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ARM Architecture has won Australia’s architecture Gold Medal

4 May, 2016

The Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, the Gold Medal, has been awarded to the founding directors of ARM Architecture at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. ARM, based in Melbourne and Perth, are known for their contemporary, often daring, sometimes controversial designs. As Australian Institute of Architects National President…

Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

2 May, 2016

Leaders of the profession have been honoured at the 2016 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards announced at a special ceremony at the Adelaide Oval on Friday 29 April. The recipients, from students to stalwarts, were rewarded for their ongoing dedication to architecture across a range of activities including education, sustainability…

Auckland’s best buildings named

1 May, 2016

Projects ranging from a brightly coloured bike path built from a bit of old motorway to a temporary installation at an inner-city church, from reworked heritage buildings to a new and already much-loved library, and from idyllic houses to a small mausoleum are among this year’s recipients of Auckland Architecture…

Winners announced in 30th year of Dulux Colour Awards

29 Apr, 2016

A new benchmark for colour usage has been set by the 2016 Dulux Colour Awards winners, announced on Thursday 28 April at Melbourne’s Myer Mural Hall. Boundaries were pushed across all categories, with colour used in daring yet cleverly considered ways to transform spaces. Judges were unanimously impressed by the…

Lighting the way for carbon neutrality

28 Apr, 2016

Streetlights in the centre of Adelaide are being fitted with smart technology as it moves closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city. Adelaide City Council has partnered with tech giant Cisco and lighting specialist Sensity to modify more than 60 lights along Pirie Street and…

Shearers Quarters

27 Apr, 2016

Built using leftover materials from Tasmania’s apple industry, the award-winning Shearers Quarters by John Wardle Architects is a gorgeous example of exemplary design working in harmony with sustainable construction. From the architect: “This beguiling shearers quarters sits as a companion building to an existing historic cottage on a working sheep…

DesignBUILD 2016

25 Apr, 2016

DesignBUILD has announced its 2016 speaker program featuring leaders from across Australia’s architecture, building, construction and design industries, who will address topical and emerging issues in compliance, innovation and sustainability. Leaders from several industry associations and bodies including Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Australian Institute…

Sweet Addiction at The Calyx

23 Apr, 2016

See another side of nature and experience its stories in an unexpected way when The Calyx opens at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney on 11 June 2016, to form the centerpiece of the Garden’s 200th birthday. The Calyx (pron. kal-iks, def. ‘The outermost whorl of flowers’) is a world-class…

How Soon is Now?

21 Apr, 2016

The ceaseless appetite for the new means that architecture is constantly projecting, speculating and theorising. Instead of always looking into the future or back into the past, projects are already demonstrating the new ways in which architecture operates in the world. The challenge for architecture is to not retreat into…

City of Melbourne takes the lead on renewable energy

20 Apr, 2016

The pioneering Melbourne Renewable Energy Project is gathering momentum with a tender for new renewable energy advertised nationally today. Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the tender shows the project to develop a large scale renewable energy plant is on track. “The City of Melbourne has united a group of large…