MCR developed Banksia in a new parkland which was worked on in collaboration with Aspect Studios and Stutterheim Anderson Landscape Architecture. The distinct façade was developed to recall the Banksia pod, the biomimicry linking the building metaphorically to the public park in which it sits. This echoing of its natural setting was developed throughout the design of the individual apartments, the foyers, and the unique lounge rooftop of the project. In many ways, the building’s architectural language has been configured in a traditional manner reflecting the great traditional element of architecture, the column, with its base, its middle and its capital. Banksia has a robust colonnade at ground level, a unique repetitive middle and a distinct and playful top.
MAB brings yet another world class building to NewQuay. With Banksia there has been no compromise in their pursuit of excellence. Surrounded by a lush parkland on the edge of Victoria Harbour, Banksia’s unique position commands panoramic 360° park and water views backdropped by Melbourne’s city skyline.
Refurbishment by John Wardle Architects
The Caulfield Library was built in 1972. John Wardle Architects were engaged to transform the only library on the Caulfield campus to help animate the centre of the campus by creating a new transparency between the interior and exterior of the building.
John Wardle Architects has evolved from a smaller studio into a larger collaborative environment where every project has a range of creative, technical and strategic contributions from a diversity of architects and interior designers within JWA.
Architects: BENT Architecture
Phoenix Rooftop is a green refuge in the unlikeliest of places - 30-stories high, on an exposed, yet spectacular site in the heart of Melbourne. This garden in the sky allows two down-sizing professionals to retain the joy of outdoor living as they transition from the suburbs to the city.
BENT Architecture is an innovative design practice based in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.
Architects: John Wardle Architects
This choreographed residence is an homage to the beautiful gardens of Ballarat. It comprises a series of pavilions located within a landscape of varied garden types - formal, public, rambling, courtyard, and kitchen gardens. The differing gardens and landscaping provide a variety of outlooks from within the house, accentuated by changing light and seasonal coloration.
John Wardle Architects is constantly evolving. The practice is a large collaborative environment where every project has a range of creative, technical and strategic contributions from a diverse team of architects and interior designers within JWA.
Architects: Liminal Studio
An immersive accommodation experience within Freycinet National Park. Freycinet Lodge’s Coastal Pavilion offers a superb blend of natural simplicity and ultimate comfort.
Liminal Studio is an international multi-disciplinary design practice integrating architecture with parallel disciplines such as graphic design, art, objects, writing and performance.
by Hayball Architects
As the first vertical school in Victoria, this project is a ground-breaking one. South Melbourne Primary School has been awarded Future Project of the Year at the 2016 World Architecture Festival.
Hayball is one of Australia’s largest design practices, with 180+ people working from studios in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
by Büro Architects in collaboration with Pollen Studio
Buro and Pollen were commissioned to design two picnic shelters to service the increasing tourism demand of Hanging Rock and spread the activities to the East Paddock. The shelters have been designed to sit intuitively into the landscape, with local stone-clad walls, low wing-shaped roofs designed to maximise water collection and landscape features that help settle the structure into the surrounding environment.
Büro is a design-focused practice led by Paul von Chrismar.
Universal Design Studio is an award winning architecture and interior design practice based in London.
by Croxon Ramsay Architects
Croxon Ramsay is a multidisciplinary design and architecture practice with experience in commercial, educational and residential development projects. The firm takes a collaborative approach to projects and endeavours to incorporate sustainable design strategies in every project.
Commissioned by MAB Corporation
Designed by Woods Bagot
Built by Hickory
MAB Corporation is a privately owned property development company, established and owned by fifth generation Melbourne property identities, Michael and Andrew Buxton. MAB has activities in residential, retail, industrial and commercial developments, as well as a funds management business.
By Breathe Architecture
Breathe Architecture is a design practice that combines environmental and aesthetic principles to create stunning buildings with a lighter footprint. The company is focused on contributing to the local community and architectural landscape in a contextual and culturally responsive way. A sustainability-focused architecture practice that is known for its innovative and often unconventional tectonic material solutions.
Roam Architects project portfolio includes schools, new build houses & residential refurbishments. They are firm believers that if the design process is run well and the lines of communication are strong, then the best results will follow. Roam Architects think design is a great idea followed by a good conversation.
HASSELL is a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia and the United Kingdom.
Architects: AM Architecture
Sorrento Beach house is comprised of a raw concrete internal shell, wrapped in a timber exterior. The thermal mass provided by the concrete is insulated externally providing stable internal temperatures, and the timber exterior shades the concrete, further eliminating heat loads in summer. The building is designed to allow high levels of cross ventilation, taking advantage of cooling bay breezes whilst providing water views in almost every room.
The site is located between the Sisters landforms on the Sorrento Foreshore, on a site of historical and cultural significance. It is the landing place of the first Victorian Settlement in 1803 and well before that the home of local aboriginal communities.
AM Architecture are Melbourne architects and interior designers, based in Prahran. They are a design driven practice dedicated to producing elegant solutions that develop organically from the site, its environment and the client’s needs and aspirations.
Brook Andrew is an artist who has exhibited internationally since 1996 and continues to work and create in major international museums, research centres and galleries. He examines dominant Western narratives, specifically relating to colonialism, placing Australia at the centre of a global inquisition. In doing so, his practice harnesses alternate narratives to assemble new directions of understanding historical legacies of colonialism and modernist histories. Apart from drawing inspiration from vernacular objects and the archive he travels internationally to work with communities and various private and public collections.
BVN are an architecture studio with origins in Australia. A 90 year old heritage has allowed them to create a broad portfolio of built work internationally. They value design, diversity and innovation.
Silver Thomas Hanley approaches each project from a strong design and operational knowledge base, to provide a unique and operationally sustainable solution.