Posts by "Jeff Gardner - Editor"

Sydney Knowledge Hub

COX was appointed to refurbish the Merewether building at Sydney University which included a new location for the Sydney Knowledge Hub – a multi-use co-share space that links the university to industry. The form of the building was maintained and the interior spaces were reconfigured to deliver an original and innovative connection to the campus… Continue reading

Melbourne Jet Base

Melbourne Jet Base seeks to redefine the entry and departure experience for high net worth individuals, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, and sports stars who demand level of service, security and privacy well beyond what is available in a commercial airline terminal. Situated in a discreet location at Melbourne International Airport Tullamarine, the COX designed facility boasts… Continue reading

Mary’s Chapel

St Joseph’s College follows the Catholic tradition of Edmund Rice, born in Callan Ireland in 1972, requesting a space for liturgy and learning that can accommodate 100 people. Edmund Rice founded a free school at a time when there was injustice and poverty and oppression in Ireland with the aim of promoting education that recognized… Continue reading

Sir Louis Matheson Library

Designed by COX, the major redevelopment of the Sir Louis Matheson Library in 2017 transformed an essential, but tired, facility into a vibrant and engaging learning-research environment for students and academics, and an enhanced and more efficient workplace for staff. With an increased student capacity and a rich array of formal and informal learning settings,… Continue reading

Marsden Park Amenities

In a new suburban community on Sydney’s fringe, the recently completed Marsden Park Amenities project provides change rooms for sports teams, a covered outdoor community space, a small kiosk, and public toilet facilities for a new suburban community in Marsden Park. Project architects CHROFI explored the idea of a structure that creates a unique spatial… Continue reading

Blackwood Rest

For Bijl Architecture’s city-based clients escaping to the bush of Tasmania each summer, Blackwood Rest is a glorious place to drop out. Twelve-plus years after their original design was realised, Bijl Architecture returned to reimagine their timeless hideaway. Envisaged in 2003 as a modest summer sanctuary, Blackwood Rest would be less a holiday house for… Continue reading

Yarraville Residence

Studio mkn’s brief was to retain the existing heritage portion of the house, remove the existing outdated renovation and replace it with a ‘Scandinavian’ inspired home. The design intent is defined by the simple and expressive use of materials creating an amplified domestic experience. A limited palette of natural materials helps create a simple yet… Continue reading

St Thomas More College

Cox was commissioned to provide full architectural services for a (NRAS) Student Accommodation facility at St Thomas More College. The redevelopment represents a wholesale re-positioning of the college architecturally as well as operationally. The primary objective was to “re-badge” the college delivering dramatically improved amenity and facilities for students and staff. The intended outcome of… Continue reading

Wilson & Market

Wilson & Market is the flagship restaurant at the Prahran Market in Melbourne. The eatery includes a ‘hole-in-the wall’ take-away window, a café that extends into the market square, a brasserie and bar. The restaurant, designed by Kestie Lane Studio, juxtaposes a contemporary, sophisticated aesthetic against the raw energy and buzz of the daytime marketplace…. Continue reading

Bannerman House

This former coach-house located in Bendigo, Victoria offered Bijl Architecture the opportunity to explore heritage and adaptive design from a new perspective. Carved off from the adjacent original gold-rush era mansion many decades ago, the Victorian-era building had been converted to a dwelling in the 1970s, and now sat on an unusual square allotment that… Continue reading

By George

Architects Herbert & Mason designed an intervention to enliven a series of under-utilised urban spaces in Sydney’s CBD. The Meeting Place was created to encourage people to meet, linger, and engage with the physical surrounds. The project was subject to a selective entry design competition for the City of Sydney which identified a need to… Continue reading

Bardolph Gardens

Occupying an under-utilised open space at the rear of two existing Californian bungalows, Bardolph Gardens consists of two single storey dwellings that provide environmentally sustainable, affordable, and well-designed rental housing in Glen Iris, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Project architects Breathe Architecture celebrated the prominence of brick materiality in the surrounding context. Their design… Continue reading

Hepburn Bath House and Spa

The redevelopment of Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, designed by Cox, celebrates its prominence as an iconic local landmark and the continual use of the site as a therapeutic mineral spa centre. The northern pavilion is a striking single-storey structure containing the main public bathing pools as well as change facilities at creek level and reception… Continue reading

UOM Veterinary School

The University of Melbourne, Veterinary School provides world-class education for students and state-of-the-art facilities for practicing veterinarians by introducing the energy of the outdoors into all learning spaces. Blurring the lines between inside and outside, rural and suburban, the new campus encourages an agile and exciting learning experience. Designed by Billard Leece Partnership as a… Continue reading


DMR is a four bedroom holiday house in Lorne, Victoria. It was designed by Whiting Architects. The building is designed to walk in from street, living, kitchen, dining, bedroom, bathroom, deck with secondary kitchen, bedroom, bath and living areas below / lock-off for separate use without disturbing area above. Extended family members can use separate… Continue reading