Updates

RAH Competition Winners Announced

19 Dec, 2013

Deputy Premier John Rau has announced the major prize winners for the Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition, where a total of $305,000 in prize money was awarded to designers for their innovative and creative ideas for the future of one of the key sites of the Greater Riverbank Precinct. Mr…

Sustainable Buildings Research Centre Wins Award

29 Nov, 2013

The University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, has won the National Environment and Energy Efficiency Commercial Building Award in the prestigiousMaster Builders National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.Announced on 16 November, the Award recognises the Centre’s innovative and sustainable design and its construction by building contractor, Baulderstone (now…

202020 Vision

20 Nov, 2013

A new national initiative, which aims to increase urban green space by 20% by 2020, launched on the same day as a newly released report showing concerns that our urban green spaces are under threat. The 202020 Vision – a unique collaboration between government, academic and private-sectors – held an…

Little Veggie Patch Online Gardening Club

14 Nov, 2013

With Melbourne Cup Day behind us and our beloved tomatoes in the ground, Little Veggie Patch Co is thrilled to announce the launch of ‘The Club’- a membership program and online gardening community.Beginning this month, members across Australia and worldwide will be able to access a bounty of seasonal and…

Pop Up

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…