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‘Chairity Project’ returns with a twist:

27 Oct, 2016

2016 marks the third edition of Cult’s annual ‘Chairity Project’, the esteemed charity event that invites leading Australian creatives to reinvent an iconic chair design. Each creative is given complete freedom to reinvent the chair, which is exhibited and auctioned off to a charity of the creative’s own choice. In…

Bundanon Trust announces six shortlisted architects

26 Oct, 2016

Last week Bundanon Trust announced the six Australian architecture firms shortlisted for the Trust’s national competition to deliver a Masterplan to enliven the 1100-hectare property in regional New South Wales with a world-class creative learning centre, visitor hub, residential quarters and a gallery to house the $37.5 million Arthur Boyd…

Design Canberra 2016

25 Oct, 2016

This year’s Design Canberra festival will kick off with a keynote talk by architect Philip Vivian of Bates Smart at the award-winning Vibe Hotel at the Canberra Airport. Vivian has said the project sought to reflect Canberra’s DNA, resulting in a hotel crafted specifically for its location and context: “We…

2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture

24 Oct, 2016

Not In My Backyard, the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture is fast approaching, taking place in Canberra over four days from 27 – 30 October 2016. Canberra is one of the very few, fully planned cities in the world. The 2016 festival in Canberra will connect the public with landscape architects…

Backyard Experiment shows the power of public space

21 Oct, 2016

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in collaboration with Street Furniture Australia, the ACT Government and In the City Canberra have created the #BackyardExperiment, a community initiative in Garema Place in Canberra to show how changing public spaces can bring out the best in the city and its people….

Ian Potter National Conservatory

21 Oct, 2016

The Australian National Botanic Gardens and the Ian Potter Foundation congratulate the design team led by CHROFI on creating a breathtaking design for our Ian Potter National Conservatory. Five finalists were chosen from a national design competition with the design by architects CHROFI selected for their innovative, bold and environmentally-conscious…

Hotel Hotel’s Object Therapy

20 Oct, 2016

Object Therapy is the latest project in Hotel Hotel’s Fix and Make program. An exhibition of 30 broken objects that have undergone therapy – treated and ‘creatively’ repaired by a designer or artist opened on Friday 14 October at Hotel Hotel. The aim of the project is to help us…

Sites and Modifiers

20 Oct, 2016

An exhibition of drawings, models and photographs from architectural firm Edition Office. Edition Office is an architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Through the execution of its built work and research, the practice is creating an ongoing series of figures, relics, stories and relationships; all continuing a greater investigation into material & spatial practice.  Edition…

Announcing the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards winners

19 Oct, 2016

The recipients of the 2016 Australian Urban Design Awards were announced at a ceremony in Melbourne on the evening of 13 October 2016. This year’s awards saw a high calibre of entries from across Australia’s cities, towns and communities. The 2016 jury were impressed by both the record number of entries and the…

The 2017 Dulux Study Tour shortlist has been announced

17 Oct, 2016

Seventy-five emerging architects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Dulux Study Tour. The coveted travelling scholarship is awarded annually to five individuals, who are no more than ten years from graduation, for the contributions to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement. In 2017, the will visit Prague, London…