“Contextual design should inspire a sympathetic approach to materials” in regional projects

Context is king when it comes to designing for a regional setting. With recent travel restrictions encouraging more Australians to opt for a staycation these holidays, regional destinations are turning to city design studios and practices for advice on how to transform their spaces into destinations. In this opinion piece, Technē Architecture + Interior Design […]

Victorian Pride Centre takes out top prize at 2021 ArchiTeam Awards

Brearley Architects and Urbanists and Grant Amon Architects have taken out the top prize at the 2021 ArchiTeam Awards for their Victorian Pride Centre. Described as a “new home to Victoria’s LGBTQI+ community”, the project was praised by the jury for reflecting the history of “alternative popular culture in St Kilda while “successfully integrating the […]

“There’s a lot of inequity in the way people live” in Melbourne says Woods Bagot’s new urban design lead

The spread of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns exacerbated the inequities already present in Melbourne, according to Heinz von Eckartsberg. Appointed to Woods Bagot to lead urban design in Australia and New Zealand in July 2021, von Eckartsberg says the pandemic exposed weaknesses in how the city was both planned and developed. “I equate it with […]

Top 10 architecture projects from students at Melbourne University

The University of Melbourne is proud to present MSDx Summer 2021, a faculty-wide virtual exhibition showcasing design innovation from the next generation of built environment professionals. The virtual exhibition launches on Thursday 25 November from 6pm, featuring DJs, trivia, prizes, performances, chat rooms as well as speeches and commentary from design academics and industry figures. […]

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Smart Design Studio dominates 2021 National Architecture Awards with own space