“From the outside, the building presents as a translucent box that entices the visitor toward it. On arrival, a glint of green slices through the form, providing a tantalising hint of the splendour of plants within.” Sydney-based studio CHROFI has won a competition to design the new conservatory for the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
The new grandstand will be built by Multiplex in collaboration with engineers Arup, and will offer 360 degree views of the mounting yard, race track, members’ lawn, parade ring, betting ring and winning post.
A cut above: Architects EAT
The team at Melbourne-based Architects EAT walk MEZZANINE through the key ideas that link the old and the new in their recently completed residential addition.
Woods Bagot wins design competition for five-star Parramatta hotel
Woods Bagot has won a design competition for Parramatta’s iconic mixed-use building at 8 Phillip Street. The 54-storey structure will include 35 levels of apartments, a proposed five-star hotel, rooftop bar and will integrate with the existing Heritage St Andrew’s Church and St Andrew’s Hall.
CHROFI designs ‘hovering cube’ for National Botanic Gardens
AR147 – Ken Shuttleworth on starting Make Architects
AR147 is now available, featuring an interview with Ken Shuttleworth, a look at the challenges and pitfalls of starting your own practice, a debate on whether project managers and architects can ever be friends, and an architect with an extraordinary passion for recycled materials.
Personal Works: commissioned artwork in architecture
Privately commissioned artworks have a long history in architecture and today we are seeing a fresh appetite for wall-work with a more personal touch.
Melbourne School of Design students: Danielle Mileo
Danielle is a current student of the 300-point Master of Architecture program, which is for students who studied a prior degree outside the built environment disciplines (career changers), at Melbourne School of Design (MSD).
Balancing the gender scales: women in architecture
Penny Craswell dives into the gender imbalance in architecture and explores the ways it can be overcome.
Building a place of welcome: the Guesthouse
Dr. Caroline Vains, lecturer and project leader, discusses the Guesthouse – a student project that works to highlight the migrant experience while creating a place of welcome, developed in collaboration with the local migrant community and Christof Mayer of raumlabor.berlin.
Innovative designs: Incubator winners
This year’s Designbuild featured a new and intriguing component – the Incubator competition. Entrants were invited to submit applications for their innovative and exciting products. AR showcases the winners who were of particular interest to the architecture industry.