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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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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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“How on earth does this work in section?” says commenter

November 9, 2022 Rupert Bickersteth 0

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Wood Marsh’s sinuous, curved Melbourne apartment block. Commenters were curious about architecture studio Wood Marsh’s six-storey apartment block in a Melbourne suburb, which features protruding floorplates and mushroom-like columns. “There are structural engineers’ tears somewhere in this” “Beautiful building, and nice floor plans”, commented Kevin Perera. “If

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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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Studio Bright arranges 8 Yard House around a series of outdoor spaces

October 14, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0

A sequence of eight courtyards and gardens are incorporated into the linear floor plan of this house in Melbourne, Australia, which Studio Bright designed to make the most of a long and narrow plot. The studio headed by architect Melissa Bright designed 8 Yard House for a site in the city’s North Fitzroy district, which

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Angelucci Architects adds tile-clad extension to Victorian terrace house in Melbourne

September 16, 2022 Katie Last 0
Nido House by Angelucci Architects

Australian architecture studio Angelucci Architects has transformed a Victorian brick terrace house into a family home named Nido House in Melbourne, Australia. Located on a street corner in Carlton North — a suburb of Melbourne — the house extension was influenced by Victorian and contemporary design. Nido, which means bird’s nest, was designed to celebrate

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Melbourne courtyard house by BKK Architects “explores shades of privacy”

September 14, 2022 Katie Last 0
Keep House by BKK Architects

Australian architecture studio BKK Architects has created Keep House, a home in Melbourne that plays with levels of privacy to stay connected to nature but separated from the nearby public parkland. The home, which was designed for a couple and their teenage children, is located on a wedge-shaped plot of land next to suburban parkland.

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Austin Maynard Architects develops “ethical housing” in inner-city Melbourne

August 29, 2022 Amy Frearson 0
Terrace House by Austin Maynard Architects

Austin Maynard Architects has completed Terrace House, a self-funded apartment building in Melbourne which is low-cost, eco-conscious and has enough room for young families. Located on a narrow infill site in Brunswick, Terrace House is a six storey “ethical housing” building containing 16 apartments and three ground-level shop units. Austin Maynard Architects – led by

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Kennon designs office tower with “solar facade” for Melbourne

August 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Front facade of 550 Spencer offices by Kennon

Australian studio Kennon is designing a commercial office tower in Melbourne called 550 Spencer that will feature more than 1,000 glass-like solar panels across its facade. Set to complete in 2024, the eight-storey tower’s facade will harness sunlight to produce “50 times more electricity than a standard rooftop solar panel system” used in residential projects.

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