MAP studio designs geometric “lighthouse” for MPavilion 2021

Venice’s MAP studio has envisioned a geometric, kaleidoscopic “urban lighthouse” for Melbourne’s MPavilion 2021. The pavilion has been dubbed The Light Catcher and will feature a reticular steel structure in galvanised and painted “tubular profiles”. Inside, mirror-finished panels will reflect the “lights, colours, activities and people” who use the space, while also providing shade. “[The […]

Hassell’s Moon habitats geared towards “thriving, over surviving”

Hassell has teamed up Cranfield University for a study that could see teams of people not just surviving on the Moon, but thriving in as early as the next few decades. Part of two new research projects, supported by the European Space Agency’s Discovery & Preparation Programme, the masterplan builds upon exisiting space habitation programmes, […]

Fox Johnston Architecture seeks “urban travellers rest” in upcoming Surry Hills Hotel

Set in the heart of the cultural district around Paramount House, the new Surry Hills Hotel designed by Fox Johnston Architecture is set to provide “welcome green relief” to the dense urban context. The hotel will be located right on the south-east fringe of the Sydney CBD, providing clients with 121-rooms of contemporary design that […]

New Sydney practice EM BE CE sets out to “dissolve barriers”

Mladen Prnjatovic, Ben Green and Chi Melhem have joined forces to make good design more accessible through their new Sydney practice EM BE CE. The former Tzannes directors have set up shop in Chippendale, combining their collective experience in residential design, planning and urbanism. A phonetic rendering of the founders first name initials, EM BE […]

Sue Carr awarded 2021 Order of Australia

Donald Watson wins 2021 AIA Gold Medal