Victoria’s State Library to reopen on 5 Dec after $88 million redevelopment

After almost five years, the State Library Victoria has announced it will open the doors on its $88.1 million renovation on December 5. The project set out to increase public space by 40 per cent and was headed by Australasian design firm Architectus in collaboration with Scandinavian firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects. Construction was carried out by Built, which has […]

Why project-based ERP leads to success

Why does a practice need project-based ERP? Well, if there’s one overwhelming truism about architecture and design practices, it’s that invariably they were established by people whose expertise is not business. Architects, designers and engineers study to follow their passion, which is design. When it comes to setting up in practice, there is a whole […]

IDEA 2019 Shortlist: International House by HASSELL

In anticipation of IDEA 2019, we’re taking a look at some of this year’s shortlisted entries. This week we investigate HASSELL’s fit-out of an office space in International House—Australia’s first engineered timber building. In creating a workplace that showcases the intricacy of beauty of International House’s skeleton of cross-laminated timber and glulam beams, HASSELL approached […]

Chewing over the challenges of running a profitable practice

A group of architecture industry practitioners came together recently to discuss the challenges facing their individual practices and how they are able to remain profitable in the current economic climate. A team from Deltek, the global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, hosted the lunch to spend some time with their key […]

The Espy officially crowned as the best-designed bar in the region

Melbourne’s Hotel Esplanade has taken out the title for Australia & Pacific Bar at the 2019 Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. The award, won by Technē Architecture + Interior Design for their design work on the venue’s reincarnation, was announced at a ceremony in London, officially making The Espy the best-designed bar in the region. […]

Announcing MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0

green magazine has announced its third MINI collaboration: MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0. The previous two iterations have challenged our understandings of how and where we live in urban environments, and MINI LIVING – INVERT 3.0 continues this legacy. This year, the exhibition will focus on laneways, which are common to the suburbs of most Australian […]

TILT uses latest technologies to control sunlight at UTS Central

Industrial design firm TILT supplied innovative technologies and manufacturing techniques to provide shading for the new UTS Central building at the University of Technology Sydney. The UTS Central concept, by architects FJMT (with the original Broadway Podium design by Lacoste + Stevenson and DJRD), was to design a building that responds to its harsh urban […]

Second annual SCCI Architecture Hub

Returning this year from 10 to 19 October, the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas’ (SCCI) Architecture Hub brings leading architects, developers, designers, academics and other innovators to Sydney. Across 10 days, the SCCI Architecture Hub presents ground breaking, controversial and speculative ideas shaping the past, present and future of architecture in Australia and globally. For […]

Life-of-project enterprise agreements a critical IR reform

Allowing enterprise agreements to run the full length of major project construction is a sensible and long overdue reform, critical to securing the next wave of resources and energy project investment, according to AMMA (Australian Resources and Energy Group). Life-of-project agreements are the subject of a policy discussion paper recently released by Attorney General and […]

Nominations open for grand designs in Port Phillip

  Port Phillip Council in Melbourne is calling for nominations for its biennial City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards 2020, presented in conjunction with the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Design Week.  The nominations are for awards that have been held every two years since 1998. The awards encourage and celebrate design excellence in urban design, […]

IDEA 2019 Shortlist: Many Little by Hecker Guthrie

In anticipation of IDEA 2019, which will be held at the Timber Yard in Port Melbourne, we’re profiling some of the many standout projects that have been shortlisted. In this edition, we visit Hecker Guthrie’s entry into the hospitality category, Many Little. Located in Red Hill on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Many Little represents the sort […]