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Council now powered by 100 per cent renewable energy

23 Jan, 2019

A new wind farm in regional Victoria has begun supplying energy to power Town Halls, bank branches, universities and street lights across Melbourne. Fourteen members of Melbourne’s leading universities, cultural institutions, corporations and councils combined their purchasing power to support the construction of the 80 MW wind farm at Crowlands,…

Designing Future Workplaces at MPavilion

22 Jan, 2019

The function and purpose of workplaces is changing – what was once simply a place to conduct one’s job now faces great demands. These environments are now expected to provide social connectivity; feature sustainable, peoplecentred design; and address millennial churn. A panel being held at MPavilion on Wednesday 23 January…

Inside ECO-TUBES by Geotectura Studio

21 Jan, 2019

The Azriel Faculty of Design’s Workshops building (aka ECO-TUBES) at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel is part of an overall campus renovation by Geotectura Studio. The building contains workshops, classrooms, offices and galleries with an overarching design emphasis on natural materials and sustainability. For starters, the new design sought to…

Entries open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards

18 Jan, 2019

Entries are now open for the 33rd Dulux Colour Awards, which invites Australian and New Zealand based design professionals and students including architects, interior architects, interior designers and interior decorators to submit work that celebrates exceptional and innovative use of colour across interior and exterior commercial, public and residential spaces….

MPavilion extends summer program to February

16 Jan, 2019

MPavilion today announced an extension of its current program of free events until Sunday 17 February 2019, with more talks, workshops, performances, installations and kid-friendly experiences to be held in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Southbank Arts Precinct. The extended season supported by principal partner ANZ sees MPavilion, an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, hosting…

Big Ideas/Small Spaces

10 Jan, 2019

Studiomama’s Nina Tolstrup shares the playful, inspired approach to small space design that influenced her recent project with MINI LIVING at this year’s Milan Design Week. Nina Tolstrup embodies quintessential Danish design in her furniture and architectural firm Studiomama. The practice is a collaboration between Nina and husband Jack Mama…

Come Together

3 Jan, 2019

Free to Feed is a not-for-profit social enterprise that brings together refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants to celebrate their stories and cultures through food-oriented initiatives. Circle Studio Architects was given a brief to create a flexible space that could adapt to varying requirements while embodying the inviting and…

New Dog, Old Tricks

27 Dec, 2018

So much more than just the boss of small spaces, Bradley Swartz has a think about a great many things when he designs. Big or small, his practice considers the client’s whole neighbourhood, access to amenities, shops, parks, pools, etc., as well as their more intimate requirements, as part of…

CONCRETE: art design architecture

19 Dec, 2018

CONCRETE: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Curated by JamFactory’s Margaret Hancock Davis (Senior Curator) and Brian Parkes (CEO), the exhibition includes 21 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and…

A Lesson for All

17 Dec, 2018

InsideOut is a non-profit school prototype that was built in Yeboahkrom, a rural village in Ghana after winds had destroyed the only school in the area. Italian designers Andrea Tabocchini and Francesca Vittorini sought to offer an alternative to typical classroom structures that was both affordable and easy to replicate….