Creature Comforts

10 Sep, 2018

The Retreat at Pumphouse Point is nestled into the bush at the edge of Tasmania’s World Heritage Lake St Claire. The prefabricated structure, which was partially built off-site before being transported to its final spot, is comprised of a metal frame, clad with Tasmanian timbers both externally and internally, while…

University of Sydney develops prototype apartment

20 Jul, 2018

The University of Sydney’s Innovation in Applied Design Lab at the School of Architecture, Design and Planning has undertaken a complex multi-year project in collaboration with Lendlease to deliver the Innovation in Multi-Storey Housing Project. The Future Living System is a real-scale 80-square-metre prototype apartment constructed from a range of prefabricated elements including timber, which was used…

Designing for Life

16 Jul, 2018

Australia recognises the need to evolve towards lifelong apartment living to address problems of urban sprawl and population growth, and to create affordability and cohesive communities that provide for meaningful interaction and social nourishment. Yet, with key questions surrounding design, from quality to supply and longevity, how do we create…

Winners of Tasmanian Architecture Awards announced

12 Jul, 2018

Several of the state’s up and coming practices have dominated the 2018 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. This year’s winners were announced at a ceremony at Westland Nurseries in Seven Mile Beach, with 21 awards and commendations handed out from a record 43 entries, featuring everything from public amenities and office fit-outs…

2018 NSW Architecture Awards winners announced

10 Jul, 2018

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the prestigious NSW Architecture Awards, including the first ever recipient of the NSW Architecture Medallion for ‘best in show’. Winning projects demonstrate design excellence, innovative thinking and among them are highly sensitive responses to the past as well as new…

MUIR + OPENWORK wins 2018 NGV Architecture Commission

6 Jul, 2018

Inspired by key architectural elements of Sir Roy Grounds’s iconic NGV International building, the 2018 NGV Architecture Commission will transform the NGV Garden by literally raising sections of the landscape and creating chasm-like passageways for visitors to explore between the tilted embankments. Entitled Doubleground, the winning proposal for the annual…

Carme Pinós releases MPavilion 2018 design

4 Jul, 2018

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation today released the design for MPavilion 2018, the fifth MPavilion in an ongoing series, by Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós. The sharp design reveals an open civic space that invites interaction as well as a discourse between people, design, nature and the city….

2018 SA Architecture Awards winners announced

3 Jul, 2018

Every year the Australian Institute of Architects’ SA Architecture Awards sees projects of all budgets and sizes. In 2018, the projects with some of the most modest budgets, smallest footprints or most challenging parameters are architects’ own homes and workplaces. Even more impressive is that each of these entries has…

North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub awarded six Green Star rating

28 Jun, 2018

The North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub has become the first mixed-use public building to receive a six-star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia – representing another string to the bow of this dynamic, community-oriented Melbourne project. “The North Fitzroy community are an educated community that wanted…

Housing Futures conference 2018

27 Jun, 2018

An international cast of influential architects, urbanists and academics will present at the 2018 Housing Futures conference at Sydney’s Eternity Playhouse on 27 July. Australia’s cities are being stretched, prodded, rearranged and transformed by the forces of rapid urbanisation, densification and technological and economic change. The Housing Futures conference will…