Located in the heart of Melbourne’s west, Sunshine is the fastest growing region in Australia and has been named by the Victorian Government as a Metropolitan Activity Centre and an emerging National Employment Cluster. As a regionally important centre, it’s no surprise that a major project currently underway within Sunshine is already setting a high benchmark for future regional development, in terms of quality design and construction. The purpose built $52 million Brimbank
Melbourne’s McBride Charles Ryan Architects brought Monash University’s aim to life of creating true communities in quintessentially Australian style, with its design of the new Logan Hall student accommodation at the Clayton Campus. Sustainable design and construction was central to the building’s development to achieve a 5-star-as-built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. The development includes 250 studio rooms, as well as shops and cafes on the ground fl
In Melbourne’s inner city and densely populated Richmond, there’s an eye-catching triangular building that’s beginning to stop traffic as its construction takes shape: Jaques apartments. Karl Fender of Melbourne architects, Fender Katsalidis, designed this spacious, contemporary apartment block, which houses just 56 luxury apartments, targeted at the owner-occupier. Priced between $400,000 to $2,000,000, they not only offer luxury amenities, but easy proximity to Bridge Road
It was a case of old meets new with the upgrading, refurbishing and extension of the old Castlemaine Police Station, completed in October 2014. This functional, contemporary square building is still very much in keeping with the style and heritage of the buildings in the surrounding area. The redevelopment of the Castlemaine Police station is a shining example of how Robertson’s Façade Systems cleverly and seamlessly links old with new, to create stunning, functional designs.
The redevelopment of Dimmeys, Richmond’s heritage listed building, completed in 2015, transformed it into a modern mixed-use development connecting old and new. Now known as Richmond Icon, the well-known historic building began life as a textile store in 1878, evolving to a quality goods store during the Depression and, most recently, to a prominent bargain store. Armsby Architects created the new design, taking the already iconic building one giant leap ahead by carefully pr
Block A, Noordstrook is no ordinary apartment building. It's a simply amazing, multi-textural design including the highly creative use of thin brick facing tiles set in precast concrete. This apartment building in Amsterdam shows how form, function and clever design can combine to create spectacular results. And all it takes are brick facing tiles, precast concrete and imagination. Two storey high panels were positioned to create a colourful image of woven carpets hanging nex