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Sawtooth roof animates Melbourne apartment block by Six Degrees Architects

September 26, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

A sawtooth roof that references the nearby South Melbourne Market tops Ferrars & York, an apartment block in Australia designed by local studio Six Degrees Architects. Six Degrees Architects worked with property developer Hip V Hype to create the block of 22 apartments, which occupies a challenging, narrow site alongside a tram track in Melbourne. While

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Ochre-tinted precast concrete forms Nightingale housing by Kennedy Nolan

September 22, 2023 Betty Owoo 0

Australian studio Kennedy Nolan has completed Leftfield, an affordable housing block with a “playful” form of pigmented precast concrete panels in the Brunswick neighbourhood of Melbourne. Part of the Nightingale Village development, the block by Kennedy Nolan is an example of a typology created under the Nightingale development model, which aims to design residential projects

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Low-slung roof shelters blockwork home on Mornington Peninsula

September 13, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

A low-slung roof with deep eaves shelters Merricks Farmhouse, a concrete-block home in Australia designed by South African studio Michael Lumby Architecture with Brisbane practice Nielsen Jenkins. Overlooking vineyards and the sea on the Mornington Peninsula in southeast Melbourne, the dwelling references local farmhouses and is designed by Michael Lumby Architecture and Nielsen Jenkins as

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Industrial warehouses inform Melbourne office block by Carr

September 8, 2023 Jon Astbury 0

Australian architecture studio Carr drew on 20th-century industrial warehouses for this office building in Melbourne, which features a stepped frontage of perforated red-brick columns. The office on Bruce Street is the first large building to reach completion in the redevelopment of an “industrial wedge” in Kensington, a suburb defined by brick warehouses and grain siloes

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Chipboard and recycled denim define spaces inside Microloft in Melbourne

July 24, 2023 Kate Jacobs 0

Australian architecture practice Studio Edwards has completed an exercise in contemporary small-space living with this 24-square-metre micro apartment in Melbourne’s Fitzroy district. The clients, a young couple, approached Studio Edwards to remodel the tiny studio apartment on the top floor of a 1980s apartment block. “They asked for a home that felt unified and clutter-free,

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India Mahdavi creates colourful scenography for Pierre Bonnard exhibition in Melbourne

June 10, 2023 Dan Howarth 0

Iraninan-French architect India Mahdavi has designed an exhibition to present works by French painter Pierre Bonnard at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi presents more than 100 works by the famed 20th-century artist who is celebrated for applying an iridescent palette. The scenography design by Mahdavi, also known for

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Tadao Ando unveils design for 2023 MPavilion

May 11, 2023 Lizzie Crook 0

Geometric concrete forms and a reflective pool will define the 10th MPavilion in Australia, which is being designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando. MPavilion 10, which is Japanese architect Ando’s first project in Australia, will occupy a site in Queen Victoria Gardens in the centre of Melbourne. It has been designed as a

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Matt Gibson adds sculptural extension to Victorian Melbourne home

April 15, 2023 Betty Owoo 0

Australian studio Matt Gibson Architecture + Design has transformed a Victorian home in Melbourne’s suburbs with a faceted extension clad in black metal. Located in the suburb of South Yarra, the house on St Martins Lane has been expanded with a three-storey rear extension to better accommodate the needs of the family living there. The

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SSdH tucks Melbourne warehouse apartment into former chocolate factory

April 5, 2023 Jane Englefield 0

Local studio SSdH has designed a split-level, mezzanine-style apartment characterised by eclectic furniture, which is housed within an old chocolate factory in Melbourne. Kerr is a warehouse apartment in Melbourne’s Fitzroy suburb, located in a building that was once home to the historic MacRoberton’s Chocolate Factory before being converted into residential units in the late

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Office Alex Nicholls creates multi-generational Melbourne apartment with its own spa

April 3, 2023 Kate Jacobs 0

Architecture studio Office Alex Nicholls has fused two penthouse apartments in Melbourne into one large flexible home, converting their basement parking spots into a private spa and pool. Adaptability was key to the home in Melbourne’s Elsternwick suburb, which needed to provide enough space for a multi-generational family as well as accommodating visiting relatives in guest

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