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Tiny houses to tackle homelessness

16 Jan, 2017

In a first of a kind collaboration 57 new affordable one bedroom homes will be located on vacant land in Melbourne’s inner west, providing stable housing for people who have been priced out of the private rental market. The unique partnership between major philanthropic donors Geoff and Brad Harris, Launch…

Call out for Creative Directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

11 Jan, 2017

The Australian Institute of Architects is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Creative Director for the Australian exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. The Venice Architectural Biennale includes a range of exhibitions and related activities. These include a major exhibition (curated by the International Biennale Director)…

WA buyers increasingly seek sustainable features

10 Jan, 2017

Recent research suggests that house hunters in Western Australia are increasingly interested in buying green when it comes to apartments, with sustainability considered alongside price and location. The research survey undertaken by the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute sought to determine whether people in Perth are likely to buy into green…

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…

Architects seek urgent review of Parliament House fence plans

26 Dec, 2016

The Australian Institute of Architects wants plans to build a 2.6-metre fence around Parliament House put on hold, key documents immediately released and a proper public consultation process, including expert advice, conducted around the proposal. National President, Professor Ken Maher, has called on the Department of Parliamentary Services to immediately…

Redwoods Treewalk and David Trubridge

22 Dec, 2016

Redwoods Treewalk and David Trubridge Design have partnered to create an iconic nocturnal tourism experience: the Redwoods Nightlights. Incorporating unique creations  from New Zealand world-acclaimed design and sustainability champion David Trubridge; the Nightlights is New Zealand’s first design-led tourism experience. The new night-time experience will offer visitors and locals the…

MPavilion announces the return of MRelay and M*Sync

21 Dec, 2016

MPavilion has announced the return of its popular annual signature events MRelay, a day-long design talk-fest on Saturday 4 February 2017 from 9am to 9pm and M*Sync, an event to celebrate a heartbeat synching art installation that brings together community connectedness and love with live music, poetry and dance to be…

NGV to deliver new Victorian Design Program

19 Dec, 2016

The National Gallery of Victoria has joined with the Victorian Government to deliver a new program dedicated to celebrating, promoting and strengthening Victorian design. The Victorian Design Program will offer a curated year-round calendar of events for the design industry, students, businesses and the broader public, culminating in a new…

Perth architect challenges affordable housing norm

15 Dec, 2016

Fremantle-based architect, David Barr, has challenged the way the market thinks about affordable and desirable residential housing for Generation Y. Following the launch of Landcorp’s Gen Y Demonstration Housing project and his concept of ‘The Step House’ late last month, David’s work showcases an innovative solution for sustainable, flexible and…