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1413

Dark Horse

In the heart of the house, the living areas
open onto a courtyard. The high-ceilinged corridors pinwheel out from this heart, establishing a sunlit centre around which
most daily activity occurs.
Location

Brunswick East

Dark Horse

, a handsome creature.
1523

Together Apart

Where once they shared a womb, now they share a room; twin girls needing their own space, yet wanting to stay close too.
Location

Hawthorn

Together Apart

, a room for twins.
1229

The Kite

Inside and out, the roof rests like a canopy.
Sky and foliage are ever-present. Light filters in from all sides marking the passage of a day, while overhead, triangles beget triangles, folding and multiplying against the sky like barely tethered kites.
Location

Albert Park

The Kite

, light and shade.
1522

The Skin Job

Slipped in-under an existing timber pergola, this new skin of fine black steel and off-form concrete bears the smile of family life.
Location

Hawthorn

The Skin Job

, the smile of family life.
1700

Among Buildings

The culmination of 3 years of wandering around significant Melbourne buildings and reflects on the immaterial experiences of the built environment.
Format

256pp unbound book

Among Buildings

, an unbound book.
1623

Park Life

Park Life is a highly contextual extension in Williamstown North. This contemporary design responds to the principles of the ‘garden city’, integrating home, garden and streetscape. In doing so, it continues the vision for the area as laid out by the Housing Commission of Victoria in the 1940s.
Location

Williamstown North

Park Life

, home, garden and streetscape.
1309

Hip & Gable

With Hip & Gable, Architecture architecture pays homage to a dignified, long-serving Californian Bungalow, while enticing it to say
a little more and to do a little more too.
Location

Kew East

Hip & Gable

, say a little more.
1423

Fifty Fifty

Partly inspired by its original 1950s suburban home and partly by the modernist Case Study houses of the same decade. 1950s meets 1950s. About half of each. We’re talking fifty-fifty vision. That’s sharp.
Location

Murrumbeena

Fifty Fifty

, modernist suburban.
1403

A Rose by Another

In the grounds of Melbourne’s famed
Cairo apartments, a crop of wild roses are taking seed. The first was an unlikely shade
of purple. The latest is a rose by another hue, and just as sweet.
Location

Cairo apartments, Fitzroy

A Rose by Another

, fold-down elements.
1552

The Summit

A curved wall of glass emulates the roof form, bending inwards to create a more generous side garden. With glass and garden on all sides, the house is awash with natural light.
Location

Malvern

The Summit

, grounded and lofty.
1524

The Taranaki Rift

The Taranaki Rift is an inner-suburban rupture off the east bank of Brunswick, initiated in
the early-Turnbullian, due to the expansion of the Goodman van Dyke cluster.
Location

Brunswick East

The Taranaki Rift

, an inner-suburban rupture.
1301

White rabbit, white rabbit

Architecture architecture’s interest in themes of uncanny perception and the strangeness of the everyday.
Exhibition

February 2013

White rabbit, white rabbit

, the uncanny.
1215

The Purple Rose of Cairo

In a studio apartment of such modest dimension, the smallest modifications make
a significant difference to the feel and functionality of the space.
Location

Fitzroy

The Purple Rose of Cairo

, a functional abode.
1226

Miller House

From the moment of entry, views shift
and redirect between the courtyards,
light-wells, decks and gardens. Natural light washes the internal space from all directions, encouraging exploration of the various living areas and retreats.
Location

North Fitzroy

Miller House

, irregular gables.
1431

Campfire

An idea for a beach house, more like a sheltered campsite than a home.
Status

Concept

Campfire

, A holiday from city life.
1218

Extension House

This project extends, and thereby distorts,
the Californian bungalow. While it may speak the same language, it does so with unfamiliar inflections.
Location

Brunswick West

Extension House

, with unfamiliar inflections.
1900

Lawnbowl Village

Two of the three towers contain high quality, affordable apartments, while the third
tower houses a childcare centre, a theatre,
art gallery, bookshop, cafes, makerspaces and co-working spaces.
Location

Caulfield South

Lawnbowl Village

, engage and enliven.
1714

RMIT City Campus

Within this environment of high spatial
drama, terraced seating and planting establish inviting human-scaled amphitheatres.
Location

Melbourne CBD

RMIT City Campus

, laneway culture.
1441

Aa HQ

The interior palette is light and simple, with modest flourishes of detail where bookshelves terminate and cupboard doors open.
Location

Fitzroy

Aa HQ

, floating in a sea of sketches.
1314

Little Adelaide Hills

Little Adelaide Hills is a proposal for
the redevelopment of the Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
Client

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Little Adelaide Hills

, exposing its geology.
1318

The Portal

From within the shadowy confines of a charming Californian Bungalow, we sent
a probe, dark and slender, out into the wilds;
a portal into new territories. What we discovered, is new life.
Location

Brunswick West

The Portal

, beyond the home.
1711

Chinese Medicine Clinic

The brief called for the provision of three treatment rooms, a reception area and plenty
of storage for medicines and equipment.
Location

Northcote

Chinese Medicine Clinic

, a place of comfort.
1832

Stage Left

Stage Left is a place of anticipation and reflection; a place to gather and collect with friends and ideas, before and after a show. The prologue and the epilogue. A natural extension of the Arts Centre Melbourne experience.
Location

Melbourne CBD

Stage Left

, anticipation and reflection.
1432

Sandy Point

Nestled into the dunes, four pavilions provide shade and shelter.
Location

Sandy Point

Sandy Point

, nestled into the dunes.
1799

New Student Precinct

Architecture architecture were one of a select group of practices invited to develop
ideas for the University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct.
Location

UoM, Parkville Campus

New Student Precinct

, a seamless transition.
1213

Stanhill Apartment

At key moments in the design, the otherwise mute black and white aesthetic breaks in a flourish of barely perceptible colour, imbuing the apartment with a sense of quiet mystery.
Location

Albert Park

Stanhill Apartment

, open, cellular planning.
1223

Turnaround House

Against the odds, this modest extension has turned a dark, cramped residence with little backyard to spare, into a light-filled house with fantastic indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.
Location

Abbotsford

Turnaround House

, indoor and outdoor.
1857

The Scoop

In the heart of the student campus is a crypt
of unrealised grandeur. Once an underground carpark, its sweeping field of parabolic vaults promises so much more. Raw concrete arcs out of the ground in defiance of gravity, an expression of aspiration and daring.
Client

University of Melbourne

The Scoop

, social exchange.
1011

A Garden Curiosity

Like everything in a garden, its impermanence reveals the passage of time.
Location

Suburb

A Garden Curiosity

, a piece of garden joinery.
1707

The Drift

The Drift proposes that there is no audience, only participants. There is no object, and there is no center. Instead a field of scattered Seeds, wired for networked discussion, where ideas may blow-in from any corner of the garden.
Status

Competition entry for the NGV

The Drift

, no audience, only participants.
1874

RMIT Business Behavioural Lab

The brief required a thorough understanding
of the stakeholders’ needs in order to deliver a laboratory where academics undertake controlled behavioural experiments with verifiable results.
Location

Melbourne CBD

RMIT Business Behavioural Lab

, verifiable results.
1500

Friend or Pho

Recycled materials were adopted to reflect the Vietnamese culture of re-use, where nothing is wasted. The overall effect is reminiscent of the lantern-lit eateries of Hanoi An.
Location

Yarraville

Friend or Pho

, contemporary Vietnamese.
1554

Urban Coup

Architecture architecture is currently working in collaboration with Breathe Architecture on the design and delivery of a Nightingale co-housing development for Urban Coup.
Location

Brunswick

Urban Coup

, socially integrated ways.
1555

Nightingale Housing

Nightingale revolutionizes multi-residential development by establishing a freely available, cost-transparent, open-source model in which designers work directly with purchasers, for the purposes of creating environmentally, socially and financially sustainable homes.
Location

Brunswick

Nightingale Housing

, sustainable homes.
1801

Unliveable Berlin

With its chequered history of cultural exclusion and ideological seclusion, as well as an impressive record of refugee accommodation, Berlin presents a unique case study in the urban consequences of social disunity and cohesion.
Location

Berlin

Unliveable Berlin

, experimental housing.