Tag: Melbourne

The nine-metre-high tower is clad in stained Tasmanian hardwood, coarse in texture and rich in the scent of ash and eucalypt.
Projects | Louis Anderson Mokak | 26 May 2020

Memory keeper: In Absence

A collaboration between architect and artist, this poignant work in the gardens of the National Gallery of Victoria challenges the colonial legacy of art institutions, interrogating the absence of truth in the western canon and asking: how can architecture reconcile with the brutality of an unlawful and violent colonial history?

The lavender farm and hotel proposed for 483-489 Maroondah Highway and 169 Nelson Road, Lilydale, designed by Hachem Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 May 2020

Hotel among lavender fields proposed for Victoria’s Yarra Valley

A proposed hotel set within a working lavender farm, designed by Hachem Architects, will also include a boutique facility for infusing lavender into gin.

The new three-storey Docklands Primary School by Cox Architecture with McGregor Coxall. Education infrastructure is at the heart of the government's stimulus package.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 May 2020

Government boost for Victoria’s construction industry

The Victorian government has promised $2.7 billion to boost the construction sector, with the bulk of the money going towards education infrastructure and public and community housing.

Balwyn Park Tennis and Community Facility by MGS Architects.
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 12 May 2020

2020 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the shortlist for the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards.

The proposed tower at 383 La Trobe Street by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 May 2020

Cox Architecture office tower replaces Jean Nouvel proposal

Cox Architecture has designed a 31-storey office tower on a Melbourne CBD site that was previously approved for a hotel and apartment tower designed by Atelier Jean Nouvel.

Roland Catalani, a principal at Fender Katsalidis, died on 27 April 2020.
People | Karl Fender | 5 May 2020

The quiet achiever: Vale Roland Catalani 1948-2020

Karl Fender remembers his friend and colleague Roland Catalani, an architect and mentor with a natural talent and an unparalleled attention to detail.

The proposed Healing Garden at Heide Museum of Modern Art by Openwork.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 May 2020

A healing garden for Heide

The Healing Garden by Openwork will be planted between Heide founder Sunday Reed’s original heritage-listed kitchen garden and the Heide cottage.

On an undulating Australian landscape, the house introduces a repeated, geometric architectural ordering.
Projects | Des Smith | 30 Apr 2020

Architectural poetry: House in the Hills

Defined by its rectilinear parasol of timber batten and set on a working sheep farm in regional Victoria, this house prioritizes clarity over pragmatism, geometric consistency over lavishness, purity and poetry over function.

Green Spine by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 24 Apr 2020

Development approval blitz in Victoria

Four large scale projects in Melbourne have been approved by Victorian government, as it announces a new taskforce to boost the building and development industry during the coronavirus crisis.

Old Geelong Post Office City of Dreams illustration by Peter Campbell.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 23 Apr 2020

Retired architect creates colouring-in drawings of ‘City of Dreams’

The “City of Dreams” colouring-in series includes drawings of Geelong’s historic and contemporary architectural landmarks.

The proposed Levantine Hill Estate by Fender Katsalidis.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Apr 2020

Fender Katsalidis designs barrel-vault winery for Yarra Valley

Fender Katsalidis has designed a $20 million winery development for Levantine Hill Estate in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.

The apartment building at 550 Epsom Road, Flemington by ARM Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Apr 2020

Horseshoe apartment building at Flemington Racecourse

City of Melbourne councillors have unanimously supported a proposal to construct a 15-storey, horse-shoe-shaped apartment building on a “postcard” site adjacent to Flemington Racecourse.

Prahran Square by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.
Discussion | Dom Cerantonio | 1 Apr 2020

Car park to plaza conversion fails to square with locals

The redevelopment of a supermarket car park in Melbourne’s Prahran promised an inviting and welcoming open space. But local architect Domenic Cerantonio says the result is the exact opposite.

The Wollert neighbourhood centre, designed by OMA.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Mar 2020

OMA designs suburban mall in Melbourne

The Australian branch of global practice OMA has designed a unique suburban mall that doubles as a neighbourhood centre on the outskirts of Melbourne.

The tower at 52-60 Collins Street , designed by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 Mar 2020

Council backs Bates Smart’s Collins Street tower proposal

City of Melbourne councillors have voted unanimously in favour of a tower proposal for the Paris end of Collins Street, in spite of contrary advice from council planners.

Sadie Morgan.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Mar 2020

Jury announced for $500k Future Homes design competition

The Victorian government’s Future Homes design competition will be judged by a jury that includes eminent local and international architects.

Enveloped by a broad gable roof, Porter House is designed across a split-level plan that works with the fall of the site.
Projects | Simon Reeves | 11 Mar 2020

Revisited: Porter House

Located in Warrandyte, Victoria, Porter House launched the practice of young mid-century architect Albert Ross, who had cut his teeth working at celebrated studio Grounds, Romberg and Boyd.

Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Mar 2020

A public library at Federation Square?

Melbourne’s council has proposed a range of changes to Melbourne’s premier public space, in a submission to a state government review.

The glass yams inside the 2019 NGV Architecture Commission, In Absence, designed by Yhonnie Scarce and Edition Office, increase in density as the towers rise.
Festivals | 6 Mar 2020

Melbourne Design Week

Melbourne Design Week in 2020 features more than 300 talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops on architecture and design.

In time, the home will recede into the rambling landscape –its copper shroud will patina into washes of green and foliage will climb its blackened space frame.
Projects | Hayley Curnow | 6 Mar 2020

Down by the river: South Yarra House

A quaint walkway stepping up from Melbourne’s Yarra River is the sole means of access to this 1930s brick home, where an extension by AM Architecture fulfils the owners’ desire for a treetop sanctuary.

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