Cassell Street House / b.e architecture

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Architects: b.e. Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Andrew Piva, Broderick Ely, Jon Boucher, Kris Keen
Construction Team: Bayside Construct
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Clarke

Melbourne Set to Build Tallest Skyscraper in Southern Hemisphere

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Melbourne, Australia is about to reach new heights with Australia 108, a hotel and apartment tower designed by Fender Katsalidis. Last week the government of Victoria gave Australia 108 the green light to be built in the Southbank area. Upon completion, the tower will rise up 108 levels and 388 meters tall, which would make it the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

More about Australia 108’s design after the break…

Hamer Hall / ARM Architecture

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Architects: ARM Architecture
Location: Southbank VIC 3006
Design Team: Ian McDougall, Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, Neil Masterton, Peter Bickle, Stephen Davies, Jonothan Cowle, Andrea Wilson, Rhonda Mitchell, Doug Dickson, William Pritchard, Paul Buckley, Justin Fagnani, Sarah Lake, Tom Denham, Matthew Ginnever, Allira Davies, Tim Brooks, Asako Miura, Andrew Lilleyman, Aaron Poupard, Andrew Ta, Deborah Rowe, Jason Lee, Ken Billan, Lee Lambrou, Mark Raggatt, Martine De Flander, Monique Brady, Mordechai Toor, Natalie Lysenko, Sarah Box, Sarah Lake, Simon Shiel, Tobi Pederson, Tom Denham, Tom Marsh
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings, Peter Bennetts

The Yardmaster’s Building / McBride Charles Ryan

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Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
Location: Melbourne,
Design Team: Rob McBride, Debbie Ryan, Drew Williamson, Andrew Hayne, Fang Cheah, Michelle James, Scott Crowe, Johanna Brunner, Angela Woda, David Fraser
Area: 1,350 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: John Gollings

Weatherboard House / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: , Australia
Year: 2011
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

TreeHouse / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: , Australia
Year: 2009
Photographs: Shannon MacGrath

Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar / HASSELL

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Designed for the 2013 Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL attempts to play on this element of intrigue and surprise, creating an unexpected landscape in a familiar urban setting. The architects’ design brings a jungle of coffee trees on the edge of a central business district which opened just last week and runs until March 17. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Edward Street House / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: Melbourne,
Design Team: , Hayley Franklin
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Earl Carter

Forever House / WoodWoodWard Architecture

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Architects: WoodWoodWard Architecture
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Scott Woodward, Monique Brady-Ward & Jen Wood
Area: 130 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Tanderra House / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell Architects
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Sean Godsell, Hayley Franklin
Area: 285.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter, Sean Godsell

RMIT Design Hub / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: RMIT University, , Australia
Architects In Charge: , Hayley Franklin
Associated Architects: Peddle Thorp Architects, Chris Godsell, James Hampton, Raf Nespola
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter

Trinity College Theological School Extensions / Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design

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Architects: Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Peter Elliott, Justin Mallia
Design Team: Felicity Soh, Julian Tuckett, Wil Goodsir
Structural Engineer: Clive Steele & Associates
Landscape Architects: John Patrick & Associates
Head Contractor: Ducon
Year: 2010
Photographs: John Gollings

How Much Power Should The Public Have In Design Competitions?

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The ongoing competition for the redevelopment of the landmark Flinders Street Station in , Australia has begun to raise some serious questions about the role of the public in architecture. The international competition, which narrowed down a total of 117 applicants to only 6 finalists, is due for completion in mid-2013. Each proposal will be put on display and the public will be invited to vote on their favorite design; what is raising eyebrows, however, is that the result of this public vote will be kept from the jury, who has the final say. The jury will not know what the public likes or dislikes when they place their own votes, and the public preference will only be revealed at the very end along with the jury’s decision. 

Although there are pros and cons for keeping this information from the jury members, some Australians feel very strongly about their station - and you can certainly argue that they should have a greater say in its future.

Read more about public participation in architecture after the break… 

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: ,
Leadership Team: Nik Karalis, Rodger Dalling, Ivan Kokrhelj, Peter Korkolis, Gordana Ticak, Bruno Mendes
Design Partner: NHArchitecture
Area: 66,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Enclave House / BKK Architects

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Architects: BKK Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Design Team: Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Tim Black
Area: 509 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: John Wheatley – UA Creative

Sealight Pavilion / Monash University Department of Architecture

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Monash University Department of Architecture, in collaboration with architecture and engineering practices, Rintala Eggertsson, Grimshaw, and Felicetti, shared with us their Sealight Pavilion project which can be found at the Docklands in . The aim of the project is to amplify the natural phenomena of sea and sky, while offering a place to meet, to escape the elements, or simply to witness the passage of time, which it has been doing for about a year now. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Abbotsford Residence / Chan Architecture

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Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: Abbotsford, , Australia
Design Team: Anthony Chan, Miriam Harris, Mei Yang, Michelle Ng
Year: 2012
Photographs: Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)

Block House / Taylor + Reynolds

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Architects: Taylor + Reynolds
Location: Kew, , Victoria
Architects: Lauren Taylor, Jeremy Reynolds
Area: 554 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds