Posts tagged as 'Australia'

Fri 2.8.

Northcote Design Studio by Assemble (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.08.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Northcote Design Studio by Assemble

Northcote Design Studio by Assemble

The main feature of architecture and design firm Assemble’s studio in Northcote, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, is the ceiling, a geometric form comprising triangular, origami-inspired folds of timber battens that conceals pipes, ductwork and more.

 

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'Cloud City: An Urban Ecosystem' by Chris Bosse for LAVA, photo: Brett Boardman

‘Cloud City: An Urban Ecosystem’ by Chris Bosse for LAVA, photo: Brett Boardman

Chris Bosse, one of 12 Australian designers exhibiting in the Australian Design Centre’s CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade creative program, has created ‘Cloud City: An urban ecosystem’, a sculptural rendition of a future city. Exploring the potential of design in our lives, “CUSP designers generate ideas that could change the way we inhabit the world” says the Australian Design Centre.

 

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Mon 4.6.

Bondi Penthouse by MPR Design Group Pty Ltd (AU)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 04.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Bondi Penthouse by MPR Design Group Pty Ltd; photo courtesy of the architects

A Sydney-based architectural practice MPR Design Group Pty Ltd has realised this single-family apartment located within the historical part of the city. Completed in 2010, the project stemmed from an idea of adding a structure to ‘an existing environment to which it contributes to form a place in one of Sydney’s iconic beaches.’ (more…)

Klein Bottle House by McBride Charles Ryan; photo by John Gollings

Inspired by the complex topology of Klein bottle, which, in mathematics is described as a ‘non-orientable, closed surface with only one side, formed by passing one end of a tube through the side of the tube and joining it to the other end,’ architects Rob McBride and Debbie-Lyn Ryan of the Australian architectural practice McBride Charles Ryan have developed this experimental and highly expressive holiday house located less than 100 km away from Melbourne, among the sand dunes of the Mornington Peninsula. Covering a total floor area of 258-square-meters, the black and white, origami-like residence encompasses three bedrooms, a separate living and recreation area and two terraces overlooking the surrounding national park.

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Letterbox House by McBride Charles Ryan; photo by John Gollings

While Italians gather in their piazzas and the French take their café au lait, whilst people-watching, seated side by side in front of innumerable brasseries, it is fair to say that there’s no nation with more love for the outdoors than the Aussies. Not only more than 80% of country’s population lives within 50 kilometres of the beach, but Australia’s year-round warm weather also encourages the much-enjoyed alfresco activities. Taking the cue from that particular national penchant, Australian architectural practice McBride Charles Ryan have developed this multifaceted single family house, which they describe as ‘a new version of the good old Aussie verandah.’ (more…)

Fri 19.8.

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel by BVN (AU)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 19.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel by BVN; photo by John Gollings

The award-winning Melbourne-based practice BVN Architecture has recently unveiled its latest project, the Puckapunyal Military Area Memorial Chapel located within the Puckapunyal Military Base in Seymour, Victoria. (more…)

Tue 16.8.

Narrabeen House by Choi Ropiha Fighera (AU)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 16.08.2011 - Tagged as: , , ,

Narrabeen House by Chrofi; photo by Simon Whitbread

The Australian practice Choi Ropiha Fighera has realised this two-storey retreat house located in a tranquil suburban area of North Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia. Although not immediately visible, the 300-square-meters structure encompasses two-storeys and a pool situated in the Narrabeen Lagoon-facing courtyard.

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Strelein Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects; photo by Iain D. MacKenzie

The Australian practice established in 1990 by the New Zeland-born architect Ian Moore has given this 19th-century grocery warehouse a new lease of life by converting it into a stylish, black-and-white residence. (more…)

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