Atlassian unveils design for world’s tallest timber tower in Sydney

Global software giant Atlassian has unveiled plans for a hybrid timber tower in Sydney, designed by New York architects SHoP with BVN The 40-storey building will become the centrepiece of the state government-planned tech hub, which will eventually span from Central to near Redfern station. The existing Heritage Parcel Shed will also be incorporated into […]

Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape evoke memories of Walter Burley Griffin in Brisbane garden

Employing the medium of landscape as the means to define a string of functional and poetic family-orientated spaces, Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape’s Whynot Street pool and carport is so much more than what it says on the tin. Brisbane sits in a climatic sweet spot of subtropical warmth, which, for nine months […]

Infrastructure NSW launches competition to design new pavilion in Barangaroo South

Infrastructure NSW is inviting registered Australian architects to participate in a design competition for the new Pavilion, to be located at Watermans Cove, Barangaroo South. Architects can download the competition documents to prepare and enter their designs for the new harbourfront project. The Pier Pavilion will be located at Watermans Cove in Barangaroo South and […]

PTID channels Victorian flora for the Zenith Melbourne showroom

Hanging plants, natural timbers and the “whorling floral form” of the Victorian heath feature in the Melbourne showroom PTID recently designed for Zenith. Part showroom, part workplace, part entertainment hub, part event space, Zenith’s new location takes over a floor of the St James Building at 555 Bourke Street. As this is the furniture brand‘s Melbourne […]

Woods Bagot designs office layouts for workplaces post-coronavirus

Woods Bagot has designed four workplace templates that merge working from home and office life during and post coronavirus restrictions. The Working from Home, Working from Work project was designed to “help clients restore business productivity with long term, sustainable solutions”. The templates move beyond health and safety to encourage collaboration and creativity during and […]

Anna Spiro brightens Brisbane bungalow with kaleidoscope of colour and texture

With unfaltering attention to minute detail, this Brisbane interior is furnished with long-adored pieces and passionate bursts of colour in classic Anna Spiro style. These are rooms that make you smile, interiors that brim with joy, enthusiasm and vitality. The location of this Queensland home is poetic: it sits in the sunny Northgate address of […]

Digital twin technology set to “transform the industry quicker than ever before” says UNSW expert.

The digital twin is the next frontier of construction management, a University of New South Wales expert says.  “A digital twin is a digital replica of a physical entity utilising the internet of things enabling two-way communications between them,” says Dr Samad Sepasgozar from UNSW Built Environment.  The idea is that for every physical item […]

ACA’s third pulse check reveals “widespread concern about the pipeline of work”

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) third pulse check reveals architecture practices’ continuing concerns about the work pipeline disruptions caused by COVID-19 and uncertainty about transitioning back to offices. Pulse check No. 3 builds on the knowledge developed through the pulse check surveys No. 1 and No. 2 to inform the ACA’s advocacy and […]

“Boys’ clubs are still winning the game in the public face of architecture” – says RebelArchitette

Feminist collective RebelArchitette released the Women Architects World Map as the first step towards “detoxing architecture from inequalities”. The interactive map lists women-led architecture practices around the world, including 22 from Australia. RebelArchitette, which is based in Bergamo, Italy, released the map to coincide with the original dates of the Venice Architecture Biennale and say […]

Austin Maynard Architects bring a touch of the German Alps to Melbourne

With its striking contextual exterior, RaeRae house by Austin Maynard Architects brings a hint of the German Alps to Melbourne inner city living, combining two Victorian-era terraces into one cleverly designed family home.  RaeRae house’s owners Fiona and Tim were originally intending to renovate and extend their single-fronted terrace when the neighbouring house became available […]