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

01:00 - 22 September, 2014
The Deli Counter / studio Y, © Ashley Feldman
© Ashley Feldman
  • Architects

  • Location

    211/213 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Design Team

    Yaron Kanor, Dana Goldberg
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne's Tallest Residential Tower

01:00 - 31 August, 2014
Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne's Tallest Residential Tower, Courtesy of Golden Age Group
Courtesy of Golden Age Group

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

00:00 - 27 August, 2014
Bold Urban Renewal Projects in City of Port Phillip, Melbourne , Screenshot of video courtesy of Traces Films
Screenshot of video courtesy of Traces Films

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

00:00 - 25 July, 2014
Melbourne to Launch Its Own Serpentine Pavilion, 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto. Image © Danica O. Kus
2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto. Image © Danica O. Kus

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.

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

01:00 - 18 July, 2014
Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects, © Lisbeth Grosmann
© Lisbeth Grosmann
  • Architects

  • Location

    Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Interior Designer

    Dita Beluli
  • Graduate Architect

    Jessie Fowler
  • Area

    75.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann © Lisbeth Grosmann +14

Wertheim Factory Conversion / Kerstin Thompson Architects

01:00 - 23 June, 2014
Wertheim Factory Conversion  / Kerstin Thompson Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Shannon McGrath © Derek Swalwell +14

Sneakerboy Store / March Studio

01:00 - 18 June, 2014
Sneakerboy Store  / March Studio, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Architects

  • Location

    265/279 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Area

    70.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +26