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What’s on offer at the NGV Triennial

18 Dec, 2017

The inaugural NGV Triennial presents an unprecedented, large-scale exhibition of international art, design and architecture from 15 December 2017 to 15 April 2018 at the National Gallery of Victoria. Free and exclusive to Melbourne, the NGV Triennial showcases major works by more than 100 artists and designers from 32 countries,…

New acquisition for NGV Triennial

16 Dec, 2017

The National Gallery of Victoria is pleased to announce that NGV Triennial Principal Partner Mercedes-Benz Australia is supporting the acquisition of a major work by Australian designer Brodie Neill for the NGV’s permanent collection. Created from blue and white ocean plastic waste, which Neill and a team of environmentalists have…

Nightingale announces new Melbourne project

14 Dec, 2017

Breathe Architecture’s Jeremy McLeod is not afraid of breaking the mould. The creation of the Nightingale Model upended the status quo of multi-residential design, development and living in Australia. The model draws on the tenets of affordability, transparency, sustainability, deliberative design and community contribution. In recent years, the Nightingale Model…

2017 Premier’s Design Awards winners announced

13 Dec, 2017

Unique exercise equipment that makes child’s play out of a serious gym workout has taken out the top prize in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the awards, which showcase the best in Victorian design across categories including architectural, product and industrial,…

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

11 Dec, 2017

Mjøstårnet will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building. The structure is named after its neighbour and Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa. The record-breaking construction will sit on the edge of the north-eastern tip of the lake…

Mirvac’s House With No Bills

9 Dec, 2017

Would you like to live rent-free in a brand new house for a year, strive to eliminate energy bills, and save the planet while you’re at it? Leading urban property group Mirvac is searching for a Melbourne family of four as part of a bold research project that could revolutionise…

Wooden sculpture revealed at Sydney CBD station

7 Dec, 2017

Australian contemporary artist and sculptor Chris Fox has unveiled a major site specific installation suspended from the ceiling above a bank of escalators inside Wynyard Station in Sydney’s CBD. The work, titled Interloop, is a hovering sculpture that loops together two pairs of reconfigured heritage escalators measuring more than 50…

The University of Sydney Architecture Graduate Exhibition has begun

5 Dec, 2017

Designs for the Bays Precinct, high-density housing, and public architecture around Sydney’s Domain, Hyde Park and Oxford Street are among the architectural challenges that University of Sydney graduating students are presenting in the 2017 Architecture Graduate Exhibition. On display are more than 240 architectural models and drawings created by graduating…

The Green Building Council of Australia launches new website

5 Dec, 2017

A new website called Living Green Star is set to guide the growing number of home buyers on the hunt for sustainable apartments, communities and retirement living villages. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) launched the new online resource at a series of member evenings last week. According to…

Victorian Design Challenge 2018 has opened

1 Dec, 2017

In partnership with VicHealth, NGV’s inaugural Victorian Design Challenge invites designers to form multi-disciplinary teams with professionals from other sectors to apply design in targeting a real world problem. This year, the NGV is partnering with VicHealth to set the theme of Challenge: How might we increase the resilience of…