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.

World’s first Tesla town to be built in Melbourne

Is this the green suburb of the future? Using Elon Musk's groundbreaking Powerwall technology, a new development planned for inner city Melbourne is set to become a sustainable battery-powered precinct.

Docklands tower light show reflects weather forecast

"I wanted to be able to reflect something that Melburnians can connect with and something that hasn’t been done anywhere else in the world." Melbourne's first real-time weather light show, designed by Bruce Ramus, is currently on display upon the 15-storey tower at 888 Collins Street in Docklands.

Earthquake-resistant modular homes for Christchurch

Melbourne-based business Habitech Systems has partnered with Christchurch-based building company LiteGreen Projects to produce modular, earthquake-resilient, and sustainable homes for New Zealanders.