Architecture

DKO and Slab Architecture snare gold for Campbell Street

DKO Architecture and SLAB Architecture's Campbell Street project in Collingwood has claimed gold in Architectural Design (Commercial and Residential), at the Good Design Awards hosted in Sydney. The 60th Anniversary of the Awards attracted a record number of entries, with only 260 projects selected to receive a Good Design Award, after being whittled down from 536. The jury commented that the project was a “great use of space, wonderful use of...

St Kilda foreshore's Stokehouse reborn

Four years after a fire tore through the Stokehouse, the popular venue has reclaimed its prominent location on St Kilda's foreshore. The new design which reimagines the Stokehouse’s exterior, is the result of a collaborative effort between Sydney-based Industrial Design studio TILT, Robert Simeoni Architects and owners, the Van Haandel Group. The building doesn’t try to imitate its predecessor, instead, the design draws on cues taken from the...

KTA lends its design nous to 'The Stables'

Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) have transformed the former Victoria Police Mounted Branch stables on Southbank into world-class teaching and learning facilities for students of the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music following an $18 million make-over. The refurbishment is an exemplar of adaptive re-use and continues KTA's affinity with working with the fabric of heritage structures, since its inception in 1994. The...

Spotlight on Warren and Mahoney with Nick Deans

Today Urban Melbourne turns the spotlight on Warren and Mahoney, an international architectural design practice based in Australia and New Zealand. With a 65-year history and a 300-strong team of outstanding talent, they’ve been recognised with more than 300 awards for work ranging from commercial developments to landmark public buildings. The design-led practice offers core services including architecture, interior design and workplace design...

Technē's Steve McKeag discusses his appointment as Director (and his favourite pubs)

Technē Architecture and Interior Design's move into larger premises on Rathdowne Street in Carlton has also coincided with the appointment of a new director to assist managing the office's growth. Steve McKeag joins founders Justin Northrop and Nick Travers, as the third director at the tightly knit studio, whose name and philosophy means ‘to make, poetically’. McKeag’s promotion from senior associate reflects strong growth at Technē, which has...

Hayball's Richard Leonard provides insight into the South Melbourne Primary School

Earlier this month Urban Melbourne highlighted the recent completion of the South Melbourne Primary School , located on Ferrars Street within the Fishermans Bend Urban Renewal Area. Designed by Hayball, the new vertical school is the first to be constructed in Victoria and forms part of a wider community hub being developed in the Montague precinct, which will also include the now under construction Montague Park. Urban Melbourne asked Hayball...

Winners of 2018 City of Port Phillip Design & Development Awards announced

The winners of the City of Port Phillip Design & Development Awards 2018 were announced on Tuesday 20 March at the NGV International, as a part of the programme for Melbourne Design Week 2018. Hosted by Tim Ross and Mayor Cr Bernadene Voss, and presented by jurors Professor Donald Bates, Shelley Penn, Deputy Mayor Cr Dick Gross, Cr Katherine Copsey and Cr David Brand, the event brought together community, industry and Council to celebrate...

Discussing 21st Century church design with DKO's Koos de Keijzer

In response to the growing demands to remain relevant and socially progressive in the 21st century, CityLife - a contemporary church located in Wantirna South - engaged DKO Architecture to master plan their campus and design a series of new spaces and buildings. DKO’s master plan response was to place a collection of buildings around a sheltered, north facing central plaza, which has been conceived as the heart of the church. Located off the...

City of Port Phillip's Design & Development Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

The City of Port Phillip has announced the shortlisted entries in its Design & Development Awards for 2018. The jury panel and staff were impressed with the quantity and high quality of entries across all categories creating a welcome challenge during the shortlisting process for all involved. The Design & Development Awards encourage and celebrate design excellence within the Port Phillip municipality, and intend to showcase exemplars...

All in good time: The evolution of One Queensbridge

Architecture and the construction industry in general can quite literally take years off your life. Projects often require many years of design, development and coordination, redesign and further refinement before they come to fruition. From the moment they are first conceived as a sketch to when the the first of the residents or workers begin moving in and occupying these buildings, several years may have lapsed. The latest skyscraper approved...

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