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Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds opening

2 Dec, 2018

Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds is the first exhibition in the world to feature the extraordinary work of Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher in dialogue with the work of acclaimed Japanese design studio nendo, led by designer Oki Sato. Seamlessly presenting the worlds of one of the…

Australia’s tallest timber building completed

30 Nov, 2018

Lendlease’s 25 King in Brisbane by Australian architecture and interiors firm Bates Smart, takes Australia to the forefront of innovation in timber construction design. The 10-storey, 45-metre tall open-plan office complex – the tallest timber structure in Australia – establishes new frontiers in the design of commercial buildings, bringing a…

Studio edwards opens 408 Smith

28 Nov, 2018

Noticing the spread of vacant shops in Collingwood, local architects studio edwards decided to create a new workspace with a generous and entrepreneurial spirit. They took on a converted shop on Smith Street (number 408, to be precise) in a bid to bring new life into the area by offering…

Why Listen to Plants?

27 Nov, 2018

Are plants conscious? If we now know that plants use sound to sense their surroundings, does it follow that plants also, somehow, ‘speak’? Plants and their companions may be quiet protagonists in a noisy world, but at a time when our environment is in crisis, can we take a leaf…

The Espy redesign revealed

26 Nov, 2018

An ambitious design by Technē Architecture + Interior Design brings to light the history and story behind the St Kilda venue the Hotel Esplanade, known by all as The Espy. Collaborating with owners Sand Hill Road throughout the design process, and continuing their 10-year partnership, The Espy represents Technē’s largest…

WA’s first mass timber-framed office development announced

26 Nov, 2018

A new green commercial development in Fremantle is aiming to deliver one of the state’s healthiest and happiest workplaces as the first mass timber-framed office development in Western Australia. Located on the corner of Josephson and High Streets, hArbour by Yolk will be developed by Yolk Property Group in partnership…

Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris

23 Nov, 2018

“Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area.” — Royal Institute of Architects ‘Guide to Victorian Architecture’ written in 1956 for the occasion of the Olympic Games. Beaumaris Modern: Modernist Homes in Beaumaris is a collection of mid-century modern Beaumaris houses, beautifully documented by Jack Shelton,…