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Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

The original community facility was in disrepair and badly in need of an update, so Jackson Clements Burrows worked with the city and local residents to design a multi-purpose space for everyone. The

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HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

Approximately eight million people travel between Melbourne and Sydney each year, and that number is set to double within the next 25 years. There is doubt that the country's current infrastructure can

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10,000 Glowing Books Spill Into Streets of Melbourne in Luzinterruptus’ LED Installation

10,000 Glowing Books Spill Into Streets of Melbourne in Luzinterruptus’ LED Installation

The Spanish collective took over Melbourne's stark Federation Square, converting it into a warm and welcoming space with thousands of glowing books. The books, which were actual rejects from multiple

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The Hive Apartment is a Graffiti Lover’s Green Dream Home in Melbourne

The Hive Apartment is a Graffiti Lover’s Green Dream Home in Melbourne

The Hive Apartment was once home to an old Carlton tailor shop, but was renovated to become Zvi Belling's home. The brick facade was covered in swooshes, letters, arrows, and drips of concrete, to create

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Simple Edwardian House Bursts Into a Daylit Cloud in Australia

Simple Edwardian House Bursts Into a Daylit Cloud in Australia

After nearly one decade of additions and renovations, it seems the Cloud House in Melbourne has finally reached its happy zenith. After passing through the conventional Edwardian threshold, visitors are

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Monash University Student Housing Promotes Collegiality and Sustainability

Monash University Student Housing Promotes Collegiality and Sustainability

When BVN Architecture was designing the new dormitories for Monash University, they focused on the residents' experience rather than just ensuring they met the spatial requirements. The project consists

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Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Australian Bush

Narbethong Community Hall is a Fireproof Building in the Australian Bush

The Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 burned over 4,500 km² (450,000 hectares, 1.1 million acres), resulted in the lost of 173 people's lives and injured over 400 people. The damage to the areas

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Melbourne’s Broadway House Renovated With a Colorful Shade Screen That Blocks The Heat

Melbourne’s Broadway House Renovated With a Colorful Shade Screen That Blocks The Heat

The owners of the Broadway House wanted to expand their living, kitchen and dining zones. Marcus O'Reilly Architects addressed these needs by building a new open floor plan pavilion in the back of the

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Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel Building: Australia’s First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete!

Pixel is a ‘Future Office’ - a prototype for commercial buildings that produce their own power and collect their own water for a future carbon constrained world. The four story building is home to

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South Melbourne’s Elm Apartments Feature a Striking Louvered Leaf Screen Façade

South Melbourne’s Elm Apartments Feature a Striking Louvered Leaf Screen Façade

The Elm Apartments are located on Dorcas Street just off tree lined St. Kilda Road. In keeping with the theme of the trees and the surrounding lush vegetation, Elenberg Fraser decided to use the leaf

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Crystal Gardens Tower: A Vertical Street Featuring Community Gardens On Every Sixth Floor

Crystal Gardens Tower: A Vertical Street Featuring Community Gardens On Every Sixth Floor

The 35 story tower is located on a small (360 sq meter) corner lot in downtown Melbourne and will include ground floor retail, three floors of offices and 154 apartments. Density is balanced in this

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Copper Dome House is a “Puzzling” Garden Home

Copper Dome House is a “Puzzling” Garden Home

The design concept of Dome House was to take a copper sphere, bury it in the ground and divvy it up into many varied slices. Then some fragments were removed while others remained so that the house could

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Recycled Circuit Board Installation Maps Out Melbourne

Recycled Circuit Board Installation Maps Out Melbourne

Designer Mark McQuilten, of Architectus, has created this amazing installation made of discarded circuit boards for the State of Design festival in Melbourne, Australia. Far from a haphazard arrangement,

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Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

Stunning Renovation Showcases Reclaimed Materials, Flexible Spaces

Sometimes it takes looking to the past and pulling cues from previous design theories to break new ground and push modern green design forward. Dezeen shows us Edwards Moore’s stunning renovation of an

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Defunct Ferris Wheel Envisioned as Giant Energy-Generating Windmill

Defunct Ferris Wheel Envisioned as Giant Energy-Generating Windmill

Last year Melbourne’s iconic Southern Star Observation Wheel found a sad turn when it had to be shut down due to cracks and buckling caused by the intense summer heat. The $100 million wheel has since

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Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

A bubbly new soccer and rugby stadium is popping up in Melbourne that will feature a highly engineered exterior structure combined with many sustainable features. Designed by Cox Architects, the Melbourne

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Melbourne Convention Center Achieves 6 Star Green Star Certification

Melbourne Convention Center Achieves 6 Star Green Star Certification

Australia has stunning beaches, some of the best natural landscapes, fascinating wildlife, beautiful people and now the world’s greenest convention center - how is any other country supposed to compete

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ZAHA HADID GOES GREEN DOWN UNDER

ZAHA HADID GOES GREEN DOWN UNDER

We don't often bring news of projects without at least an inkling of the actual design, but sometimes we just can't resist: Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi Pritzker Prize winning architect, is set to design

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MELBOURNE BANS PLASTIC BAGS

MELBOURNE BANS PLASTIC BAGS

Last July, Australia's Victoria state legislation, home to Melbourne, announced legislation to put a levy of 10 cents on every giveaway plastic bag given at supermarkets. The move was seen as a necessary

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