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Planet Talks 2017

3 Dec, 2016

WOMADelaide, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017 from 10-13 March, and presenting partner UniSA today announced the full Planet Talks program. Led by US-Based iFixit Founder/CEO, Kyle Wiens, Crew commander of University of Hawaii (HiSEAS) 365-day Mars Simulation mission, Carmel Johnston, UK’s Eden Project founder Sir Tim Smit and internationally…

Glenn Murcutt – Spirit of Place

1 Dec, 2016

Glenn Murcutt – Spirit of Place explores the life and work of Australia’s most famous living architect. Murcutt’s extraordinary international reputation rests on the beauty and integrity of his buildings. With a swag of awards, including the prestigious Pritzker Prize, Murcutt has put Australian architecture on the map. Murcutt’s focus has…

Kerstin Thompson Architects to deliver Bundanon Trust Masterplan

30 Nov, 2016

Bundanon Trust has announced Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) as the winner of the Trust’s national competition to deliver the Masterplan to enrich the 1100-hectare property in regional New South Wales with a world-class creative learning centre for school students, visitor hub, residential quarters and a new gallery to house the $37.5…

Children’s play centre opens in Alexandria

29 Nov, 2016

An innovative new children’s play space opened in Sydney’s Alexandria on Wednesday 23 November 2016. The first of its kind in Australia, Nubo, meaning cloud, is a highly designed space that helps children and families play, explore, connect, grow and learn together. Celebrating the innocence of childhood, Nubo brings play…

More open space and recreation for Sydneysiders

28 Nov, 2016

The City of Sydney’s $400 million plan to increase open space for a growing population was formally adopted by Council on Monday following widespread support from Sydneysiders, workers and visitors. The City received more than 110 responses to the open space, sport and recreation needs study on exhibition in May,…

Inspired student visions for Sydney architecture

23 Nov, 2016

Students from the University of Sydney unveil their big architectural visions for a series of landmark cultural buildings and public spaces in Sydney and regional NSW in a final graduation exhibition that opens on 24 November. It is recognised as one of the most influential student architecture shows of the…

The Palimpsest

21 Nov, 2016

Last week Off the Grid, Australia’s first solar powered, zero-waste music and arts festival unveiled The Palimpsest, a second stage for their inaugural conference program, and another reason for Melbournians to celebrate the power of the sun. The Palimpsest will present some of Australia’s leading environmentalists, architects, activists, entrepreneurs and…

Messing with modernism

17 Nov, 2016

Damon Moon, Creative Director of JamFactory’s Ceramics studio, presents new works reflecting his interests in the history of modernism and ceramic making in a global context. In this exhibition, Moon concentrates on ceramic processes through history, identifying and contextualising the varied approaches to making. He looks at the period of…

Bates Smart will design new Australian embassy

15 Nov, 2016

Australian company Bates Smart has been selected to design the new Australian Embassy in Washington DC. The new Embassy design will promote an enduring vision of a contemporary and innovative Australia, paying tribute to the Australian landscape. The design includes an expansive glass atrium in the centre of the building,…

STREETS 2.0

14 Nov, 2016

A collaboration between the Smart Cities Council of Australia New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has produced STREETS 2.0, an event taking place at the Museum of Sydney on Tuesday 6th December 2016 Many cities have up to 30 per cent of their land area consumed by…