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Ozanam House: MGS Architects

Joshua Darvill, coordination, engagement and participation manager at Ozanam House provides a snapshot of the services provided, long-term sustainable outcomes and reassessing the needs of the community.

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Architectural photography

A photo essay of architectural photography. Daniel Moore asked established architectural photographers about their first memorable project, finding their way into the profession and/or working with early career architects.

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Architect VictoriaSocial Housing Profile

Investment in affordable housing quality: Why the industry should support it

Recently, we have seen many news stories pointing to the bounce back and now surge in house prices in our capital cities. With this, a host of public servants, politicians, residential property investors, and homeowners sit back content, another KPI met, clearly all is well in the garden. The low interest rates, the decades-long incentives rewarding this investment are working. But are they? Are we getting the housing infrastructure we need, in the locations and in the form and tenure required to build the Australia we need economically and socially?

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Residential projects

Megalong House: MDC Architects

This alteration and addition project by Matt Delroy-Carr is a great example of how clever architecture can achieve significant improvements to spatial quality through relatively minor interventions – with a modest budget.

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Marina East Apartments: Hames Sharley

The Marina East apartments by Hames Sharley are not just on the waterfront, but bound by water on three sides. The unique design, comprised of three individual buildings, responds to this rare site.

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Richmond House: Therefore

Director Alex Lake shares how Therefore has spring boarded into residential architecture from a prior base of commercial work – “an atypical direction given most small practices begin with residential work”. 

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Carbon Zero Profiles

Breathe are carbon neutral

Going carbon neutral is just so easy to implement. Sometimes with environmental urgency, people become overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. But if you run a business, this is really one of the simplest things you can do. We just want everyone to know that going carbon neutral isn’t hard and it makes a huge impact. Breathe Director of Sustainability, Bonnie Herring.

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SJB are carbon neutral

Because each individual’s activities are tied to it, our carbon neutral certification has reminded the whole team about the power of everyday choices. It’s a tip of the iceberg kind of thing that makes us all realise that there are so many decisions we make as architects where we can have a more positive impact. Going carbon neutral creates a framework to think about those things and provides a responsive structure to track our progress year on year.

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Kennedy Nolan are carbon neutral

Kennedy Nolan are certified carbon neutral. Director of Architecture, Victoria Reeves sat down with the Australian Institute of Architects to discuss carbon neutral certification with a view to tackling more complex, and exciting, sustainability challenges.

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Community Architecture

Creating a sense of place: spaceagency

spaceagency approaches each project with a rigour and attention to detail that allows it to deliver projects instilled with a sense of history, currency and longevity.

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NGV Triennial Outdoor Pavilions: BoardGrove Architects

For the National Gallery of Victoria’s 2020 Triennial outdoor program, BoardGrove Architects designed a collection of transient pavilions situated in the gallery’s Grollo Equiset Garden. Drawing on their diverse experience, BoardGrove designed a novel response that skillfully responded to the project brief’s size and budget.

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The Rocks: Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick Architects

The Rocks Laneway by Taylor Robinson Chaney Broderick Architects successfully stitches together disparate parts of the town with a procession of overlapping and varied community spaces – providing a new emphasis for the centre of the City of Greater Geraldton.

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