Events

Melbourne Design Week 2017

21 Feb, 2017

From iconic chair design to high-density apartment architecture, the inaugural Melbourne Design Week will explore the value of good design and showcase local and international innovators in a city-wide program from 16–26 March 2017. An initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, the eclectic…

Criteria Collection Presents Broached Monsters by Trent Jansen

19 Feb, 2017

Award-winning Sydney designer Trent Jansen has launched his latest series of works through Melbourne design centre, Broached Commissions. Anyone familiar with Jansen’s work expects each new collection to deliver highly refined products, steeped in history and created using sustainable technologies and materials. Jansen is also well-known for collaborating with Australian…

Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect comes to Sydney

13 Feb, 2017

Marking the architect’s first Australian project, Shigeru Ban has designed two architectural installations to be presented at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) Courtyard Garden and Gallery Space from 25 March until 1 July 2017. Shigeru Ban’s installations also represent the final project to be presented by SCAF before the Foundation…

The New Joneses’ Tiny House pop-up

7 Feb, 2017

Come see Australia’s (potentially) tiniest digs, when The New Joneses’ Tiny House pops-up at Fed Square, Feb 11-25. Free and open to the public, step inside the tiny house and see how our everyday choices, from our energy company to our bank, can change the world. Aussies have the biggest…

Creating liveable, resilient cities by working with nature

6 Feb, 2017

Cities depend on natural ecosystems both within and beyond the urban environment for a wide range of goods and services that are essential for the well-being of their residents, including food, water, air quality, climate regulation, protection from natural hazards, and the delivery of measurable health benefits. For example, parks,…

Design Leaders To Close MPavilion’s 2016-2017 season

25 Jan, 2017

MPavilion has announced the inspiring final design events for the MPavilion 2016-17 season, which concludes on 18 February 2017. Closing the season includes talks by eminent British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE; leading Danish architect, urban designer and writer Jan Gehl; lead curator for design and architecture at Hong Kong’s M+…

The Great Local Lunch

20 Jan, 2017

The Great Local Lunch is a celebration of community, food, farming and gardening in the heart of Melbourne. Join over 200 backyard growers, food lovers and local farmers to share the fruits of their labour in a 4 course feast of locally produced food. Host, Costa Georgiadis, from ABC’s Gardening…

Ha Architecture designs Shimmerlands pavilion

18 Jan, 2017

Ha Architecture, Product and Environment have collaborated with Ben Sibley to design the pavilion for Melbourne University’s Shimmerlands, a two-month festival of music, cinema, food and social activities. The festival will provide entertainment day and night until Sunday 26 February. It includes an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and…

Iconic Australian Houses

2 Jan, 2017

Iconic Australian Houses, curated by Karen McCartney and presented in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 30 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibition explores the design and building of these houses, as well as the experiences of those who…