Posts tagged as 'Australia'

Mon 18.8.

Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 18.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture

Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture

Referential of an ancient Byzantine building, Cassell Street Residence by B.E Architecture, with a strong rectilinear form, made from natural stone, has a quality of looking older than it is.

 

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Mon 11.8.

Australia Post NSW Headquarters by Carr Design Group (AU)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.08.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Australia Post NSW Headquarters by Carr Design Group

Australia Post NSW Headquarters by Carr Design Group

For the past two years, Carr Design Group has worked closely with Australia Post to optimise its Cleveland Street headquarters, one of Sydney’s most iconic buildings.

 

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Hopetoun Avenue Residence, Vaucluse by B.E Architecture

Hopetoun Avenue Residence, Vaucluse by B.E Architecture

A renovation and extension of a period sandstone home in the Sydney suburb of Vaucluse by B.E Architecture offers an intentional point of difference to the solidity of the existing house.

 

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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…)