AD Classics: Strawberry Vale Elementary School / Patkau Architects

08:00 - 3 August, 2015
AD Classics: Strawberry Vale Elementary School / Patkau Architects, © Patkau Architects / James Dow
© Patkau Architects / James Dow

In the struggle against the homogenizing forces of an increasingly globalized architectural culture, the particularized interventions of Patkau Architects in the Canadian southwest proffer a means of resistance, grounded in the immediacy of context and the sacrosanctity of nature. Combining local material palettes with a rich tectonic vocabulary that borrows from the diverging currents of modernity and vernacular practice, the firm’s projects are dynamic and eminently sui generis, the results of an inspired pursuit at the nexus of regionalism, technology, and critical theory.

Damian Rogers Proposes Surf Park for Melbourne's Docklands

00:00 - 17 November, 2014
Damian Rogers Proposes Surf Park for Melbourne's Docklands, © Damian Rogers Architecture, Arup and Squint/Opera
© Damian Rogers Architecture, Arup and Squint/Opera

Damian Rogers Architecture is hoping to “bring surf to the city” by proposing a $8 million AUD artificial beach and wave pool for the Victoria Harbor in Melbourne. Capable of simulating “surfable” 1.5-meter-high waves, the heated salt-water pool is envisioned as an extension of Central Pier in the Docklands. If built, the pool would be complimented by a beach, encompassing boardwalk, and grass-covered recreation and retail facility. 

Tetra Pak Headquarters / Berdichevsky Cherny Arquitectos + AtelierB Arquitectos

01:00 - 30 January, 2014
© Federico Kulekdjian
© Federico Kulekdjian

© Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian © Federico Kulekdjian +32

Fairhaven Residence / John Wardle Architects

01:00 - 7 May, 2013
Fairhaven Residence / John Wardle Architects, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein
  • Architects

  • Location

    Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
  • Project Team

    John Wardle, Andy Wong, Diego Bekinschtein, Chloe Lanser, Robert Kolac, James Juricevich
  • Builder

    Spence Construction
  • Structural Engineer

    Felicetti
  • Area

    430.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +22

St Alfred’s Church / Studio B Architects

01:00 - 18 February, 2013
St Alfred’s Church  / Studio B Architects, © Aaron Pocock
© Aaron Pocock
  • Architects

  • Location

    Blackburn North, Victoria, Australia
  • Design Team

    Fred Batterton, Clare Andrew, Tom Alves, Andrew Smith
  • Builder

    James Morison, Cooper Morison
  • Construction Manager

    Hank Leine, Cooper Morison
  • Structural

    Barry Roben, Irwin Consult
  • Landscape

    Peter Boyle
  • Area

    1516.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock © Aaron Pocock +12

'Fields of Synergy' Competition Entry / PUPA

03:00 - 14 January, 2013
Courtesy of PUPA
Courtesy of PUPA

Located in Latrobe Valley in South East Australia, the ‘Fields on Synergy’ proposal is an integral brown field strategy which aims at providing a unique opportunity to create outstanding future by combining, re-cycling, and cascading transiting territories. Designed by PUPA (Public Urbanism Personal Architecture), their concept received honorable mention in the Transiting Cities international design ideas competition in Australia. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Zaha Hadid, Herzog de Meuron, Others Banned From Exhibit

00:00 - 14 December, 2012
Artist aerial impression of architect Andrew Burns' design for Flinders Street Station, one of the designs which didn't make the short-list. Image via The Age.
Artist aerial impression of architect Andrew Burns' design for Flinders Street Station, one of the designs which didn't make the short-list. Image via The Age.

In November, the 6 shortlisted firms for the Flinders Street Station competition each received a letter. The letter, written by Major Projects Victoria, a division of the Victoria city government, warned them of a certain act that would not only result in their disqualification, but would also bring the entire competition into "disrepute."

What potential act could deserve such a warning? Attending an exhibit of the rejected design entries. 

On November 22nd,  Fitzroy-based architecture firm Edwards Moore organized the "Long-Listers" exhibit to build on the public excitement for the competition, using the momentum to generate more conversation and debate about the project. As architect and organiser Juliet Moore put it: "We wanted peer collaboration . . . too often these things are done behind closed doors. By the time the designs are revealed [a year later] the moment has passed."

More after the break...

Power Street / Steve Domoney Architecture

14:00 - 13 August, 2012
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Steve Domoney Location: Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Architect In Charge: Steve Domoney Project Year: 2011 Photographs: Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +12

The Atrium / D'Ambrosio Architecture & Urbanism

01:00 - 15 April, 2012
The Atrium / D'Ambrosio Architecture & Urbanism, © Sama J.Canzian
© Sama J.Canzian
  • Architects

  • Location

    Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Architects

    D’Ambrosio Architecture & Urbanism
  • Structural Engineer

    Stantec Consulting
  • Civil And Mechinal Engineer

    Genivar Consultants Ltd
  • Landscape Architect

    Murdoch DeGreeff Inc.
  • Client

    Jawl Investment Corp.
  • Electrical Consultant

    Applied Engineering Solutions Inc.
  • Acoustic Engineer

    Wakefield Acoustics Ltd.
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Sama J.Canzian © Sama J.Canzian © Sama J.Canzian © Sama J.Canzian +29