Do it on the Roof

2 Apr, 2015

Do it on the Roof is a new green infrastructure consultancy based in Melbourne. It began life as a campaign to create a public green roof for Melbourne residents. Today it delivers expert advice, design and project management for green roofs and walls – but they have not forgotten their…

Hut with heart

26 Mar, 2015

Whimsy and playful practicality merge in the Vardo Hut – a designer cubbyhouse created by Doherty Design Studio, which will be auctioned at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show to raise funds for Kids Under Cover.  “Cubbyhouses represent some of the happiest times of my childhood and, today, play an…

Amsterdam launches Living Lab for circular urban development

6 Mar, 2015

Buiksloterham, a district in the North of Amsterdam, is being developed by public and private parties into a neighbourhood with high circular ambitions. The area – currently a post-industrial zone with large brownfields – will be developed with an addition of 3,500 new homes and 200,000 m2 of office space…


19 Feb, 2015

Following on from the success of The Commons in Melbourne, Breathe are collaborating with a group of fellow architects to build a apartment development model that can be replicated. Nightingale is a triple bottom line development with apartments that are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable. The ultimate goal of the…

World’s first carbon positive prefab house

11 Feb, 2015

Move over, carbon neutral ArchiBlox have developed the Worlds First Carbon Positive Prefabricated House. This small footprint home will be installed into Melbourne’s City Square on the 8th of February 2015. Archi+ Carbon Positive Houses will make significant contributions within society by addressing the increasing levels of carbon emissions and…


30 Jan, 2015

After thirty years operating out of a warehouse in Rosebery, Artbank engaged Aileen Sage Architects in the design of its new home. The Artbank fitout is inserted into an existing warehouse and office building in Waterloo, adjacent to the Danks Street Gallery Precinct. The heritage façade and entry tower of…

Smart For Students

29 Jan, 2015

Swedish architects Tengbom collaborated with students at the University of Lund to create a solution to lack of student housing. Along with partners AF Bostader and Martinsons, Tengbom built the Smart Student Flat  entirely from locally sourced cross laminated wood and it sneakily fits into 10 square metres.

Cultural Crèche

5 Jan, 2015

The combination of Maori tradition and environmental ambition has produced an award-winning building and a unique childcare centre for the Maori tribe of Ngãti Hine, in the small town of Kawakawa on New Zealand’s North Island. Te Mirumiru, an early childhood centre for children from birth to five-years-old, has scooped…

The Cape at Cape Paterson

29 Dec, 2014

The Cape brings together modern architecture, clean energy and community spirit in a truly unique development. Located at Cape Paterson on one of Victoria’s most spectacular coastlines, just a stroll away from pristine waters. The vision is to create a benchmark for sustainable living, in a location unlike any other….

Funkis Melbourne store

11 Dec, 2014

The wait for Melbourne lovers of Scandinavian design is over with the launch of the much-anticipated funkis store in The Strand Melbourne. Celebrating the very best of Swedish and Scandinavian design in fashion, home-wares, accessories and interiors; funkis is particularly excited to be bringing the brand to an eager Melbourne…