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elenberg fraser towers
Tower Melbourne (left and middle), Abode 318 (right). Elenberg Fraser

29.10.12 in buildings urban-design

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Panel drop

The National Mutual tower in Collins Street (Godfrey & Spowers, Hughes, Mewton and Lobb) lost a marble facade tile today, clearing the plaza 10 storeys below. The Age has more, mistakenly referring to a fallen ‘concrete slab’, a scary thought.

30.01.12 in buildings 

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Ted's top ten

Manchester Unity building

22.11.11 in buildings 

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Bridge building

A great 2007 doco is on ABC iView, until June 14th, on the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Design plagiarism, kidnap attempts, fascists on horses, bank robbing… it’s exhausting.

06.06.11 in buildings 

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The Architects hit Fed Square

Good? Bad? Ugly? All three? This video from Sunday’s Art Nation also contains a glimpse of Lab’s ideas for Fed Square East. Think leafy and shady!

23.05.11 in buildings video-clips

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10 Murray crunch time

Here’s a link to ABC 730 Tasmania’s video coverage last Friday of the 10 Murray St debate in Hobart – all coming to a head in the supreme court today and tomorrow.

19.05.11 in buildings heritage

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Lift to view

OK, so you’ve paid $32M for a site in Point Piper, but it’s not on the sea side of the road, and its pretty damn steep. First thing to do is clear the existing historic mansion. Next, build a new one. Then build a Bat Cave, but swap the bat poles for a bat lift.

05.01.11 in buildings weird-wonderful

Media, museum

Braille NMA

11.10.10 in buildings 

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$152M on trucks and lifts

opera house trucks

07.06.10 in buildings 

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More bounce

Rod Laver arena 2010

24.03.10 in buildings 

Penthouse Mouse

This could be the last chance to have a good look around the Naval and Military Club in Little Collins Street, Melbourne. The low-rise 1967 building with its distinctive arched windows is due to tumble soon, a new planning proposal having been approved for a Buchan designed 32 storey hotel and apartment complex.

11.03.10 in buildings heritage

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Adelaide wow

Health and Research Institute Adelaide

01.03.10 in buildings 

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Boxes, lanes, and frames

Architecture and Design, in its Breaking News section, last week profiled the Bates Smart design for 735 Collins Street, Docklands. The architects say it was inspired by shipping containers and the site’s industrial past.

17.01.10 in buildings 

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Hillman House

Findlay Avenue

The letter writers are noisy in Sydney’s Northern burbs right now, protesting that an interior designer should be able to alter her own home’s interior. Willoughby council doesn’t agree, as the 1947 Hillman House is a relatively intact Henry Epstein with built in furniture by Paul Kafka. It is listed as a local heritage “item”.

19.12.09 in buildings heritage

Frank Gehry wows UTS

In case you hadn’t heard, UTS recently announced Californian celebrity architect Frank Gehry as the architect for the new Faculty of Business building in Ultimo. They’re obviously not trying to make friends with the local architectural fratenity. UTS are delighted and sound as if they’ve won the jackpot. The 80 year old legend, who has just been in town on a flying visit, declined to comment due to a tummy bug.

12.12.09 in buildings 

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Jakl's spaceship

Onred Restaurant
50 Red Hill Drive, Red Hill Lookout, ACT

01.12.09 in buildings 

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