On track: Level Crossing Removal Project
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
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
Raising the rafters: Redfern Warehouse
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
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.
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.
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.
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