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.

Raising the quality of life in multi-res: 122 Roseneath Street

The future of multi-residential development is locally focused and socially sustainable. With collective experience of successful high-density living gleaned from time spent in Europe, and an intimate knowledge of the area, 122 Roseneath Street presents a shift in the role of the architect as developer.

Lyons and m3architecture design UQ Sustainable Futures Building

Lyons and m3architecture have won a competition to design the Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.

Aussie design curbs pedestrian danger

Smart phone users crossing roads without looking is a growing concern, especially following the release of Pokémon Go. Australian design company, Büro North, however, has come up with a bright solution in Smart Tactile Paving.

Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners yesterday, including ASPECT Studios who took home three prizes fresh off its previous win at the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards.