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A purposefully fragmented steel shell is the hallmark of an idiosyncratic house in the heart of Melbourne's western suburbs.

Cut Paw-Paw House

A series of varyingly clad exposed steel portal frames by Andrew Maynard Architects create a quirky ‘inside-out’ addition to an original timber cottage.
Project  |  Housing
The visual rhythm of the steel blades draws the eye into the south-facing entrance of the building, which is located on a significant gateway site in Wollongong's CBD

West Keira (building 1) Wollongong Central

HDR Rice Daubney conceptualised the facade of this Wollongong shopping centre as a series of craggy, jagged forms evoking the iconic escarpment that runs above the city.
Completed October 2014, NSW
Project  |  Community Buildings
The new AGL Lakeside Pavilion at Mount Annan shares more than a passing similarity with great English garden follies

AGL Lakeside Pavilion

Made famous by 18th century English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, follies enhance one’s enjoyment of the garden by improving vistas thanks to their careful placement among sculpted rolling hills and serpentine lakes.

Project  |  Community Buildings
The playful elongated-harlequin patterns of this new performing arts venue create a lively geometric camouflage effect and allude to the theatrics of its interior.

St Peters Lutheran College Performing Arts Centre

While the patterning of the decorative façade has no pragmatic role, it adds interest and a unique identity
Project  |  Education
The design of the completed building barely deviated from Heath’s original concept.

Outpost 7427139

The big cantilevers of the deck and the roof give the building a sense of aggression, but the spans and the overhangs are lightweight. The structure is simple and there is a sense of elegance in its simplicity.
Completed January 2014, NSW
Project  |  Housing
A steel and glass canopy at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square pushes the boundaries of engineering and construction to create an otherworldly shelter.

Cloud Canopy

“A lot of people don’t realise that there are no big steel beams, it’s completely self-supporting using just BlueScope XLERPLATE® steel welded together.”
Project  |  Community Buildings
The flatness and consistency of stretch-levelled coil plate is particularly suited to the industry's growing preference towards laser cutting.

TRU-SPEC® Coil Plate steel

BlueScope have invested in a new coil plate processing line utilising stretch-levelling technology. The result is a new product, TRU-SPEC® Coil Plate steel, that will provide excellent product quality and consistency.
The shelving was formed using a LYSAGHT® gutter profile to provide the intimate feeling of a library. Sporadic patterning of BlueScope's new COLORBOND® steel colours - Basalt™, Wallaby™, Gully™, Cove™, Mangrove™ and Terrain™ - fixed to a plywood structure formed a representation of the rich texture of the outback.

Kalgoorlie Super Pit Inspires National Architecture Conference Competition

Architects Christina Cho and Jenna Campbell have won an unusual competition to design and construct a major foyer feature at the 2014 National Architecture Conference in Perth.
Translational Research Institute has harnessed steel to enable precision at every point using Bluescope steel products.

Translational Research Institute

Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill has staged some nicely tuned interactions for the ground-breaking Translational Research Institute, which uses large expanses of steel structure to enable precision at every point
Completed December 2012, QLD
Project  |  Commercial Office
Stockwell’s simple roof curve is, paradoxically, a mathematical complexity

Hunter Valley House

Like the sweep of a conductor's baton to a languid piece of music, the curvaceous steel roofline of this James Stockwell-designed home dips and soars.
Project  |  Housing
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The Australian Institute of Architects launches its new website, a portal that offers a wide range of info about architects and architecture.
Australian Institute of Architects
Victoria's first eight-star energy rated InsulLiving home nears completion.
BlueScope is proud to be the principal sponsor of the 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards. The sponsorship forms part of BlueScope's ongoing commitment to manufacturing in Australia and continued focus on servicing and promoting our domestic customers. The awards will be held on May 13 2014 and acknowledges Australian manufacturers who display excellence and innovation in their work. For further information on the 2014 Endeavour Awards and the award categories visit
Manufacturer's Monthly
WA Institute members asked to showcase excellence in creativity by designing and coordinating the construction of the Architext pop-up bookshop for the 2014 National Architecture Conference. Inspired by the Western Australian landscape, the design will need to feature COLORBOND® steel’s new range of colours: Basalt®, Wallaby®, Gully™, Cove™, Mangrove® and Terrain®. Entries close 7 April 2014.
Australian Institute of Architects
Connection Magazine's Summer edition have a ‘Smart Roof Australia’ feature addressing common roofing challenges and tips and tricks for installing a steel roof. Check out some of the advice in the News section.
Building Connection