2018 NGV Architecture Commission to be unveiled next week

14 Nov, 2018

The 2018 NGV Architecture Commission by Melbourne architecture practice MUIR and landscape architecture studio OPENWORK has commenced installation in advance of its public unveiling next week at the NGV International. Entitled Doubleground, the winning proposal for the fourth annual competition is a collaboration between the two practices, inspired by key…

AILA Victoria calls for increased green infrastructure investment

13 Nov, 2018

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is calling for increased investment in green infrastructure at this year’s state election to improve life expectancy and liveability for Melbournians. AILA’s Victorian Chapter has released a state election campaign statement with the president calling on all parties to…

A look at the German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai

12 Nov, 2018

LAVA’s design for the German Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai is a vertical campus of nature and technology, taking cues from the local architecture and Germany’s history of outstanding lightweight pavilion design. Demonstrating the Expo theme, everything from intelligent use of local climatic conditions to materials reuse to construction is sustainable….

Women in design lead summer events at MPavilion 2018

10 Nov, 2018

MPavilion today announced its December program of free cultural events to take place in the Queen Victoria Gardens under the celebrated pavilion designed by Carme Pinós of Barcelona’s Estudio Carme Pinós. Highlighting women in leadership and digital technologies, international guests include Dr Elizabeth Churchill, director of User Experience at Google USA; Gabi…

2018 Urban Innovation Ideas Competition winners announced

6 Nov, 2018

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has announced the winner of its 2018 Urban Innovation Ideas Competition for young professionals and students with members of Mirvac’s design team taking out the top prize for their submission ‘Reflective Lane’. The 2018 Competition called for innovative ideas to rejuvenate the north-west corner of…

The Architect’s Bookshop opens in Sydney

5 Nov, 2018

Devastated when the longstanding bookshop at the Institute of Architects in Tusculum closed its doors in 2016 director of SJB Adam Haddow has since entertained the notion of a bookshop of his own. “Architext had been serving the architectural community from that site in Potts Point for decades, with Anne…

2018 National Architecture Awards winners announced

2 Nov, 2018

From the rugged Tasmanian coast to the soaring skyscrapers of Spring Street, the winners of this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards have shown how a defined sense of place, commitment to sustainability and professional ingenuity continue to drive innovation and transformation in Australian architectural practice. The winners…

Ocean plastic remnants turned into Sydney art installation

1 Nov, 2018

The 24-metre tall installation is designed to look like a neatly arranged cemetery, with 2255 spheres in all shades of orange to hold the ‘ashes’ of wasted orange peels. These round ‘orange urns’ are made from 120 kilograms of ocean plastic remnants collected from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Produced…