Curtin awarded Australia’s first 5 Green Star – Communities rating

Curtin University has been awarded Australia’s first 5 Star Green Star – Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Western Australia’s largest university received the rating for its Master Plan, which will see its Bentley Campus developed into a ‘city of innovation’. Green Star – Communities ...

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Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful is a documentary following four people as they build their own tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage free lifestyle, discovering that living tiny is about so much more than just the house. It is a revealing look into the tiny house movement, a grass roots response to …

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Royal Park’s land returned

In one of the most important milestones in the 139 year history of Royal Park, the site of the former Royal Children’s Hospital was today returned to parkland with the opening of a $5.5 million redevelopment by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Government. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Lord …

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Entries open for 20th BDAV Building Design Awards

Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) is calling on the state’s best building designers to celebrate a significant milestone for the industry and enter its 20th BDAV Building Design Awards. The annual BDAV Building Design Awards, presented by Australia’s largest industry association representing design professionals, recognise and showcase creativity and …

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Vivid 2015

Decor + Design is pleased to announce applications are now open for VIVID 2015, Australia’s longest running design competition and innovation showcase for new and emerging furniture designers. Professional designers in business less than five years and current students of design are invited to submit their new furniture or lighting …

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Nightingale

Following on from the success of The Commons in Melbourne, Breathe are collaborating with a group of fellow architects to build a apartment development model that can be replicated. Nightingale is a triple bottom line development with apartments that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. The ultimate goal of the …

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World’s first carbon positive prefab house

Move over, carbon neutral ArchiBlox have developed the Worlds First Carbon Positive Prefabricated House. This small footprint home will be installed into Melbourne’s City Square on the 8th of February 2015. Archi+ Carbon Positive Houses will make significant contributions within society by addressing the increasing levels of carbon emissions and …