Off the grid events at Hot Modernism at SLQ

8 Jul, 2014

State Library of Queensland today launches their major exhibition Hot Modernism: building modern Queensland 1945–75 which will run until 12 October 2014. Hot Modernism is the outcome of an important partnership between State Library and The University of Queensland along with support from the Australia Research Council Linkage Project funding….

The first Festival of Landscape Architecture

8 Jul, 2014

The first Festival of Landscape Architecture: Forecast program was launched last week, overlooking the Festival site on the Brisbane River. The Festival Creative Directors, Diana Snape, Sharon Mackay and Catherin Bull, in an advisory role, promise a program of participatory experiences and conversations. ‘Forecast is designed to inspire and engage…

Patrick Blanc visits Central Park

8 Jul, 2014

Flamboyant French botanist Patrick Blanc is in Sydney this July for the final inspection of his spectacular vertical gardens now thriving and bursting with colour and vibrancy on the north and east facades of the iconic One Central Park residential development in Chippendale. The tapestry of unique artistic designs which…

SAHMRI stitches up the competition at SA Architecture Awards

7 Jul, 2014

Every now and again a single building is the stimulus for a city’s evolution.  The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute’s (SAHMRI) is one such building and its reputation as Adelaide’s international icon has been cemented tonight at the 2014 SA Architecture Awards. Woods Bagot received the Keith Neighbour…

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…