Updates

2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards shortlist announced

3 May, 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards has been released, showcasing a wide range of architecture across the state, ranging from a treehouse to a major art museum addition. This year saw 40 entries into the Australian Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter awards program, entered across nine categories. The…

The Living Pavilion celebrates Indigenous knowledge and sustainability

2 May, 2019

The Living Pavilion, a 17-day event exploring and honouring Indigenous knowledge, ecological science and sustainability has opened at Melbourne University’s Parkville Campus. Hosted until 17 May as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019, the immersive installation will host 60 free public events with a focus on Melbourne’s natural environment. Stepping into The…

Melbourne Skyfarm: a public rooftop farm

1 May, 2019

A group of leading Melbourne-based sustainability companies are planning to transform a 2000-square-metre rooftop car park in the heart of Melbourne into a thriving farm with sustainable and contemporary dining, environmental education and conference spaces. The project will be nationally unique and is called Melbourne Skyfarm. Located in Melbourne’s emerging…

NSW Architecture Awards shortlist announced

1 May, 2019

Led by Chair of Juries Peter Poulet, this year’s juries for the 2019 NSW Architecture Awards have revealed their shortlist of 97 entries. The shortlist was developed following an intensive schedule of presentations and juries will now undertake site visits of shortlisted projects across 12 categories. This year’s program attracted…

Issue 67

1 May, 2019

Issue 67 hits the stands from May 6 – subscribe here. Memorable design tantalises the senses; it’s an invitation to see, touch and experience things we may not have encountered before. Our annual bathrooms feature includes a wide variety of unique spaces to spur anyone’s imagination. In Sydney, Anderson Architecture…

2019 Victorian Tree of the Year voting opens

1 May, 2019

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is excited to announce voting is officially open for the 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year, with 10 significant trees shortlisted for the coveted title. The Victorian Tree of the Year contest aims to raise awareness of the conservation of the state’s natural heritage…

Spread the Word

29 Apr, 2019

This book exchange was conceived by architect Jonathan Goh and stands nestled on a street in Brisbane’s West End. Within, timber bookshelves proudly display row upon row of donated books, while dappled shadows and sunlight filter into the intimate interior space through curved fibreglass screens. Although modest in size, this footpath…

The Design Files Design Awards

22 Apr, 2019

Great design doesn’t just look good – it adds value to the lives of the people who interact with it. Great architecture improves neighbourhoods, expands the public realm and can change our experience of entire towns and cities. Sustainable design practices are literally changing the world, conjuring up new solutions…

Landscape Australia Conference 2019 keynote speakers

22 Apr, 2019

With the theme of “Cultivating New Agencies” and an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, this year’s edition of the Landscape Australia Conference will examine the dynamic role of landscape in shaping our future through the design, planning and management of green space, cities and regions. The conference will…