Parramatta international design competition launched

Create NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) have launched an international design competition to find designs for a Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, with Naomi Milgrom AO,  architects Wendy Lewin and David Gianotten and MAAS chief executive Lisa Havilah on the jury.  Launched on 24 January by Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, architects from […]

Retail design firms i2C Architects and TRG Queensland merge

i2C Architects is set to expand up the country’s east coast, after announcing its amalgamation with Brisbane-based TRG Queensland. Currently located in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, the architecture and design firm’s merger with TRG Queensland will see it offer a robust skill set and expanded client database, with full coverage across Australia. It is expected that […]

Carriageworks director to depart

Lisa Havilah, the director of Sydney contemporary arts centre Carriageworks, is to leave the organisation to take on the role of CEO of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Havilah has been with Carriageworks for eight years, during which time she secured partnerships with major cultural events including Sydney Festival, Vivid Sydney, Mercedes […]

“Design was a function, now it’s a strategic tool” HP’s design revolution

New exhibition by architectural photographer Derek Swalwell

Leading architectural photographer Derek Swalwell’s latest exhibition, Outdistance, opens at Modern Times Gallery in Fitzroy this week. Outdistance is Swalwell’s third exhibition at the gallery and showcases the interplay of light and design in architecture through the work of three internationally renowned architects, Carlo Scarpa, Aldo Rossi and Carlo Aymonino. The 10 photographic scenes focus […]

New spaces unveiled at State Library Victoria as part of $88M redevelopment

State Library Victoria has opened the first of its redeveloped spaces as part of Vision 2020, an ambitious $88.1 million transformation that will increase public space by 40 percent and seating by 70 percent. Two new reading rooms were unveiled along with a dedicated special events venue supported by a state-of-the-art production kitchen, and a […]

New park in Melbourne CBD endorsed

The Future Melbourne Committee has unanimously endorsed plans for the first new urban park in the Hoddle Grid since City Square was developed in 1980. The Market Street public park is adjacent to Cbus Property and ISPT’s landmark Collins Arch development at 447 Collins Street and will improve connectivity and walkability in the CBD’s western […]

Fancy hitting the tiles in Spain?

Australian high-end tile supplier Rocks On is offering customers a chance to win a round-trip to Spain to attend the 2019 Cevisama exhibition in Valencia. To enter, customers need only specify a project using a product from one of the many Rocks On tile ranges. The more specs submitted the more chances there are to win. […]

MPavilion 2018 program announced

MPavilion 2018, designed by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós will open to the public from 9 October 2018 through 3 February 2019. The four-month program comprises over 400 free events taking the form of MTalks, MMeets, MMusic, MRelay, MProjects and MKids. This year the program has been curated responding to the […]

Sub-tropical design key to Brisbane transport, retail and residential hub

A new transit oriented development (TOD) is set to transform Ferny Grove—the site of an existing end-of-route train station. Upon completion, the development will comprise a major retail centre spanning more than 6000-square metres, 64 residential apartments, and more than 2200 car parks. The project—an initiative of the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main […]