Field Office Architects extends a 100 year-old terrace with light-filled spaces

Sitting at the end of a row of similar late 19th century terraces, this small Victorian terrace has been extended on a tight budget by Field Office Architecture. Located in Clifton Hill, the house was fortunate enough to sit on a block that had double-width proportions to the back due to a small electrical substation next […]

2018 NGV architecture commission unveiled

The 2018 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Architecture Commission by Melbourne architecture practice MUIR and landscape architecture studio OPENWORK has been unveiled at the NGV International. Titled Doubleground the installation, which is inspired by architectural elements of Sir Roy Grounds’ 1968 building, features tilted embankments and chasm-like passageways. Architect Amy Muir and landscape architect Mark Jacques […]

Redefining the veterinary experience

Montréal-based practice TBA/Thomas Balaban Architecte has turned an abandoned photography studio into a sleek veterinarian hospital, emergency clinic, and four residential units.  Located in Montréal’s Mile End neighbourhood, the once dilapidated storefront space and dark basement have been transformed into a calming space for pets and their owners, which features a minimal palette and raw materials. Stone foundations, […]

Architecture and nature collide for this holiday retreat

Perched on a ridge overlooking Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Breakneck Gorge Oikos is a one bedroom retreat designed by Robert Nichol and Sons that takes advantage of the site’s 360-degree views.  “The site is one of the most beautiful, spectacular, and highly visible in the area and as such, we knew our design had to respect and connect […]

New Zealand’s Waterview Connection: putting people at the heart of a motorway project

An ambitious urban infrastructure project in Auckland, New Zealand, known as The Waterview Connection, unconventionally puts people, not cars at the forefront of its design. Designed by New Zealand-based architects Warren and Mahoney, alongside Boffa Miskell and the Well Connected Alliance, the structures of the Waterview Connection are crafted to reflect the city’s distinct volcanic […]

Williamstown Town Hall: how k20 Architecture added 100 years to its life cycle

After initially only needing a section of its roof restored, Williamstown Town Hall in Melbourne has recently undergone a large scale heritage refurbishment that has given it a new lease of life.  Originally constructed in 1918, the 100-year-old building had reached the end of its technical life when Hobsons Bay City Council approached k20 Architecture. What began […]

Ewert Leaf crafts new brewery design

Melbourne design firm Ewert Leaf has transformed a historic former horse training facility into a multi-faceted hospitality space. The owners of St Andrews Beach Brewery, which is set on a sprawling 38-hectare property in the Mornington Peninsula region, briefed Ewert Leaf to design a space that gives back to the local community and honours its heritage […]

Architectus designs a new $150m ‘lifestyle precinct’ in Geelong

Architectus has designed a new mixed-use development in Geelong as the city continues to evolve into a hub for culture and innovation. The $150 million Geelong Quarter precinct will comprise Holiday Inn & Suites Geelong (a 180-room hotel), the Ryrie Residences (14 luxury apartments targeting owner-occupiers), a 1,000 square metre retail plaza and 7,400 square metres […]

Plans to demolish Anzac Hall are ‘shocking, distressing’

Plans to demolish award-winning Anzac Hall have been described as ‘deeply distressing’ by the Australian Institute of Architects. The comments come after it was announced today (1 November) that the current memorial will be demolished as part of a redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial. The project will cost $498 million and be completed in stages over […]

80Hz is part architectural pavilion, part sound installation

British designer and architect Thomas Wing-Evans has created an interactive sound pavilion in collaboration with the DX Lab for the State Library of New South Wales, which takes paintings from the library’s collection and turns them into music. Located outside the Mitchell Reading Room in Sydney’s CBD, Wing-Evans’ pavilion features a curving black timber frame […]

Wooden pavilion aims to show how CLT is a solution to housing crises

Multiply, a nine-metre high, carbon-neutral wooden pavilion made entirely of American tulipwood, opened to the public in the Sackler Courtyard of the V&A as part of the recent London Design Festival. The 43 cubic metres of tulipwood that make up MultiPly store the equivalent of 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide and are replaced with natural […]