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.
Clifton Hill House
Drawing on the ‘creative archaeology’ of the client’s migrant family history, the Clifton Hill House is both radically nostalgic and also future-forward. It is erotic, art deco, filmic, transcendental and ‘surgical’ all at once – a nexus of interlocking dreams and desires.
In this ambitious infrastructure project in Singapore, Atelier Dreiseitl has repurposed a concrete water canal into a peaceful, meandering creek, producing an absorbing and welcoming public space, refreshingly free of architectural heroics.
Francis Street Apartments
In Sydney, a city beset with institutionalised problems in residential planning, Candalepas Associates forcefully reminds us of what could be, creating an apartment block that makes virtue of its mass – a frank, essential architecture.
Room11′s GASP! Boardwalk is the first stage of an art and sculpture park in the Hobart suburb of Glenorchy. Building on the success of MONA, it revitalises the edge of Elwick Bay with creative architecture, bringing exuberance to the waterfront.
Walter and Eliza Hall Medical Institute
Medical research facilities, like hospitals, are emerging from the long shadow of 20th-century design conventions. AR reviews a recent, successful example: the expansion of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
Right Side of the Brain: Melbourne Brain Centre
Robust and cerebral, the Melbourne Brain Centre makes architecture of its unique function – studying the brain – fusing together the Lyons architectural language with that of the centre’s host: the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus.
Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium
In Dapto, New South Wales, Silvester Fuller have produced a church auditorium that cleverly and sensitively reforms a tricky urban site, inserting new activity and reshuffling existing buildings to create genuinely communal, theatrical social space.