Clarke Hopkins Clarke designs village for children in Kenya

Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke has designed a village which helps to empower disadvantaged children and alleviate poverty in Kenya. The ever-growing village is the brainchild of Dean Landy, a partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, and the founder of the ‘for-purpose’ organisation One Heart Foundation which operates the project. Currently, One Heart Village hosts a primary school with […]

The sustain pedal with Jan O’Connor

Image above, Smith House by environa studio, features optimum orientation and solar access. Image courtesy the architect. Jan O’Connor of environa studio, an expert in the world of sustainability, discusses the intangible new parameters qualifying sustainability. Gillian Serisier: Five years ago sustainability meant solar panels. But now we’re at a very different place in the […]

Designing a winning legacy for sporting facilities

John Pauline of HASSELL discusses designing sporting stadiums that are useful to their host city long after the event they were built for is over.

Nightingale 3 calling for support

In a call-to-arms, the grass roots oriented development group is asking for letters of support for its third project to be sent to the government.

Big World Home: like IKEA for houses

“We’re excited to be launching one of the most progressive, socially oriented, community driven housing projects that Australia has ever seen, at a time when new options in affordable housing have never been more vital,” says architect Alexander Symes. The Big World Homes can be built in days using only a hammer and a drill.

Bijoy Jain’s 2016 MPavilion officially opens in Melbourne

“MPavilion is a space for the people of Melbourne to gather, talk, think and to reflect," said Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai's design, at the official opening of the 2016 MPavilion this week.

Cox releases designs for Rod Laver Arena redevelopment

The project will involve a reskinned façade, a new eastern annex, new food and beverage outlets, upgraded bathroom facilities, increased disability access, and back-of-house improvements which will allow bigger and better shows to come to the arena.

New community-driven designs for Parramatta Square

The enhanced plans, now on public exhibition, include an interactive ‘digital carpet’, grassed terraces, smart shading structures, a grove of historic Cabbage Tree Palms, and billabong water features.

Nightingale 3.0 site secured and designs released

Austin Maynard Architects has released designs for Nightingale 3.0, amid the securing of a site for the project at 209 Sydney Road, Brunswick.

BKK Architects chosen to redesign Swan Street Bridge

The design, which will be constructed in 2017, draws inspiration from local landmarks including the Arts Centre and the rowers who make their way up and down the Yarra River each morning.

Parks of the future: new green spaces for Carlton and Southbank

The City of Melbourne has released details of a plan for an $8.8 million redevelopment of University Square, including solar-powered charging stations, wi-fi and a biodiversity corridor. Proposals for major public open space in Southbank have also been released.