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This page contains a selection of major Australian Buildings. We cover completed buildings and new building designs across Australia. Our focus is on contemporary Australian buildings.
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Narrabundah House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory – 26 May 2014
Design: Adam Dettrick Architects
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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
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
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
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
photo : John Gollings
This functional multi-use facility for the various workers and operations associated with the Southern Cross Rail Yard is located between diverging V-Line tracks at the end of platforms 5 and 6.
55 Elizabeth Street Building, Brisbane, Queensland
Design: BVN Architecture
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
photo : John Gollings
The Infinity Centre Australia – 22 Apr 2013
This contemporary building’s symbolic plan is the infinity symbol, emphasizing infinite learning. Specialist precincts, cloisters and varied learning spaces make for a bold architectural intervention.
Darling Harbour Redevelopment – Masterplan + ICC Hotels, Sydney, NSW
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)
image : Gehry Partners, LLP
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building Sydney – 2 Dec 2012
Lend Lease, one of Australia’s largest contractors, appointed by UTS to build this ambitious Frank Gehry building nicknamed ‘Gehry’s Tree house’. The 12-storey $180 m building will contain the UTS Business School.
Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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.
Australian Institute of Architects Awards : National Architecture Awards 2010
Building Designs in Australia, major projects, alphabetical:
Barangaroo Waterfront, Sydney, NSW
image courtesy Sydney Harbour F. A.
Barangaroo Buildings : Public Domain
Boolarong & Kinkabool, Queensland
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
Boolarong & Kinkabool, Stradbroke Island
Crown Metropol Hotel, Melbourne
image : John Gollings / Shannon McGrath
Crown Metropol Hotel
Klein Bottle House, Victoria
McBride Charles Ryan
photo : John Gollings
Klein Bottle House
Regent Place, Sydney, NSW
Foster + Partners
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
Southern Cross Station, Melbourne
photograph from architect
Australian Station building
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National Gallery of Australia – Redevelopment Project, Canberra, ACT
National Gallery of Australia
Venice Biennale Australian Pavilion
photograph : John Gollings
Classic Australia Building
Sydney Opera House
photo © Derek McGavigan
Australian Architecture Studio : DBI Design
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