The key design idea for the project is the orientation of the house around a vertical courtyard. The courtyard is conceived as an ecosystem or ‘biomechanical’ core that sustains life and environmentally supports the entire site. It provides an ever present connection to nature from all parts of the house filtering air, capturing and recycling water, sunlight and landscape. It also provides a high quality biophilic indoor/outdoor experience for the occupants (Refer environmental approach).
AM Architecture are Melbourne architects and interior designers, based in Prahran. They are a design driven practice that produce elegant and crafted solutions, developing organically from the site, its environment and the client’s needs and aspirations.
Liminal Spaces collaborated with leading contemporary dance company Dancenorth for ‘Dust’. As the production designers, Liminal worked with the artistic directors and dancers to conceptualise the themes for the dance work, workshopping these ideas that then informed the choreography and design of the production. The transformative design allows the dancers to manipulate and shift the spatial onstage environment.
By Lyons Architects
Building on the Housemuseum's popular and critical success, a major extension to the Housemuseum opened in March 2019, the Housemuseum Galleries operate as a public museum, open to the public six days each week throughout the year.
The design of the new Galleries echoes the distinctive angular forms and design of the original Housemuseum.
The materials and finishes used in the new Galleries reflect its role as a public museum. Its sculpted, high relief facades are clad entirely in bluestone, sourced and extracted from an ancient quarry in Port Fairy in Western Victoria.
The Galleries' internal design also echoes the spatial structure of the original Housemuseum - a series of enclosed, box-like exhibition spaces surrounded by peripheral gallery spaces.
Parliament of Victoria Member’s Annex Building by Peter Elliott Architecture & Urban Design
The new annex building provides much-needed office accommodation for 102 members of parliament and their support staff. Parliament House is nearly 160 years old but was never completed. After a century and a half of makeshift and inadequate member’s offices and numerous failed schemes to extend Parliament House, the new building finally solves a long standing accommodation problem. The annex has been constructed as a separate free-standing building within the eastern gardens of the Parliamentary precinct but is linked back into Parliament House via a bridge, tunnel and laneway connections.
Peter Elliott Architecture & Urban Design is an established architectural and urban design practice operating since 1975.
The practice has a special interest in architecture + urban design in the public realm.
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.
Inside Magazine is the premier professional journal for Australian interior architects and designers and ‘At Home’ is a regular feature that explores the homes of Australia’s top designers.
Developer: Walker Corporation
Hassell are a leading international design practice with studios in Australia, China, South East Asia, UK and USA.
Transurban offices are located in Collins Square’s Tower 5 which comprises 33 levels and 40,000 sqm of commercial office space.
By Luchetti Krelle
Luchetti Krelle is an award winning Sydney based, architecture and interior design firm established by Stuart Krelle and Rachel Luchetti, its primary focus is in the hospitality sector.
By 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.
By 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.
By 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.
More than an architectural practice, DesignInc embodies a holistic approach to buildings and environment that puts people and sustainability at the centre of everything they do.
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.
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.
By COX Architecture
The CitiPower Centre at the Junction Oval is the new exciting home of cricket in Victoria. The state-of-the-art facility is a year-round elite training base for Victoria’s best cricketers as well as a hub for community cricket.
COX Architecture is a multidisciplinary Australian practice which integrates architecture, planning, urban design and interior design.
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.
By Lyons Architects
The Joan Kirner Women's and Children's Hospital is a purpose-designed healthcare facility with its design reflecting the specific needs and expectations of those who will use it - the women and children of Melbourne's western region, carers and families, and Western Health staff. This specialist hospital includes medical imaging, special care nursery, birthing suites, CSSD, new operating theatres and procedure suite, two levels of maternity wards and a paediatric ward, incorporating over 22,000m2 of floor space.
It has been designed using principles of 'salutogenic' design including spaces with views and abundant natural light, intuitive wayfinding and natural colour palettes.
The South East Water project brings together the company’s 700 staff, dispersed across three different locations, into a single purpose-built office in Frankston. The move to a single office targets operational savings of over $20 million and contributes to the rejuvenation of the coastal boulevard of Frankston. The project is an integrated workplace and base building.
The building is designed to complement its location on Frankston’s foreshore and provide a new public facility for the local community – incorporating generous public spaces, cafes and a retail zone along a large verandah which wraps around the building. The building has a domestic scaled entry with an indigenous garden that reflects a ‘beach house’ setting.
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.
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.