New Zealand Architecture Awards acknowledge the year’s best buildings

15 May, 2014

A new bank building on Auckland’s waterfront has received New Zealand’s highest architectural honour and 16 other projects, ranging from an airport terminal in Christchurch to an exhibition pavilion in Germany, and a tiny bach to a busy student hub, have won awards in the country’s premier architectural competition, the…

Turning everyday trash into clean energy

14 May, 2014

Advanced waste treatment systems could divert more than 95 per cent of Sydney’s household waste from landfill and convert non-recyclable waste into a useful renewable gas to power city buildings and provide heating and cooling. Rapid population growth in our cities means that by around 2021 our landfill sites will…


7 May, 2014

Getting a one-off item made just for you is no longer the domain of the wealthy thanks to Handkrafted, a new website that’s challenging the view that custom-made means out-of-reach. Launched earlier this year, Handkrafted connects customers with craftspeople and artisans to commission and make bespoke timber pieces just for…

Shortlist announced for 2014 NSW Architecture Awards

6 May, 2014

Ninety-one projects have been shortlisted for this year’s NSW Architecture Awards the Australian Institute of Architects announced today. The shortlist comes from a field of almost 200 entries across the categories of Public Architecture, Urban Design, Commercial Architecture, Interior Architecture, Residential Architecture – Houses (New), Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations…

Think Brick Horbury Hunt Residential Award

2 May, 2014

Think Brick Awards is rewarding innovative brick design with a $10,000 cash prize on offer and a chance to win a Business Class trip for two to Venice in 2016. The winner of the Horbury Hunt Residential category will walk away with the prestigious award at the richest design competition…

Entries Open for 2014 Australian Timber Design Awards

2 May, 2014

Entries are invited for the prestigious Australian Timber Design Awards recognising excellence in timber design and use. Now in their 15th year entry is open to architects, designers, engineers, builders and landscapers with a wide range of categories to suit all projects. Entries close on 27th June 2014. To get…

Students find purpose in repurposing

29 Apr, 2014

Students from the Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC) are learning the value of sustainable business practice from start to finish – embarking on a new project to build and sell furniture from recycled timber. The first line of products known as ‘Babushka Boxes’ were created by timber sourced from dismantled…

Urban Commons Foodscape competition extended

24 Apr, 2014

“The deadline for the Urban Commons “Win a Foodscape Competition” has been extended. Urban Commons is inviting designers, architects, and landscape architects to submit their concept designs for a project that features the Urban Commons FoodscapeTM. All entries will go into the running to win a complete FoodscapeTM for their…

City of Port Phillip 2014 Design and Development Awards

15 Apr, 2014

Creative designs ranging from a skate park to urban art were recognised at last week’s 2014 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards. Convic Design carried off the Mayor’s Award for the St Kilda Skate Park at Marina Reserve. All seven category winners were eligible for this overall award….