Gene storage facility architects use oldest building material in the world

The architects of one of the most sophisticated genetic banks in Australia - a facility that will store 200,000 seed strains for up to 100 years - have relied on one of the oldest building materials in the world. Red cedar panels were chosen for the exterior of the Australian Grains Genebank in Horsham because they were the most ...

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Cathedrals of Culture

“Cathedrals of Culture must rank as one of the most fervent hymns to architecture ever sung, proudly throwing down the gauntlet of high culture to that part of the intelligentsia who attend the movies. Clever, coy, precious, stirring, it’s a film of many moods.” – The Hollywood Reporter The Australian …

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Garage Sale Trail

Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at the giant, city-wide garage sale on 25 October. Josh, a highly acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and musician, is an avid supporter of garage sales as a …

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Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe illustrate how sustainable construction continues to evolve – developing more sophisticated and multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing the building and construction industry. An ecological reserve and remediation project in Southern Italy, a low-cost flexible university building in Paris, and …

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Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture

Brisbane will host a pioneering event exploring the future of how the landscapes of our cities and public spaces are designed and governed through the inaugural Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture. Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Forecast runs from October 16 – 18, and brings together …

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Fringe Furniture 2014 winners

The 2014 Fringe Furniture winners were announced on opening night of the Fringe Furniture exhibition on Wednesday 17th September at Abbotsford Convent.  A broad range of furnishings – including lighting, home wares, furniture and functional art and design are exhibited to the public in a celebration of design excellence and …

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The Australian Timber Design Award Winners

The Australian Timber Design Awards Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 18th September held at Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Hindmarsh Corporate Centre by k20 Architecture took out the Peoples’ Choice Award while Library at the Dock by Lend Lease was a winner in the sustainability category. Category Winners …