Projects

Entre Deux Rives – first for L’lle-Saint-Denis’s eco-district

16 Jul, 2015

Living in L’Ile-Saint-Denis, the only eco-district on a river in France, means adopting an island identity, a very “L’Ile Saint-Denis” consciousness for its residents. In this development of 165 low energy consumption housing units, known as Entre Deux Rives, just like the rest of the eco-district, cars are banned from…

Awly shows Christchurch leadership with 5 Green Star rating

17 Jun, 2015

The new Awly Investments’ development in central Christchurch has achieved a 5 Green Star Design rating – the first building in the city post-quakes to attain the rating. The five-storey, mixed-use development, at 287-293 Durham St, was designed by Warren and Mahoney, and will house offices and retail across three…

Slow Food at Expo Milano 2015

27 May, 2015

A pavilion has been designed by Herzog & Meuron to house Slow Food at Expo Milano 2015. Next to the Mediterranean Hill planted with figs, citrus and olives, the space covers a 3,300-square-meter triangle. The pavilion has been designed to encourage visitors to discover the significance of agricultural and food biodiversity,…

Souveniring

27 May, 2015

In 2013 three designers met in Bali to start the first Field Experiments project. Benjamin Harrison Bryant (New York City), Paul Marcus Fuog (Melbourne) and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa (Montreal) set up a studio in Lohtundah, a farming community outside Ubud. They held a series of daily design experiments collaborating with the local…

Beauty School Knock-Out

22 May, 2015

Designed by Techné Architecture + Interior Design, this new beauty school has a modern new feel. Beauty EDU gave the studio a brief to create “… a retail environment that was simple, clean and unlike anything else on the market.” Linda Raimondo is the Senior Interior Designer at Techné: “The…

Super Fit Fit-Outs

22 May, 2015

Always on the look out for beaut restaurant and café interiors, we like to include at least one per issue for you to have a look at. However, this time we felt compelled to share a few because they’re all great and we couldn’t choose … The Incinerator    …

WWF-Australia HQ gets Green Star rating for natural interior

19 May, 2015

WWF’s Australian headquarters, located in a former wool store in inner city Sydney, has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia for its interior space. The office interior is designed to replicate elements found in nature, including its lighting and open-plan spaces,…

Six-star building for five-star health and science opens at UTS

27 Apr, 2015

Six prized stars for sustainable design have been awarded to the third major building in the University of Technology Sydney’s billion-dollar City Campus Master Plan by the Green Building Council of Australia. The new Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health Building features advanced health and science labs, learning…

Live/Work/Grow, Halifax, Canada

13 Apr, 2015

Located within an eclectic community in the north end of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is a self-commissioned mixed use project by Susan Fitzgerald Architecture and her builder partner Brainard Fitzgerald. Neighbors include: the city crematorium, the Centre for Islamic Development Mosque, a print shop, a legal marijuana grow operation, a…

Budding designers Light Rail solution for Canberra

13 Apr, 2015

Budding designers have created their own solutions for a future light rail station in Canberra as part of the Young Designers Light Rail Ideas Competition held at the University of Canberra this week. Organised by the Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter in collaboration with ACT Government‘s Capital Metro Agency,…