Updates

Sustainability House awarded ten gold stars

15 Feb, 2017

An affordable 10-star sustainable home designed for the Adelaide climate and costing less than $390,000 to build has won the prestigious 10-Star Sustainable Design Challenge for 2017. Designed by Sustainability House, Paradigm Shift was considered to be more than just a 10-Star home, with generous proportions, integrated indoor and outdoor…

Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect comes to Sydney

13 Feb, 2017

Marking the architect’s first Australian project, Shigeru Ban has designed two architectural installations to be presented at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) Courtyard Garden and Gallery Space from 25 March until 1 July 2017. Shigeru Ban’s installations also represent the final project to be presented by SCAF before the Foundation…

Nightingale 2.0 approved by VCAT

8 Feb, 2017

The Nightingale housing developments have won another VCAT approval, for Nightingale 2.0, a major stepping-stone for the project. The proposed five-storey building will house three retail tenancies and 20 apartments including four one-bedrooms, 12 two-bedrooms and four three-bedrooms. The apartments will feature high ceilings, northerly aspects, cross-ventilation and natural light to…

The New Joneses’ Tiny House pop-up

7 Feb, 2017

Come see Australia’s (potentially) tiniest digs, when The New Joneses’ Tiny House pops-up at Fed Square, Feb 11-25. Free and open to the public, step inside the tiny house and see how our everyday choices, from our energy company to our bank, can change the world. Aussies have the biggest…

Creating liveable, resilient cities by working with nature

6 Feb, 2017

Cities depend on natural ecosystems both within and beyond the urban environment for a wide range of goods and services that are essential for the well-being of their residents, including food, water, air quality, climate regulation, protection from natural hazards, and the delivery of measurable health benefits. For example, parks,…

Flat-pack refugee shelter named best design of 2016

5 Feb, 2017

A coffee cup for astronauts, the David Bowie Blackstar album cover and a sexual health testing kit, the Design Museum in London announce the contenders for the ninth annual Designs of the Year. The annual exhibition and awards has this year acquired a new title sponsor, specialist insurer Beazley, as…

Colossal artwork to form base of new public art museum

2 Feb, 2017

A major artwork, the size of an Olympic-sized swimming pool was revealed during the announcement of a new public art museum – the Lyon Housemuseum galleries. The extraordinary 44 x 20 metre artwork – VISIBILE INVISIBLE, 2017 – by Australian contemporary artist Reko Rennie, was created to form the foundation…