The Australian PlantBank

3 Jul, 2014

The recently-unveiled Australian PlantBank – the science and research facility of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust – has been recognised with two prestigious honours at the NSW Architecture Awards. Presented on 26 June by the Australian Institute of Architects, the awards named the Australian PlantBank among a small…

BDAV Building Design Awards

2 Jul, 2014

Some of the best local building designers and projects have been nominated to receive an award at the 2014 BDAV Building Design Awards. The Awards recognise building design projects across a wide range of categories, including residential design, interior design, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, heritage conservation, and non-residential design…

Open House Melbourne

2 Jul, 2014

Open House Melbourne is back with a number of new and exciting elements to the program for 2014. On top of the ever-popular Open House Melbourne weekend on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 July, there is a range of city based events in July including Nite Art installations, the Speaker…

Issue 38

1 Jul, 2014

Issue 38 includes a piece on the future of home automation as a means of reducing energy use and an article on the options for sustainable flooring. Our cover project,  demonstrating the ultimate in recycling, is by Phooey architects and also inside see a Bondi semi cleverly transformed by architect David Boyle, a home…

Pool + Park takes top place at NSW Architecture Awards

30 Jun, 2014

Sydney’s Prince Alfred Pool + Park Upgrade – ‘a rare synthesis of art and landscape, urban design and architecture’ – has won both the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture and the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design at this year’s Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Awards. Presented at the…

NT Architecture Awards

29 Jun, 2014

The year of Troppo Architects has continued. Following Adrian Welke and Phil Harris’ Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal win earlier in the year, the firm was a big winner at the 2014 NT Architecture Awards announced on Friday night ahead of the pair’s Gold Medal Talk on Saturday at…

2014 Victorian Architecture Award Winners Announced

22 Jun, 2014

Victoria’s top architecture firms came together to recognise the state’s best, at the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards on Friday. Named Awards, Awards and Commendations were awarded in 12 categories as well as several specialist Awards, including residential, commercial and public projects, with key trends including the…

Australian Garden Show Sydney launches program of events

19 Jun, 2014

Australian Garden Show Sydney Event Director, Anthony Bastic, AGB Events, today welcomed the return of the Show which in 2013, its inaugural year, attracted over 25,000 garden lovers to the grounds of Centennial Park. “I look forward to seeing visitors from across the nation embrace their love of the great…

Celebration of old and new at ACT Architecture Awards

16 Jun, 2014

From a record 51 entries, the jury have awarded 35 Awards and Commendations at the 2014 ACT Architecture Awards announced at the recently refurbished REX Hotel. For the second year in a row, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s (TZG) National Arboretum has been honoured at the ACT Awards. Following on from the…

New UTS faculty building a living lab

16 Jun, 2014

The first and largest of three state-of-the-art buildings featuring in the University of Technology, Sydney’s billion-dollar City Campus Master Plan has been unveiled. The stunning new UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) building joins other new landmark buildings within the rapidly transforming and revitalised western gateway to Sydney’s CBD….