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Narrabundah House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory – 26 May 2014
Design: Adam Dettrick Architects
Narrabundah House
photograph : Michael Downes, UA Creative

The client’s brief was to provide a home where the family can interact, seek privacy, entertain, play and grow. Sustainability and affordability were other key drivers, as well as a desire to maintain and enhance the beauty of the site.

Adelaide Oval Entrance, South Australia – 19 May 2014
Design: Cox Architecture
Adelaide Oval Entrance
photo : Amos Dahlitz (Cox Architecture)

Visitors to the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval – one of Australia’s most iconic sports venues – will now be greeted by a dramatic, cantilevered curved form over the main entrance, created from over 4,000 individual panels of Nordic Bronze from Aurubis.

Casa31 in Perth Western Australia – 15 Apr 2014
Design: Caroline Di Costa Architect and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Casa31
photograph : Peter Bennetts

Conceptual Framework CASA31_4 Room House re-interprets the role of memory, tradition and social and cultural value in a rich spatial experience that is simultaneous familiar yet unfamiliar. Our architecture preserves and reinterprets the past, history is layered but never erased, fragments of the past continually remind us that we are only another layer in the rich and unfolding history of this place.

46 North Avenue Leichhardt, Inner West Sydney, NSW, Australia – 10 Mar 2014
Design: Rolf Ockert Design
North Avenue 1
photo from architects

The site is located in a heritage conservation area that is fiercly protected by Leichhardt council. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West Sydney that are still largely original in their streetscape, any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial and impossible.

Hill Top House, Armidale, New South Wales – 25 Feb 2014
Design: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
Armidale House 1
photograph : Edward Birch

This hill top house is a concrete expression of Armidale’s unique meeting of rural life and culture, “agri-culture”, a town with a university and many other cultural institutions.

Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Queensland – 8 Jan 2014
Design: CRAB Studio – Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham
Abedian School of Architecture
photo from architects

The Abedian School of Architecture is located on the campus designed in the 1980s by Arata Isozaki. It forms part of the Faculty of Architecture and Sustainable Design. The design competition was won in 2011 the building was completed in 2013.

RAH Design Competition Entry – 17 Dec 2013
Design: Nice architects + Mulloway studio
RAH Design Competition Entry
image from architects

People’s choice award and joint 2nd prize in RAH competition, Adelaide, South Australia

SAHMRI Building, Adelaide, South Australia – 22 Oct 2013
Design: Woods Bagot
SAHMRI Building
photo : Mark Gordon Architectural Photographer

The SA Health and Medical Research Institute building already has been given nicknames: ‘pinecone’ or ‘blue tongue’ – the building is a bio-research facility. The $200m building is federally funded and features an unusual tessellated facade.

The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia – 20 Aug 2013
Design: Woods Bagot / RPA Architects
The Cairns Institute Building
photograph : Scott Burrows

The Cairns Institute, a revolutionary education and research space, has opened. The design reflects the beautiful, tropical landscape of far North Queensland while also providing a contemporary teaching and research environment with the highest technological standards. Cradled on three sides by rain-forested slopes, the landscape setting was inherent to the idea of a tropical campus – drawing the rainforest into the campus, enriching the urban campus heart, and in turn stimulating thought leadership from the students.

Flinders St Station, Melbourne, Victoria – 23 Jul 2013
Shortlisted designs news
Flinders Street Station Melbourne
image by architects
The six shortlisted designs of the Flinders Street Station Design Competition have been revealed for the first time with Premier Denis Napthine today launching the People’s Choice component of the competition. “From today everyone can inspect the designs and cast their vote. I encourage all Victorians to participate and I think they will be excited by what they see,” Dr Napthine said.

The Yardmaster’s Building – 28 Jun 2013
Design: McBride Charles Ryan, Architects
The Yardmaster’s Building
photo : John Gollings

Within the gritty rail yard environment, squeezed between a space formed by the divergence of V-Line tracks at the end of platforms 5 and 6, the Yardmasters Building is a multi-use facility for the various workers and operations associated with the Southern Cross Rail Yard. A service building that in years passed may have been treated in a pragmatic and unremarkable way.

55 Elizabeth Street Building, Brisbane, Queensland
Design: BVN Architecture
55 Elizabeth Street Brisbane
photo : Willis Lim

55 Elizabeth Street Brisbane – 7 Jun 2013
The building is relatively modest in scale, with a tripartite arrangement which reflects historic CBD development heights, stepping both in plan and section in response to important street views to neighbouring heritage buildings. Each datum of the building reflects the changing contextual qualities and eras at each level – ranging from monumental sandstone planes at entry level to minimalist anodized sunshades to the upper western façade.

The Infinity Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: McBride Charles Ryan
The Infinity Centre Melbourne
photo : John Gollings

The Infinity Centre Australia – 22 Apr 2013
The idea of infinite learning became the mantra. Radiating out from the library, along the length of the form, are specialist precincts and a variety of learning spaces. Each wing of the building then returns to link up, forming cloisters and the resulting plan of an infinity symbol. Being structured around two protected courtyards has enhanced the learning space’s access to light, ventilation and view.

Darling Harbour Redevelopment – Masterplan + ICC Hotels, Sydney, NSW
Design: OMA
SICEEP Redevelopment Sydney
image : OMA

Darling Harbour Redevelopment – 13 Dec 2012
The New South Wales Government announced today that Destination Sydney, consisting of Lend Lease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, is the preferred consortium for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) redevelopment. OMA is the master plan designer within the consortium, and is also the conceptual architect of the ICC Hotels within the master plan.

Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS, Sydney, NSW
Design: Gehry Partners LLP with architect Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Australia)
East façade, view across Ultimo Pedestrian Network, model scale: 1-to-100
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building UTS Business School Sydney UTS Building Sydney
image : Gehry Partners, LLP
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building Sydney – 2 Dec 2012
Lend Lease, one of Australia’s largest contractors, has been appointed by UTS to build the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building aka ‘Gehry’s Tree house’.
To open in mid-2014 at a total development cost of $180 million, the building will house the UTS Business School. The UTS building will be 12 storeys high.

Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Design: Lyons
Swanston Academic Building
image : John Gollings

Swanston Academic Building – 26 Nov 2012
This new building, called the Swanston Academic Building, is an idea about building a vertical campus and drawing the diversity of the city deeply in to the design conception. As student space is not available like a green campus, the project proposes a vertical ‘stack’ of informal ‘open’ student spaces, each connected to a central circulation system of escalators and stairs.

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Building Designs in Australia, major projects, alphabetical:

Barangaroo Waterfront, Sydney, NSW
various architects
Barangaroo Waterfront
image courtesy Sydney Harbour F. A.

Barangaroo Buildings : Public Domain

Boolarong & Kinkabool, Queensland
BVN Architecture
Boolarong & Kinkabool Queensland
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones

Boolarong & Kinkabool, Stradbroke Island

Crown Metropol Hotel, Melbourne
Bates Smart
Crown Metropol Melbourne
image : John Gollings / Shannon McGrath

Crown Metropol Hotel

Klein Bottle House, Victoria
McBride Charles Ryan
Australian Home
photo : John Gollings

Klein Bottle House

Regent Place, Sydney, NSW
Foster + Partners
Regent Place
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners

Regent Place

Southern Cross Station, Melbourne
Grimshaw
Australian Station building
photograph from architect

Australian Station building

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National Gallery of Australia – Redevelopment Project, Canberra, ACT
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Venice Biennale Australian Pavilion
Surfers Paradise Buildings
photograph : John Gollings

Classic Australia Building

Sydney Opera House
Jørn Utzon
Sydney Opera House
photo © Derek McGavigan

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