The Australian Pavilion moved beyond the “clichés and stereotypes” – Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong

The proposed Australian Pavilion at this year’s now postponed Venice Architecture Biennale was carefully orchestrated to be inclusive of our First Nations people and our neighbours. We caught up with Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong to talk about why that’s all the more important, regardless of the postponement, and how architects and designers can start […]

Fender Katsalidis and Skidmore Owings & Merrill win competition to design $2.5 billion Sydney project

Fender Katsalidis and Skidmore Owings & Merrill will be designing the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney commercial development. The Australian design practice teamed up with the Chicago-based firm to participate in the City of Sydney’s international design competition, the first of its kind to be run entirely online. Located in the city’s so-called “Silicon Valley” […]

Renzo Piano unveils new bridge in Genova

The Renzo Piano-designed bridge in Genova, Italy, has been officially reopened almost two years after the old structure collapsed, killing 43 people. The San Giorgio Bridge – named after Genova’s patron saint – was unveiled earlier this month in place of the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed after poor maintenance failed to identify and repair weaknesses […]

What do COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions mean for Melbourne architects?

On Monday 3 August, the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced that COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions will be applied to the Melbourne area. The Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA) have released an explanation of how these upgraded restrictions will impact architecture firms based in Victoria. From 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August, it is not permitted […]

Tradies urged to ditch the ‘she’ll be right’ attitude to their health

To mark the start of Tradies National Health Month on Saturday 1 August, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) wants tradies to ditch the old-school ‘she’ll be right’ attitude to their health so they can continue to support Australia’s economic recovery.   Trade work across the construction and home building sectors has been relatively unscathed by […]

RIBA announces winners of post-COVID design competition

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the Rethink: 2025 international design competition. Inviting architects and students from across the globe to consider what life and our built environment would look like post-COVID-19, the competition settled on three joint winners. Almost 150 entries were submitted from 18 countries with entrants given seven […]

What not to miss at this weekend’s Open House

Open House returns to Melbourne on 25 and 26 July with a range of live events available to stream from the comfort of your home anywhere in Australia. After COVID-19 forced this year’s edition online, the annual architecture event teamed up with Melbourne-based immersive tech studio PHORIA. Together they compiled Australia’s largest collection of virtual […]

SHELTER offers streaming service for architecture media

Launching out of Australia on July 31, SHELTER is a new curated global streaming platform for architecture, design, lifestyle and outdoor living content. The service brings together films, television series, magazine content as well as their own original programming.  “Design is at the centre of our lives – from our homes and environment, to our […]

ClarkeHopkinsClarke and DesignInc make senior promotions

Award-winning, sustainability-focused architecture firms DesignInc and ClarkeHopkinsClarke make key senior promotions that look to the future.  DesignInc Melbourne have welcomed Darryl Suttie to their newly established position of Principal. Suttie has over two decades of experience as a practice leader and six years as a senior associate at DesignInc.  “We are delighted to see Darryl […]

NGV showcases Indigenous climate knowledge

In October 2020, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) will present Big Weather, an exhibition exploring Australia’s unique climate through the works of Indigenous artists and designers.  Big Weather, showcased at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia,  will feature works from over 75 artists across the spectrum of media, encompassing painting, photography, film, weaving and […]

MPavilion 2020 commissions five artists to play in heritage Melbourne buildings

MPavilion 2020 has teamed up with Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Music Week to invite five Australian artists to play in a selection of heritage locations this month. The initiative is part of MERGE—a collaborative music and design initiative commissioned by MPavilion for Open House Melbourne’s July and MPavilion/Melbourne Music Week’s November 2020 program.  The artists will […]