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International Awards recognise Australian talent abroad

2 Sep, 2015

The Australian Institute of Architects’ International Chapter have announced the winners of their 2015 International Architecture Awards. Spanning the globe from New Zealand to Singapore to Denmark, the awarded and commended projects represent the excellent work of Australian architects abroad. The jury, chaired by Grant Marani, were unanimous in awarding…

Sculpture, sustainability and function, the Reece Bathroom Innovation Awards

2 Sep, 2015

Sculpture, sustainability and function prevailed in this year’s BIA bathroom design challenge which called on professional and student designers to conceive an innovative tapware concept for the contemporary bathroom environment. The two winning tapware designs were selected for their innovative approach to water use and unique aesthetic that incorporates technologically…

Sydney Design 2015

31 Aug, 2015

2015 sees Sydney Design return for its 19th year, making it one of the world’s longest running design festivals. This year’s program brings together an exciting array of design disciplines which we’ve coupled into Architecture & Interior, Product & Maker, Fashion & Jewellery and Digital & Graphic. The program includes…

The Goods Line opens in Sydney

28 Aug, 2015

NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property, Dominic Perrottet and Planning Minister Rob Stokes have unveiled The Goods Line, a new, innovative urban corridor and open space, linking Railway Square through Ultimo to Darling Harbour. The space began as a disused rail line, and has been transformed into a vibrant…

Architects in Residence announced for 2015/16

27 Aug, 2015

Three diverse international architects will participate in the Australian Institute of Architects’ Droga Architect in Residence 2015/16 program. Following on from the successful visit in 2015 by NORD Architects, the jury, chaired by Brit Andresen, has named the next candidates to undertake the unique 12-week opportunity. UK emerging architect Nick…

Opera House awarded for sustainability leadership

26 Aug, 2015

The Sydney Opera House was today awarded a 4 Star Green Star – Performance rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA), putting the national icon among a select few World Heritage buildings that have achieved green certification globally. The announcement was made jointly by NSW Deputy Premier and…

2015 Intergrain Timber Vision Award winners announced

20 Aug, 2015

Winners of the sixth annual Intergrain Timber Vision Awards were announced at the Annual Awards Breakfast in Melbourne today, revealing a new vision for Australia’s building and landscaping industry. From an imaginative children’s playground and waterfront library to a tiny cabin perched atop rugged Victorian cliffs, a diverse and awe-inspiring…

Winners of the 2015 Think Brick Awards announced

17 Aug, 2015

Announced at a gala presentation at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne on Thursday 13 August, twenty-six exemplary projects from across Australia have been recognized in the 2015 Think Brick Awards, Australia’s richest design awards. Now in its ninth year, the Think Brick Awards celebrates design excellence in the use of…

2015 New Zealand Architecture Awards finalists

5 Aug, 2015

Forty-six buildings, ranging from house alterations to a police station and from traffic interchanges to an art gallery, have been shortlisted in the awards programme that decides New Zealand’s top buildings. The finalists in the New Zealand Architecture Awards are located around the country, from Rawhiti in the Bay of…

Superhouse: architecture and interiors beyond the everyday

29 Jul, 2015

Sydney Living Museums presents Superhouse: architecture and interiors beyond the everyday, an exhibition by Karen McCartney, showcasing stunning examples of local and international residential architecture and interiors at the Museum of Sydney from 29 August 2015. Featuring breathtaking photography by Richard Powers, Superhouse highlights some of the world’s most extraordinary homes…