Grand designs at the Australian National Botanic Gardens

21 Oct, 2016

An exhibition of the top five entries in the Ian Potter National Conservatory Design Competition opens at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on Saturday 22 October. The exhibition features the stunning winning conservatory design by Sydney firm CHROFI, and designs by the four other finalists – Grimshaw Architects, BVN, Sean Gidsell Architects and Terroir….

Hotel Hotel’s Object Therapy

20 Oct, 2016

Object Therapy is the latest project in Hotel Hotel’s Fix and Make program. An exhibition of 30 broken objects that have undergone therapy – treated and ‘creatively’ repaired by a designer or artist opened on Friday 14 October at Hotel Hotel. The aim of the project is to help us…

Sites and Modifiers

20 Oct, 2016

An exhibition of drawings, models and photographs from architectural firm Edition Office. Edition Office is an architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Through the execution of its built work and research, the practice is creating an ongoing series of figures, relics, stories and relationships; all continuing a greater investigation into material & spatial practice.  Edition…

A surreal, neon pink ‘car wash’ revealed at NGV International

14 Oct, 2016

A playful reinvention of the suburban car wash is the vision for the NGV’s 2016 Architecture Commission, designed by Melbourne-based M@ STUDIO Architects. Inspired by an existing car wash in Blackburn, the design reimagines a familiar destination and brings it into the unfamiliar surroundings of the NGV Garden at NGV International. Transforming…

The Big Design Market

12 Oct, 2016

One of Australia’s most anticipated independent designer shopping weekends, The Big Design Market, is returning to Melbourne from 2-4 December and has announced the addition of a Sydney event from 25-27 November. The Big Design Market caters to an audience who value originality, quality and ethically produced designs and also…

Stonnington’s award-winning sustainability and gardening festival

7 Oct, 2016

Spring Into Gardening returns this year to Prahran’s lush Victoria Gardens on Sunday 9 October, drawing in an average of 5,000 gardening and sustainability enthusiasts of all ages. Costa Georgiadis from ABC’s Gardening Australia will host this year’s one-day festival, which features an exciting program of free expert talks, practical…

Designing Affordability presentation

1 Oct, 2016

An international exhibition and presentation on challenges and opportunities in solving housing affordability will be presented at this year’s annual prefabAUS 2016 Conference, at University of Sydney’s Department of Architecture, Planning and Design. Professor Marc Norman from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design is Director of UPSTATE, a Centre…

The Moving Garden

30 Sep, 2016

Tens of thousands of flowers will be gifted between strangers as part of Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei’s The Moving Garden, opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on 15 October 2016. Lee is internationally recognised as one of the leading creators of art which invites audience participation, and this acclaimed…

Pholiota Unlocked

23 Sep, 2016

A full-scale replica of Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahony Griffin’s cutting edge home is being constructed by students from the Melbourne School of Design as part of the Melbourne Festival’s Cultural Collisions precinct at the University of Melbourne. Pholiota, named after a type of mushroom for having ‘sprung up…

Supermodels: Architects of Tomorrow

22 Sep, 2016

Children between the ages of 8-12 years are being given the opportunity to build a model house, which they can keep, as part of “Supermodels: Architects of Tomorrow” — a Sydney Architecture Festival event being held on Sunday 2 October 2016 from 10am to 12pm at The Brewery Yards Market,…