Events

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,…

This Well Made home goes global at APSDA 2016

21 Sep, 2016

Bringing the creative talent of South Australia to global and local audiences, Guildhouse presents its new exhibition, home at the 2016 Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance Conference (APSDA) in Adelaide, (Adelaide Convention Centre) September 24- 25. An alliance of design organisations across 13 different Asian countries, APSDA builds robust dialogue…

Kaldor Public Art Projects unveils most ambitious project to date

20 Sep, 2016

Kaldor Public Art Project’s most ambitious project to date and the first to be created by an Australian Aboriginal artist was unveiled in Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden last week in advance of its 17-day, free-to-the-public presentation from 17 September until 3 October 2016. Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones created barrangal…

Design Futures

19 Sep, 2016

What might the future hold for energy, mobility, money and water? How might the potential of design as an agent of change open up new opportunities or address current or future challenges? These questions form the framework for the National Gallery of Victoria’s upcoming event series Design Futures — four…

Sydney Open

18 Sep, 2016

Australia’s premier open building event Sydney Open returns for its twelfth year on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November, unlocking the doors to some of the city’s most historic and architecturally inspiring buildings usually off limits to the general public.  Presented by Sydney Living Museums, Sydney Open offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at some…

Big World Homes at the Sydney Architecture Festival

16 Sep, 2016

The 2016 Sydney Architecture Festival will unveil Australia’s first flat-packed, off-grid ‘tiny home’ created by Big World Homes, offering an innovative transitional housing solution for Sydney’s housing market. Designed by architect Alexander Symes, the tiny home will be built by a group of non-skilled volunteers over a couple of hours…

Flat Chats 2

13 Sep, 2016

Our country is expanding at an unprecedented rate. The Australian Bureau of Statistics forecasts that by 2056, our nation’s population could reach up to 42.5 million. As our population continues to increase into the 21st century, it is crucial that we carefully consider the expansion of our city. With this…