Updates

Garage Sale Trail

29 Sep, 2014

Music magazines, vinyl and pre-loved instruments will be top of the picks for musician and City of Sydney Garage Sale Trail ambassador, Josh Pyke, at the giant, city-wide garage sale on 25 October. Josh, a highly acclaimed Australian singer-songwriter and musician, is an avid supporter of garage sales as a…

Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe

29 Sep, 2014

The winning projects of the Holcim Awards 2014 for Europe illustrate how sustainable construction continues to evolve – developing more sophisticated and multi-disciplinary responses to the challenges facing the building and construction industry. An ecological reserve and remediation project in Southern Italy, a low-cost flexible university building in Paris, and…

Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture

26 Sep, 2014

Brisbane will host a pioneering event exploring the future of how the landscapes of our cities and public spaces are designed and governed through the inaugural Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture. Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Forecast runs from October 16 – 18, and brings together…

Fringe Furniture 2014 winners

26 Sep, 2014

The 2014 Fringe Furniture winners were announced on opening night of the Fringe Furniture exhibition on Wednesday 17th September at Abbotsford Convent.  A broad range of furnishings – including lighting, home wares, furniture and functional art and design are exhibited to the public in a celebration of design excellence and…

The Australian Timber Design Award Winners

25 Sep, 2014

The Australian Timber Design Awards Presentation Evening was held on Thursday 18th September held at Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. Hindmarsh Corporate Centre by k20 Architecture took out the Peoples’ Choice Award while Library at the Dock by Lend Lease was a winner in the sustainability category. Category Winners…

Jury announces shortlist for the 2014 National Architecture Awards

12 Sep, 2014

The Australian Institute of Architects’ National Jury has revealed their shortlist for the 2014 National Architecture Awards with winners to be announced on 6 November in Darwin. 61 projects were selected by the jury to progress to the final stage of judging, with many projects in the running across multiple…

Snap Some Wood

11 Sep, 2014

Planet Ark has launched its popular Snap Some Wood photo competition for 2014, with four iPads with wooden covers, worth over $2,750 each, up for grabs for the best images. The photo competition is an initiative of Planet Ark’s ‘Make It Wood – Do Your World Some Good’ campaign, which…

Pop Up Horticulture

11 Sep, 2014

Experience pop up horticulture, that is, ‘real’ classes from real courses. You can visit the green roof garden, find out about the conservation of indigenous plants, and learn about growing heirloom vegetables and heritage fruit.  Available for interview is Fred Hellreigel, the course coordinator of the new gardener program.  “We are all excited as we will be launching the…

New Zealand childcare centre scoops international award

9 Sep, 2014

A childcare centre in the small Northland town of Kawakawa has beaten more than 50 buildings across the Asia Pacific region to take top honours in the World Green Building Council’s regional leadership awards.  Te Mirumiru, New Zealand’s first commercial earth bank building, was last night (subs: Weds 3 Sept)…