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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…

National Architecture Award Winners

8 Nov, 2013

Winners of Australia’s highest architecture accolades have been announced tonight at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 National Architecture Awards held at the nation’s most iconic venue, Sydney Opera House. The jury awarded 38 projects a total of 55 awards and commendations across the 12 national categories, selected from the…

2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

23 Oct, 2013

A war memorial, jewel cave and an inner-city cathedral are among 11 unrealised architectural Australian gems that have been unearthed and will finally be constructed as part of Australia’s exhibition at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Augmented Australia 1914-2014. From a treetop activist shelter 80 metres above ground in south…

Colorbond’s improved environmental credentials

18 Oct, 2013

Manufacturing changes made to the latest version of COLORBOND steel have produced substantial environmental impact improvements. The use of BlueScope’s new magnesium-incorporating Activate™ coating technology as the foundation for COLORBOND steel, has increased the material’s lifespan while using fewer metal resources. BlueScope sustainability manager Richard Rowe said that the company’s…

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…

The Greenroom at DesignEX

1 Jun, 2013

Green Magazine presents ‘the greenroom’ at DesignEX, where we invited you to wander amongst our favourite products and learn about their life-cycles and what makes them not only beautiful, but also sustainable. Here are some of the talented artists.

Green Talks Bricks

23 Sep, 2012

Green magazine recently held the first of a series of green Talks, with the topic of bricks. Brisbane architect James Russell provided the entertainment with an overview of his work and that of Uruguayan architect Eladio Dieste. The Taco truck fed us and Austral Bricks provided the perfect venue. This…