Tag: Residential

The tight footprint of the existing terrace necessitated an efficient approach to establishing a new spatial order.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 31 Jan 2020

Hard worker: Albert Park Terrace

This renovation of an inner-Melbourne terrace by Wellard Architects cleverly navigates the site’s constrained footprint, employing key architectural moves that make for an efficient and uplifting family home.

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 29 May 2018

Threatened Anatol Kagan house receives state heritage listing

The Heritage Council of Victoria has defied the recommendation of the director of Heritage Victoria in its decision to heritage-list Lind House in Melbourne.

The cypress pine cladding was chosen because it will weather and age naturally.
Projects | Rachael Bernstone | 12 Oct 2017

Inclusiveness and community: Backhouse

A compact and sustainable house by Coda Studio that prioritizes connection to family and community encapsulates the progressive ideals of the architects who call it home.

Annandale House by Welsh and Major Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 2 Oct 2017

Vote for Australia’s favourite house 2017

Voting has opened for the 2017 People’s Choice Award as part of the 2017 National Architecture Awards, which will reward one of 15 residential projects selected from across Australia.

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 27 Sep 2017

Heritage Victoria snubs modernist Anatol Kagan house

Heritage Victoria’s executive director has recommended that a mid-century modernist house in Melbourne should be denied recognition on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Concept from the Rhodes East Precinct Investigation Area Urban Design Report by Roberts Day.
News | Patrick Hunn | 18 Sep 2017

Medium-density living at heart of government plan for Sydney’s Rhodes peninsula

A draft 20-year masterplan by Roberts Day would see the eastern half of the Rhodes Peninsula in Sydney develop as a medium-density, pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood.

A residential tower in Melbourne designed by Zaha Hadid Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 12 Sep 2017

Zaha Hadid Architects’ $330m Melbourne tower approved

Zaha Hadid Architects’ second Melbourne project, a residential tower which has now been approved, is inspired by “the Australian landscape’s fluid geometry.”

A new staircase in a central atrium marks the transition from old to new in a robust palette of concrete, recycled timber, steel and glass. Artwork: Maricou, Silver Mare.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 12 Sep 2017

A harmonious weave: Balmain Semi

Weaving elements of the old building fabric in with the new, in some places overtly and in others organically, gives Balmain Semi by CO-AP and Nick Bell Architects a feeling of harmony.

The site of the "Block H" development in Wentworth Point, Sydney.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Sep 2017

Six selected in design competition for 1,000 new homes in western Sydney

Australian and international practices have been invited to submit designs for a high-density residential complex in the Sydney suburb of Wentworth Point.

Since 2004 the fire station has been used as a private residence. The current owners engaged Owen Architecture to improve the “cramped and disconnected” spaces and circulation.
Projects | Alice Hampson | 1 Sep 2017

From ‘hose to house’: Bayside Fire Station

The restoration of a former fire station in Brisbane by Owen Architecture reimagines a unique typology as a comfortable family home, achieved with a design strategy that was “deliberately singular.”

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 28 Aug 2017

Mid-century modernist house receives temporary demolition reprieve

A plan to demolish a mid-century modernist house designed by the late, Russia-born architect Anatol Kagan in the Melbourne suburb of Caulfield North has been temporarily foiled by the City of Glen Eira.

1/2/3/4/5 Cohousing by David Barr Architects.
News | Linda Cheng | 12 Jul 2017

Zero-energy, prefab apartment design wins WA medium-density housing competition

David Barr Architects’ modular, prefabricated design has won a WA government agency’s competition to design an affordable, sustainable, medium-density housing project.

The modernist house relies on the landscape and streets as an extension of the home.
Projects | James Russell | 12 Jul 2017

Revisited: Chambers House

This modest home, designed in the late 1970s by Rodney Chambers for himself and his family, is grounded within the beauty of the surrounding garden.

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Jul 2017

Council moves to save mid-century modernist house from demolition

A planning permit application proposes to redevelop the mid-century modernist home as eight two- and three-storey units.

Peter McIntyre purchased the 9-acre block of land in 1947 for £200 when he was 19 years old. The terrain was difficult, with steep cliffs and prone to flooding from the Yarra River.
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 Jun 2017

‘Rethinking ways of living’: Home truths from Melbourne’s modernists

A series of interviews produced by Open House Melbourne features four of Australia’s most significant 20th century architects and designers.

A sense of enchantment and unexpectedness is evident in the transition from one space to another. Artwork: Robert Frith.
Projects | Hayley Curnow | 26 Jun 2017

Unfurling spaces: North Perth Townhouse

A theatrical reworking of an existing townhouse uses colour and contrast to boldly define the series of spaces.

A long, heavy masonry wall protects the house from the road and a custom mortar technique adds shadow and depth to the external surfaces.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 7 Jun 2017

Artisanal values: Fish Creek House

Robust, tactile and honest, the design of this new house responds instinctively to its setting, celebrating the human experience and artisanal values.

An overt expression of materiality is suppressed in favour of spatial clarity.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 6 Jun 2017

Modernist evolution: McLeod House

Perched high on a rocky outcrop, this expressive home reveals a strong connection with the experimental architecture of mid-century modernism.

The gable roof profile common in the neighbourhood is repeated in the dynamic patterning of the black and white Vs on the new facade’s oversized sliding screens.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 31 May 2017

Suburban sculpture: Bardon House

Drawing in surrounding bushland and establishing new internalized landscapes, this new home intimately engages with its context and climate.

The proposed West Melbourne Waterfront development by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture, with landscape architecture by Oculus.
News | Patrick Hunn | 31 May 2017

Council approval paves ways for 2.8ha mixed-use development in industrial West Melbourne

The City of Melbourne has thrown its support behind a 2.8-hectare mixed-use development proposal on the Maribyrnong riverfront, despite concerns of odour, dust and noise pollution.

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