Queens Domain is located on Melbourne’s Queens Road. Queens Road together with St Kilda Road are Melbourne’s preeminent residential boulevards lined by buildings from various eras and different styles. When Queens Road is viewed from Albert Park, one can see a narrative of Melbourne’s architectural history emerge. Amongst them are some proud contributions by Frederick Romberg a renowned Modernist architect. The Stanhill and Newborn Flats are beautiful functionalist buildings with sweeping open balconies and fine glass detailing. Queens Domain takes up the next thread in this story, re-interpreting existing elements, whilst embracing design and construction techniques of our time.
Located in Albert Park in Melbourne, Australia, MUSK Architecture Studio’s project examines what could be possible when contemporary living collides with high-heritage value neighborhoods. In this case, there is a ~33ft x ~65ft (10m x 20m) corner site with a domineering red brick and terracotta-roofed Edwardian era home that has excellent neighborhood curb appeal, but is lacking in its amenity for the those who actually LIVE IN THE HOUSE. Continue reading “The Albert Park Extension by MUSK Architecture Studio”
How many times have you come across a building or a house, and you’re initial reaction was “who decided to build that” and/or “HOW did they manage to build that”? Reasons for this burst of wonder could range from a house built on a small parcel of land or some futuristic home injected in the middle of same-y, cookie-cutter developer homes. However, it could a case similar to the North Avoca Studio home in Sydney, Australia by architect Matt Thitchener, in which the building in question essentially defies the odds as it literally hovers above the ground! Nope; I’m NOT kidding… Continue reading “The Amazing, Sustainable Hovering Cube Home in Sydney…”
Okay, full disclosure here: I love the video games that Platinum Games develops — Vanquish, Bayonetta, Mad World, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, just to name a few. They contain fun and action-packed gameplay, have charming characters and stories, and are just awesome in almost every way. Well, it appears that Australia’s classification board has a listing for a multiplatform game called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan and, apparently, it’s developed by Platinum Games! Continue reading “The Next ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Game to be Developed by…PLATINUM GAMES!!”
I have already mentioned how enamored I am with the concept and philosophy of the Tiny House Movement (click here and here for the Doc’D episode on the topic), so this story just adds more to that interest. This is the Mudgee Tower, designed by Casey Brown Architecture, located on a beautiful remote mountain on a sheep station in central western NSW in Australia. It turns out that this home was the culmination of the dreams and wishes of the client and it seems to have been delivered perfectly. Continue reading “The Mudgee Tower in Austrailia”
Anyway, Frank Gehry inaugurated his first building in Australia, with the formal opening of the Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney (or the UTS, as all the kids call it). As his first in the country (and as with nearly ANY Gehry building), the building has provided a chance for a WHOLE NEW part of the world to offer criticism on the polarizing style of the world’s most well-known love-him-or-hate-him architect. At least the media attention has given us some entertaining responses, both positive and negative. After the break, we round up some of the most amusing. Continue reading “The 4 Most Amusing Responses to Frank Gehry’s UTS Business School”
It’s time for Episode 114 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses an “invisible” reconstruction, the Easy Bake 3D Printer, play DOOM on an ATM, and the man they call Sting descends from the rafters! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
I can recall playing the id classic Doom on a myriad of devices, from computers, to home consoles (the SNES) and even on some portable systems, but could you imagine walking up to the ATMs at a local branch of your bank (or federal credit union; FCU’s FTW!) and after making a deposit, withdraw or transfer, you could play a few rounds of Doom? Well ladies and gentlemen, thanks to the work of a pair of Australian hackers, this automated teller machine from Bizarro-world exists and is just all kinds of awesome. Continue reading “This ATM That Plays Doom Would Make Trips to the Bank So Much Better”