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.
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.