XLam opens world-leading CLT facility in Australia

4 May, 2018

The most technologically advanced Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) plant in the world is now up and running in Australia, with production underway at XLam’s new Wodonga facility. CLT is part of a new wave of prebuild construction technologies and is produced from timber, a renewable and sustainable material. CLT is…

Winner of BDAV 10-Star Sustainable Design Challenge announced

2 May, 2018

‘Hacksaw House’, an ambitious yet simple building design of a 10-star sustainable home, has taken out the prestigious Building Designers Association of Victoria’s (BDAV) 2018 10-Star Sustainable Design Challenge. The annual Design Challenge invites BDAV members to prepare a residential design – across any climate zone in Australia – for…

This Is Not Memphis

1 May, 2018

An exhibition presented by Craft Victoria, THIS IS NOT MEMPHIS brings together six leading Australian furniture designer makers (Adam Markowitz, Bern Chandley, Bryan Cush, Damien Wright, Daniel Poole and Laura McCusker) to take a stand against mass consumption with work that is finely crafted, considered and beautiful. “We believe that…

DesignBUILD 2018 to explore the advantages of prefab

30 Apr, 2018

Off-site or prefabricated construction is both more affordable and sustainable than traditional building methods. It could even be the answer to Australia’s housing crisis. That’s the opinion of a group of industry leaders who will assemble at the DesignBUILD 2018 exhibition to discuss the opportunities for prefab construction for Australia….

NGV announces Between Two Worlds | Escher x nendo

27 Apr, 2018

The world-premiere exhibition Between Two Worlds | Escher X nendo is the centrepiece of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Spring/Summer 2018/19 season. Featuring more than 160 extraordinary prints and drawings by Dutch artist M.C. Escher, presented in an immersive environment created by acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo, this exhibition intertwines…

Bundanon Trust celebrates 25th anniversary

26 Apr, 2018

Bundanon Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018, as CEO Deborah Ely unveils highlights of upcoming program of public events to be held on the 1100-hectare site gifted by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd and his wife Yvonne in 1993. The Boyd’s riverside idyll in Shoalhaven in New South Wales…

Introducing Breese Street by Milieu

24 Apr, 2018

A collaboration between Milieu Property, DKO Architecture and Breathe Architecture, Breese Street is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments coming soon to Brunswick, Melbourne. Milieu’s second project in the area was informed by careful study of the requirements of urban living anchored in nurturing community and championing…

Milan Design Week 2018 highlights

23 Apr, 2018

Whilst Salone del Mobile attracted huge crowds to its 28 halls at Fiera some 10 kilometres from the city’s centre, the more thought-provoking exhibitions occurred throughout the inner districts of Milan. In Tortona, the Super Studio exhibition displayed several large-scale responses to dealing with air and water quality from major…