Binary House: a contemporary extension of a 1960’s yellow brick house

Christopher Polly Architect has carefully connected an extension to the back of a 1960’s yellow brick house on a tight budget. ADR chats to Christopher Polly about the project, which is located in southern Sydney. How did the Binary house project come to you and how did it evolve? The clients are architecture and design enthusiasts […]

Western Sydney Airport searching for student architects

Western Sydney’s first full-service international airport is seeking experienced airport designers along with university students who have a link to Western Sydney to pitch for a chance to design its new terminal. Expressions of interest are being accepted from firms “with experience designing a comparable airport in the past five years” and those interested will also […]

Inspired by a triangular site: studioplusthree’s Platform House

Simon Rochowski co-founder of studioplusthree, discusses platform house, the project that prompted him and fellow co-founders Julin Ang and Joseph Byrne to come together as a studio. Architect’s statement On a triangular block in Sydney’s east, a new living platform brings light, air and space to a highly constrained site. In an urban response to […]

Gensler’s proposed skyscraper in NYC would be city’s second tallest

Global architecture firm Gensler has proposed a 96-storey office tower in Midtown Manhattan, which will become the city’s second tallest skyscraper if it gets approval.  Named Tower Fifth, the skyscraper is intended to be built on a plot along Fifth Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets. Climbing 1,556 feet (519 metres) above Manhattan, it would […]

GroupGSA wins design competition for 2022 Olympic project

GroupGSA has won a competition to design the Chongli City Centre project in Chongli, Zhangjiakou, China, which will be used during the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chongli District will host the ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country and freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympics from February to March 2022 and the new centre will also combine […]

Gianni Botsford Architects designs a home with a funnel-shaped copper roof

London-based Gianni Botsford Architects has designed an unusual dwelling featuring a copper-roofed pavilion and subterranean swimming pool. Accessed through a narrow passage alongside an 1840s townhouse, the project involved the demolition of a 1960s bungalow and its replacement with a largely subterranean house, including a swimming pool. Externally, the most visible component of the house is its […]

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 […]