Jolson renovates Robin Boyd’s 1950s “house in the treetops”

Melbourne practice Jolson chose to be “inspired” rather than to “rehabilitate” Robin Boyd’s 1955 vision for landscape-embracing Richardson House. Designed by Boyd between 1953 and 1955, when the architect was in partnership with Grounds and Romberg, the Heritage-listed Richardson House embraced the limitations of the site, using them as “the catalyst for an extraordinary design […]

SAV Architecture + Design captures the fiery local sun in this Goa holiday house

SAV Architecture + Design chose local red laterite stones to mimic the intense Goan sun in this West Indian holiday home. Working within a tightly constrained site with little views, the architects focused on creating an “inward looking house that draws the elements of nature towards itself.” The exposed amber brick wall forms the central […]

Melbourne’s oldest residential college unveils its new Hayball-designed building

Conceived as a contemporary building set within a historic and iconic 19th-century cultivated landscape, Trinity College’s newest residential accommodation will officially open to 100 students next week. The $28 million project is a joint one between Hayball and Openwork Landscape and sits within the University of Melbourne’s Parkville Campus. Hayball described the thought process behind […]

Chainmail forms walls of Melbourne Arts Centre’s revitalised cafe

Tasmanian architecture and interior design practice Cumulus Studio has completed the facade for the Arts Centre Melbourne cafe, wrapping it in a chainmail mesh originally found on movie sets. The material, called Kaynemaile, is a polycarbonate chainmail mesh developed for the Lord of the Rings movie costumes. It’s secure, fire, UV resistant and apt for […]

From sculpture to skyscraper – discussing the design process with Chris Wilkinson

Woodford Sheppard’s Our Lady of the Snows captures the First Nations’ vernacular