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Bringing nature inside through design

24 Mar, 2017

The truth is that Australians are now spending the majority of their time indoors, so it’s more important than ever to bring nature inside. Planet Ark’s update to their Wood- Housing, Health, Humanity Report is a compelling testament to the many and varied benefits of incorporating nature into our built…

Seed to Seat furniture collaborative unveiled at Design Days Dubai

23 Mar, 2017

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has unveiled its ‘Seed to Seat’ furniture collaborative at Design Days Dubai, and is due to run until March 17. Given an open brief and asked to design ‘something to sit on’, the designers…

Watchmaker, Melbourne Design Week

20 Mar, 2017

The inaugural Melbourne Design Week is navigating the concept of Design Values. The theme has been challenged in a multi-artist exhibition in an unusual location: an old watchmaker’s shop in Collingwood. Folk Architects have thoughtfully re-designed the derelict space, the starkness of which is perfectly complimented by multiple reflective panels. Vintage…

RMIT and the NGV partner to strengthen Victoria’s design industry

20 Mar, 2017

A new partnership between the National Gallery of Victoria and RMIT will combine academic research and student work with curatorial excellence to strengthen Victoria’s design industry. As NGV Design Partner, RMIT will collaborate on the inaugural Victorian Design Program to be delivered by the Gallery, in partnership with the Victorian…

Considered Aesthetics: An Autumn Showcase

17 Mar, 2017

Two small, Melbourne-based businesses, One Fine Print and Anaca Studio have teamed up to present a refreshing retail concept, Considered Aesthetics: An Autumn Showcase, running in Fitzroy throughout April to June. ‘Considered Aesthetics’ is a temporary retail showcase of finely-crafted furniture, earthy artisanal objects, and intriguing photo-graphic artworks, designed and made…

Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift

15 Mar, 2017

Thirty-five provocative and eye-catching contemporary chairs, from a stool coated in Chilean volcanic rock to a hanging seat shaped like a killer whale, are being displayed in the National Gallery of Victoria exhibition Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift. All recently acquired by the NGV through the support of…

Winners of 2017 Newcastle Architecture Awards announced

14 Mar, 2017

The complex alteration of a modest four-unit, beachside structure by Genton Architecture has taken top honours at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2017 Newcastle Architecture Awards. The high number of entries in the 2017 Awards program along with the quality of the projects reinforces the strength of the Newcastle architectural…

Architecture students learn lessons from Yarrabah

10 Mar, 2017

The Indigenous community of Yarrabah, situated about 50 kilometres south-east of Cairns, was the focus of a design studio undertaken by University of Sydney architecture students who were given a unique opportunity to work with the local community on an affordable housing project. Known as the Burri Gummin (‘one fire’)…

Latrobe Regional Gallery undergoes major refurbishment

8 Mar, 2017

Funding of $770,000 from the State Government and a contribution from Latrobe City Council of $310,000 will see the Latrobe Regional Gallery transformed into a thriving arts and cultural centre capable of attracting international exhibitions and boosting tourism to Latrobe City. The major renovations will began early this year, with…