This prestigious beachside apartment building by Virginia Kerridge Architect stands out from its neighbours by virtue of its articulate materiality and sensitive human scale.
Sheona Thomson considers the lasting impact of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games venues on communities, “where arguably infrastructure is playing catch-up to growth.”
The 2018 Commonwealth Games Village, designed by Arkhefield, ARM and Archipelago, optimizes the potential of its Parklands site and sets a precedent for considered medium-density development on the Gold Coast.
The ICC Sydney complex, designed by Hassell and Populous, houses the interrelated realms of exhibition, entertainment and conference as part of the revitalization of Sydney’s Darling Harbour.
Drawing from mythological and alchemic themes, Carr has curated a sybaritic hotel experience, defined by elemental and evocative materials that celebrate the regional qualities of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
This futuristic reimagining of the humble roadside service station as sculptural architecture by Peddle Thorp Architects brings a postmodern statement to Corio, on the industrial outskirts of Geelong.
In its design of a veterinary hospital for a rapidly growing suburb north of Brisbane, Vokes and Peters has returned to basics, catering to staff, clients and animals with “precision and care.”
Presenting as three sibling buildings on the city skyline, International Towers Sydney by Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners reconciles a tower and podium dichotomy with robust honesty of expression.
On a highly conspicuous site on Sydney’s North Bondi beach, Sam Crawford Architects with Lymesmith has artfully integrated a wealth of amenity for beachgoers into this small public building.
Underpinned by the ethos and architectural language of the Sunshine Coast, this new hospital by Architectus and HDR is a robust response to operational and climatic requirements.
Combining a kinetic timber facade and a typology more often associated with slick glass, FJMT has created this “sublime” office tower that is tuned to the history of its harbour-side site and is “intrinsically Sydney.”
An existing building, playground and laneway have been radically recast and creatively integrated, thanks to Andrew Burges Architects’ design for a new childcare and community facility in the densely knit Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst.
Australian architecture practice Terroir collaborated with Danish firm Kim Utzon Architecture on the design of this bold extension to the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden, which “wraps and folds” around the existing 1910 building.
Cox Architecture has harnessed the full potential of parametric design to create a “taut and elegant” velodrome at Brisbane’s Sleeman Sports Complex, inspired by the speed, precision and expertise of track cycling.
This assured building by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell enriches learning for the creative disciplines at the Queensland University of Technology, encouraging students to “lead the culture” in the spaces.
On a beachfront site at Byron Bay, Shane Thompson Architects has created a multifarious resort complex comprised of neutrally toned cabins and a striking main building with double curved roof forms.
The latest addition to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, by PTW Architects with landscape architecture by McGregor Coxall, presents a striking geometric volume that is a protective layer and a lens that frames cinematic moments.
Patient experience was of the highest priority in Coda Studio’s design for a new healthcare facility that services the remote township of Karratha, Western Australia.
The distinctive design of this eminent cancer centre in Melbourne, by Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan, evokes optimism and inspires hope.
Crone Architects’ addition to the civic precinct of Orange in New South Wales is a highly refined building and suite of generous public spaces that “grow” out of the landscape and connect seamlessly with the existing pedestrian network.
Two new towers by Candalepas Associates, the hotel QT Melbourne on Russell Street and the AHL Headquarters on George Street in Sydney, complement the existing fabric of the city with compositional finesse.
DesignOffice has teamed up with the owners of famed Melbourne cafes Top Paddock and The Kettle Black to turn a cavernous former power station into a refined and welcoming all-day dining venue in the CBD.
Denton Corker Marshall has navigated the challenging requirements for a new embassy in Jakarta, creating a forthright yet finessed complex that successfully evokes a sense of “Australianness.”
Architects North has created a curious and elegant self-generated development in the Townsville suburb of West End that was conceived as “a breathe of fresh air.”
Smart Design Studio’s new mixed-use building in Balgowlah, Sydney has an elegantly composed, layered outer skin that brings an urbane character to the suburban streetscape.
A new gallery for the Indigenous art collective Martumili Artists, designed by Officer Woods Architects, is proving to be an important cultural facility for the small community of Newman in Western Australia.
The second iteration of the NGV Architecture Commission, Haven’t You Always Wanted …? by M@ Studio Architects, explores dematerialization and the expression of the civic in Melbourne’s future outer suburbs.
Charles Wright Architects has created a dynamic new science building for Trinity Anglican School in Far North Queensland, responding to both program and climate with lyrical pragmatism.
Richards and Spence has made a significant contribution to a whole fragment of Brisbane, using a rich and distinctive design language across a range of works for the James Street precinct.
In their design for a primary school in far-northern New South Wales, Pat Twohill Designs and Twohill and James retain the look of the weatherboard schoolhouse but take a decisive break from tradition.