ISOscape explores building a pandemic-resilient home

Jaslyn Ng, senior project architect at Billard Leece Partnership, began her ISOscape series at the start of Melbourne’s second Stage 4 Lockdown. Here, she graphically explores how her family and home have adapted to the pandemic’s restrictions. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged everyone to rethink home as a multifunctional space. Our lives are now cramped […]

La Trobe University stadium achieves Australian sustainable first

La Trobe University’s new stadium has been awarded Australia’s first ‘6 Star Green Star Design and As Built v1.2 certified rating’ for a sports building by the Green Building Council Australia. The stadium was completed in January 2020 as part of Stage 2 of La Trobe’s Sports Park development – a key component of the […]

A bridge to Titik Dua Hotel

Jakarta-based architecture practice andramatin showcases both emerging and long-established Indonesian design vernaculars in Ubud’s Titik Dua. Titik Dua is a creative hub and hospitality venue, a hybrid of public and private spaces. Ubud’s vibrant arts, film, architecture, graphic design and music community finds a home on the ground floor, and hotel guests stay in 22 […]

Connecting to Country at the University of WA

Drawing from research and consultation with Indigenous students and other college stakeholders, Wilson Architects’ latest project is a study in inclusivity, cultural understanding and sensitivity within the Australian university landscape. On the rooftop of the University of Western Australia’s newest Indigenous student accommodation, phones are banned, and students discuss issues and ideas, fears and hopes […]

Bates Smart creates paradigm shift with timber-built Southbank hotel

Bates Smart has utilized the latest timber construction technology for Melbourne’s new landmark hotel at 55 Southbank Boulevard.  The existing commercial office building, built in 1989, was able to accommodate an extension of 5 levels with the use of concrete framed construction. The design challenge Bates Smart faced was how to surpass this in order […]

Australian Design Centre celebrates creativity during COVID-19

The Australian Design Centre has opened their Design/Isolate exhibition: a collection of pandemic journals from over 60 designers and creatives. The arts and creative industries have been hit hard by the pandemic, with closures and social distancing restrictions leaving limited opportunities to exhibit and sell work. Yet, designers and creative thinkers are also uniquely equipped […]

Hassell + OMA design architectural “collection” for WA Museum

The Hassell + OMA joint venture design for WA Museum Boola Bardip at Perth’s Cultural Centre has opened to the public, offering a ‘collection of stories’ about the State’s diversity, history and contemporary culture. Heritage buildings and new volumes have been connected to offer a variety of curatorial possibilities, and to create the sheltered, outdoor […]

Genton announced as lead designer for Glenroy Station project

Australian architecture firm Genton — known for its multi-award-winning Frankston Station — is leading the design of the Glenroy Station project, as recently announced by the Level Crossing Removal Project. “We immediately sensed a strong community culture in Glenroy and, through the significant investment and development involved in the project, we’re thrilled to be able […]

A 1970s Sydney office building transformed into A-grade tower and retail pavilion

The $200 million redevelopment of 388 George Street has been completed, transforming the original 1970s office tower into a state-of-the-art A-grade commercial tower with a prime-new retail pavilion and improved connectivity to the surrounding Sydney CBD. Located on the corner of George and King Streets, one of Sydney’s most prominent  intersections, 388 George Street is […]

Edith Cowan University seeks lead architect for $695 million city campus

Edith Cowan University (ECU) has released two highly anticipated Expression of Interest invitations, seeking a Lead Architect and Lead Design Engineers for its $695 million ECU City Campus. The campus is the centrepiece of the recently announced Perth City Deal, which brings together the collaborative efforts of the Australian Government, Western Australian Government and City […]

Farrells offers “multi-level streetscapes” as antidote to Shenzhen’s isolated towers

International architecture practice Farrells has unveiled its recently completed One Excellence development in the heart of Shenzhen’s new Qianhai district. The project totals 757,000m2 and sets a global precedent for future mixed use, high-density urbanism – with social and green space at its heart.Central to the scheme are the multi-level streetscapes which create lively interplays […]