Newest University of Melbourne building receives highest environmental accolades

The University of Melbourne’s newest building, for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning (ABP), has been awarded a 6 Star Green Design – Education Design v1 Rating that commends its world leadership in sustainable design and building practices.   Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis is thrilled to see the ...

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Hodgens House

This inspiring, innovative home is built in the major regional city of Bendigo, in Victoria. The Architect/owner/builder Lucas Hodgens left no stone unturned in the attempt to create the perfect home for himself, his wife and his growing family. In this video, courtesy of AWS, Luke Hodgens explains why he …

Centenary Pool photograph by Jame Birrell

Off the grid events at Hot Modernism at SLQ

State Library of Queensland today launches their major exhibition Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75 which will run until 12 October 2014. Hot Modernism is the outcome of an important partnership between State Library and The University of Queensland along with support from the Australia Research Council Linkage Project funding. …

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The first Festival of Landscape Architecture

The first Festival of Landscape Architecture: Forecast program was launched last week, overlooking the Festival site on the Brisbane River. The Festival Creative Directors, Diana Snape, Sharon Mackay and Catherin Bull, in an advisory role, promise a program of participatory experiences and conversations. ‘Forecast is designed to inspire and engage …

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Patrick Blanc visits Central Park

Flamboyant French botanist Patrick Blanc is in Sydney this July for the final inspection of his spectacular vertical gardens now thriving and bursting with colour and vibrancy on the north and east facades of the iconic One Central Park residential development in Chippendale. The tapestry of unique artistic designs which …

Woods Bagot, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, photography by Peter Clarke

SAHMRI stitches up the competition at SA Architecture Awards

Every now and again a single building is the stimulus for a city’s evolution.  The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute’s (SAHMRI) is one such building and its reputation as Adelaide’s international icon has been cemented tonight at the 2014 SA Architecture Awards. Woods Bagot received the Keith Neighbour …

Photography by John Gollings

The Australian PlantBank

The recently-unveiled Australian PlantBank – the science and research facility of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust – has been recognised with two prestigious honours at the NSW Architecture Awards. Presented on 26 June by the Australian Institute of Architects, the awards named the Australian PlantBank among a small …