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23 July 2021
Mpavilion 2021 Design By MAP Studio (Venice), Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct
MPavilion 2021 design by MAP Studio
image courtesy of Naomi Milgrom Foundation
Melbourne MPavilion 2021 Building design by MAP Studio
Melbourne, Australia: The Naomi Milgrom Foundation released the design for MPavilion 2021, the seventh MPavilion in an ongoing series, by MAP studio (Venice) architects Francesco Magnani & Traudy Pelzel. The geometric, kaleidoscopic design—‘The LightCatcher’— has been envisioned as an urban lighthouse, set to illuminate MPavilion’s diverse program of free cultural events over the summer.

21 July 2021
Oakleigh Recreation Centre, City of Monash

29 June 2021
STH BNK by Beulah
Design: ASPECT Studios with Grant Associates
STH BNK by Beulah Melbourne towers
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STH BNK by Beulah Melbourne
As momentum continues to build on Beulah’s unprecedented STH BNK by Beulah development, world renowned urban design practice Grant Associates and international design practice, ASPECT Studios, have been formally announced as the project’s landscape architects.

22 Jun 2021
Council House 2
Design: City of Melbourne
Council House 2 Melbourne Council House 2 Melbourne Architecture News
photograph : Dianna Snape
Council House 2
The CH2 office building was designed in collaboration with City of Melbourne to be a holistic system with its occupants as participants. The design follows a model that promotes a more interactive role between the city and nature.

21 Jun 2021
600 Church Street, Cremorne
Architects: Wood Marsh
600 Church Street Building Melbourne Architecture News
photograph : Willem-Dirk du Toit
600 Church Street Building
Sitting in contrast to the industrial grit of Cremorne as a progressive commercial building, 600 Church Street reinforces its corner allotment, boldly ascending as a monolithic crystalline glass formation. The building’s faceted outer shell is an intentionally ambiguous interplay with scale.

15 Jun 2021
Craftworks Office Building, Abbotsford
Design: CHT Architects
Craftworks Office Building Abbotsford Melbourne Architecture News
photograph : Binyan Studios
Craftworks Office Building
Holistic eco-urban commercial design fosters culture, community and collaboration.The exciting new nine-storey Craftworks project promises to create its own “creative ecosystem” in which commercial tenants and the community come together to share ideas, communal spaces and a holistic philosophy that fosters true community, culture, wellbeing and sustainability.

8 Jun 2021
There Cafe
Design: Ewert Leaf
There Cafe Interior Melbourne Architecture News
photo : Jenah Piwanskis
There Cafe Interior
Conceived as a shared meeting place, There Cafe is an uplifting and authentic hospitality proposition harnessed by the strength of its architectural setting. Housed in a 19th-century wool store, the pared-back interior celebrates the site’s industrial character while softly layering new interventions; an evolution of its historic identity.

1 Jun 2021
Strathalan Integrated Community, Macleod, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Design: Billard Leece Partnership
Strathalan Integrated Community Melbourne Architecture News
photo : Christine Francis
Strathalan Integrated Community
Strathalan Integrated Community offers luxury retirement living designed to facilitate a joyful and active ageing journey. BLP have worked closely with Baptcare to design a luxury boutique retirement living apartment complex in Macleod, complete with beautifully appointed community facilities.

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

20 May 2021
Apartment 26
Design: Shelley Roberts Architects
Apartment 26 Interior
Tucked down a laneway, the Apartment 26 was reached only after proceeding up a very long set of stairs. From the beginning Manton Lane posed difficult site conditions, not least when a 5 m long stainless-steel kitchen bench had to be craned in through the balcony doors.

14 May 2021
St James Park Residences, Yarra Street, Hawthorn, Victoria
Design: CHT Architects
St James Park Residences Hawthorn
photograph : Oliver Lagasca Photography @olp_otography
St James Park Residences, Hawthorn
The recently completed St James Park boutique apartment project in Hawthorn, employs thoughtful, integrated design to maximise the site’s stunning park-front location. Located at just five kilometres from the Melbourne CBD – each of the 19 residences in the five-level development was individually designed to provide uninterrupted views of the site’s adjacent and leafy St James Park.

15 May 2021
The Orchards
Architects: CHT Architects
The Orchards Homes Melbourne Architecture News
photograph : Kane Jarrod
The Orchards Homes
This residential retirement community that incorporates an on-site aged care facility reflects a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety by offering a ‘whole of ageing’ option for older Australians. Owned and managed by non-for-profit organisation Baptcare, The Orchards offers residents a range of specialised care and support services designed to help residents remain living independently for as long as possible.

27 Mar 2021
Coburg piazza, former Pentridge Prison, Coburg Quarter
Architects: ASPECT Studios
Coburg piazza at former Pentridge Prison Melbourne Architecture News
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Coburg piazza at former Pentridge Prison
The former Pentridge Prison in the northern suburb of Coburg has undertaken a transformation, turning a decommissioned landmark of controversial history into a new residential and retail precinct.

4 Mar 2021
Arbory Bar & Restaurant
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCB)
Arbory Bar Restaurant Melbourne
photo © John Gollings
Arbory Bar & Restaurant
The brief for the Arbory Bar & Restaurant was to convert a disused rail line into a publicly accessible contemporary restaurant and bar venue that would not only sit comfortably within the surrounding heritage context but also contribute positively to the local residents and the tourist experience of Melbourne.

3 Mar 2021
Mercedes Me Melbourne
Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects (JCB)
Mercedes Me Melbourne
photo © Peter Clarke
Mercedes Me Melbourne Store
This is one of seven concept stores globally. Situated on the ground level of the Rialto, on the corner of Collins and King Streets, the site occupies a highly prominent position in an area of the city currently undergoing extensive regeneration.

12 Feb 2021
130 Lonsdale Street
Design: Gray Puksand
130 Lonsdale Street Melbourne
photo : Shannon McGrath
130 Lonsdale Street
Gray Puksand’s recently completed fit-out is an agile, modern workspace that places the health and wellbeing of employees front of mind. The intent was to deliver an interior exuding a sense of calm and balance that essentially functions as a yin to the yang of the often high-intensity business.

27 Jan 2021
Beyond Rest, Collingwood
Design: FMD Architects
Beyond Rest Collingwood
photo : Tatjana Plitt
Beyond Rest, Collingwood
Beyond Rest is a floatation centre housed in an industrial warehouse in Collingwood Melbourne. Float tanks are used for both relaxation and rehabilitation purposes by a wide ranging client base. This is a growing wellness industry which offers a range of physical and mental health benefits.

21 Jan 2021
Surgeon’s Rooms, Melbourne Knox Hospital
Design: FMD Architects
Surgeons Rooms Melbourne
photo : John Gollings
Surgeon’s Rooms, Melbourne Knox Hospital
The Surgeon’s Rooms project is a renovation & extension the existing consulting rooms for Knox Orthopaedic Group, adjacent to Knox hospital. The main entry is via the Knox hospital car park, with the rear entry within a residential street.

8 Jan 2021
Markham Residence, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Design: Preston Lane Architects
Markham Residence Melbourne
photo : Dylan James
Markham Residence
The Markham Residence is a significant heritage renovation to an existing unliveable house in Brunswick, Victoria. The client’s brief for this project called for a four-bedroom house with two living areas as well as off street parking via a rear lane.

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21 Dec 2020
Little Creatures Brewery, South Geelong, Victoria
Design: Robert Simeoni Architects
Little Creatures Brewery South Geelong
photo : Nicole England
Little Creatures Brewery, South Geelong
Little Creatures Brewery established its east coast base in 2012 taking over the historic textile mill, The Valley Worsted Mills, in the industrial area of South Geelong. The new premises enabled the brewery to expand its facilities from Fremantle in Western Australia and to breathe new life into the five former wool store buildings constructed with distinctive red Geelong brick.

14 Dec 2020
Seaford Lifesaving Club, Seaford, Victoria, Australia
Design: Robert Simeoni Architects
Seaford Lifesaving Club Melbourne
photography : John Gollings and Trevor Mein
Holy Name Church, Preston
The Seaford Lifesaving Club was conceived as more than just a single building, but rather a community space surrounded by a collection of buildings. The project further envisioned renewing the beach and shorefront as a community zone.

14 Dec 2020
The Ivy facade
Design: Robert Simeoni Architects
The Ivy Melbourne
photograph : Robert Simeoni Architects
The Ivy, Melbourne Facade
The curtain façade provides differing levels of transparency and diffuse lighting internally while allowing the building to be illuminated from within. Its appearance, ranging from opaque to transparent, responds to the location of the viewer and to the daily variations in the ambient light conditions.

1 Dec 2020
Melbourne Parkade Car Park Building, 34 Little Collins Street
Parkade car park building Melbourne
photo : Timothy Burgess
Melbourne Parkade Car Park Building

25 Nov 2020
Melbourne Arts Precinct
Design: Hassell + SO–IL Architects
Melbourne Arts Precinct transformation design
image courtesy of architects practice
Melbourne Arts Precinct Transformation
The Victorian Government announces funding approval for the $1.46B Melbourne Arts Precinct including the 18,000sqm of new open public space and gardens designed by HASSELL + SO – IL. “The objective of the Melbourne Arts Precinct Masterplan is to improve the functional aspects of the existing institutions, incorporate the two new facilities, and invigorate and maximize the public experience in this exciting new chapter of the precinct”, claim the architects.

26 Aug 2020
Ocean 12
Architects: Cox Architecture
Ocean 12 Club Melbourne Architecture News
photograph © Tom Blachford
Ocean 12 Melbourne
A sumptuous venue, Ocean 12 transitions fluidly between a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces utilising light and colour to define spatial uses, graciously providing a refined backdrop for a range of premium hospitality offerings, leading visitors on a journey of delight, setting a stage and hinting at glimpses of the range of entertainment and leisure activities on offer throughout.

20 Aug 2020
MPavilion Book News
MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture
Published by Thames & Hudson Australia in collaboration with the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, MPavilion: Encounters with Design and Architecture is the first publication on the MPavilion project and chronicles the first six remarkable years.

18 Aug 2020
Piccolo House, Dorcas Street

8 May 2020
Orchard Manufacturing, Rowville, Victoria, Australia
Architects: BENT Architecture
Orchard Manufacturing Co Rowville Melbourne
photography © Tatjana Plitt
Orchard Manufacturing Co. in Rowville
Orchard Manufacturing offers a new approach to factory design, one which creates a happy and healthy workplace inspired by nature. The company espouse a natural ethos, yet it’s hard to imagine an environment further removed from nature than a manufacturing plant.

19 Apr 2020
Botanicca Corporate Park Scheme
Architects: Gray Puksand
Botanicca Corporate Park Scheme Melbourne Victoria
photography © Peter Clarke
Botanicca Corporate Park Scheme
Inspired by the colours of the native flora, specifically the River Red Gum, Botanicca tells the tale of its surrounding – bringing back to the site, the colours that existed over 200 years ago. The buildings slender shapes and perforated cladding enable the penetration of daylight while seamlessly connecting to the surrounding parkland.

6 Mar 2020
Galleria
Design: Plus Architecture
Galleria Apartment Tower Melbourne Australia
image : Tom Roe
Galleria Apartment Tower
Taking the form of a cluster of buildings, the architectural structure of Galleria features sinuous curve forms that interconnect and loop – creating a dialogue between the building form and seeking to reduce the visual bulk of the development from the pedestrian point of view.

5 Mar 2020
Little Sky Gelateria
Architect/Interior Designer: Ewert Leaf
Little Sky Gelateria Brighton Melbourne Architecture News
photograph © Fi Storey
Little Sky Gelateria in Brighton
The approach to this new building sought to create an insertion of ‘playfulness’ housed within a late 19th Century building framework. Encapsulating the company ethos was paramount; creating a welcoming venue and fostering a sense of community.

6 Feb 2020
Fairfield Primary School, Fairfield
Architects: NBRS ARCHITECTURE and Fleetwood Australia
Fairfield Primary School Melbourne Victoria
photography © Joe Vittorio
Fairfield Primary School
The award-winning new facilities have been designed with connectivity and transparency in mind.

2 Feb 2020
388 William Street
Architects: Elenberg Fraser
388 William Street Offices Hotel Melbourne Architecture News
image : Pointilism
388 William Street Offices and Hotel
The world is in flux. Barriers and boundaries that defined us? Gone. The spaces we inhabit need a dramatic rethink.

25 Jan 2020
Luminary Apartments, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria
Design: Plus Architecture
Luminary Apartment Building Hawthorn
image : Tom Roe
Luminary Apartment Building in Hawthorn
Dramatic design meets luxury and sophistication at this property – a distinctive arrival in Hawthorn and a defining presence on a prominent site in this prestigious Melbourne suburb. The residential complex comprises twenty generously-sized apartments and four penthouses.

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