With the small-scale Blurred House, Bild Architecture gets down & dirty with a contemporary suburban extension. Small it may be, but it isn’t short on aesthetic and material drama.
Garden & House
In Tokyo, Pritzker Prize Laureate and SANAA co-founder Ryue Nishizawa has created a residential masterpiece with Garden & House, wedged in the cracks between the city’s black-hole-dense streets.
House for Five
With the award-winning House for Five in Auckland, RTA Studio delivers a high-impact residential project that makes paradox of its wide site.
Energy and Environment Innovation Building
In the wake of Japan’s 2011 natural disaster, Tokyo Tech’s EEI Building merges technical prowess with architectural innovation, producing a hybrid power station and educational facility that could play a role in revitalising the national grid.
Herma Parking Building
In Seoul, JOHO Architecture has reinvigorated the car park typology, using polycarbonate panels to reflect the speed and movement of the city. Welcome to the Herma Parking Building, a project that enables once-drab infrastructure to harmonise with its immediate urban surrounds.
West End Ferry Terminal
Cox Rayner’s recently completed ferry terminal is a response to the devastating floods that swept through Brisbane in 2011. With its sensitive, contemporary design, it also serves as a model for the next generation of terminals set to open in 2013.
Re:START Mall, Christchurch
In quake-ravaged Christchurch, the Re:START Mall, a pop-up project built from shipping containers, is bringing civic and public pride back into the city. Lara Strongman reports.
William Buckley Bridge
Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design tackled a deteriorating bridge in the small town of Barwon Heads, producing the William Buckley Bridge and winning over locals in the process.
Burrinja Cultural Centre
When Upwey’s Burrinja Cultural Centre in the Dandenong Ranges decided to update its performance space, Gregory Burgess Architects delivered a finely honed auditorium that helps to provide a vibrant arts scene in the outer suburbs.
Australia House, Japan
Located in Japan’s rural Niigata Prefecture, Sydney-based architect Andrew Burns’ new Australia House is a gallery, studio and atelier built to replace the original structure of the same name, which collapsed after a powerful seismic aftershock last year.