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Flat-pack refugee shelter named best design of 2016

5 Feb, 2017

A coffee cup for astronauts, the David Bowie Blackstar album cover and a sexual health testing kit, the Design Museum in London announce the contenders for the ninth annual Designs of the Year. The annual exhibition and awards has this year acquired a new title sponsor, specialist insurer Beazley, as…

Colossal artwork to form base of new public art museum

2 Feb, 2017

A major artwork, the size of an Olympic-sized swimming pool was revealed during the announcement of a new public art museum – the Lyon Housemuseum galleries. The extraordinary 44 x 20 metre artwork – VISIBILE INVISIBLE, 2017 – by Australian contemporary artist Reko Rennie, was created to form the foundation…

Entries open for global architecture firm of the year award

30 Jan, 2017

The American Architecture Prize has introduced a comprehensive new award – The AAP Firm of the Year 2017. The mission of AAP is to celebrate excellence, creativity and innovation across  architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.  The AAP is a global platform that honours the greatest achievements in architecture and interior design. The…

Design Leaders To Close MPavilion’s 2016-2017 season

25 Jan, 2017

MPavilion has announced the inspiring final design events for the MPavilion 2016-17 season, which concludes on 18 February 2017. Closing the season includes talks by eminent British architect Sir David Adjaye OBE; leading Danish architect, urban designer and writer Jan Gehl; lead curator for design and architecture at Hong Kong’s M+…

Entries Open for 2017 Dulux Colour Awards

23 Jan, 2017

Entries are now open for the 31st annual Dulux Colour Awards, Australasia’s premier showcase of inventive colour application in built environments. This year, the iconic program takes on the theme of ‘Bold, Forward, Tilted’, while once again recognising Australia and New Zealand’s diversely creative and outstanding use of colour across…

NGV to deliver inaugural Victorian Design Program

20 Jan, 2017

The National Gallery of Victoria has joined with the Victorian Government to deliver a new program dedicated to celebrating, promoting and strengthening Victorian design. The Victorian Design Program will offer a curated yearround calendar of events for the design industry, students, businesses and the broader public, culminating in a new…

Ha Architecture designs Shimmerlands pavilion

18 Jan, 2017

Ha Architecture, Product and Environment have collaborated with Ben Sibley to design the pavilion for Melbourne University’s Shimmerlands, a two-month festival of music, cinema, food and social activities. The festival will provide entertainment day and night until Sunday 26 February. It includes an outdoor cinema, outdoor music amphitheatre, multiple bars and…

Tiny houses to tackle homelessness

16 Jan, 2017

In a first of a kind collaboration 57 new affordable one bedroom homes will be located on vacant land in Melbourne’s inner west, providing stable housing for people who have been priced out of the private rental market. The unique partnership between major philanthropic donors Geoff and Brad Harris, Launch…

Call out for Creative Directors of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale

11 Jan, 2017

The Australian Institute of Architects is seeking expressions of interest for the role of Creative Director for the Australian exhibition at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018. The Venice Architectural Biennale includes a range of exhibitions and related activities. These include a major exhibition (curated by the International Biennale Director)…