“The building has such a fantastic patina of age. Dishevelled layers of paint peel back to expose layers of building and decoration that date back to 1878. It would be wrong to clean all that up.” Technē director Justin Northrop speaks to ADR about the studio’s reinvigoration of the historic Espy Hotel in Melbourne’s St Kilda.
Four Australian projects, which have been applauded for good design, have been announced as market award winners in the Shaw Contract Design Awards.
“Kerstin Thompson and Megan Wraight have developed a design with a rare marriage of landscape and architecture that responds to and amplifies the qualities of the site.” The masterplan design for Arthur Boyd’s iconic Riversdale property includes a creative learning centre, accommodation and an art gallery, which is partially buried into the landscape.
This year’s Victorian Architecture Awards showcases design as a catalyst for community and livability, with work that preferences ‘places for people’.
Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley is set to welcome a new retail, residential and commercial precinct, including a commercial tower by Architectus. The 23-storey tower is the first stage in a $500 million transformation of the station precinct, which includes the creation of a master planned residential, retail and business hub.
Grand Designs and the local counterpart Grand Designs Australia should need no introduction to the architectural community. But we were curious to find out what it takes and what is the process of getting a project on air.
Winners included North Bondi Amenities by Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith, Coppin Street Apartments by MUSK Architecture Studio, and Financial Services by Futurespace.
With the release of the Federal Budget yesterday the Australian Institute of Architects National President, Ken Maher, has welcomed the Government’s inclusions around housing affordability.