Updates

CERES Harvest Festival 2014

18 Mar, 2014

Saturday 22nd March 2014 marks the 15th year of the CERES Harvest Festival. This free annual event is expected to attract around two thousand locals with activities for kids, free workshops, practical demonstrations, live music and opportunities to connect with local food growers and artisans. With recent press condemning community…

Tall timber building construction to revolutionise construction industry

18 Mar, 2014

Sustainability expert, Anissa Farrell from leading architecture firm, Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley, believes tall timber building construction has the potential to revolutionise the construction industry in Australia. Anissa will present at the 2014 Green Cities Conference being held in Melbourne this month, on the potential of mass timber…

New ECO Facade

5 Mar, 2014

  Energy Efficient and sustainable Glass Facades are now a reality. With a low U-value of 0.8 you can’t go past the new glass façade by Paarhammer, released at this year’s Designbuild. Constructed from timber, double and triple glazing and aluminium cladding, curtain walls have come a long way. Door,…

Bolon goes phthalate free

5 Mar, 2014

Global design company Bolon is proud to announce the launch of their new collection ‘Silence’. With the design team working directly with the machines and processes of the factory floor, the collection offers unique characteristics born out of some unexpected and diverse sources. Bolon’s Creative Director Marie Eklund explains –…

Look Upstairs

4 Mar, 2014

AgIdeas has recently announced Look Upstairs; a premier event dedicated to the thinking behind design for emerging and established designers. Presented in partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne, Look Upstairs will stage the largest gathering of international design leaders ever seen in Australia where creative enthusiasts can experience how design is…

Melbourne Food And Wine Festival Celebrates Water

4 Mar, 2014

A 19th century rail bridge over Melbourne’s Yarra River will be given a new lease of life for the 2014 hub at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne, 28 February – 16 March. Celebrating the Festival’s theme of WATER, The Immersery: Festival Kitchen Bar and Raingarden…

Governor-General Opens Strata Tower

3 Mar, 2014

Her Excellency the Honourable Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, has today officially opened Victoria’s new home of architecture at 41 Exhibition Street. Developed by the Australian Institute of Architects, 41X is a 22-storey Five Star Green Star strata-titled commercial tower that accommodates the Institute’s Melbourne…

Opening Of Warringah Creative Space

3 Mar, 2014

Warringah Council is announcing the official opening of a new space for the promotion of creativity on the northern beaches. The Warringah Creative Space, at Abbott Road, Curl Curl will be used for exhibitions, artists in residence and other creative activities. It will be opened with a curated exhibition, Certain…

Guiding Melbourne’s Buildings To A Greener Future

3 Mar, 2014

The roofs, walls and facades of buildings across Melbourne will be turning all shades of green with the launch this week of Victoria’s first Growing Green Guide. The guide gives building owners, planners, designers, developers and home owners vital information so they can integrate green infrastructure on their buildings and…

Botanica Sets New Sustainability Standard

3 Mar, 2014

Brisbane development the Botanica Residences has achieved the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s highest sustainability credentials, a six-leaf rating in the UDIA’s Enviro Certification Program. Designed by architects ROTHELOWMAN WHITE and developed by ARIA, the South Brisbane development is the largest of its kind certified under the UDIA sustainability rating…