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.
The Broadsheet Restaurant pop-up by Therefore Studio
Broadsheet has long dominated the online hospitality media space with its coverage of the best bars and eateries in Melbourne (and Sydney), so what does their restaurant look like in the flesh?
Alexander Lotersztain wins Good Design Award for Waterscape
The 2015 Good Design Awards has crowned designer Alexander Lotersztain a winner in the Sport and Lifestyle category for Waterscape, a floating platform made from recyclable materials.
Rethinking height limits in Sydney
“Taller buildings have a smaller environmental footprint, they offer economies of scale and they can give us greater opportunities for housing,” says Liberal councillor Christine Forster, as Parramatta City Council pushes for skyscrapers up to 500 metres in height.
Think pink and support the Cancer Council with Stylecraft
Stylecraft’s Catifa for Cancer Council chair is now available for purchase with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Cancer Council.
Carl Hansen & Son is a name well-known in the world of design. The Danish company produces beautiful furniture pieces that are the epitome of cool Scandinavian design – all smooth and sleek, modern and functional.
NAWIC announces first round of speakers
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) has recently announced the first round of speakers for their Building a Better Future themed National Conference to be held 8 – 9 October 2015.
Parlour’s crowdfunding campaign for gender equity
Over the past three years Parlour has become an important ‘space to speak’, a respected platform which provides research, resources and advocacy, as well as discussion about gender equity in architecture. Parlour has helped build demand for a more equitable profession and better work practices, and has provided resources to assist in facilitating the required changes.