A collaboration between five architectural practices, RMIT University’s New Academic Street revels in diversity as a series of “theatrical stage sets” reinvigorates utilitarian buildings and reconnects them to their urban setting.
A small, unassuming biology pavilion, Harmer Architecture’s Monash University Biological Sciences Laboratory combines austere materiality with expressive geometry to engage with its program and natural surrounds.
The distinctive design of this eminent cancer centre in Melbourne, by Silver Thomas Hanley, DesignInc and McBride Charles Ryan, evokes optimism and inspires hope.
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.
Six Degrees Architects references De Stijl and late modernism in its design of this business accelerator for the burgeoning community of Melton, west of Melbourne.
With the aspiration to create one of the healthiest headquarters in the world, Medibank enlisted multidisciplinary design firm Hassell to create a head office where employees have freedom to choose how and where they work.
Branch Studio’s chapel forges a new connection between two suburban schools, serving dual purpose as a sacred and a civic space.
A school in Melbourne readies its students for the world of the virtual, with a firm grasp on the value of the real.
McIntyre Partnership’s expressive learning centre at Trinity Grammar in Melbourne serves as a chronicle of the architecture of Peter McIntyre.
At the University of Melbourne, a partnership between John Wardle Architects and NADAAA yields a layered new school rich in ideas and meticulous in detail.
With this public library in Melbourne’s Docklands, Clare Design shows how a small, community-minded building can help instil a still-young urban precinct with a sense of place.
The Melbourne home of the Australian Institute of Architects speaks of the integral role of the architecture profession in the future of Australia’s cities.
University of Melbourne’s new medical research facility by Grimshaw and Billard Leece Partnership.
Grimshaw Architects in association with The Buchan Group “civilizes” Australia’s third largest retail mall, in Melbourne’s north-west.
Workshop Architecture’s old school thinking in a new building designed for flexibility.
An office by Hassell with spaces designed to be bustling, relaxed and easily adapted.
Bates Smart’s National Centre for Synchrotron Science in Melbourne creates the conditions in which to see.
Sean Godsell Architects’ RMIT Design Hub functions “as both a building and declaration”.
A village of learning centres by McBride Charles Ryan looped around a set of courtyards.
Lyons’ new building for La Trobe University brings students and researchers together.
This RMIT building by Allan Powell Architects shows a maturity and restraint often found in genuinely iconic buildings.
A tiny studio in an orchard in Officer, Victoria, is base camp for Branch Studio Architects.
Swanston Academic Building by Lyons raises questions larger than architecture says Professor Des Smith.
Grant Cheyne and Neil Perry team up to create two Melbourne destinations: The Waiting Room and Spice Temple.
A community building by Jackson Clements Burrows raises the bar for recreational projects.
A cardboard kingdom by first-year students of architecture at Monash University
Melbourne’s new Claremont Tonic by Maison Davis and Hecker Guthrie.
References to natural environments create calm and inspiring places within this new Melbourne hospital.
On Melbourne’s suburban edge Minifie van Schaik Architects creates a seductive “decoy.”
Harmer Architecture congregates church, factory, house and Polynesian pavilion.