Bianca Apartments
DBI ARCHITECTS

The eight- storey mixed-use building uses two distinct visual languages to demarcate the residential tower from the retail and office podium. The lower floors have a strict rectilinear format facing Bay street, while the residential apartments above are defined by a rhythmic, undulating balcony line, referencing tidal ebb and flow.

33 Mackenzie
ELENBERG FRASER

Following a story of ascendance and transcendance, Elenberg Fraser’s design for 33M was inspired by the ancient myths of the angel Metatron and Pandora’s Box.

Entering the lobby you notice infinite mirrors create the sensation of a body suspended in space with patterned light forming a path through the black depths.

Tape Melbourne
NUMEN / FOR USE

Created by revolutionary Viennese/Croatian design mavens Numen/For Use, Tape Melbourne is a temporary work made entirely of regular packing tape, a self extinguishing tape and multiple layers of the transparent adhesive.

Like a giant spider weaving a web or a silk worm at work, the tendons of this two-metre high structure extends over Melbourne’s Federation Square.

The Olsen:
ROTHE LOWMAN

Set on Melbourne’s prestigious Chapel Street, The Olsen Hotel offers travelers premier South Yarra accommodation with 229 elegant five-star suites that are infused with the lyrical works of revered Australian Landscape artist Dr John Olsen. Breathtaking mural and sculpture greet you on arrival and large prints adorn all hallways and suites. This boutique Melbourne hotel is complimented by a day spa and two delicious restaurants; you will be reveling in the art of creature comforts.

Webb Bridge
DENTON CORKER MARSHALL & ROBERT OWEN.

Developed in collaboration with artist Robert Owen, the visually compelling Webb Bridge provides a lively moment for cyclists and pedestrians on the move. The artist was inspired by a desire for a symbolic and poetic demonstration of reconciliation, and the site’s indigenous history.

The design is an analogy of Koorie fishing traps, drums, baskets and the gestural flow of the river below.

Hume City Council Offices
LYONS ARCHITECTS

Built opposite a major shopping centre the new Council office is an important civic marker in Melbourne’s fastest growing suburb. Designed as a compact six-level form built up to the local planning schemes height limit to allow natural light deep into the interior, the proud vertical scale of the building in contrast to the horizontal retail centre. It is a precedent model for a suburban metropolis and has achieved a 5 Green Star ‘as-built’ rating, best practice in Australia.


Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
WOODS BAGOT & NH ARCHITECTURE

One of Melbourne’s most impressive architectural and sustainable buildings, MCEC continues to provide our national and international visitors one of the most impressive architectural, environmental, flexible and largest convention and exhibition spaces in Australia.

With an 18 metre high glass wall façade fronting the Yarra River, MCEC was designed with the environment in mind and is the first and only convention centre in the world to achieve a Six Star Green Star environmental rating.

Thonet Flagship Store
THONET AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

Thonet imports and wholesale bentwood furniture from one of the last surviving factories. Over the years Thonet has expanded its range to incorporate other products specially selected to fill gaps in the commercial and hospitality sector to include: tables, soft furnishing and outdoor furniture.

Together all these products form and association combining original pedigree and quality that have given Thonet a unique and well established reputation in the market place.

Melbourne Fringe Furniture Exhibition Design
EDWARDS MOORE

Responding to the Fringe theme of ‘The City has a Face and the Country has a Soul’, Edwards Moore designed & created a landscape of wood chips running the entire gallery that formed a dynamic and unifying platform on which the furniture was exhibited.


Brother Baba Budan
Breathe Architecture

Brother Baba Budan is a small cafe located in the central business district of Melbourne. Designed using items from local salvage yards and some of the demolition of the existing interior, this emphasis on recycled materials and a love for old items has generated a low cost solution for a unique and sensory coffee experience.

Duck Duck Goose
BURO ARCHITECTS

BURO have imagined a modern abstract Chinese garden in the heart of Melbourne’s QV that is based on the chinese philosophy of Ying and Yang. The space was designed in two separate halves - dark and light, representing two opposing and conflicting ideas but infused as a whole to influence each other. Elements of nature within the space are a subtle reference to the Eastern culture within a Western context, and a series of screening devises are used to mediate the view and create a progression of space.


Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AMMI Park)
COX ARCHITECTS

AAMI Park is Melbourne’s first purpose built venue for football (soccer), rugby league and rugby union. The 30,000-plus seat stadium offers a world class arena and playing surface for all three codes with an unparalleled spectator experience.

The construction of AAMI Park represented the next generation of stadium design, being both innovative and daring. The true complexity is evident in the stadium’s ground breaking design, a self supporting, lightweight bio-frame roof.

Moonah Links Clubhouse
SJB & FKA Architects

The striking Moonah Links Pavilion, sited on a ridge between world-class Open and Legends Golf Courses at Moonah Links, is a contemporary building designed to be sympathetic with its environment.

Comprising a large reception hall, conference facilities, a restaurant, two bars, retail outlet and golfers’ facilities, Moonah Links pavilion is a two-level, concrete construction with a basement housing the plant room, back of house to the kitchen, golf buggy storage and service area.

Design elements include curves to complement the undulating terrain of the surroundings plus beige-green panels and weathered timber panelling to mirror the greyish tones of the Moonah trees.

Arnsdorf Concept Store:
EDWARDS MOORE

Edwards Moore were commissioned to design a temporary cave-like space Inspired by crystalline forms and imagery of rocky landscapes of the “Fortress of Solitude” from the 1978 Superman film to provide an intimate setting and backdrop for Arnsdorf’s Opticks Collection. They creatively reinterpreted an everyday wearable item - ( ladies stockings) stretching and wrapping 154 pairs to envelop the space in soft hues to showcase the sculptural collection.

Watergate Place
ELENBERG FRASER

Watergate Place is a unique urban entity comprised of identical twin towers rising from a five storey podium. The buildings recognise and subsequently interact with their diverse and complex surrounds of the waterfront, adjacent parklands and the Melbourne CBD. Consisting of residential, retail and commercial spaces, the design evolved through trying to find a balance between these often conflicting programs.

The project is sympathetic to the changing living and working arrangements of today’s society and the apartments have been designed to function as home/offices in a mixed apartment/office typology.