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

HP is placing design front and centre as it looks to pivot from a tech company into a lifestyle brand. HP is well known for its technical prowess. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1938, the tech company’s first product was an audio oscillator; an instrument used to measure audio frequencies. Since it’s […]

New exhibition by architectural photographer Derek Swalwell

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 […]

Aesop collaborates with artist Bart Hess for new art film series

Aesop and Dutch artist Bart Hess have collaborated on a new digital installation that spans 60 metres within the Myer Bourke Street windows, in Melbourne. Called ‘Epistēmē’, the Ancient Greek word for knowledge and understanding, the installation explores how the skin acts as an interface between the body and the world around us. Hess has […]