Interior Design Excellence Awards announces 2017 shortlisted projects

Two hundred and fifty-three Australian projects have been shortlisted across 15 categories and two special categories in the 2017 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). The high calibre awards program is now in its 15th year and has continued to grow in scale with 2017 seeing a record number of entries. A sold out event at […]

RIBA International Prize open for entries

Following its inaugural prize for international architectural excellence last year, The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced it is taking entries for the second edition of the RIBA International Prize, to be awarded in 2018. The prestigious prize for the world’s best new building will be awarded to a project that exemplifies design […]

2017 Victorian landscape architecture awards winners announced

Celebrating the very best of Victoria’s green, open and public spaces, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) Victoria Landscape Architecture Awards 2017 have been announced. The annual awards recognise the leadership and innovation that landscape architects bring to projects to enhance Victoria’s liveability, economic development and global profile. AILA Victoria awards jury committee chair […]

2017 VIVID design competition winners announced

The VIVID 2017 Award winners were announced last week, at an award ceremony held at Decor + Design and AIFF exhibition in Melbourne. Selected from a shortlisted 44 products, the winners include James Walsh and Ash Allen's Igneous light, an elegant bike rack by Adrian Olassau and a task light which pays homage to ancient boat building techniques.

International design competition launches for new Lithuanian Concert Centre

Kaunas City Municipality and Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) have launched the Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design Contest. It is being run as an anonymous, one-stage competition and invites architects from across the world to produce concept designs for an emblematic new building of national and international significance. When speaking of the importance of […]

The art and craft of whisky: The Balvenie bar design competition

We're calling for designs of a distinctive bar for Scottish whisky company The Balvenie – your design will come to life at the 2017 IDEA Gala Party.

Genton Architecture wins Frankston Station redesign competition

Genton Architecture has been announced as the winner of the Frankston Station redesign competition, with a floating screen structure which draws inspiration from the beach.

O2DA wins competition to design children’s village in Kenya

Edric Choo and a team from Malaysian architectural practice O2DA have been chosen as the winner in an international design competition to masterplan and design a new eco-village for orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya.

NGV Architecture Commission Design Competition opens

With previous winning designs by John Wardle Architects and M@ STUDIO Architects, the competition calls on architects to submit proposals for the activation of the Grollo Equiset Garden, through the intervention of a participatory, evocative and thought-provoking work of temporary architecture.

Kengo Kuma to chair international design competition for a sacred space

Kengo Kuma, among a slew of other noted architects from around the world, will be chairing an international design competition that promotes peace. The Kaira Looro International Architecture competition is calling for young architects (including groups) from around the world to submit their speculative work. The competition aims to create a holy symbol through architecture […]