Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Award winners

5 May, 2015

Winners have been announced in the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2015 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards tonight in Cairns.  The jury awarded Regional Commendations to five projects (see list below) which will now progress to the coveted Queensland State Architecture Awards to be announced in Brisbane on 26 June….

15 years of Workshopped

30 Apr, 2015

WORKSHOPPED, just might be the longest continuously running annual exhibition of emerging Australian design. For the past 15 years the WORKSHOPPED exhibitions have provided a platform for Australian designers to reach national and international manufacturer, retailer and consumer audiences.  To date WORKSHOPPED has presented the work of over 350 Australian…

Creative team selected for 2016 Venice Biennale

27 Apr, 2015

One of Australia’s great cultural symbols will form the foundation of the Australian Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale with the successful proposal announced at events in Sydney and Melbourne tonight.  The Pool by Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet was chosen by the Australian Institute of Architects’ Venice Biennale…

nanoHouse at designBUILD

22 Apr, 2015

The tiny house movement will be taking up residency at this year’s DesignBUILD – in the form of the nanoHouse – when the trade event returns to Sydney Olympic Park’s Showground for three days from Tuesday April 28. The nanoHouse was produced by DesignBUILD exhibitor Wood. Naturally Better. (WNB) in…

David Trubridge wins two international Red Dot awards

17 Apr, 2015

Snowflake and Nikau lights designed by David Trubridge, have each won at the 2015 Red Dot design awards in Europe. The kitset versions are recent additions to the already award winning collection of lighting that his company designs and manufactures in Hawke’ s Bay, New Zealand. “We are very proud…

Hellbent on handmade

13 Apr, 2015

A bevy of nature’s own makers are springing up again in Bemboka with SCPA’s third Working with Nature workshop coming up in May. The weekend in the woods with a bushman, a basket maker and a spoonsmith has some new additions to keep participants as warm as they are dirty….

Melbourne joins Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance

2 Apr, 2015

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle today joined the mayors of 16 international cities in launching the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance. The Alliance is collaboration between global cities committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent or more by 2050. “The City of Melbourne is committed becoming a carbon neutral…

Celebrating Colour

26 Mar, 2015

Bold and inventive use of colour defines the winners of the 2015 Dulux Colour Awards, announced on Wednesday 25 March in Melbourne. The theme of revealing the artist was poignant with entries throughout showcasing a change in paint usage with art references and unique graphics. This approach is not dissimilar…

Green Cities Conference 2015 wrap

20 Mar, 2015

Green Cities is the pre-eminent conference in the sustainable cities design calendar. It brings together industry professionals from design, urban planning, engineering, technology, property management and development, economics, government, and a myriad of other professions that influence and shape our cities. The theme of this years conference was “how do…

Risk seekers come together for National Architecture Conference

18 Mar, 2015

The Creative Directors for the 2015 National Architecture Conference – Risk have revealed the complete line-up of international and local speakers ahead of early bird closing on 26 March. Curated by Hamish Lyon, Andrew Mackenzie and Donald Bates, the three day festival takes place in Melbourne 14-16 May and features…