Architecture Australia, January 2015

Architecture Australia, January 2015

Architecture Australia

Provocative, informative and engaging discussion of the best built works and the issues and events that matter.


Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA in collaboration.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 30 Jan 2015

AA January/February 2015 preview

An introduction to the January/February 2015 issue of Architecture Australia.


Rather than assuming a singular identity, the Melbourne School of Design introduces an assemblage of architectural moments to the university campus.
Projects | Sandra Kaji-O'Grady | 15 Apr 2015

Academic rigour: Melbourne School of Design

At the University of Melbourne, a partnership between John Wardle Architects and NADAAA yields a layered new school rich in ideas and meticulous in detail.

The Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence establishes a fitting public presence for children within the setting of a university campus.
Projects | Michael Keniger | 26 Mar 2015

Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence

In its provision of this facility for a Queensland children’s charity, M3 Architecture has delivered a stimulating and protective place of healing that draws on the legacy of James Birrell.

In the Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas, BKK Architects investigates how public amenities can function as a civic gateway.
Projects | Juliet Moore | 13 Apr 2015

Sharp relief: Geelong Ring Road Rest Areas

The roadside amenities block assumes the guise of a confident civic landmark in the hands of BKK Architects.

The Tudor Centre is part of an ongoing series of refurbishments at Trinity Grammar School in Kew, Melbourne.
Projects | Conrad Hamann | 29 Apr 2015

Richard and Elizabeth Tudor Centre for Contemporary Learning

McIntyre Partnership’s expressive learning centre at Trinity Grammar in Melbourne serves as a chronicle of the architecture of Peter McIntyre.

The Middle Schools complex at Tintern Schools in Ringwood East, Melbourne is shaped by a careful approach to landscape and site-scale planning.
Projects | Nigel Bertram | 4 Mar 2015

Lines in the land: Tintern Schools Middle Schools

In response to this Victorian school’s pedagogical model for parallel learning, Architectus realizes a confident pair of buildings that counters formal separation with social connection.

Located in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, The Commons is a twenty-four unit residential development conceived as a vertical community.
Projects | Maitiú Ward | 23 Mar 2015

Better together: The Commons

An apartment building takes a communal approach to bring liveable, affordable housing back to the inner suburbs.

A generous, north-facing verandah makes a monumental gesture of welcome.
Projects | Philip Goad | 2 Apr 2015

Grand civic ambitions: Library at the Dock

With this public library in Melbourne’s Docklands, Clare Design shows how a small, community-minded building can help instil a still-young urban precinct with a sense of place.

Vertical village: 8 Chifley Square
Projects | Philip Vivian | 1 Apr 2015

Vertical village: 8 Chifley Square

Lippmann Partnership and Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners’ tower in Sydney’s CBD succeeds in meeting rigid market demands for commercial office space, while also making a generous contribution to the public domain.


Amanda Levete: organic forms and material complexity
People | Christine Phillips | 9 Apr 2015

Amanda Levete: organic forms and material complexity

British architect Amanda Levete talks to Christine Phillips about how she turns radical ideas into built projects.


‘Magic realists’: Fiona Nixon
People | 3 Jun 2015

‘Magic realists’: Fiona Nixon

Australian architect Fiona Nixon on the scale, pace and energy of working in Singapore.