Tag: Melbourne

Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting as part of stage 4 lockdown
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 Aug 2020

Victorian construction industry put on ‘pilot light’ setting

The Victorian government will partially shut down the state’s construction sites as part of stage four COVID-19 restrictions.

Melbourne in 1838, shaped by surveyor Robert Hoddle's grid design.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 Aug 2020

More than 100 Melbourne buildings to be heritage protected

Following an extensive heritage review commissioned by the City of Melbourne, 137 buildings and 5 precincts have been recommended for heritage protection.

Fitzroy North House 02 by Rob Kennon Architects.
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 31 Jul 2020

2020 Houses Awards: House in a Heritage Context

The architect has used traditional materials in a contemporary way to create a quietly powerful statement.

600 Lonsdale Street by Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) and Fender Katsalidis.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Jul 2020

Chicago’s SOM leads design of Melbourne office and hotel tower

A 40-storey office and hotel tower designed by the Chicago office of Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) and Fender Katsalidis will be built in central Melbourne’s legal precinct

Jewish Arts Quarter by Mclldowie Partners.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Jul 2020

Cultural hub for Melbourne’s Jewish community proposed

Key Jewish institutions in Melbourne have revealed ambitious plans for a new cultural hub designed by Mclldowie Partners.

Victorian Architecture Medal: Town Hall Broadmeadows by Kerstin Thompson Architects .
Award | Editorial Desk AAU | 10 Jul 2020

Suburban town hall upgrade wins top Victorian award

Kerstin Thompson Architects’ redevelopment of Town Hall Broadmeadows has been awarded the top honour in the 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards.

Built-in timber bookshelves that edge the living and dining room are accented by exposed chalk-toned brick.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 9 Jul 2020

‘A cascading series of salon spaces’: Garden House

Soft boundaries create multipurpose spaces that reflect a young couple’s character while generous windows connect interiors with “domesticated wilds” around this fluid, functional Melbourne home.

The windows are double-framed, making the glazing blast-proof in the unlikely event of an explosion at the nearby port.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 7 Jul 2020

A deceptively simple cafe: Gathered

Designed by Ewert Leaf, this pared-back and striking cafe in Melbourne’s Footscray belies a host of logistical and functional solutions to manage its portside setting.

Preliminary concept render for the University of Melbourne's Fishermans Bend campus.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Jul 2020

University of Melbourne’s $2b campus plan progresses

The University of Melbourne has progressed its plans for a $2 billion campus at Melbourne’s Fishermans Bend, after a stage one planning application was submitted to the Victorian government.

Geelong Civic Precinct by Cox Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 29 Jun 2020

Victoria approves more than $1b worth of projects

The Victorian Government has approved more than $1 billion worth of projects in its latest tranche of fast-tracked approvals including major apartment projects, offices and Cox Architecture’s $150 million Geelong Civic Precinct.

The proposed redevelopment of the Southgate complex will include an elevated park.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 2 Jun 2020

Elevated parks and office tower to be built in Southbank

A 21-storey office tower will be built on Melbourne’s riverfront under a masterplan by Fender Katsalidis.

Karen Alcock, director of MA Architects.
People | Marcus Baumgart | 2 Jun 2020

Wisdom of youth: MA Architects

A practice growing out of its “teenage years,” MA Architects is ready to evolve its language and move on to new things.

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.

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