Tag: Melbourne

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.

Significant expansion and remodelling work of the Kurt Popper-designed Elwood Talmud Torah occurred in 1972–73.
Projects | Catherine Townsend | 7 Oct 2019

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.

627 Chapel St. by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Sep 2019

Forrest Hill urban ‘island’ set for transformation

Cox Architecture’s design of a corporate tower in South Yarra is influenced by the local council’s 20-year-old vision for the surrounding precinct.

Super Tight at RMIT Design Hub.
Review | Patrick Hunn | 17 Sep 2019

Making a mess: Life and liveliness in the urban extreme

Could the messiness of life be the key to living in extremely dense spaces? An exhibition at RMIT Design Hub Gallery explores urbanism in Asian cities.

Beaconsfield housing for WPI by Studio Bright.
News | Patrick Hunn | 16 Sep 2019

Studio Bright’s affordable homes for vulnerable women approved

A proposed four-unit housing project designed by Studio Bright will provide vulnerable older women permanent, secure homes.

Nightingale 2.0 by Six Degrees Architects and Hip V. Hype.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Sep 2019

Second apartment development joins Nightingale family

Designed by Six Degrees Architects, this Fairfield apartment building is the second in a long line of sustainable, architect-led housing developments.

Melbourne Business School by Woods Bagot.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 12 Aug 2019

Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

Woods Bagot has led the development of a concept design and planning application for a new hub for the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School.

The Denton Corker Marshall design for the site, which was first put forward in 2009, has been scotched by planning minister Richard Wynne.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Aug 2019

Denton Corker Marshall’s languishing Windsor Hotel proposal snuffed out

Victoria’s planning minister Richard Wynne has refused to extend a permit to construct a 26-storey tower behind Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel.

The Harris Transportable Housing Project units by Schored Projects.
News | Patrick Hunn | 9 Aug 2019

Tenants move in to Schored Projects’ relocatable units for the homeless

Sophie Dyring, the architect of the 57 tiny houses being erected on surplus government land in Melbourne for the homeless, said empathy was key to the project.

The revised design for Southbank by Beulah, designed by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 7 Aug 2019

Plans lodged for UN Studio and Cox Architecture’s $2 billion Southbank tower

Beulah International has submitted a planning application with the Victorian government for its much-hyped Southbank tower project, designed by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

The Peters Ice Cream factory administration building designed by D. Graeme Lumsden.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Aug 2019

Modernist ice cream factory recommended for heritage status

The modernist Peter Ice Cream factory administration building in Melbourne’s Mulgrave has been recommended for state heritage listing by the executive director of Heritage Victoria.

Indicative design of the Australian Education City.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Jul 2019

Gov’t axes plan for $31b ‘education city’ in Melbourne’s west

The Victorian Government has dropped a consortium that it had previously chosen to develop an unused stretch of land in Melbourne’s west into an “education city.”

Proposed Coburg railway station by Wood Marsh.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Jun 2019

Wood Marsh to design new Coburg, Moreland stations in Melbourne’s north

Wood Marsh is working on the designs of two redeveloped train stations in Melbourne’s north, as part of the Victorian government’s level crossing removal project.

Frontyard.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Jun 2019

Fender Katsalidis designs youth emergency housing in central Melbourne

Fender Katsalidis has contributed pro-bono architecture and interior design services to a new early intervention and crisis services centre in central Melbourne.

The proportions of the new marble hearth have been exaggerated to register the length of the living room.
Projects | Gemma Savio | 31 May 2019

The art of inhabitation: Kia Ora

International Style modernism tempered by a youthful Italianate spirit instils this Melbourne apartment by Baracco and Wright Architects with a new layer of architecture that nimbly resists periodization.

Whitehorse Centre by BKK Architects and Kerstin Thompson Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 31 May 2019

BKK and Kerstin Thompson Architects win competition for community arts centre in suburban Melbourne

BKK Architects and Kerstin Thompson Architects, together with landscape architect practice Aspect Studios, have won a design competition for the redevelopment of a cultural and performing arts centre in Melbourne’s suburban east.

Frame by ARM Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 May 2019

ARM designs timber office tower atop shopping centre in central Melbourne

ARM Architecture, designers of the redevelopment of the Melbourne Central shopping centre in 2001, return to the complex with a design for a timber office addition.

New residential towers along Melbourne’s Elizabeth Street as viewed from Queen Victoria Market.
Discourse | Timothy Moore | 24 May 2019

Taming wild cities: the tall buildings of Australia show why we need strong design guidelines

Timothy Moore looks at Melbourne’s “unruly and wild” crop of towers, and asks why there exists such a “gulf between what the centres of Australian cities look like […] and community expectations”