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14.11.10

Hilton South Wharf Melbourne - IDEA10 interior design excellence awards

Hilton South Wharf Melbourne - IDEA10 interior design excellence awards

Hilton South Wharf by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture is the hospitality category winner and overall winner 2010 of the IDEA awards. I'd photographed the Hilton and adjacent Melbourne Convention Centre over three years of construction for 'The Private Life of Public Architecture' book and was commissioned to photograph the Hilton for the cover of the awards edition of (inside) magazine. 

29.10.10

2010 Australian National Architecture Awards

2010 Australian National Architecture Awards

2010 National Architecture Awards were announced at a ceremony in the National Gallery Canberra last night. Congratulations to all the winners! 

It's been a great privilege to have photographed many of the winning projects. I'm humbled to have had so many wonderful projects before my camera. Awarded projects photographed include;

5-9 Roslyn Street in Kings Cross by Durbach Block Architects – awarded this year’s top Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture. The jury said the building has “a particularly human quality” and they had “a strong sense that this building would adapt and change gracefully to changes in commercial use over time – a mark of an exemplar commercial building”.

HASSELL received 3 awards including the Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture for the ANZ Centre in Melbourne, and a National Commendation for Urban Design for the Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct in Adelaide. 

Lyons Architecture Office (Melbourne, VIC) by NMBW Architecture Studio was awarded twice, receiving a National Award for Interior Architecture and a National Commendation for Sustainable Architecture. 

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture received a National Award for Public Architecture

Australian Expo Pavilion in Shanghai, China by Wood/Marsh received The Colorbond® Award for Steel Architecture.

26.10.10

World Architecture Festival Barcelona 2010

World Architecture Festival Barcelona 2010

Short-listed for this year's World Architecture Festival awards are 3 projects that I’ve been fortunate to have photographed. And in more good fortune I’m going to be in Barcelona again for this year's WAF – I'll have been to all three festivals.

Shortlisted projects that I photographed include;

The ANZ Headquarters Melbourne and the Adelaide Zoo Precinct by HASSELL and also the 'MAXXI' - National Museum of the XXI Century Arts by Zaha Hadid Architects.

The WAF runs from 3-5 November 2010. See you in Barcelona!

 

25.06.10

Australian Institute of Architects 2010 Victorian Architecture Awards

Australian Institute of Architects 2010 Victorian Architecture Awards

Congratulations to the winners in the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter Awards!! The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by NH Architecture and Woods Bagot scooped four of the highest honours as well as Victoria's highest prize the Victorian Architecture Medal. Successfully crossing design boundaries the MCEC won the William Wardell Award for Public Architecture, the Steel Architecture Award, an Award for Sustainable Architecture and the Melbourne Prize.

I'd photographed the MCEC over 3 years through construction and its subsequent completion for the book project 'The Private Life of Public Architecture'

Another major winner I'd the pleasure to photograph is the ANZ Centre by HASSELL and Lend Lease, honoured with the Marion Mahony Award for Interior Architecture and a Commercial Architecture Award. The jury said 'It is refreshing to be reminded of what can be achieved when there is an alignment of budget, an informed client, a committed builder and an experienced and imaginative design team,’.

Winners of architecture awards that I'd the pleasure and privilege to photograph included NMBW Architecture Studio's Studio for Lyons with an award for Interior Architecture. Andrew Maynard won for Anglesea House a Residential Architecture Award - Alterations and Additions.

 

21.06.10

HOUSES® #74 Australian Residential Architecture and Design

HOUSES® #74 Australian Residential Architecture and Design

BKK's Beached House is the cover story of Houses® #94. I'm chuffed that we made the cover of the relaunch issue of Houses. The magazine has been redesigned by Art Director Ken Leung of Monocle and Vanity Fair renown. Really well done to the Houses crew - Cameron Bruhn, Katelin Butler, Peter Davies, Sue Harris et al.

The magazine now has a regular feature titled 'revisted' in which projects older than 10 years are literally 'revisited' - photographed and reviewed. It was a particular privilege to, along with Fleur Watson and Cameron Bruhn meet Neil Clerehan at his Brighton House, completed in 1968. Apart from a few minor alterations - which meet with Neil's approval - the house is beautifully intact, a testament to the longevity of his architectural principles.

27.05.10

Australian Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai

Australian Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai


Australian Pavilion Shanghai Expo
Wood Marsh Architecture

What’s a volcano in Iceland got to do with me – a lot as it turns out, my flight to Hong Kong was cancelled as it was to go onto Frankfurt, so with a couple of hours notice I was at the airport to fly first to Sydney and join another flight to Hong Kong, eventually Shanghai and then straight to the Expo site to make the best of clearish skies. 

Photographing Wood Marsh's Australian Pavilion at Expo 2010 Shanghai I was intrigued and struck by the incongruity of icon 'Australia' and the PLA (People's Liberation Army) soldiers. The soldiers, all women, had a hilarious time photographing themselves in a variety of poses in front of the building.

13.04.10

World Expo 2010 Shanghai

World Expo 2010 Shanghai

There's been no respite for this photographer. Having finished with the architecture awards I have with Nils at my side and Katherine in Sydney completed a series of memorable commissions for Buro North, Durbach Block, Edwards Moore, Electrolight, Elenberg Fraser, Houses, NMBW, Vicroads and Wallpaper* as well as collaborating with sculptor Cameron Robbins to document his work at Federation Square 'Very Slow Drawing Machine'. And there's been the annual Falls Creek Artist Camp of which as well as participant with David H. Thomas I'm co-convenor and instigator. 

Now i'm off to Shanghai and Hangzhou. I'll be photographing Wood Marsh's Australian Pavilion at World Expo 2010 and I'm looking forward to seeing and once again working with artist Matej Andraz Vogrincic photographing his installation for the Slovenian Pavilion. After Shanghai it's the fast train south to photograph for HASSELL their just completed China headquarters for Alibaba.

01.03.10

Architektur Magazin Feb. 2010 #01 Cover Story

Architektur Magazin Feb. 2010 #01 Cover Story


MAXXI Rome

Austria's Architektur magazine have run Zaha Hadid Architects' MAXXI, Rome's new National Museum of the XXI Century arts as their cover story. The shoot was a fun collaboration with writer/architect Astrid Meyer and architect Gianandrea Barbero who assisted me (and convinced some lovely Romans into letting me photograph the MAXXI from their top floor apartment!). 

28.02.10

Photographing the Australian Institute of Architects Awards

Photographing the Australian Institute of Architects Awards

Every year it's a rush to photograph newly completed buildings for the Australian Institute of Architects Awards' submission deadlines. The paint's not always dry, the landscape still to be installed, the weather often inclement and there are always workers in day-glo vests getting in the shot! It all started in earnest in November and since then, ably assisted by my media savvy compadre, architect Nils Koenning, we've visited most of Australia photographing for established and emerging practices alike. I've photographed Panda enclosures, aged accommodation for retired Marist Fathers, houses for the wealthy and the not so, the new headquarters for the ANZ Bank, the redevelopment of Randwick Race course and a little Convention Centre on the banks of the Yarra River. Above is BKK's Corinella House...a just finished cracker of a house on Westernport Bay.  It's been a pleasure to photograph for great practices, large and small, including but not limited to...Andrew Maynard, BKK, BVN, DEA, Elenberg Fraser, FMD, Grant Amon, HASSELL, iph, NH Architecture, NMBW, Woods Bagot and SARM. Good luck everyone!

 

05.02.10

Melbourne's Wind Driven Solar Sail Powered Big Wheel!

Melbourne's Wind Driven Solar Sail Powered Big Wheel!


Melbourne Future Wheel

I've been working with Büro North and Squint Opera to visualise our own proposition for Melbourne's heat damaged and conceptually flawed Southern Star Big Wheel. We suggest a greek windmill inspired sci-fi future with a Wind Driven Solar Sail Powered Wheel as a hub for a new fleet of Flying Steam Powered Punk Trams which alleviate congestion in a newly greened Melbourne! Let me know what you think?

15.01.10

2010 Wallpaper* Design Awards 'Worlds Best Building Site'

2010 Wallpaper* Design Awards 'Worlds Best Building Site'


Melbourne Rectangular Stadium

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is under construction on Olympic Boulevard in the 'Sports and Entertainment' precinct of inner Melbourne. Commissioned by Wallpaper* to photograph the construction for their awards edition, able intern Nils Koenning and I scaled 5 tiers of scaffold and shot the pitch with one of the stadium's geodesic panels being craned into place. The Stadium with its distinctive bio-frame structure and geodesic dome roofs was designed by Cox Architects. Rectangular stadium was awarded Wallpaper* magazine's 'Worlds best building site' in their 2010 Design Awards announced today, you can see my finished photograph over a double page spread in the Wallpaper* February Design Awards special.

03.01.10

Casa da Musica, Porto

Casa da Musica, Porto


Casa da Musica Porto
OMA

I've just photographed what is perhaps my favorite building, the Casa da Musica by Rem Koolhaas/OMA for the 'Music Houses' book - the world's most remarkable buildings for musical performance. Intellectual rigor meets sensual beauty in an original form. Whilst photographing the Casa was pure pleasure I wish I'd seen more of Porto than it, the airport and my hotel.