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.
‘Genuinely inclusive’: Yagan Square
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 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.
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
Community, not commodity: Whitlam Place
A self-initiated housing venture in Melbourne’s Fitzroy, replete with conceptual clarity, delicate form-making and extraordinary quality of finish, is a rare counterpoint to the uniformity of multiresidential development.Commercial / public buildings
Coalescence of art and city life: The Ian Potter Southbank Centre
The new home of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music is a sensuous architectural vessel that supports musical learning as it mediates between performer, audience and city.Commercial / public buildings
A diorama in a messy city: Green Square Library and Plaza
In the evolving urban precinct of Sydney’s Green Square, the unconventional organization of a library and its plaza – designed by Studio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture – is driven by an urban approach that loosens the division between inside and outside.Commercial / public buildings