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 […]

“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 […]

Hassell designs “next-gen smart campus” on Sunshine Coast

Hassell has put flexibility at the heart of its design for the Foundation Building at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)’s Moreton Bay campus. “Only around 20 per cent of young adults in the region have a degree right now,” says Hassell. “But that’s tipped to change dramatically, with some 10,000 students expected by […]

MPavilion 2020 to reuse rather than build a new pavilion

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced it won’t be building a new pavilion for the MPavilion 2020 exhibition, deciding to instead “focus on reconnecting communities” with the six past pavilions. The decision for the 2020/2021 season was made as a “direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says the foundation in a statement issued today. “At […]

Sekisui House releases $1.5 billion vision for Ripley Town Centre

Tokyo-listed developer Sekisui House has released an in-depth vision paper for the Ripley Town Centre development in south-east Queensland.  A year after announcing their $1.5 billion masterplan for the Ripley Town Centre, Sekisui House’s latest vision paper for the project highlights the developer’s commitment to fostering resident, worker, partner and visitor ownership over the 40-hectare […]

Recycled bricks frame a contemporary pavilion addition by Kreis Grennan Architecture

NSW-based Kreis Grennan Architecture has framed its contemporary addition to a Heritage cottage in Petersham with on-site recycled bricks. The single-storey addition was attached to the freestanding Federation-style cottage to considerably increase the floor space for the exisiting residents. With its exterior of local recycled bricks, the addition frames the new building and “creates a […]

TERROIR to design Tasmania’s $18 million gallery

Architecture practice TERROIR has revealed its design for Tasmania’s North West Museum and Art Gallery (NWMAG).  The Burnie City Council’s architecture brief for the new cultural facility in Tasmania’s North West was a building of “style and stature”, as iconic as the art that it houses.  “It would also reflect the natural environment of the […]

HUA HUA Architects designs socially distanced public space

Czech Republic based HUA HUA Architects has designed an outdoor eating prototype that reconciles people, restaurants and public space during COVID-19.  Social distancing has proven to be the most effective way of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic but the impact of these regulations on the economy have been profound. HUA HUA Architects’ Gastro Safe Zone program […]

$2 billion Southbank by Beulah gets green light

The Victorian State Government has officially given the green light to the $2 billion Southbank by Beulah project conceptualised by UNStudio and COX Architecture. Lodged in August 2019, the permit will now allow Beulah to officially transform the current CBD BMW site into a vertical village spanning a total of 270,000 square metres. Envisioned as […]

Scientists develop windows that generate electricity

Two square metres of solar windows will do the same job as a standard solar rooftop panel, Australian researchers say. Semitransparent solar cells that can be incorporated into windows could transform architecture, urban planning and electricity generation, Australian scientists say in a paper in Nano Energy. The researchers, led by Professor Jacek Jasieniak from the ARC […]