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17 May 2021
Still Light at 80 Collins Street
Architects: Woods Bagot
80 Collins St Melbourne CBD Still Light
photo courtesy of Ramus
80 Collins Street Building
A brilliant new work called Still Light graces the new 80 Collins St development that towers above Melbourne’s skyline. Featuring 1,136 metres of light and hours of visual content, the work radiates gently to encourage a slower rhythm in the CBD, evoking a sense that the architecture is moving.

7 Nov 2018
Cairns Innovation Centre
Design: Wilson Architects and Clarke & Prince Architects
Innovation Centre in Cairns Australia
image Courtesy architecture office
Cairns Innovation Centre
James Cook University (JCU) has selected Wilson Architects and Clarke & Prince Architects to design their new $30M Cairns Innovation Centre (CIC).

26 May 2014
Narrabundah House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Design: Adam Dettrick Architects
Narrabundah House
photograph : Michael Downes, UA Creative
Narrabundah House
The client’s brief was to provide a home where the family can interact, seek privacy, entertain, play and grow. Sustainability and affordability were other key drivers, as well as a desire to maintain and enhance the beauty of the site.

19 May 2014
Adelaide Oval Entrance, South Australia
Design: Cox Architecture
Adelaide Oval Entrance - Australian Architecture
photo : Amos Dahlitz (Cox Architecture)
Adelaide Oval Entrance
Visitors to the newly redeveloped Adelaide Oval – one of Australia’s most iconic sports venues – will now be greeted by a dramatic, cantilevered curved form over the main entrance, created from over 4,000 individual panels of Nordic Bronze from Aurubis.

15 Apr 2014
Casa31 in Perth Western Australia
Design: Caroline Di Costa Architect and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Casa31 - Australian Architecture
photograph : Peter Bennetts
Casa31 in Perth Western Australia
Conceptual Framework CASA31_4 Room House re-interprets the role of memory, tradition and social and cultural value in a rich spatial experience that is simultaneous familiar yet unfamiliar. Our architecture preserves and reinterprets the past, history is layered but never erased, fragments of the past continually remind us that we are only another layer in the rich and unfolding history of this place.

10 Mar 2014
46 North Avenue Leichhardt, Inner West Sydney, NSW
Design: Rolf Ockert Design
House on North Avenue Sydney - Australian Architecture
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46 North Avenue Leichhardt
The site is located in a heritage conservation area that is fiercely protected by Leichhardt council. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West Sydney that are still largely original in their streetscape, any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial and impossible.

25 Feb 2014
Hill Top House, Armidale, New South Wales
Design: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
Armidale House
photograph : Edward Birch
Hill Top House
This hill top house is a concrete expression of Armidale’s unique meeting of rural life and culture, “agri-culture”, a town with a university and many other cultural institutions.

8 Jan 2014
Abedian School of Architecture, Bond University, Queensland
Design: CRAB Studio – Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham
Abedian School of Architecture
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Abedian School of Architecture
The Abedian School of Architecture is located on the campus designed in the 1980s by Arata Isozaki. It forms part of the Faculty of Architecture and Sustainable Design. The design competition was won in 2011 the building was completed in 2013.

17 Dec 2013
RAH Design Competition Entry
Design: Nice architects + Mulloway studio
RAH Design Competition Entry Australian Architecture
RAH Design Competition
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People’s choice award and joint 2nd prize in RAH competition, Adelaide, South Australia

22 Oct 2013
SAHMRI Building, Adelaide, South Australia
Design: Woods Bagot
SAHMRI Building
photo : Mark Gordon Architectural Photographer
SAHMRI Building
The SA Health and Medical Research Institute building already has been given nicknames: ‘pinecone’ or ‘blue tongue’ – the building is a bio-research facility. The $200m building is federally funded and features an unusual tessellated facade.

20 Aug 2013
The Cairns Institute, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia
Design: Woods Bagot / RPA Architects
The Cairns Institute Building - Australian Architecture
photograph : Scott Burrows
The Cairns Institute
The Cairns Institute, a revolutionary education and research space, has opened. The design reflects the beautiful, tropical landscape of far North Queensland while also providing a contemporary teaching and research environment with the highest technological standards.

23 Jul 2013
Flinders St Station, Melbourne, Victoria
Shortlisted designs news
Flinders Street Station Melbourne
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Flinders St Station
The six shortlisted designs of the Flinders Street Station Design Competition have been revealed for the first time with Premier Denis Napthine today launching the People’s Choice component of the competition. “From today everyone can inspect the designs and cast their vote. I encourage all Victorians to participate and I think they will be excited by what they see,” Dr Napthine said.

28 Jun 2013
The Yardmaster’s Building
Design: McBride Charles Ryan Architects
The Yardmaster’s Building - Australian Architecture
photo : John Gollings
The Yardmaster’s Building
This functional multi-use facility for the various workers and operations associated with the Southern Cross Rail Yard is located between diverging V-Line tracks at the end of platforms 5 and 6.

7 Jun 2013
55 Elizabeth Street Building, Brisbane, Queensland
Design: BVN Architecture
55 Elizabeth Street Brisbane
photo : Willis Lim
55 Elizabeth Street Brisbane
The building is relatively modest in scale, with a tripartite arrangement which reflects historic CBD development heights, stepping both in plan and section in response to important street views to neighbouring heritage buildings. Each datum of the building reflects the changing contextual qualities and eras at each level – ranging from monumental sandstone planes at entry level to minimalist anodized sunshades to the upper western façade.

22 Apr 2013
The Infinity Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: McBride Charles Ryan
The Infinity Centre Melbourne
photo : John Gollings
The Infinity Centre Australia
This contemporary building’s symbolic plan is the infinity symbol, emphasizing infinite learning. Specialist precincts, cloisters and varied learning spaces make for a bold architectural intervention.

13 Dec 2012
Darling Harbour Redevelopment – Masterplan + ICC Hotels, Sydney, NSW
Design: OMA
SICEEP Redevelopment Sydney
image : OMA
Darling Harbour Redevelopment
The New South Wales Government announced today that Destination Sydney, consisting of Lend Lease, HOSTPLUS, Capella Capital, AEG Ogden and Spotless, is the preferred consortium for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct (SICEEP) redevelopment. OMA is the master plan designer within the consortium, and is also the conceptual architect of the ICC Hotels within the master plan.

2 Dec 2012
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS, Sydney, NSW
Design: Gehry Partners LLP with architect Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Australia)
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building UTS Business School Sydney UTS Building Sydney
image : Gehry Partners, LLP
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
Lend Lease, one of Australia’s largest contractors, appointed by UTS to build this ambitious Frank Gehry building nicknamed ‘Gehry’s Tree house’. The 12-storey $180 m building will contain the UTS Business School.

26 Nov 2012
Swanston Academic Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: Lyons
Swanston Academic Building - Australian Architecture
image : John Gollings
Swanston Academic Building
This new building, called the Swanston Academic Building, is an idea about building a vertical campus and drawing the diversity of the city deeply in to the design conception. As student space is not available like a green campus, the project proposes a vertical ‘stack’ of informal ‘open’ student spaces, each connected to a central circulation system of escalators and stairs.

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Building Designs in Australia, major projects, alphabetical:

Barangaroo Waterfront, Sydney, NSW
Design: various architects
Barangaroo Waterfront Australian Architecture
image courtesy Sydney Harbour F. A.
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Boolarong & Kinkabool, Queensland
BVN Architecture
Boolarong & Kinkabool Queensland
photo : Christopher Frederick Jones
Boolarong & Kinkabool, Stradbroke Island

Crown Metropol Hotel, Melbourne
Bates Smart
Crown Metropol Melbourne - Australian Architecture
image : John Gollings / Shannon McGrath
Crown Metropol Hotel

Klein Bottle House, Victoria
McBride Charles Ryan
Australian Home
photo : John Gollings
Klein Bottle House

Regent Place, Sydney, NSW
Foster + Partners
Regent Place Australian Architecture
image : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
Regent Place

Southern Cross Station, Melbourne
Australian Station building
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Australian Station building

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