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.
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki
In September 2011, the Auckland Art Gallery re-opened with a new extension and a revamped heritage building. Despite spending more than a decade grappling with delays and setbacks, FJMT and Archimedia have emerged with a spirited response to the forces that almost scuppered the project.
Royal Children’s Hospital
Melbourne’s new Royal Children’s Hospital is a design benchmark, reviving a tradition of world-leading medical architecture from Australia. Incorporating a respect for landscape and the psychological benefits of artful interior design, it is a project of considerable integrity and skill.
Working within the strictures of developer-driven, high-density housing, Elenberg Fraser’s Lilli Apartments applies a high-tech solution to deliver an all-too-rare, old-fashioned amenity: passive ventilation.
Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors’ Centre
Incorporating deep shade, generous air movement and unique material strength – alongside a touch of sci-fi – Charles Wright Architects has produced a new standard in tropical architecture.
With reverence for nature allied to refined execution, the Montville House draws on the ‘Australian modernist pavilion’ to produce a rational, process-driven result with an elegant, poetic twist.
500 Bourke Street
John Wardle Architects’ redevelopment of this corporate site in Melbourne’s CBD has produced an urban space that is profoundly human and dynamic.
Paul Morgan’s Trunk House draws strength from the materials of its immediate environment. As much a study in bush engineering as it is in modernist inevitability, it is a delight for the senses.
1 Bligh Street
Informed by the architects’ social and cultural intent, Australia’s first ‘green skyscraper’ is an outstanding, design-led building with deep commercial value.
Greenhouse by Joost Bakker
As Greenhouse by Joost returns to Melbourne for the 2012 Food and Wine Festival, we revisit Michael Carr’s piece on the ambition and dedication of the man behind this recyclable, waste-free project.