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HASSELL Builds a Shipping Pallet Urban Coffee Farm for Melbourne’s Food & Wine Festival

HASSELL Builds a Shipping Pallet Urban Coffee Farm for Melbourne’s Food & Wine Festival

Located in Queensbridge Square in Southbank, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar has transformed the public square into a temporary coffee plantation. Inspired by Guatemalan farms, the Young Designers

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The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

The Ridge Road Residence Fuses Energy Efficiency and Contemporary Design in Australia

As the architects put it, the design of the Ridge Road Residence was inspired to provide “a sense of sanctuary, enclosure and comfort.” The home is designed on a series of levels that cascade down the

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Carly Fischer Carefully Recreates Everyday Trash From Paper

Carly Fischer Carefully Recreates Everyday Trash From Paper

In Fischer's work, mass-produced candy bar wrappers, aluminum cans, and cigarette packs are copied in paper, lending a hand-crafted perfection to what is normally churned out by a machine. Each model is

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Melbourne’s St. Alfred’s Church Boasts Highly Sophisticated Passive Heating and Cooling Systems

Melbourne’s St. Alfred’s Church Boasts Highly Sophisticated Passive Heating and Cooling Systems

St. Alfred's Anglican Church consists of a main worshipping auditorium, a gathering foyer, meeting rooms, offices and a commercial kitchen as well as an outdoor play and barbeque area. One

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Melbourne’s Bentleigh Secondary College Scores Straight A’s for Sustainable Education

Melbourne’s Bentleigh Secondary College Scores Straight A’s for Sustainable Education

Located in South East Melbourne, Bentleigh Secondary College is leading by example in the fields of sustainability and education. Suters Architects designed the school's facilities with green building

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HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

HASSELL to Transform Shipping Containers and Pallets into an Urban Coffee Farm in Melbourne

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is coming to Australia in the first week of March and the Young Designers at HASSELL have created the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar as a centerpiece for this year’s

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Heller Street Park & Residences: Award-Winning Sustainable Housing by Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne

Heller Street Park & Residences: Award-Winning Sustainable Housing by Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne

Heller Street Park and Residences, by Six Degrees Architects, consists of a public park and ten townhouses in inner suburban Melbourne. It is built on what was originally a clay pit, then a rubbish dump

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The Cultured Landscape Sets Out a Strategy for Sustainable Transformation of an Australian Brownfield

The Cultured Landscape Sets Out a Strategy for Sustainable Transformation of an Australian Brownfield

Rather than simply let the Latrobe Valley revert to a supposed “natural” state, NAAU proposes a new urban design that retains and adaptively reuses “the significant industrial infrastructure as a

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Melbourne’s New Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre is Dedicated to Eco Education

Melbourne’s New Knox Innovation Opportunity & Sustainability Centre is Dedicated to Eco Education

Completed in April of 2012, the KIOSC combines both sustainable practice in building design along with secondary and TAFE (Technical and Further Education) curriculum. Students in grades 7-10 from

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Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

For the Ballroom installation commissioned by the Federation Square Creative Program to promote public art at the 3.2 hectare mixed-use space near Melbourne's busiest railway station, Dougherty turned to

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Woods Bagot Designs Efficient New Headquarters for Melbourne Water

Woods Bagot Designs Efficient New Headquarters for Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water's new headquarters has achieved a 5 Star NABERS rating (NABERS is Australia's green building rating system). And it is expected to receive a 6 Star NABERS rating following a period of

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Feel Free: Resource-Efficient Structure Sheds Some Light on CNC Fabrication in Melbourne

Feel Free: Resource-Efficient Structure Sheds Some Light on CNC Fabrication in Melbourne

Daiman Otto of Analog Structures worked with ARKit and GHD to design and fabricate Feel Free shelter for the Shed Light event in Melbourne. The shelter provides a sustainable and affordable structural

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The Shakin Stevens House is a Modern Renovation that Embraces Green Design in Melbourne

The Shakin Stevens House is a Modern Renovation that Embraces Green Design in Melbourne

The owners of the Shakin Stevens House wanted to be connected with "green" space and increase the amenities of the home without increasing the floor space too much. Like many renovations in Melbourne, the

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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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Boat Inspired Sustainable Australian Home Is Serious Fun

Boat Inspired Sustainable Australian Home Is Serious Fun

The clients had a fairly specific idea for what they wanted for their house. In their own words, "Make it Saint Kilda. And, make it light. Make it bright. Make it tight. Add all of the green stuff too,

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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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