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Studio House / Zen Architects

17:00 - 17 January, 2018
Studio House / Zen Architects, © Jack Lovel
© Jack Lovel

© Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Project Team

    Ric Zen, Wesley Baigent
  • Area

    74.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Melbournites Protest Plans for Apple's First Southern Hemisphere Flagship Store Over Secrecy of Approval Process

16:00 - 4 January, 2018
Melbournites Protest Plans for Apple's First Southern Hemisphere Flagship Store Over Secrecy of Approval Process , Courtesy of Apple
Courtesy of Apple

Plans announced last month for Apple’s first global flagship store in the southern hemisphere have prompted outrage among Melbournites, who are criticizing the complete lack of public input in the project’s approval process.

The new three-story building, designed by Foster + Partners, would require the demolition of the existing Yarra Building, and would change the character of Federation Square, a popular public location for gatherings and events. But before being announced, the project was already fast-tracked through the first stage of planning approval, thanks to a partnership with the city.

The Empty Nester / Idle Architecture Studio

20:00 - 24 December, 2017
The Empty Nester / Idle Architecture Studio, © Hilary Bradford
© Hilary Bradford

© Hilary Bradford © Hilary Bradford © Hilary Bradford © Hilary Bradford + 10

Light Saw House / Zen Architects

17:00 - 21 December, 2017
Light Saw House / Zen Architects, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Design Team

    Ric Zen, Penny Guild, Luke Rhodes
  • Area

    225.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Apple Reveals Plans for Foster + Partners-Designed Global Flagship Store in Melbourne

11:40 - 20 December, 2017
Apple Reveals Plans for Foster + Partners-Designed Global Flagship Store in Melbourne, "Apple Federation Square complements the original vision for the precinct, increases public space and provides a daily program of activity to inspire and educate the community," says Apple. Image Courtesy of Apple
"Apple Federation Square complements the original vision for the precinct, increases public space and provides a daily program of activity to inspire and educate the community," says Apple. Image Courtesy of Apple

Apple has unveiled plans for their latest global flagship town square retail concept, to be located in Melbourne’s Federation Square. A product of a partnership between Apple, Federation Square and the Victorian Government, the store is envisioned as a shared resource that will increase the amount of public space in the square and will offer daily programs to “inspire and educate the community.”

To design the structure, Apple has again gone to Foster + Partners, architects of many of the tech company’s most innovative structures of the past few years, including Apple Michigan Avenue in Chicago (Apple’s first town square concept), Apple Dubai Mall, upcoming retail stores in Milan and Washington D.C., and the company’s new corporate headquarters, Apple Park.

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten Discuss 2017 MPavilion, Reveal Temporary Installation 'Swings'

16:40 - 11 December, 2017
Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten Discuss 2017 MPavilion, Reveal Temporary Installation 'Swings', 'Swings' by OMA. Image © OMA
'Swings' by OMA. Image © OMA

Two months after the opening of the 2017 MPavilion in Melbourne, its designers, OMA’s Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten, have returned to discuss the commission and design process, as well as their reactions to its use thus far.

“The opening was an opening with many formal obligations and many excellencies, and that was exciting,” said Koolhaas about the pavilions opening events. “But frankly more exciting was this morning, when the thing performed really wonderfully spontaneously in terms of raising a lot of issues and having from the very first second a really animated discussion about a whole range of issues. And that’s exactly we intended it go.”

Armadale Residence / B.E Architecture

17:00 - 30 November, 2017
Armadale Residence  / B.E Architecture, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Broderick Ely, Andrew Piva, Jon Boucher
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Extreme Cities: The Densest, Coldest, Remotest, Most Visited (etc) Human Settlements on Earth

09:30 - 14 November, 2017
Hong Kong <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/commpilot23/14557847230/in/photolist-obqLN3-bmhgya-f5PRvs-Ywi6Wt-Ddnv6-mwCc2-8yuA8Z-9ZD4xe-4DEWwn-USUqW-4T7iw4-bmheiZ-Ww639P-qQAyRc-5CoLwz-muzCk-qvpjcM-J1Zej-5JEzcq-aCXkva-qqKc8h-Du5DG5-acdVzo-6tZceg-66KGXt-2FEXcB-Ys6tQS-66Q1gW-EEr2ZR-EVCzQT-93zMWG-EtuFRe-4yCKbQ-VsKGNG-nvHcx-bmhaJ4-7UwsRh-eZuyr-9ZFU3w-7LmemC-4Q4W9Z-JMwVS3-bmh5dg-qeZ1p-91Z9Uc-2u9ZMu-93zNjw-9PXwCD-69YHQB-boTF69'> Khush N </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'> CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>
Hong Kong Khush N licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Humans are adaptable animals; we have evolved to adjust to, and survive in, many difficult and extreme conditions. In some cases, these extremes are natural, while in other modern cities extreme living situations are created by us, and we are forced to accept and adjust. Here is a list of extreme settlement conditions: some challenging, some wonderful and all of them offering a fascinating insight into how we occupy the planet in 2017.

Albert Park House / Hindley & Co

20:00 - 11 November, 2017
Albert Park House / Hindley & Co, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath + 32

Ruffey Lake House / Inbetween Architecture

17:00 - 9 November, 2017
Ruffey Lake House / Inbetween Architecture, © Tatjana Plitt
© Tatjana Plitt

© Tatjana Plitt © Tatjana Plitt © Tatjana Plitt © Tatjana Plitt + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Steph Richardson, John Liu
  • Interior Designer

    Aldona Pajdak
  • Interior Styling

    Curious Grace
  • Area

    485.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

SSK Residence / Davidov Partners Architects

20:00 - 23 October, 2017
SSK Residence  / Davidov Partners Architects, © Jack Lovel
© Jack Lovel

© Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel © Jack Lovel + 12

Ruyton Girls' School - Junior School Campus / Sally Draper Architects + DP Toscano Architects

17:00 - 17 October, 2017
Ruyton Girls' School - Junior School Campus / Sally Draper Architects + DP Toscano Architects, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein + 13

Rhythm House / Delia Teschendorff Architecture

17:00 - 4 October, 2017
Rhythm House / Delia Teschendorff Architecture, © Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape + 8

2017 MPavilion Designed by OMA's Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Opens in Melbourne

10:20 - 2 October, 2017
2017 MPavilion Designed by OMA's Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten Opens in Melbourne, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

The 2017 MPavilion, designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA, has opened to the public in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens.

Inspired by the design of ancient amphitheatres and embedded into a raised landscape of native plantings, the project represents OMA’s first-ever completed project in Australia. The 19x19-meter, aluminum-clad structure will feature a rotating grandstand to allow the space to be reconfigured for the variety of events planned for the summer MPavilion program, as well as a two-meter-deep floating roof structure to offer shade and provide support systems for the programming below.

© Timothy Burgess © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings + 11

Zaha Hadid Architects Reveal Residential Tower in Melbourne Inspired by Australia's Natural Forms

10:40 - 26 September, 2017
Zaha Hadid Architects Reveal Residential Tower in Melbourne Inspired by Australia's Natural Forms, © VA
© VA

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed the design of the Mayfair Residential Tower, a new 19-story residential complex in Melbourne, Australia that draws inspiration from the fluid forms of the country’s landscapes and seascapes. Located on the major mixed-use artery of St Kilda Road, the project will provide each unit with a large balcony and views of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Port Phillip Bay, Albert Park and the city skyline. 

© Mr P Studios © Mr P Studios © VA © VA + 11

Green House / Zen Architects

17:00 - 6 September, 2017
Green House / Zen Architects, © Emma Cross
© Emma Cross

© Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Emma Cross © Emma Cross + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Garden Area

    35 m2
  • Area

    132.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

Brickface House / Austin Maynard Architects

22:00 - 30 August, 2017
Brickface House / Austin Maynard Architects, © Tess Kelly
© Tess Kelly

© Tess Kelly © Tess Kelly © Tess Kelly © Tess Kelly + 25

Cirqua Apartments / BKK Architects

17:00 - 30 August, 2017
Cirqua Apartments / BKK Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Shannon McGrath © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    206-208 Lower Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe East VIC 3079, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Simon Knott, George Huon
  • Area

    5800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs