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SANAA creates Sydney Modern to be “harmonious with its surroundings”

November 29, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning studio SANAA has completed an extension to the Art Gallery of New South Wales within a series of pavilions that step down towards Sydney Harbour. Set to the public on 3 December, Sydney Modern was designed to contrast with the existing art gallery’s 19th-century neo-classical architecture, with the two buildings connected by a public art

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Temple of Boom brings the Parthenon to Melbourne’s NGV

November 25, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Melbourne-based architects Adam Newman and Kelvin Tsang have created a scaled-down version of Greece’s famous Parthenon temple, which is covered in colourful and perspective-bending murals. Built at a third of the scale of the original temple, Temple of Boom has been installed in the garden of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne for

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Studio Tate creates “textural earthiness” for Relinque wellness spa

November 24, 2022 Christina Yao 0

Melbourne-based Studio Tate has used raw and tactile materials to create “a soothing urban oasis” for the Relinque spa in Melbourne. Located in north east Melbourne, the 800 square-metre space includes a day-spa, spinal clinic, pilates and yoga studios. Local practice Studio Tate was informed by nearby parklands and waterways to create “a soothing urban oasis”. “It was

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Nickolas Gurtler brings 1970s Italian glamour to Youth Lab clinic in Perth

November 18, 2022 Amy Frearson 0

Australian designer Nickolas Gurtler has drawn from the nightclubs of 1970s Milan and Florence to create the interior for a cosmetic clinic in Perth, Australia. It is the third interior that Gurtler has created for Youth Lab, a clinic that offers a range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that include anti-ageing procedures, hair removal and skin

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Brave New Eco applies cosy colours and materials to Melbourne “forever home”

November 15, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Timber, terracotta and rich jewel tones feature throughout this home in Melbourne that Australian studio Brave New Eco has designed for a family of five. Occupied by a couple and their three teenage children, West Bend House sits on a leafy plot overlooking the greenery-lined banks of Melbourne’s Merri Creek. The building itself was designed

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Alexander & Co maintains residential feel inside self-designed Sydney office

November 14, 2022 Natasha Levy 0

Australian architecture practice Alexander & Co has created its own office inside a Victorian-era property in Sydney. Situated a stone’s throw from Bondi Beach, Alexander House acts as a “design laboratory” where Alexander & Co’s team can meet, collaborate and find space to work independently. The homely office occupies a semi-detached property that dates back to the

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Wood Marsh references “sinuous curves of nature” in Melbourne apartment block

November 7, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

Architecture studio Wood Marsh has created the No. 6 Sydney Street apartment block in a suburb of Melbourne, with an exterior of protruding floorplates and mushroom-like columns. Located in the suburb of Prahran, No. 6 Sydney Street provides 15 apartments across six storeys that are oriented to overlook the natural landscape of the adjacent Orrong

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Dezeen Debate features Sam Crawford Architects’ “broken” eel-shaped bridge in Sydney

November 3, 2022 Saudatu Bah 0

The latest edition of our weekly Dezeen Debate newsletter features Sam Crawford Architects’ Bara Bridge in Sydney’s Centennial Park. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now. Sam Crawford Architects has created a curving bridge in Sydney inspired by the bara, or long-finned eel. The studio replicated the shimmering appearance of eels by covering the sides of the bridge

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David Chipperfield Architects and Assemble reveal plans for residential neighbourhood on former dairy farm

November 3, 2022 James Parkes 0

British architecture studios David Chipperfield Architects and Assemble have teamed up with Australian landscape architect Jane Irwin to create a residential neighbourhood on a former dairy farm in Canberra. Aptly named Dairy Road, the master plan is proposed for a 14-hectare site on a former dairy farm in the industrial suburb of Fyshwick and Jerrabomberra

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Atelier Andy Carson finishes coastal home in Sydney with stone and bronze

November 1, 2022 Jon Astbury 0

A curved bronze facade sits atop a sandstone podium at this home renovation in Sydney, Australia, designed by local architecture studio Atelier Andy Carson. Called Matopos, the home designed for the gallerist Judith Neilson involved a complete overhaul of an existing structure on the 178-square-metre corner plot, which overlooks a beach in the Sydney suburb of

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