Events

DesignBUILD propels next generation of design talent

3 May, 2016

For the first time in DesignBUILD’s 30 year history, event organisers Diversified Communications have teamed up with two leading Victorian universities to offer students the opportunity to be involved in producing the country’s leading event for the architecture, building, construction and design communities. Under the new initiative DesignBUILD Raw, students…

Plant Planet

2 May, 2016

As part of Superlocalstudio’s 2016 Sweet Nature program, Plant Planet is a zero waste creative collaboration that works to strengthen our connection with nature and explore our skills and imagination. Every plant is beautiful and full of possibility but we can only see it when we are curious, experimental, open…

CityShapers of Melbourne

25 Apr, 2016

A new wave of design-led residential development is sweeping through Australian property. Social, sustainable, and community-focused outcomes are driving the next generation and shifting the agenda. The questions being raised are: where should the industry place its focus in light of society’s evolving priorities? How can we create sustainable and enduring…

DesignBUILD 2016

25 Apr, 2016

DesignBUILD has announced its 2016 speaker program featuring leaders from across Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design industries, who will address topical and emerging issues in compliance, innovation and sustainability. Leaders from several industry associations and bodies including Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Australian Institute…

How Soon is Now?

21 Apr, 2016

The ceaseless appetite for the new means that architecture is constantly projecting, speculating and theorising. Instead of always looking into the future or back into the past, projects are already demonstrating the new ways in which architecture operates in the world. The challenge for architecture is to not retreat into…

The Gladstone Hotel’s 4th Annual Grow Op Exhibit

16 Apr, 2016

Featuring curators Christine Leu, Graham Teeple and Alan Webb, The Gladstone Hotel’s 4th annual Grow Op exhibit returns from April 21st – 24th, 2016. Grow Op is not your typical garden show. This four-day festival will transform the hotel’s second floor with 30+ immersive installations that take on urbanism, environmental…

DADo announce 2016 program

14 Apr, 2016

The Melbourne social circuit has few secrets left, but the DADo Film Society, screening architecture films both wonderful and obscure, is one well worth discovering. The 2016 program celebrates three exciting partnerships with some of Melbourne’s keenest advocates of good design. Session 3 builds upon Assemble Papers’ focus on Small Footprint Living with…

Planet Planet workshop

13 Apr, 2016

Planet Planet  is a two-hour workshop created to discover what is inside every fruit and vegetable in your imagination. The workshop will start with art and design appreciation, followed by a guided creative meditation, fruit and vegetable carving technique demonstration, a mystery box challenge that unlocks your imagination, and finally, you…

Hidden Design Festival 2016

15 Mar, 2016

Organised by The Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM), Hidden Design Festival will once again present a new selection of usually private designer gardens, courtyards and outdoor spaces open to the public. This year, Hidden Design Festival showcases another diverse range of outdoor spaces created by some of Sydney’s best-known and award-winning…

Introducing Factory Design District

11 Mar, 2016

Launching in June 2016, Factory Design District is a new three-day exhibition and event that will connect makers and manufacturers to a wider audience while uncovering the process of creation, from inception to realisation. In an industry that is continually evolving, a new appreciation for the soulful craftsmanship of designer/makers and…