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MPavilion Announces 2016 architect – Bijoy Jain from India

9 Feb, 2016

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation today announced the commission for the third annual MPavilion has been awarded to acclaimed Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai. The announcement comes as MPavilion 2015 closed on Sunday 7 February having welcomed more than 76,000 visitors attending 419 free events hosted over four months within the temporary architecture pavilion…

Grown in Seconds

5 Feb, 2016

To illustrate the sustainability of American hardwoods, a new campaign: Grown in Seconds, has been launched by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) to show how swiftly wood used for a variety of projects regrows naturally in America’s forests. Supported by environmental consultants ThinkStep (www.thinkstep.com) AHEC aims to promote a better…

Drying Green Park

4 Feb, 2016

Construction Documentation for the Drying Green Park by McGregor Coxall is near completion. Named after its historic use as a wool washing and drying facility, this modern urban park provides much needed open space for residents located at the heart of Green Squares urban regeneration. To enable construction of the…

Great Local Lunch at SLF

3 Feb, 2016

Win two seats at The Great Local Lunch a ‘crowd farmed’ feast of Victorian freshly picked and foraged produce, cooked up by Melbourne’s most celebrated chefs. On Sunday February 14 the banks of the Yarra will hold the biggest yet Great Local Lunch, a feature event of the Sustainable Living…

100 Chairs In 100 Days

3 Feb, 2016

Do you have a favourite object or piece of furniture that tells a personal story? A piece that although less than perfect, partly damaged or simply not in use anymore, you’ve kept for its embedded memories and emotional value? Would you be willing to donate your object to be transformed…

Strange and Familiar premier presented by green magazine

1 Feb, 2016

green magazine is very proud to present the Australian Premier of Strange and Familiar at the Transitions Film Festival. Directed by Katherine Knight and Marcia Conolly, the film is set on Fogo Island, where a Maritime community has been facing devastation since the collapse of cod fishing. Native architect Todd Saunders and social…

MPavilion’s final week

28 Jan, 2016

MPavilion’s final week includes a couple of not-to-be-missed events. MRELAY, PART 4: UTOPIA The last session of the marathon conversation featuring thirty-two speakers is hosted by Michael Williams, director of the Wheeler Centre. It can often be difficult to face the reality of today’s world, where global climate change is leading…

Hawke + King by Six Degrees

27 Jan, 2016

Introducing a new level of community living, Hawke + King is a striking new residential development by the Brunswick Group. Designed by lauded architects Six Degrees and located on an elevated island site bound by a leafy park and at the juncture of Hawke, King and Curzon Streets in West Melbourne, Hawke +…

Landmark Melbourne buildings switch to solar

27 Jan, 2016

Two iconic Melbourne buildings have broken records by installing solar panels, showing that commercial and apartment property owners are embracing renewable energy. The owners of 149 apartments in the boutique Hero Building on Russell Street have installed the largest solar system ever retrofitted to a Melbourne apartment block. In an…

Woods Bagot win a World Architecture News Award for Tonsley

19 Jan, 2016

Renewal SA’s Tonsley redevelopment has won the 2015 World Architecture News (WAN) Award for Adaptive Reuse. Over 60 projects were entered from around the world, with Tonsley the only project from Australia in the final six.  Woods Bagot Director Thomas Masullo said the win was testament to Woods Bagot’s commitment…