Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale director
Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena was this week appointed director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, to be held from 28 May until 27 November 2016.
VIVID Design Competition announces 2015 winners
The 2015 VIVID Design Competition winners were announced this afternoon as part of the Décor + Design Show at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Intergrain Timber Vision Awards entries extended
Intergrain has extended the submission cut-off date for this year’s Intergrain Timber Vision Awards by two weeks, giving design professionals until 5pm on Tuesday 14 July to submit their latest timber projects for consideration.
Design Speaks: Housing Futures 2015
The inaugural Housing Futures forum on 31 July will discuss residential architecture of any scale across three categories – single dwelling, apartment living and the future in aged and student housing.
Design City, Built Melbourne
Open House Melbourne’s first speaker series, ‘Design City, Built Melbourne’ with Breathe Architecture and John Wardle Architects among the practices revealing the motivation and thinking behind some of the city’s pivotal projects.
Stellar innovation wins the Australian Furniture Design Award
Sydney-based industrial designer Seaton Mckeon has been crowned winner of the Australian Furniture Design Award (AFDA) for his stellar piece ‘The Sun The Moon and Me’.
Winners announced for South Australian and Western Australian Architecture Awards
We take a look at the recently revealed winners for the South Australian and Western Australian Architecture Awards.
Open House Melbourne announces July program
With over 105 buildings available for self-guided tours and a variety of free talks tours and events, the Open House Melbourne weekend is a rare opportunity to hear about the creative process behind some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.
Key projects from the Architecture Awards season
Still buzzing from the Victorian, Tasmanian, Queensland and last night’s NSW awards? We recap the major projects to watch for at the National Awards in November.
VCAT approves 50-storey Bates Smart skyscraper
Capitol Grand, the tallest skyscraper outside of the city centre of Melbourne, has been approved for construction by VCAT. Designed by Bates Smart Architects, the 50-storey tower will house 450 residential apartments.
SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Post-reveal, the Pavilion this year has been described as “closer in spirit” to Zaha Hadid’s inaugural tent, suggesting a progression in design lineage on the exhibit’s 15th anniversary.
Zenith touches down in Hong Kong
Leading commercial interior group Zenith has just opened a flagship showroom in central Hong Kong, affirming their presence in the Asia Pacific region.
Restaurant and Bar Design Awards shortlist announced
The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards, now in its seventh year, has announced its 2015 shortlist. Australian practices have been well-represented in these awards in the past, and this year is no exception.