The Jewish Museum of Australia and Zahava Elenberg collaborate on Melbourne meeting place

Unveiled today at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr, Sukkah is a pop-up meeting place collaboratively designed by The Jewish Museum of Australia and leading architect and designer Zahava Elenberg. Representing a symbol of community, connection and reflection as the city’s Covid-19 restrictions lift, the vibrant prismatic structure forms a kaleidoscopic canopy and offers a place for visitors […]

Contreras Earl Architecture designs world-first ‘coral ark’ in Queensland

Designed by Sydney-based Contreras Earl Architecture, the Living Coral Biobank aims to secure the long-term future and biodiversity of corals worldwide which are under severe threat due to climate change.  The new building typology – a ‘living ark’ – will be the only dedicated facility of its kind in the world and will be located at […]

Cox Architecture, Hecker Guthrie and Jack Merlo design “new normal” office

Golden Age Group has revealed the first look of its boutique commercial office building on Little Collins Street in Melbourne. The project is a collaboration between Cox Architecture, Hecker Guthrie and Jack Merlo Reaching 27-levels high, the state-of-the-art building is designed as a vertical community that intertwines lifestyle and corporate, and is expected to set […]

House B is Whispering Smith’s antidote to Perth’s urban infill

House B is the continuation of a model of good behaviour. The renovation and extension of a 1950s brick house in Perth’s coastal suburb of Scarborough solidifies the ethos that Whispering Smith established with House A.Houses A and B sit adjacent on a triplex development plot, the likes of which can be seen littered across […]

Genton’s Reservoir Station showcases urban approach to public transport design

Architecture and design firm Genton has completed their Reservoir Station project, establishing their position as a leader in urban public transport design. Designed in collaboration with landscape architects McGregor Coxall and delivered by the North West Program Alliance, Reservoir Station is the first elevated rail project in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Revitalising the civic heart of […]

Kerstin Thompson Architects and BVN reimagine Melbourne’s Gothic Bank precinct

The GPT Group has engaged Kerstin Thompson Architects and BVN Architecture to transform Melbourne’s famed Gothic Bank precinct into a ‘city within a city’ that will challenge long-held workplace conventions. The Queen & Collins redevelopment will integrate and transform three buildings on the corner of Collins and Queen Streets, delivering 35,000 square metres of A […]

ISOscapes explore the architecture of life during lockdown

At the beginning of Melbourne’s second COVID-19 lockdown, Jaslyn Ng, senior project architect at Billard Leece Partnership, was looking for a space to organise her thoughts on the impact of the pandemic on individuals, families and communities. She called these ISOscapes. “Short for isolation-scape” says Ng. “Lockdown 2.0 was definitely much more challenging than the first one. […]

Preferred bidder named for $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital

The new Footscray Hospital for families in the Melbourne’s West is another step closer – with a preferred bidder named. After a delayed tender process caused by COVID-19, Plenary Health consortium has been announced as the preferred bidder to enter into an exclusive negotiation with the Victorian Government to deliver the new $1.5 billion Footscray […]

Frasers Property Australia to deliver Build-to-Rent housing in Brisbane

Frasers Property Australia has been named as one of two developers successful in a bid to join the Queensland Government’s Build-to-Rent (BTR) Pilot Project.  The announcement is the culmination of a two year process which will see the creation of BTR as a viable asset class in Brisbane and the delivery of affordable key-worker housing […]

Edible public spaces address “urban disconnect” from food systems

Food is a central driver of our built environment, yet, food production is almost entirely absent from our daily lives, with much of the population living in urban areas far from distant agricultural regions. Dr Joshua Zeunert from UNSW Built Environment says many people have an ‘urban disconnect’ from our food systems, with a growing divide […]

Koichi Takada on the race to redesign the CBD

Architect Koichi Takada uses his Urban Forest residential development to imagine the tranquility and restorative powers of a rural retreat within a bustling cityscape. “It is possible to design buildings that reconnect people with nature even in densely populated, inner-city locations,” says Takada. The founder and principal of Sydney-based Koichi Takada Architects takes his cues […]