Projects

Challenging Architecture – Bushfire Response

4 Feb, 2014

With the beginning of a new year and a bounty of renewal, comes the resurgence of the next bushfire season. Instigated by a combination of high temperatures, strong winds, low humidity and flammable vegetation bushfires are a growing relentless calamity which has affected the lives of Australians for more than…

Suburban Pad

29 Jan, 2014

Until this house appeared a little over a year ago, the residential suburb of Keparra, with its collection of post-war timber bungalows, could best be described as architecturally modest. Now it’s become a destination for anyone interested in unusual, compact and yet highly functional architecture. Threading its way along the…

MONA MADA Collaborate on Heavy Metal Pavilions

23 Jan, 2014

It’s a heavy metal collaboration – but not as you know it. MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) ‘Design-Make’ studio has been invited to collaborate with MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) on the recently launched ‘Heavy Metal’ project. The project, established by MONA founder David Walsh’s partner, curator…

Adelaide Research Institute SAHMRI

20 Jan, 2014

Adelaide’s new world class health and medical research institute opened today, with iconic architecture by Woods Bagot. Friday 29 November: The Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP opened the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)…

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre Wins Award

29 Nov, 2013

The University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, has won the National Environment and Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Award in the prestigiousMaster Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.Announced on 16 November, the Award recognises the Centre’s innovative and sustainable design and its construction by building contractor, Baulderstone (now…

202020 Vision

20 Nov, 2013

A new national initiative, which aims to increase urban green space by 20% by 2020, launched on the same day as a newly released report showing concerns that our urban green spaces are under threat. The 202020 Vision – a unique collaboration between government, academic and private-sectors – held an…

Pop Up

11 Nov, 2013

“We’ve tried to make the space dynamic with the simplest of effects,” says Peter of the 1910 terrace they bought twelve years ago. What helped them achieve their goal was the site’s northerly orientation on one side and the high ceilings, which keep the spaces voluminous. “With terrace houses, their…

The Cairns Institute

27 Aug, 2013

The Cairns Institute, a revolutionary tropical research space, opened the doors of its new headquarters this July, with new architecture by Woods Bagot and RPA Architects. The Institute, part of James Cook University in far north Queensland, is a repository of regional knowledge and research capacity, perfectly positioned to make…

Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre

27 Aug, 2013

The 100 per cent sustainable and 100 per cent renewable Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre (M&ICC) at Bentleigh Secondary College has opened its doors to students and teachers. Working with the school and local community, dwp|suters has delivered an exemplar of sustainable, community focused design. The building is a key…