Extinction Rebellion transforms plywood boxes into protest architecture

If you’ve been watching the scenes from London’s climate change protests, you might have noticed the modular plywood box towers, benches and stages that are scattered throughout the streets. Quick to assemble, easy to modify and riddled with holes for protesters to lock on through, these boxes are being called “protest architecture” by organisers Extinction Rebellion (XR). Speaking to Dezeen, […]

Australian Opal Centre appoints Root Partnerships as project manager

A regional cultural tourism facility celebrating Australia’s national gemstone has announced the appointment of Root Partnerships as project manager for its new multi-million-dollar energyefficient, largely underground building.  The new Australian Opal Centre (AOC) will be a world centre for opal-related education and training, certification, scientific research, art and culture. The long-anticipated off-grid building, designed by renowned Australian architects Wendy Lewin and […]

Social Housing Project Wins 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize

The 2019 RIBA Stirling Prize for Britain’s building of the year has been awarded to a council housing project for the first time in the award’s 20+ year history. Hailed a “modest masterpiece” by the 2019 Stirling Prize jury, Goldsmith Street is located in Norfolk in the country’s east and was designed by Mikhail Riches Architects with Cathy […]

Odile Decq to lead the grand jury for 2020 RIBA International Prize

Multidisciplinary French architect and urban planner Odile Decq has been selected to lead an almost entirely female judging panel in next year’s Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) International Prize. The recipient of the Architizer’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, Decq is know for her pioneering work, as well as her contributions to the debate on architecture. […]

2020 Venice Architecture Biennale Australian Pavilion revealed

Meet the winners of The Future Park Design Ideas Competition