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

Fairbairn House / Inglis Architects

01:00 - 16 June, 2014
Fairbairn House  / Inglis Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +29

Northcote Residence / Wolveridge Architects

01:00 - 30 April, 2014
Northcote Residence / Wolveridge Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +29

Flipboard Cafe / Brolly Design

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Flipboard Cafe / Brolly Design, © Tanja Milbourne
© Tanja Milbourne
  • Architects

  • Location

    141/149 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Design Team

    Martin Heide, Megg Evans
  • Area

    25.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne © Tanja Milbourne +19

Brighton House / InForm

01:00 - 17 March, 2014
Brighton House / InForm, © Brendan Finn
© Brendan Finn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Brendan Finn © Brendan Finn © Brendan Finn © Brendan Finn +13

The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism

00:00 - 16 March, 2014
The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism, Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde
Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde

Melbourne newspapers are reporting on an argument breaking out over the preservation of the city's postwar modernist buildings, centering (as ever) on the dispute between their value as cultural heritage vs their 'ugliness' (you can see all the contested buildings in a neat graphic at The Age). While many are in favor of preservation, Alan Davies, in anarticle for Crikey, warns that the cultural benefit in protecting these buildings should always be weighed against the cost of preventing the developments that would have taken their place. Read the full article here.

Altus / Edwards Moore

01:00 - 6 March, 2014
Altus / Edwards Moore, © Fraser Marsden
© Fraser Marsden

© Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden © Fraser Marsden +16

BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
BIG, SHoP, Snøhetta Among Shortlist for Melbourne Office Complex, Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee
Pre-existing structures permitted for 'part demolition and refurbishment'. Image Courtesy of Future Melbourn (Planning) Committee

Australian developer CBUS Property has invited four pairs of Australian and internationally-renowned architectural practices to compete to design an office complex at a 6,000 square meter site in downtown MelbourneAustralia where the National Mutual Plaza currently stands. 

Cross Stitch House / FMD Architects

01:00 - 26 February, 2014
Cross Stitch House / FMD Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts
  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team

    Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak
  • Landscape Architects

    Eckersley Garden Architecture
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +15

Nebula / Austin Maynard Architects

00:00 - 28 December, 2013
Nebula / Austin Maynard Architects, Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects
Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects

© Nic Granleese Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +48

Hihou / Denton Corker Marshall

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Hihou  / Denton Corker Marshall, © Itsuka Studio
© Itsuka Studio

© Itsuka Studio © Itsuka Studio © Itsuka Studio © Itsuka Studio +14

Exhibition: Melbourne Now

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Exhibition: Melbourne Now

Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.

Bluetrain / Studio Equator

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
Bluetrain / Studio Equator, © Andrew Wuttke
© Andrew Wuttke

© Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke © Andrew Wuttke +26