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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…

Guiding Melbourne’s Buildings To A Greener Future

3 Mar, 2014

The roofs, walls and facades of buildings across Melbourne will be turning all shades of green with the launch this week of Victoria’s first Growing Green Guide. The guide gives building owners, planners, designers, developers and home owners vital information so they can integrate green infrastructure on their buildings and…

TerraCycle Australian Launch

18 Feb, 2014

TerraCycle has partnered with major brands Colgate and Natures Organics to recycle their “unrecyclable” post-consumer waste, and with Nespresso to expand their recycling program. Australians can now send in their previously difficult-to-recycle waste to TerraCycle to be recycled into sustainable consumer products and materials. “This is just the beginning and…

Melbourne’s Sustainable Future Set As Stormwater Flows

18 Feb, 2014

Melbourne’s path to a more resilient and self-sufficient future was set last week with the endorsement of two key Council documents. The Zero Net Emissions and Total Watermark strategies identify new targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the municipality over the next four years, and build on efforts to…

WWF 2 Degrees Project

23 Jan, 2014

Green designer Colin Devereaux is helping to reduce the carbon footprint of his clients through a bit of creativity and decreasing unnecessary materials. He uses bookshelves for walls, and encourages landlords not to demolish an existing building, but to revitalise its interior. Green Building Council Australia says that by refurbishing…

Australia’s Green Leaders

21 Jan, 2014

Australia’s green building industry continues to accelerate, with more than 100 Green Star projects certified and 134 new Green Star projects registered during 2013. “We now have 641 Green Star certified projects across every state and territory, with a further 486 projects registered to achieve ratings,” says the Green Building…

Hansgrohe Sustainability Report

20 Jan, 2014

Hansgrohe is the first mixer and shower manufacturer to release a GRI certified Sustainability Report. Sustainability – for Hansgrohe SE, this is a concept that has always been an integral element of the company’s corporate culture. Hansgrohe SE just became the first mixer and shower manufacturer in the world to…