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Raising the railway line above ground, as Cox Architecture did for their work along the Caulfield to Dandenong Corridor, provides an opportunity to transform the land beneath.

On track: Level Crossing Removal Project

Cox Architecture, MGS Architects in partnership with Jacobs, Grimshaw Architects

Level crossing removals have been part of Melbourne’s strategy since 1929. With more removals in 2018 than ever before, it is pertinent to assess three of these new projects that strive to extend the public realm.

Landscape / urban design
Lighting is generally diffused or reflected back on to walls and ceilings helping to make the venue appear to glow at night.

A public service: Rose Bay Hotel

Tasked with overhauling an iconic 1929 pub in Sydney, Richards Stanisich has combined rich textures and materials with a historical narrative to create an authentic pub experience.

Commercial / public buildings
A steel frame extends the geometry of the house, mediating between living space and garden terrace. Artwork: Petrina Hicks.

Volume and drama: White House

This crisp addition to a Federation home exuberantly manoeuvres light, space and monochrome materials to masterfully meet the brief.

Reclaimed land was removed to create an artificial inlet that returns the city to the water’s edge.

The unfinished business of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay

In Perth, the Elizabeth Quay precinct has proven popular but its success depends on “unfinished business.”

Commercial / public buildings
The home is an extension of the owner’s personality – she describes it as “earthy and grounded.”

Safe harbour: Vikki’s Place

Curious Practice

In responding to the client’s need for a home that caters to a unique family structure, Curious Practice have achieved a fluid and unfussy home that acts as a refuge in more ways than one.

Residential buildings
Referencing the geometry of the late Art Deco period, the S-shaped banquette helps zone the large open dining space, giving patrons a variety of seating options as well as privacy.

Glamorous and gritty: Prince Dining Room

IF Architecture has taken cues from the history and culture of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Melbourne’s St Kilda to create a new dining experience in the upstairs restaurant.

Commercial / public buildings
Each room has been thoughtfully layered with iconic furniture pieces, custom-designed joinery, and premium fittings and fixtures.

Populuxe pageantry: Zagame’s House

Melbourne design firm Lukas Partners Interior Architecture combines bold colour, dramatic artworks and curvaceous geometries in the interiors for this new ninety-seven-room boutique hotel in Carlton.

Commercial / public buildings
Louvres around the courtyard's glass walls allow for privacy and help to create internal vistas between rooms.

Raising the rafters: Redfern Warehouse

Ian Moore Architects, Elliott Projects, Benvenuti S.C., Outdoor Establishments

In converting a former warehouse in Sydney into a comfortable family home, Ian Moore Architects have applied a soft touch, retaining original brick walls and trusses, and celebrating the building’s spatial qualities.

Residential buildings
Curtin University’s Bentley campus was founded in the 1960s. The design for Think Space was inspired by neo- futuristic architecture of the era.

Educational engine room: Curtin Think Space

In Perth’s south, Curtin University’s new Think Space by Arcadia Design Studio aims to promote collaboration and the cultivation of new ideas between the university and industry.

Commercial / public buildings
From the spiral stairs to elongated voids, each element is integral to the home’s functionality and the design intent.

Elastic geometry: Glebe House

Crafted with deference to the sculptural potential of architecture, this compact family home by Chenchow Little with “elastic” geometry is a lesson in tectonic editing.

Residential buildings
The upper level of the bridge has been converted into green space, with snaking beds of plants. Fixed binoculars give visitors the opportunity to look out onto busy Lonsdale Street.

Pattern is king: Melbourne Central Arcade

Melbourne architecture practice Kennedy Nolan has revitalized the public arcades of Melbourne Central, strengthening the centre’s character and heightening the user experience.

Commercial / public buildings, Interiors
Colour has been used to differentiate the spaces and to elevate the interiors through playful but complementary colour schemes.

Flying colours: Giraffe Early Learning Centre

In Sydney’s Northern Beaches, architecture studio Supercontext has restored and reused a heritage substation, converting it into a place for children to play and learn.

Commercial / public buildings
Each of Arc’s four facades matches the height and rhythm of neighbouring elevations, showing deference to its context.

Tall towers amid brick warehouses: Arc

Demonstrating careful consideration of its heritage surrounds and with a mix of uses throughout, this finely detailed skyscraper by Koichi Takada Architects advances the social culture and amenity of central Sydney.

Vegetation forms an integral part of Kampung Admiralty’s envelope, mitigating the urban heat island effect and softening the building’s profile.

Creating stronger communities: Kampung Admiralty

Woha’s Kampung Admiralty offers a prototype for a community hub that supports ageing in place, encourages multi-generational interaction and prizes environmental and social sustainability.

‘Queenslanders in the sky’: Walan

‘Queenslanders in the sky’: Walan

Apartments in an iconic block on Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point Peninsula retain the best features of the rustic Queenslander while fulfilling the needs and expectations of contemporary urban dwellers.

Residential buildings
Kangaroo Valley Outhouse by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

Mirror mirror: Kangaroo Valley Outhouse

A reimagining of the traditional Aussie outdoor dunny, this shimmering cube in the landscape offers 360-degree views and quiet sanctuary.

The space is designed as a central public piazza linked by a clock tower and public forum, pictured here.

Dynamic classicism: Piazza Dell’Ufficio

Branch Studio Architects has updated a dark rabbit warren of office spaces at a high school in Melbourne’s west into a “monastic” central public piazza used by students and staff.

Commercial / public buildings
On the inside and out, a combination of Corten steel, shuttered concrete and schist in the home gives a rustic look that merges nicely with the landscape.

Well grounded: Oliver’s Ridge

With a clear mandate to be elegant, yet passive, Queenstown’s Team Green Architects has delivered a home that is powerful in many respects.

The kitchen and living areas are filled with colour and texture, which makes this a home of unmatched vibrancy and energy.

Small but mighty: Il Duomo

A contemporary take on elaborate Italianate ornamentation by Wowowa Architecture embraces colour and texture, and defies the diminutive footprint of a worker’s cottage in Melbourne’s inner-north.

Interiors, Residential buildings
Made of roughly 34 tonnes of steel, the stairwell twirls effortlessly above a garden bed.

On a good buzz: B:Hive Smales Farm

This co-working space on Auckland’s North Shore by BVN is, by all accounts, a success story for its owners and its tenants.

The marble of the kitchen’s bespoke island and splashback punctuate an otherwise moody colour palette.

Moody hues: 1906

A compact apartment in inner-city Sydney is transformed into a bijou home distinguished by rich colour and decadent materiality: 1906 by Amber Road.

Residential buildings
The square’s design integrates architecture, landscape and art, including a nine-metre statue, Wirin, designed by Tjyllyungoo (aka Lance Chadd) and sculpted working with Stuart Green from Big Spoon Art Services.

‘Genuinely inclusive’: Yagan Square

Lyons Architecture with Iredale Pedersen Hook and Aspect Studios

The collaborative design for Yagan Square in the heart of Perth returns the site to its origins as a people’s meeting place and links previously disconnected parts of the city.

Landscape / urban design
A void above the living areas lets plenty of light in, which is perfect for the owners, who spend a lot of time entertaining in the kitchen. Artwork: Michael Muir.

Hospitality at home: Millswood House

Studio Gram with Kate Russo

Distinctive for the “cat’s ears” roof profile, this addition to a double-fronted cottage in Adelaide is the result of a three-year labour of love for its architects.

Residential buildings
The kitchen island functions as the home’s backbone, around which everyday activities take place.

Spirited simplicity: Skylit House

Downie North

A 1950s bungalow is thoughtfully replanned with a utilitarian yet welcoming design that follows the philosophy of “less but better.”

Residential buildings
The kitchen benchtop and sink are wrapped in burnished brass that will patina with use.

Garden room: Mount Stuart Greenhouse

Bence Mulcahy

This addition to a grand early-20th-century home in Hobart reads as a generous garden room, housing a new dining and kitchen space that captures the scale and movement of the nearby cypress tree.

Residential buildings
The home’s kitchen and dining area is a light, bright and airy space that’s instantly calming and incredibly tranquil.

Minimalist tryst: Leichhardt Oaks

A reductive aesthetic and plentiful natural light interlace in Benn and Penna’s elemental extension to a cottage in the Sydney suburb of Leichhardt.

Residential buildings
Significant expansion and remodelling work of the Kurt Popper-designed Elwood Talmud Torah occurred in 1972–73.

A story of migration, refuge and reconstruction: Elwood Talmud Torah

Viennese émigré Kurt Popper was a remarkable and prolific architect who helped introduce European modernism to the design of Australia’s places of worship.

On a treed escarpment above Margaret River, the long, east–west axis of Ooi House captures and amplifies the essence of the place.

Revisited: Ooi House

Ooi House by Kerry Hill Architects is a seminal project in Australia’s modern architectural canon. Revisiting the icon more than two decades after its construction leaves the striking impression of a nuanced home inextricably bound to its site.

Residential buildings
The varied and unexpected ceiling heights at Fitzroy Terrace result in spatial clarity and delight. Artwork: Brooke Holm.

Surprising grandeur: Fitzroy Terrace

Within a seemingly typical Victorian terrace house, new shifts in volume and dramatic apertures to the sky create the illusion of impossibly spacious proportions.

Residential buildings
Witty woodwork: Seed House

Witty woodwork: Seed House

Adding to the architectural legacy of a salubrious Sydney suburb, this home for the architect’s own family is a volumetric study that celebrates the inherent qualities of timber.

Residential buildings