Tag: Melbourne

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.

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.