JACKALOPE PAVILION

> MELBOURNE_ST KILDA 2019

We are thrilled to announce our involvement in the design and construction of the Jackalope Pavilion, a must see new cultural venue in St Kilda.

Designed to house Random International’s Australian edition of the Rain Room, the Jackalope Pavilion will be a temporary structure sited above the Prince of Wales Hotel.

 
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Facade Construction Sequence Diagram

 
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Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

The project is the precursor to March Studio’s ongoing collaboration with Jackalope. Work is currently underway for Jackalope Flinders Lane, a hotel tower which will become the permanent home for the Rain Room after launching first in St Kilda.

The temporary home for Rain Room explores the transient nature of the work both through the construction method and the transient nature of Random’s immersive installation.

 
 

TALLINN
ARCHITECTURE
BIENNALE 2019

> ESTONIA_TALLINN 2019

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TRANSOCCUPATION 2019

This project is simultaneously an investigation into a 1:1 plywood box truss (the segment) and a 1:10 structural system for a tower (the whole.) The work continues a wider body of research undertaken by March Studio where materials, technology, and structure are used to explore disorderly form in order to propose new opportunities and architectural typologies. In the case of Transoccupation, we propose a new, interchangeable residential tower which is more akin to a vertical village than a typical extruded Tower model.

TALLINN
ARCHITECTURE
BIENNALE
TAB 2019
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“Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty”
curated by Dr Yael Reisner.

Opening Week 11.–15.09.2019

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/ RECENT PROJECTS.

KINGBOROUGH
COMMUNITY HUB

> TASMANIA_KINGBOROUGH 2019

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The new Kingborough Community Hub is designed to reflect the needs of the community and to be enjoyed by everyone.

Our vision is to weave programme, architecture and landscaping together to create a rich and vibrant community asset. It will be home to a variety of intertwined conditions and spaces; inside and outside, high and low, open and closed.The modulated structure will form walls, signage, way finding and fences, which can also feed into the master plan of the Kingston High School redevelopment. The new space will also serve to revitalise the local landmark qualities of the original
building.

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Photography and video by Peter Bennetts

Photography and video by Peter Bennetts

 

4-6 BLIGH ST

> NSW_SYDNEY 2019

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We were very honoured to join PTW and Collins and Turner recently in the design competition of a 200+ metre tower in Sydney’s Centre.

The reactivation of Bligh Street through engagement of the street frontage is the foundation of our proposal.

The proposed infill of the street wall is established by extending a datum from the Wentworth Hotel to the Soderston. In reference to the Soderston’s serated window articulation, the infill’s mass is divided into 45 degree extrusions. Reinforcing the sites verticality, this ‘organ pipe’ formation is eroded to create a vibrant under croft at street level. Amplifying this erosion, the northern façade is articulated through the granulation of its western faces into triangular sandstone pipes.

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Renders by Mir.

Renders by Mir.

 

“THE UNDERLINE”
SKY-RAIL COMMUNITY NODES

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2018-2019

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The Underline Activation project was commissioned in response the largest rail infrastructure project in the state of Victoria’s history. 

The removal of level crossings along the rail corridor opens up space for a public realm corridor, previously unavailable and provides opportunities for community use and  a shared path  network under the rail line. Neighbourhood activity nodes along the corridor provide sport courts and recreation equipment offering unique, vibrant and highly identifiable spaces. The spaces, design by ASPECT Studios aim to utilise colour and pattern to create a place identity to express the local social and cultural values of the area, nurturing community connectedness and pride of place. March Studio has been working closely with ASPECT Studios to develop the graphic languages for each activity nodes and associated way finding.

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Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

 

AESOP GOUGH ST

> HONG KONG_2018

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Aesop Gough Street sits on a bustling corner in central Hong Kong. Amongst the fast paced, continually changing nature of the city, Gough Street, our 17th signature store for Aesop, is more about preservation than innovation.

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DATE: JULY 29, 2019 
TEXT : LAUREN GRACE MORRIS

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Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

 

THE OXFORD SCHOLAR
RMIT

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2019

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The Oxford Scholar has re-opened to the public after an extensive renovation, marking the beginning of a new chapter in one of Melbourne’s oldest stories.

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Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

 

/ PROPOSALS.

LAKESIDE DISCOVERY
CENTRE

> VIC_EMERALD LAKE 2017

The proposal for Puffing Billy visitor experience is an investigation in a multi-purpose single site building. Our architectural response contains the excitement of travelling through a tunnel, the thrill of being on a bridge high over the ground and the sublime feeling of seeing the landscape anew.

 
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The project is emphatically integrated with the landscape, which occurs over and under the building as well as acting as a kind of infrastructure to deliver visitors easily to the upper and lower entries.

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GAV x NGV
ARCHITECTURE
PAVILION 2016

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2016

Driving our design approach is GAV re-using the 2015 Pavilion to create a new and evocative work of architecture. GAV is a traversable tensile net structure with a maze of technicoloured polypropylene cords hanging underneath.

As a fully climbable, interactive, multi-coloured play structure by day, GAV continues the NGV’s push to have children more involved in the Gallery’s program. But when night falls, GAV is re-programmed into a play area for the adults, becoming Melbourne’s hottest new hang.

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As a fully climbable, interactive, multi-coloured play structure by day, GAV continues the NGV’s push to have children more involved in the Gallery’s program. But when night falls, GAV is re-programmed into a play area for the adults, becoming Melbourne’s hottest new hang.

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/ ON TIMBER.

Over the years March Studio have explored many techniques associated with timber construction.

Timber is a renewable resource and ‘stick’ construction is the primary construction method in Australia. Yet ‘stick’ buildings are often restricted by planar walls and poor spans. The timber itself is covered up, ignored, forgotten as an inexpensive material of convenience rather than a material of desire.

 
Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Photography by Peter Bennetts.

Inspired by traditional boat building techniques, utilising modern day glues, and embracing CNC technology - timber is about to experience a significant Renaissance.

As innovators of materials, it is our roll to push this humble material further than it’s been pushed before. Here are some examples;

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

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THE GRAND STAIR

> NEW ACTON_CANBERRA 2014

Named World Interior of the Year 2015, this project has a unique identity through thousands of lengths of repurposed timber, blurring boundaries while directing views and movement. A grand stair - the stage for performances as much as idle procrastination - leads up to the HotelHotel lobby and bar. In the stair the timber is heavy, grounded, a stacked agglomeration.

Freed to scatter up the walls and across the ceiling, the suspended timber filters exterior light and views into and from internal spaces. Spidery, pixellated shadows are cast on the floor and bare walls.

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THE JANE

> AUSTRALIA_2013

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AESOP ZURICH I

> SWITZERLAND_ZURICH 2008

In 2008, we opened the first Aesop Signature store in Zurich.
Crafted deliberately unadorned and almost rudimentary in its use of reduxed construction material.

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THE AVIARY

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2009

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AESOP GREVILLE ST

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2010

Timber meets Meccano like construction for this Aesop Signature Store in the heart of Prahan district.

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Photography by John Gollings.

Photography by John Gollings.

SOMERS HOUSE

> VIC_SOMERS

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, the Somers Beach House was a welcome opportunity to revisit some bygone values of beach house design in a sleepy Victorian seaside town.

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Photography by Mark Ashkanasy.

Photography by Mark Ashkanasy.

NEST:
SHELTER ON KINDNESS

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2009

Even though we’ve crossed cities and been challenged by the different kinds of homes present in different cultures, we always come back to the naïve representation of a home: four walls, a pitched roof and a touch of ornament to distinguish one from another.

The fundamental difference seems to be style, individual expressionism and a few architectural moments. We link kindness with the relationship of child and mother, and we find commonalities of sheltering with that of the home. We search, through all our work, to understand and challenge the difference between a shelter and that of a common home. Beyond the representations of ornamentation and collections of possessions, what truly makes a home and if so, what makes a shelter?

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BAKERY D. CHIRICO

> VIC_MELBOURNE 2011

Bread is a simple product, of few ingredients, traditionally displayed and sold simply. The art of a baker such as D. Chirico is to perfect a simple process and do it like few others. The results are evident in their reputation.

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AESOP ST HONORE

> FRANCE_PARIS 2010

The Aesop boutique rue Saint-Honoré is located in the heart of the historic district of Paris, near the Place Royal.

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LUCY LIU

>VIC_MELBOURNE 2015

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