2021 ArchiTeam Conference explores disruption post COVID-19

The 2021 ArchiTeam Conference will explore the disruption to lives post COVID-19, how we’ve adapted and how small practices can meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Now in its third iteration, the conference will be held virtually on 21 May 2021 and will feature four sessions, each exploring the future trajectories for design, practice and […]

Design: Building on Country challenges designers to respond to “the essence of Country and people”

In exploring the millennia of First Nations design, Design: Building on Country “issues a challenge” for a new Australian design ethos that embraces Country and its people. Written by Walbanga and Wadi Wadi woman, Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame inductee and award-winning designer Alison Page and architect and anthropologist Paul Memmott, the new […]

Tanner Kibble Denton Architects recognises diverse talent with internal promotions

Multi-disciplinary practice Tanner Kibble Denton (TKD) Architects has announced a suite of promotions that recognises the diverse talent within the practice. Formed in 2012, the Sydney-based practice, previously known as Tanner Architects, announced that Mel Mackenzie would be its newest principal. Mackenzie joined TKD Architects in 2013 and led its interior design team across commercial, education, […]

After The Australian Ugliness offers a contemporary response to Robin Boyd’s seminal text

After The Australian Ugliness examines “how Australia has become ugly” in new and unchanged ways since Robin Boyd penned his seminal text in 1960. Published by the National Gallery of Victoria in collaboration with Monash University and the University of Technology Sydney and with the support of the Robin Boyd Foundation, the book was unveiled […]

BQE Software secures significant growth investment from Serent Capital

Cloud-based software provider BQE has received significant investment from Serent Capital, a growth-focused private equity firm that invests in technology and tech-enabled software companies. Working with professional service firms, BQE was founded by Shafat Qazi in 1995 as a billing and project management software company. Its flagship product, BQE CORE, is a cloud-based solution that […]

ArchiTeam launches virtual biennial conference

The third biennial ArchiTeam conference, this year named Trajectories, will be held virtually on Friday 21 May 2021. Trajectories will be a packed virtual conference where Australian and international speakers will share their vision for the future of architecture in this moment of reckoning.  Against the backdrop of a precarious and uncertain world, it feels […]

RMIT researchers recycle cigarette butts into bricks

RMIT University researchers have developed a plan to implement cigarette butt recycling into bricks at an industrial scale. The study builds on RMIT research from 2016 that showed that fired-clay bricks with 1% recycled cigarette butt content are as strong as normal bricks and use less energy to produce. The researchers found that if 2.5% […]

Koichi Takada wins New York’s coveted Architizer A+Firm Award

Koichi Takada Architects has been named Best Overall Winner at New York’s inaugural Architizer A+Firm Awards 2021 in the Medium Firm category.  Architizer has the announced the winners of the 1st Annual Architizer A+Firm Awards, which celebrates the firms that have responded in dynamic ways to evolving global challenges. Koichi Takada Architects’ winning submission detailed […]

Airport of the Future 2020 winners announced

Fentress Architects has announced the winners of the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge which asked architecture students to envision airport mobility in the year 2100.  The Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international student design competition launched in 2011 by US-based Fentress Architects to encourage innovative design in public architecture.  The 2020 competition asked participants to […]

Woods Bagot’s ‘gritty’ Adelaide Central Market redevelopment approved

The $400 million Central Market Arcade Redevelopment has been approved by South Australia’s State Commission Assessment Panel. Designed by Woods Bagot, the redevelopment enhances Adelaide’s much-loved Central Market as well as adding more than 8,000 square meters of retail, food and educational settings and three new towers to the neighbouring Market Square.  Market Square is […]

Competition opened for Australian architects to design NGV Contemporary

The Victorian Government and the NGV have launched a design competition to select an Australian architectural team to design Australia’s largest contemporary art and design gallery, NGV Contemporary. Located at 77 Southbank Boulevard in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the new gallery will be dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, design, fashion and architecture […]