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Brock Commons’ Tallwood House is a tribute to timber

14 Apr, 2017

Architect Russell Acton believes in timber. He believes in it so much that he designed the tallest contemporary mass wood building in the world, the Brock Commons Tallwood House. At 18-stories-high, the Canadian student residence has won the title previously held by Melbourne’s own Forte building in the Docklands. Last…

2017 Premier’s Sustainability Awards now open

12 Apr, 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Last year’s winners included residents of an apartment complex (38 Westbury Street) in East St Kilda who worked together to convert their rooftop into a green upstairs ‘backyard’ to save on energy, water and costs through a project called…

Walsh Bay funding to include Sydney Theatre Company redevelopment

10 Apr, 2017

Walsh Bay’s transformation into a world-class cultural arts precinct will be bigger and better than originally planned thanks to an additional $68 million in NSW Government funding. Last week Minister for Arts Don Harwin announced the increased contribution on top of the $139 million committed in 2015 through the Cultural…

The 2017 Deputy Premier’s Award for Urban Design

6 Apr, 2017

On Friday 24 March, Logan City Council’s Beenleigh Town Square Project was named the winner of the Deputy Premier’s Award for Urban Design 2017 by the Deputy Premier, the Honourable Jackie Trad MP, at the State Library of Queensland. Designed in collaboration by Logan City Council, AECOM, MRCagney and Wilson Architects,…

Iconic Australian Houses

5 Apr, 2017

Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney explores 29 of the most architecturally important Australian homes of the past 60 years. The exhibition begins in the 1950s with the works of a new breed of Australian architects, and culminates in key works from some of Australia’s contemporary masters. This important…

Design unveiled for State Library Victoria redevelopment

3 Apr, 2017

On 30th March 2017, the State Library Victoria in Melbourne unveiled the designs for its forthcoming $88.1 million redevelopment plan, Vision 2020. The plan will return 40% more space to public use, transforming the library to meet current and future needs. Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects and local partners Architectus and…

I See Wild

31 Mar, 2017

Phillip Withers Landscape Design has created an oasis at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Slabs of bluestone rise from a patchwork of hand-carved pavers and luscious grass bordered by plants, herbs and flowers. In the background stand several natural timber poles, neighboured by arms of towering cacti. Every glimpse…

MPavilion 2016 gifted to the Melbourne Zoo

31 Mar, 2017

Naomi Milgrom AO, Founder of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, today announced that MPavilion 2016, designed by award-winning Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated from its temporary site at the Queen Victoria Gardens to its new home at…

Art + Climate = Change sneak peek

29 Mar, 2017

CLIMARTE’s highly anticipated festival of provocative climate change related arts and ideas, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017, has now launched its website. Running from 19 April – 14 May across venues in Melbourne and regional Victoria, ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 provides a platform for the discussion of the challenges, opportunities, impacts, and solutions associated with…

New public space to transform Prahran

27 Mar, 2017

The City of Stonnington has announced the construction of a landmark new public urban park and two-level underground car park creating a vibrant cultural heart for residents, traders and visitors. The visionary project will provide a legacy to the community for generations to come. At over 9,000-metres-square, the project, dubbed…