Students find purpose in repurposing

29 Apr, 2014

Students from the Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC) are learning the value of sustainable business practice from start to finish – embarking on a new project to build and sell furniture from recycled timber. The first line of products known as ‘Babushka Boxes’ were created by timber sourced from dismantled…

Urban Commons Foodscape competition extended

24 Apr, 2014

“The deadline for the Urban Commons “Win a Foodscape Competition” has been extended. Urban Commons is inviting designers, architects, and landscape architects to submit their concept designs for a project that features the Urban Commons FoodscapeTM. All entries will go into the running to win a complete FoodscapeTM for their…

City of Port Phillip 2014 Design and Development Awards

15 Apr, 2014

Creative designs ranging from a skate park to urban art were recognised at last week’s 2014 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards. Convic Design carried off the Mayor’s Award for the St Kilda Skate Park at Marina Reserve. All seven category winners were eligible for this overall award….

apaiser’s winning reclaimed marble bath

14 Apr, 2014

apaiser wins ‘coolest bathroom product’ at hiconnect design, nashville usa 2014 apaiser has won the ‘Coolest Bathroom Product’ award at the Hi Connect Design trade show in Nashville this week. It was a people’s choice award, voted for by over 1200 key designers, manufacturers and members of the hotel and…

App unveiled for 14th International Architecture Exhibition

10 Apr, 2014

A new app has been unveiled by the Australian Institute of Architects, providing a glimpse of what Australia has in store for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. The innovative technology behind Augmented Australia 1914-2014, curated by felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, is now available for the public to download…

Victorian Architecture Awards

1 Apr, 2014

Victoria’s top designs and architecture firms will be honoured for their advanced contribution to the state’s industry at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards Presentation to be held on 20 June 2014. Winners will be recognised for excellence in design and architecture for buildings in Melbourne and…

Bundoora Pedestrian Spine

1 Apr, 2014

A major landscaping project at RMIT University’s Bundoora campus is offering students, staff and the wider community a vibrant artistic journey, with sculptures and sound art bringing the pedestrian walkway to life. The $7 million Bundoora Spine project has created a lively meandering pathway connecting Plenty Road to buildings in…

City delivering first new town centre in 100 years

31 Mar, 2014

Construction of up to 10 major new buildings at Green Square could be underway by Christmas as the first new town centre in the City of Sydney in more than a century takes shape. Mixed-use privately-owned developments ranging from three to 28 stories will form a major part of the…

2014 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture

24 Mar, 2014

An asset to both the local and global design community, HY William Chan from the University of Sydney is a most outstanding recipient of the 2014 Student Prize for the Advancement of Architecture. The Bachelor of Design in Architecture graduate’s contributions to the architecture industry, the broader community and interdisciplinary…

Gold Medal to Troppo

21 Mar, 2014

An inimitable duo respected for their uniquely Australian architecture has been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, the Gold Medal. Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, were honoured at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards presentation ceremony in Hobart on Thursday…