Riverside architecture with ‘a touch of yesterday’s grandeur’

Designed by Elenberg Fraser the Oxley + Stirling Residences sits on a picturesque bend between two reaches of the Brisbane River. Architect’s statement The proposal was to enhance the connection between the site and the spectacular views of the Brisbane River and the city centre to the north. Harnessing the unique outlooks across to the CBD […]

Cirqua Apartments by BKK Architects

Located in Melbourne, the brief for Cirqua Apartments called for a timeless and robust building that would appeal to owner-occupiers, rather than investors. Architect’s statement Cirqua creates a new living environment for East Ivanhoe, providing a strong sense of address for tenants whilst maintaining a street rhythm and scale that stitches the project into its […]

New tax rules for government tender bids

Companies are now required to prove they have a clean tax record when tendering for major government contracts. The new tax rule is definitely an improvement, but further steps still need to be taken to protect and assist small businesses that are subcontracted into these projects, says Kate Carnell from the Australian Small Business and Family […]

Nicholas Grimshaw to step down as chair of Grimshaw

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chair of Grimshaw, the now global practice he set up almost 40 years ago. The 79-year-old architect, who won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2019, is handing over the reins to Andrew Whalley, the company’s deputy chairman, who has worked alongside Grimshaw since 1986. Founded in 1980, the practice became […]

SHoP and Gensler among architects designing Uber Air Skyports (and Melbourne is getting one)

Flammable cladding costs could approach billions for building owners