Waurn Ponds Central Campus Precinct
Six Degrees’ Waurn Ponds Central Campus Precinct is a rejuvenated university space full of multi-scaled complexity, injecting a healthy dose of the type of immediate collegiality universities need to attract students.
Fai Fah, Bangkok
In a poor part of Bangkok, Spark Architects rejuvenated two shop-houses to provide a colourful youth centre for disadvantaged kids. The result is an instructive and entertaining model for improving the community through architecture.
AR editor Michael Holt gets beneath the printed glass exterior of Dutch architects MVRDV’s Glass Farm, and finds there may be more to it than meets the eye.
H2o’s redevelopment of Melbourne’s iconic Lakeside Stadium unifies what could have been a disparate collection of buildings into a singular whole.
Sleeping Dens, by Sibling
Melbourne design practice Sibling was tasked to build four townhouses on the site of a warehouse, and for the duration of the process turned the space into a home office featuring two sleeping dens.
This social housing facility in East Perth acknowledges the unique challenges presented by homelessness, and responds with sensitive architectural design focusing on identity, authenticity & atmosphere.
Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Centre
Featuring Kengo Kuma’s signature architectural moves, this new cultural centre in a Tokyo district known for Senso-ji, its colourful Buddhist temple, is set to add new layers to the Asakusa experience.
In Yongin, Hoon Moon has created yet another eccentric intervention into South Korea’s urban fabric. The Lollipop House is a low-cost, sugar-sweet confection and rude challenge to the typically dull Korean apartment typology.
In Bellevue Hill, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Collins and Turner have repurposed a crumbling home into a castle-like lair, slicing into an imposing, 17-metre cliff face.
Queensberry Street House
The 2012 recipient of the AIA’s prestigious Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award, Robert Simeoni’s Queensberry Street House absorbs its ‘awkward’ environment into a poetic urban fabric.