Central Park has been a business icon in Perth since its introduction to the Terrace in the early 1990s. As one of the tallest buildings, and the only public green space in the heart of the CBD, it has long been an attractor of people. After winning the masterplan design competition for the area, Woods Bagot led the team that transformed Central Park’s public ground-floor space.
The inner-city Melbourne suburb of Docklands, located on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation, has been the subject of a multitude of visions, proposals and frameworks, mapped over the area from the 1980s onwards as discussions about the site’s redevelopment gained momentum. A number of these plans sought to establish meaningful connections between Docklands and the nearby CBD. However, as Kim Dovey observed in 2005, the harbour remained “largely hidden from the everyday lifeworld of the city and did not feature on the collective cognitive map.”
Inlet Drive Residence by PTX Architects is situated on a picturesque site, the owner drawn to the location by strong emotions linked to memories of holidays spent fishing in a tinnie on the Wilson Inlet with his father.
Built for his sister and her young family, archterra’s Paddock House is an exercise in functional simplicity. Although not limited by space, the family home is efficient in its layout and orientation.
The broad arterial road of Alice Street eases into the historic town centre past timber cottages, fast-food restaurants and tilt-up retail offerings. The site of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services North Coast Region Headquarters and Maryborough Fire and Rescue Station appears shortly before Alice Street overruns the city centre and emerges into a low-lying landscape of sugarcane fields.
Typical of the era, Beaconsfield House, in its original form, was a timber-framed cottage clad with jarrah and asbestos. While many would have chosen to demolish the building and rebuild, the owners bravely committed to preserving and regenerating the original home. They sought the creation of extra space and the modernisation of the home that they had lived in for over 20 years. The result is a respectful exercise in integrity and sculptural simplicity.
Colour – saturated, translucent and diaphanous – was a founding framework for the Sydney Metro Northwest artwork.
Jimmy Thompson’s own house, for which he won the WA Chapter’s top residential architecture award in 2022, is a case study – and exemplar – for a battle axe block.
Located at the University of Sydney’s Chau Chak Wing Museum, the Nicholson Galleries are home to the university’s collection of antiquities from three ancient cultures: Egypt, Greece and Rome. When our studio was commissioned to design these galleries, the conceptual starting point was materiality; specifically, the way that material and tectonic culture helps to locate us in time and place.
Hyde Park House is located on busy Vincent Street adjacent to Perth’s iconic Hyde Park. On first glance the house is oddly nostalgic, its rich textures and materiality seamlessly blending into the existing heritage streetscape. However, on closer inspection it is evident that the house is the product of a robust yet delicate design process from Simone Robeson and Lauren Benson at Robeson Architects.