QUT releases Indigenous Australian campus development strategy

Developed in consultation with BVN principal Kevin O’Brien, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has released its Indigenous Australian campus development strategy, Campus to Country. Campus to Country was created to highlight the significance of the land on which QUT sits, fostering deeper understanding and recognition of Indigenous Australian occupation and connection to Country. The […]

Design Within Reach: driven by values

Design Within Reach was established with a clear and laudable aim. And the clue is all in the name. At the time the studio was founded in 1998 it was very difficult for consumers to buy a wide range of classic furniture through one retail channel. But the team at Design Within Reach believed then, […]

RMIT Architecture students win international visualisation prize

A collaborative visualisation between RMIT Architecture students and the Drawing Architecture Studio has been awarded ArchDaily’s inaugural ‘Conceptual – Jury Winner’ prize. Last week, the ArchDaily Architectural Visualization Awards selected the winners of its first edition. Out of 750 visualisations submitted from all over the world and 10,000 votes cast, 6 winning images were chosen, […]

Victorian Government commits to building NGV Contemporary with Australian architects

The Victorian Government has committed to funding the construction of NGV Contemporary, Australia’s largest gallery of contemporary art and design, with an Australian team of architects. Located at 77 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne, in the heart of the re-imagined Melbourne Arts Precinct, the new purpose-built gallery will be dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, design, fashion and […]

2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards winners announced

The Shaw Contract Design Awards winners for 2020 were announced this week with two Australian practices picking up prizes. With nearly 500 entries from 29 countries, this year’s competition was judged by a global group of esteemed jurors, who, for the first time, met virtually to select the seven final winners. Looking for the year’s […]

Two decades of architecture in Australia highlighted in book MMXX

Showcasing 59 projects, Cameron Bruhn’s new book, MMXX: Two decades of architecture in Australia, captures how the industry has evolved in the new millennium. The first comprehensive survey of Australian architecture from this period, the richly illustrated volume celebrates the work of more than 100 practices across the country, taking the reader on a journey […]

Building Stronger Homes Roundtable series responds to bushfire planning oversights

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA) are responding to the final report from the Royal Commission into National Disaster Arrangements with a series of roundtable discussions on building bushfire resilient homes.  The two industry groups have heeded key findings from the long-awaited final report from the Royal Commission into […]

IDEA 2020 Gala date announced 

The winners of IDEA 2020 will be announced at a Gala party to be held in Melbourne on 19 February 2021. A couple of months ago, we made the decision, along with the support of our incredible IDEA sponsors, to postpone our annual awards gala until the Australian architecture and interior design community could come […]

Victorian Government to build more than 12,000 new public housing homes

Victoria will deliver a $5.3 billion Big Housing Build package to construct more than 12,000 new social housing homes throughout metro and regional Victoria over the next four years, supercharging Victoria’s economic recovery through the pandemic and beyond. This package will boost Victoria’s social housing supply by 10 per cent in just four years – […]

ArchiTeam Awards 2020 winners announced

The winners for the 2020 ArchiTeam Awards have been announced in an innovative virtual exhibition created by ArchiTeam members.  “As is true for many businesses, 2020 has been a tough year for architects,” says ArchiTeam CEO, Phoebe La Gerche-Wijsman, “but our members are uniquely placed to respond and adapt to these times.”  “With Victorian members […]

International Photography Awards announces 2020 architecture category winners

The International Photography Awards (IPA) has announced the winners of its 2020 competition, including the 1st prize recipients of its eight professional architecture photography categories.  An international jury of renowned photography experts judged a total of 13,000 entries from 120 countries around the world, across various genres and styles. Many of the submissions documented the […]