From winning to judging IDEA: Patrick Kennedy
Following architectural studio Kennedy Nolan’s IDEA 2014 award-winning St Kilda West house, the studio’s co-founder, Patrick Kennedy, was invited to judge IDEA 2015. The esteemed architect shares his thoughts on the importance of awards programs within the architecture and design sphere.
Cranbourne-Pakenham sky rail: a high or low for Melbourne planning?
Nine kilometres of the Cranbourne-Pakenham train line will be raised above ground to form a sky rail in a new plan by the Andrews’ Government, set to begin this year. Many are upset by the proposal – but will a sky rail be a positive or a negative for Melbourne’s south east?
Intra Muros: the spaces between buildings
Clearly, after all these years, the space between buildings is still the hot topic in urban planning.“The prime locations of the cities are built, so architects now deal with a lot of the residual spaces,” says Kai-Uwe Bergmann, senior partner at BIG.
Mixed-use apartment towers: a hub for everyone
Mixed-use developments such as Sydney’s The Esplanade cater to a growing population while providing amenities in a hub-like environment – linking the building with its residents as well as the wider public.
Will Melbourne Quarter’s sky park elevate community engagement?
Last week, Lendlease revealed its $1.9 billion urban plan for Melbourne Quarter, slated to become the green hub of a new Southern Cross Precinct.
Push Architecture win AIA Building of Year award
Push Architecture won the Building of the Year award for their refurbishment of the Griffith University Student Guild at the AIA Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards on the Gold Coast last week.
2015 MPavilion gifted to the city of Melbourne
The 2015 MPavilion has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated to a Collins Street park in Docklands, Naomi Milgrom AO announced this week.
$6 billion apartment project planned for Queensland’s emerging city
The developer behind Queensland’s emerging city, Greater Springfield, has expressed interest in constructing a $6 billion medium density apartment project at City Centre North.
Designs for Victoria’s first vertical school released
The Victorian State Government has released images of designs for Victoria’s first vertical school, planned for construction in South Melbourne.
Andrew Donaldson Architecture and Design (ADAD)
Based in the City of Sydney’s dynamic William Street Creative Hub, designed by ADAD, the emerging architectural practice is steadily accruing a folio of built work.