Tag: Melbourne

Fishermans Bend Secondary School by Billard Leece Partnership.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Jan 2020

Works begin on Fishermans Bend vertical high school

Conceived by Billard Leece Partnership, the architectural design of the school is inspired by the area’s maritime and industrial history.

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.
Projects | Ian Woodcock | 24 Jan 2020

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.

Prahran Square by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Jan 2020

Burying carpark creates much-needed open space in Melbourne’s Prahran

Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios’ Prahan Square “puts pedestrians first” by moving an open air carpark underground.

Francis Kéré.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Dec 2019

Melbourne Design Week announces 2020 program

Themed “How can design shape life?” Melbourne Design Week 2020 will explore the ways in which design can reimagine our quality of life from healthy cities to the challenge of e-waste.

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.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 10 Dec 2019

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.

King Street student accomodation building by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Dec 2019

Tower to rise from modernist Yuncken Freeman office

A Bates Smart designed proposal for a student accommodation tower atop a modernist office building by Yuncken Freeman has been approved by the City of Melbourne.

Burwood Brickworks by NH Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Dec 2019

NH Architecture breaks paradigm of traditional retail centres

A newly opened shopping mall in Melbourne, touted as the world’s most sustainable, could be a paradigm shift for the development of retail centres.

Protagonist by Cumulus Studio.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Dec 2019

New Arts Centre cafe sheathed in bronze curtain

The design of a new cafe in the forecourt of the Roy Grounds-designed Arts Centre play on an iconic and universally understood element of theatre.

Ian Potter Queen's Hall by Architectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen.
News | Patrick Hunn | 6 Dec 2019

State Library of Victoria reopened after grand transformation

The State Library of Victoria, the world’s fourth-most popular, has reopened after years-long redevelopment revealing historic spaces hidden for decades.

Town Hall Broadmeadows redevelopment by Kerstin Thompson Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 2 Dec 2019

Kerstin Thompson Architects transforms suburban town hall

The 1960s Broadmeadows town hall was saved from demolition and rejuvenated after a sensitive restoration and redevelopment designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Carlton Learning and Community Hub by Law Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 25 Nov 2019

School redeveloment wins Melbourne Award for urban design

Briefed to design a gymnasium, the architect of this winning project delivered much more than an enclosed sports facility that has become a community beacon.

The addition to St Mary’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Kensington, designed by Studio Bright.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 22 Nov 2019

Studio Bright’s golden, arched church expansion approved

The transformation of a Coptic orthodox church in Melbourne’s Kensington will balance the religious and the public – a place for the congregation and broader community.

Members’ Annexe Building, Parliament of Victoria by Peter Elliot Architecture and Urban Design.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Nov 2019

Parliament annexe awarded Vic premier’s top design gong

A partially sunken building that houses offices of Victoria’s member of parliament has been awarded Design of the Year by the state premier.

RMIT University’s New Academic Street by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects, is cited as an exemplar of effective urban design in the Central Melbourne Design Guide.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Nov 2019

Major update to Melbourne’s urban design policy

City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.

The kitchen and living areas are filled with colour and texture, which makes this a home of unmatched vibrancy and energy.
Projects | Leanne Amodeo | 11 Nov 2019

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.

Emerald Place by Tezuka Architects and Milton Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 30 Oct 2019

Japanese architect designs ‘challenging’ childcare centre in Melbourne

Designed by the architect of the celebrated Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, Emerald Place will intentionally challenge children’s motor skills to aid their development.

Coburg Station by Wood Marsh.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Oct 2019

Wood Marsh’s Coburg, Moreland stations to begin construction

The Victorian government has awarded contracts to for the delivery of new Coburg and Moreland railway stations designed by Wood Marsh.

Indicative render of proposed Power House Community Hub by John Wardle Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Oct 2019

John Wardle Architects to design lakeside community centre

A new $32 million building at the edge of Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake will include a function centre, theatre and community hub.

The updated design for 435 Bourke Street by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Oct 2019

Bourke Street tower shrinks to 180 metres in revised designs

A reworked proposal for an office skyscraper in Melbourne’s CBD, by Bates Smart, has been approved by council.

6-8 Wilson Street by Genton.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 7 Oct 2019

Social housing by Genton coming to Brunswick

Genton is behind the design of a new 16-unit social housing building in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.