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NT Architecture Awards reward community engagement

24 Jun, 2016

The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 NT Architecture Awards were announced in Darwin on Friday 24 June. Community engagement was a strong theme across the winning projects particularly the overall winner of the night, Anbinik Kakadu Resort by Troppo Architects which received the Tracy Memorial Award and the Peter…

The Calyx at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

22 Jun, 2016

Sustainability, flexibility and inspiration were the three requirements captured, created and delivered by PTW Architects – the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s lead architect firm who designed the garden’s 200th birthday masterpiece, The Calyx. Unveiled last week, The Calyx (pron. kal-iks, def. ‘The outermost whorl of flowers’) is a world-class horticultural…

AIA Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards: ROTHELOWMAN

20 Jun, 2016

A ROTHELOWMAN-designed development, developed by Aria Properties, has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Architects’ Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards. Botanica Residences was awarded a commendation in the Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing category of the awards. Marked by a ceremony at the State Library of Queensland, the awards salute…

Queensland’s best landscape architect projects crowned at awards

15 Jun, 2016

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards 2016 have been announced, celebrating the very best of the state’s green spaces and recognising the leadership of the landscape architects consistently raising the standards for shaping and stewardship of the spaces we inhabit. 14 awards were given across…

Flow Hive takes out 2016’s Good Design Award of the Year.

14 Jun, 2016

A groundbreaking start-up company from Byron Bay in NSW, Flow Hive, has been awarded the most prestigious award for design and innovation in Australia, winning the 2016 Good Design Award of the Year. “Winning Australia’s Good Design Award of the Year came as a thrilling surprise because the entries are…

International Chapter Architecture Awards announced

14 Jun, 2016

Australian architects working on projects abroad have been celebrated at the Australian Institute of Architects’ International Chapter Architecture Awards. National President Ken Maher announced the seven awards and one commendation at an event in London on Thursday June 9, chosen from a field of 16 entries across five categories. In…

Intergrain Timber Vision Awards: 2016 entries closing soon

13 Jun, 2016

Entries are closing soon for the annual Intergrain Timber Vision Awards, giving architects, landscape architects, interior designers and design professionals only a few more weeks to submit their latest timber projects. In its seventh consecutive year, the Awards program celebrates the innovative use of timber in Architecture and Design, and…

Energy Storage

11 Jun, 2016

Renewable energy is increasingly positioned as the future of power generation. There is no limit to the energy produced by wind, waves or sun. However, the natural fluctuation of these energy sources mean that times of over- and under-production have inhibited their reliability in comparison to large power grids supported…

Students learn how to transform cities into foodbowls

10 Jun, 2016

In an Australian first, Casey Grammar in Melbourne’s south-east has installed a state-of-the-art advanced vertical wicking garden, boasting ultra low-maintenance and water use, which is expected to produce around 350kg of vegetables per annum for the school. The 38m2 square Biofilta vegetable garden is watered by the rainfall runoff from…

Living Building Challenge

9 Jun, 2016

The challenge was to envisage what the world’s most sustainable retail centre looks like and three of the most imaginative ideas included a centre designed as a “lush river valley”, one using “Passive House” principles with “outdoor working pods”, and a pre-fabricated construction model to minimise waste for potential re-purposing…