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Architecture Lims La Trobe University Molecular Science Building, Australia March 27th, 2013 - The Melbourne-based creatives at Lyons Architects are adding some serious life into the local architecture scene. The architects, whom recently completed the lively Student Portals At RMIT in Swanston have turned their attention to a near $100 million dollar molecular science complex for Lims La Trobe University , officially titled the LIMS Complex . Prof John Dewar, vice-chancellor at La Trobe University says “La Trobe is one of Australia’s top research universities in the fields of cell biology and biochemistry, and the labs and facilities our researchers can access at LIMS will help bolster our lead in these important disciplines.” The six-level state of the art teaching and research building has some stand out architectural characteristics.
Hello there! It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega , created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before… This lonely little detached garage is just begging for some love.
Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world. The perimeter of the structure is pushed out into the forest around it, curving in and out to create views as well as a sense of intimacy with the coniferous and deciduous tree cover. The wood and metal detailing is incredible in its variety and customization – each piece designed to fit a particular form and function. Wood and stone carry naturalistic themes from the outside in and even the metal looks naturally rusted. The curved, organic mix of materials continues to the interior of this elevated forest home – a conceptual play on the fluidity and complexity of music (the source of inspiration for the architect and client in the design).