Fender Katsalidis imagines “ultra high-end” aged care with new Melbourne precinct

Stage one of Australian Unity’s luxury aged-care precinct has been completed by Fender Katsalidis with a bold 17-storey apartment tower with concierge service. The Grace Albert Park Lake, known as The Grace, caters to independent retirees seeking a sought-after central Melbourne location. “There is a lack of high-quality, centrally located, dedicated retirement living apartment buildings […]

KIN Architects transforms former West End nightclub

Pocket gardens and tiered terraces are the centrepieces of KIN Architects’ redesign of a much-loved Brisbane nightclub for tech company Scrunch.  When Brisbane-based KIN Architects was commissioned to transform the dark Hi-Fi nightclub into a bright open-plan office, directors Majorie Dixon and Leah Gallagher wanted to retain the drama of site’s former life.  “The venue […]

Renato d’Ettorre Architects injects natural sunlight into coastal Sydney home

Excavating below the driveway and garage, Renato d’Ettorre Architects enhanced the beauty of the sandstone rock face that makes up one wall of GB House on Sydney’s Gordon Bay. The wall is part of a subterranean music room and cellar in the seaside family home, which took out a host of awards last year including […]

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 […]

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

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