Architecture Australia, March 2019

Architecture Australia, March 2019

Architecture Australia

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


Architecture Australia March/April 2019.
Preview | Katelin Butler | 8 Mar 2019

AA March/April 2019 preview

From the competitive to the collegiate: An introduction to the March/April 2019 issue of Architecture Australia.


Located behind Kerr and Knight’s Parliament House, the members’ annexe provides 102 offices for members of the Parliament of Victoria.
Projects | Dimity Reed | 1 Jul 2019

Parliament of Victoria, Members’ Annexe Building

A companion building delicately grafted into the garden setting of Victoria’s Parliament House realizes the long-anticipated extension to one of Melbourne’s most prominent civic landmarks.

Located in the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, Woods Bagot’s residential and retail building presents a memorable facade of staggered concrete forms and dense foliage.
Projects | Lee Hillam | 22 May 2019

Tall ambitions: Short Lane

As Sydney pursued a public conversation about brutalist architecture, a new building in Surry Hills was making its mark.

The roof, a “simple and singular signature,” makes the stadium a recognizable gateway to the city.
Projects | Philip Vivian | 24 May 2019

Maximizing intensity: Optus Stadium

As the centrepiece of an urban rehabilitation project east of Perth’s CBD, this sporting landmark is uniquely of its place while also serving as an international gateway to the city.

Implied geometries overlaid onto the landscape by Lutyens, uncovered using research by Hector Abrahams, informed the siting of the new building.
Projects | Philip Goad | 28 May 2019

The maintenance of memory: Sir John Monash Centre

A partially subterranean building dedicated to the maintenance of memory is a seamless and subtle addition to the Australian War Memorial in Villers-Bretonneux, France.

Plastic Palace is the first iteration of what will be an annual commission by Albury City Council and Murray Art Museum Albury. The project makes visible the growing problem of waste management.
Projects | Phillip Nielsen | 20 May 2019

Loving and confronting: Plastic Palace

In the face of Australia’s accelerating waste crisis, a temporary structure in Albury by Raffaello Rosselli Architect lays bare the true cost of our reliance on hard plastic.

Constructed of predominantly prefabricated components, the Incubator meets a challenging brief for a building that was quick to construct, was easy to relocate in the future and would allow flexibility of use.
Projects | Philip Oldfield | 23 Jul 2019

Next level prefabrication: Macquarie University Incubator

In this temporary education building by Architectus, which requires flexibility of use, prefabrication and swift construction offer a design-driven vision for the demountable building of the future.

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The amphitheatre and plaza in Hassell and Herzog & de Meuron’s competition-winning scheme for Flinders Street Station, Melbourne (2013). No funding for the project had been secured by the Victorian government at the time of the competition.
Discussion | Michael Keniger | 24 Jul 2019

Regaining a competitive edge

The proliferation of architectural design competitions risks devaluing the real merits of a fair and well-ordered process. Michael Keniger surveys a suite of initiatives.

At the entry to Pt. Leo Estate, a dramatic sculptural courtyard featuring a Queensland bottle tree is an intense, dry space that contrasts the vineyards surrounding it.
Projects | Katrina Simon | 21 May 2019

In vino veritas: Pt. Leo Estate Cellar Door and Sculpture Park

The design for this vineyard and sculpture park on a coastal site in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula skilfully orchestrates architecture, landscape and art into a cohesive and integrated whole.

The curving, singular form, which occupies the south-east corner of the campus, acts as a grandstand-like backdrop to the adjacent oval.
Projects | Benjamin Cleveleand | 22 Jul 2019

Geoff Handbury Science and Technology Hub

Enveloped in an intriguingly veiled and aptly futuristic form, this new facility at Melbourne Grammar School offers some compelling insights into the future of science and technology education.

Studios are contained within the two-storey stables wing. First-floor studios on new floors are broken up with floor-to-roof voids that allow views of the original structure.
Projects | Conrad Hamann | 19 Jul 2019

Intricate recasting: The Stables, VCA

This considered refurbishment honours a once-vital part of Melbourne’s infrastructure, transforming the formal rhythm of stables and riding halls into flexible studios and performance spaces for the Victorian College of the Arts.