Commercial Projects

Brickworks Pronto Panels recently came to the rescue of two townhouse neighbours in Richlands, Brisbane.
There’s no doubting the unique beauty of the Sydney landscape with the glistening Sydney Harbour and Pacific Ocean to the east, and rugged and dramatic
A glazed white brick-clad extension references the rich history of Surry Hills, marks the entrance to Little Albion Guest House and rejuvenates the rear laneway.
Custom Terracotta or Ceramic louvers on the Fuzhou Strait Culture and Art Centre in China provide an aesthetic and functional solution to cladding the jasmine
When Interline Bus Services outgrew their existing bus depot, they built a new one in Leppington in southwest Sydney. It needed to accommodate 120 buses
The complex brick façade is a response to the residential setting, while creating a stand-out contemporary appearance.
This is the dichotomy Wiltshire + Swain, specialist architects in the health and education sectors, frequently address and resolve by creating civic buildings that have
Bates Smart has reimagined and repositioned the atrium in Melbourne’s much-loved T&G Building, respecting the origins of its historical and architectural legacy.
Contemporary educational buildings are very different from those of a few decades ago. Certain novelties might seem obvious – new materials, in-built technology – but
In the psychology of colour, blue is associated with reliability, intelligence and communication; it inspires trust and confidence and improves productivity. Blue is also the
St Mary’s Narthex is a contemporary addition to St Mary’s Parish and Primary School in Malvern East, Melbourne and you could say the Narthex practices
Opened in mid-2016, Rockingham Health Care Trade Training Centre in Western Australia has been designed for aged care and nursing students in Rockingham Senior High
In brick and glass, the Gateway Building is providing a visual and functional pathway from Trinity College to University of Melbourne. The Gateway Building claims
Amid the elegant prosperity of the James Street Precinct in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the bar for well-designed retail spaces is uncommonly high. Rubbing shoulders with
Mordialloc Preschool is a study in how sensitivity to site and function afford success in design, even when working within constraints. Located in the southeast
Lacing the traditional townhouse typology with innovative touches, Kavellaris Urban Design have created functional, elegant homes that subtly play on their context.
A country club where the city meets the bush showcases a quintessentially Australian response to recreation among nature. Tucked behind the Upper Nepean nature reserve
Community is a term that means different things to different people. Fundamentally, it’s about how we create space, and for what purpose. Togetherness? Places in
In May 2016, Living Edge launched its newest boutique furniture display/workspace at Robertson Road in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Located close to the intersection of Robertson
The first use of fired clay bricks is lost in time but is thought to be somewhere in the Indus Valley of south Asia over
The Ari complex – nine two-bedroom apartments and a retail tenancy – sits on a narrow site that previously held a Victorian-era shop with residence
The name Thomas Carr College Chapel brings up visions of a reduced-scale Gothic-style church in a well-established private school. The reality is a strikingly contemporary
If three-time world surfing champion Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Bartholomew had not skipped so many classes at Queensland’s Miami State High School, his face may have
Sydney’s Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, a state government college, blends a conventional academic program with music, dance, drama and visual arts specialisations.
With the ongoing gentrification of the inner city it is becoming ever harder for essential but lower paid workers – think police, teachers, childcare workers,
Water is the enemy of any building structure, a fact known to every builder and architect, and the occasional unfortunate home owner. So you can
Timber features prominently in this award-winning landmark complex of 557 apartments in inner-Melbourne. The most striking timber application is the procession of massive Karri posts
The project in Springfield, now the headquarters for General Electric, was constructed using precast concrete solutions and installationexpertise from the team at Austral Precast. As
On an intersection of the same name in inner-Sydney Waterloo, George and Allen is a substantial mixed use development aimed squarely at design-conscious buyers looking
Rivière Apartments occupies a triangular riverside site in a former industrial suburb. The 287 apartments are in three major buildings grouped around an internal courtyard.
A generous gift made in 1888 is still celebrated in Paling Court, a new residential care facility in Grasmere, south-west of Sydney. The district has
The dramatic brick wall that is the public face of the Don Bosco Creative Arts Centre in a Hobart college displays multiple levels of symbolism.
An open “civic heart” is the welcoming centrepiece of the first stage of a new secondary campus in the south-west of WA. The complex of
A new clubhouse has helped Melbourne’s prestigious Huntingdale Golf Club reverse the membership decline that is affecting clubs worldwide, and regain hosting of the famous
A new Year 7 facility at Mount Lawley Senior High School in Perth’s inner north will assist students making the transition from primary school. The
The humble shipping container has revolutionised international trade, lowering costs and simplifying handling and transport. Ports across the world are taking this to the next
Functional design and ease of construction usually trump aesthetics when it comes to small-scale industrial buildings. The new Bristile Roofing Design Centre in Port Macquarie
Kirwan State High School is one of Queensland’s largest, with an enrolment exceeding 2000. Situated 12 kilometres from the Townsville CBD, it serves a rapidly
It’s said to be Sydney’s last CBD waterfront development. A derelict 22 hectare site in the former dockside suburb of Barangaroo is being transformed into
As Australia’s largest mover of freight, Toll Group thinks and works on a large scale – and their new freight facility in Brisbane’s southeast demonstrates
Although the twelve-storey Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology, Sydney presents as glass when looking towards the city, the overwhelming focus
The complex comprises a new district library and information services facility, community facilities including a multipurpose hall, crèche, an art and design workshop and office
In the 1960s,“22 Bendigo Street, Richmond”was probably the best known address in Australia. It was the Melbourne home of the Channel Nine television network and
You may not have heard of salutogenic design. It’s the concept that the quality of the built environment has an influence on our health.This has
He’s been called a visionary and a boundary pusher. One of his designs was criticised as “like putting Lady Gaga next to the Queen.” Meet
Architects have long used polychromatic brickwork to add pattern and design to walling.The acclaimed colonial-era architect John Horbury Hunt was a noted exponent.The designers of
In the glory days of rail travel, train stations were often grand architectural conceits. And not just high-profile destinations such as London’s St Pancras, Manhattan’s
Once a small resort town,Woy Woy has long been a favourite of retirees, including the parents of legendary comedian Spike Milligan. He first visited the
Large-scale projects on tight, inner-city sites throw up many challenges, usually not directly related to the construction process. This seven-storey (plus two carpark levels) apartment
The construction of the second stage of Australia’s first Greek Orthodox monastery to be constructed in the traditional Byzantine style has been completed, augmenting the
A century ago, the inner Melbourne suburbs of Abbotsford and Collingwood were the powerhouse of the Australian boot and shoe industry.After almost 90 years residency,
Site restrictions, aesthetics and speedy construction were just three reasons why Kane Constructions chose precast concrete panels for their new Queensland head office. Installation on
The Brisbane suburb of West End sits on an oxbow of the meandering Brisbane River, directly linked by three bridges to the CBD (including the
In the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, within a whistle of Puffing Billy tourist railway, is the Cameo Cinema, an icon of Melbourne’s independent movie
High-rise development sets new standards in a heritage riverside suburb. Over the past decade Brisbane’s riverside suburb of Newstead has cast off its commercial, industrial
Largs Bay on the shores of Gulf St Vincent north of Adelaide has two claims to fame, each a century apart. In the 1970s and
Buildings bound three sides of a green courtyard in this inner-Brisbane primary school. A new library and classrooms respect the site’s heritage-protected red-brick church while
In 150 years Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley went from an immigrant camp to a notorious nightclub and red-light strip. Until the mid-1990s, James Street, which links
The new Anglican Church Auditorium in Dapto is located between two centres of secular worship: the Mall and the Dapto Showground, known to greyhound racing
The Australian Institute of Management’s Katitjin Centre in suburban Perth has achieved a 6 Star Green Star rating without compromising the aesthetics or building operation.
The late, Perth-born actor Heath Ledger “must have been a bird on the shoulder of the architect” of the new State Theatre Centre of Western
Melbourne Grammar School’s award-winning Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership creates a new campus entry as well as consolidating library facilities and providing lecture
The construction of a cathedral is often a long process.Work on Cologne Cathedral began in 1248 and was only completed, with interruptions, in 1880. Construction
The Joseph Green Centre at Perth’s Wesley College was designed in 1968 and constructed in three stages.The concrete-framed structure was sound but the brick-clad Brutalist
In 1901 Miss Mabel Fidler opened a day school in the Sydney suburb of Gordon on land adjacent to ‘Ravenswood’, the home she and her
Geraldton, on the coast 400 kilometres north of Perth, is home to Geraldton Senior College. Established in 1939, the college was in need of updating
The Forrest Library is at the centre of a cluster of buildings linked by patios and colonnades.The building structure is a concrete frame with glazing
A dramatic new building in a Sydney parish exploits the benefits of contemporary construction materials and techniques while respecting the site’s heritage and neighbourhood character.
Mornington, on Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay, is a “sea change” region that attracts retirees who may eventually require specialist care. The Mornington Centre is a
The Max Webber Library comprises two large modules. One, clad in glass shaded by metallic louvres, holds the public lending and browsing areas. The other,
Caulfield Park in inner-eastern Melbourne is widely regarded as the area’s centrepiece. The new pavilion and community room complex describes a “flattened boomerang” shape and
The Cullen Hotel occupies a high-profile site, formerly holding a nondescript tyre depot, in Commercial Road, Prahran opposite the famous Prahran Market and in the
Melbourne’s Essendon Airport, languishing since the removal of commercial domestic flights in 1970, was ripe for commercial/retail redevelopment. The first major building at Essendon Fields
The Kolling Building is a much-needed $99 million addition to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital campus. Austral Bricks Terraçade terracotta façade system adds colour, texture
At the heart of the Wine Innovation Cluster at the University of Adelaide’s Waite campus is the new Wine Innovation Central Building. It is a
Brisbane has few brick buildings remaining in its CBD. One of the streets that this high-rise commercial office tower addresses is fortunate to have a

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