Updates

Australian architects in historic global Net Zero 2030 push

19 Dec, 2019

By joining the business world’s biggest ever collective push for climate action 20 years ahead of the Paris agreement, ClarkeHopkinsClarke and WOWOWA are making their public pledge alongside global brands including Patagonia, Intrepid Travel, The Body Shop and Danone. Today’s Net Zero 2030 announcement commits more than 500 B Corps…

Moreau Kusunoki and Genton to design the new Powerhouse

19 Dec, 2019

NSW Minister for the Arts Don Harwin announced that the architectural partnership of Moreau Kusunoki and Genton has been selected to design the new Powerhouse, following an international architectural competition that commenced in January 2019. Minister Harwin was joined in Parramatta for the announcement by Member for Parramatta and Minister…

The Photographic Forecast captures at-risk natural landscapes

16 Dec, 2019

Australian travel and landscape photographer Lisa Michele Burns (The Wandering Lens) has launched The Photographic Forecast, a 49-piece art collection that captures the patterns, textures, tones and features of some of the most at-risk natural landscapes around the world. Burns, who travelled far and wide to produce the launch collection,…

Melbourne Design Week 2020 keynotes and exhibitions announced

13 Dec, 2019

In 2020, Australia’s leading annual international design event, Melbourne Design Week, presents its largest program to date, with more than 300 events over 11 days. Programmed around the theme ‘How Can Design Shape Life?’, the festival comprises 85 exhibitions, 94 talks, 15 films, 22 tours and 16 workshops celebrating the best of local, national…

Our Smart Energy Summit wrap-up

12 Dec, 2019

green magazine attended the Smart Energy Summit in Sydney headlined by Atlassian Co-CEO, Mike Cannon-Brookes. The summit covered the large-scale vision for a renewable energy economy with panellists highlighting the transition process to decarbonise the energy sector and create a secure and reliable supply. Mike highlighted “lighthouse” projects such as…

Australia’s first fully automated vertical farm completes R&D phase

11 Dec, 2019

After four years of research and development, Stacked Farm, the country’s first end-to-end automated indoor vertical farm, is about to deliver leafy greens and herbs to national wholesalers including Sumo Salad, QSR and Morco Fresh – supplying fresh produce to casinos, inflight airline catering and retail outlets. Vertical farming is…

Australian Timber Design Awards 2019 winners announced

10 Dec, 2019

The Annual Australian Timber Design Award winners for 2019 have been announced at The Crown in Melbourne in October where fitzpatrick + partners claimed first prize for their stunning Castlecrag home aptly named The Seed House. The Seed House blends in seamlessly with the surrounding bushland typical of Castlecrag, floating…

Hearing Architecture podcast delves into design

9 Dec, 2019

A deep-dive new podcast series that explores the role of architects, explains the perfect client, and asks how theory is applied to contemporary design has been released to inform and inspire both architects and the public. The Australian Institute of Architects’ Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) collaborated with Open…

Burwood Brickworks shopping centre opens today

6 Dec, 2019

The future of retail and hospitality, Frasers Property Australia’s Burwood Brickworks shopping centre, is now open in Burwood East, Victoria. To mark the occasion an official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on the ground floor, launching three days of family fun, retailer offers and live entertainment. The official proceedings…