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2017 Serpentine Pavilion to be designed by Francis Kéré

23 Feb, 2017

Diébédo Francis Kéré, the award-winning architect from Gando, Burkino Faso, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, responding to the brief with a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to the lawns of Kensington Gardens. Kéré, who leads the Berlin-based practice Kéré…

OMA’s Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten to design 2017 MPavilion

22 Feb, 2017

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced that the commission for the fourth annual MPavilion has been awarded to internationally renowned Netherlands-based OMA and will be designed by Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten. MPavilion 2017 will be OMA’s first completed architectural commission in Australia. The announcement comes as MPavilion 2016 closed…

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…

Sustainability House awarded ten gold stars

15 Feb, 2017

An affordable 10-star sustainable home designed for the Adelaide climate and costing less than $390,000 to build has won the prestigious 10-Star Sustainable Design Challenge for 2017. Designed by Sustainability House, Paradigm Shift was considered to be more than just a 10-Star home, with generous proportions, integrated indoor and outdoor…

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…

Nightingale 2.0 approved by VCAT

8 Feb, 2017

The Nightingale housing developments have won another VCAT approval, for Nightingale 2.0, a major stepping-stone for the project. The proposed five-storey building will house three retail tenancies and 20 apartments including four one-bedrooms, 12 two-bedrooms and four three-bedrooms. The apartments will feature high ceilings, northerly aspects, cross-ventilation and natural light to…

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,…