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The Samuel Griffith Centre wins at AIQS awards

11 Nov, 2014

Australia’s top construction, engineering, architecture and design people and projects have been celebrated at the recent Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Infinite Value Awards in Brisbane. In their third year, the national Infinite Value Awards have established themselves as one of the most coveted accolades in the construction industry with…

The Australian Furniture Design Award

11 Nov, 2014

JamFactory and Stylecraft are pleased to announce the establishment of an exciting new biennial award for Australian furniture design. The award is anticipated as one of Australia’s richest and most prestigious design awards and aims to raise the profile of Australian designers and encourage innovation in furniture design. The winner…

2014 National Architecture Awards

7 Nov, 2014

Community-oriented projects have dominated the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards, announced Thursday 6 November at a ceremony hosted by Myf Warhurst at the Darwin Convention Centre. Projects honoured include a housing project with an emphasis on communal spaces, a mental health facility with a welcoming domestic feel,…

Queensland home gets popular vote

31 Oct, 2014

A consummate Brisbane home is the winner of the People’s Choice Award, part of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards. Oxlade Drive House by James Russell Architect was selected by voters from the 13 houses shortlisted in the National Awards’ Residential Architecture categories. The simple, practical design…

Degraves Street Recycling

29 Oct, 2014

One of Melbourne’s most iconic laneways is now one of its greenest, with an innovative recycling project breathing new life into the Degraves Street precinct. Operating from the basement of Ross House in Flinders Lane, the Degraves Street Recycling Facility uses traditional recycling and high-tech machinery to reduce landfill and…

Landscape architects celebrated at national awards

21 Oct, 2014

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Awards has recognised the strength of the country’s burgeoning landscape architecture industry, with Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) emerging as the big winner. The AILA National Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements and contributions in design, planning, urban design, land management, research and…

Get intimate with Brisbane’s top design firms

7 Oct, 2014

Come Back To My Place is a unique event series peering behind the closed doors of the design firms shaping Brisbane’s urban landscape. Presented this month as part of the Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture, the series invites the general public and festival-goers to eight free discussion-based events at intimate…

The Commons apartments take out top gong at Premier’s Design Awards

2 Oct, 2014

Good Design Australia announced the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards at a gala event in Melbourne last night. The overall Award went to Victorian architectural firm Breathe Architecture and developer Small Giants for their work on The Commons apartments. The Commons was selected as the overall winner for its innovative…

Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe

29 Sep, 2014

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe illustrate how sustainable construction continues to evolve – developing more sophisticated and multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing the building and construction industry. An ecological reserve and remediation project in Southern Italy, a low-cost flexible university building in Paris, and…