Design docos at DADo: Robin Boyd Foundation
Getting us through the cooler months is one of Melbourne’s best kept design secrets, the DADo film society run by The Robin Boyd Foundation.
Intergrain Timber Vision Award 2015
The Intergrain Timber Vision Award 2015 entries are now open. Design professionals across the architecture, building and landscaping industries are invited to enter innovative projects demonstrating a creative and visionary use of wood.
City of Melbourne: Places for People Study 2015
The City of Melbourne’s Places for People Study is returning for a third instalment, inviting residents, workers, students, and visitors to share their everyday experiences in Melbourne’s neighbourhoods.
Record number of Australian artists at Venice Biennale 2015
Seven Australian artists have been chosen for inclusion in the 2015 Venice Biennale’s headline international art exhibition, titled All the World’s Futures, based on the theme of global political upheaval.
Hecker Guthrie’s interiors at new South Melbourne apartments
The sculptural form of the newly completed 19 storey apartment tower was designed by the global Buchan Group, with interiors by local designers Hecker Guthrie.
SelgasCano’s kaleidoscopic chrysalis at Serpentine Pavilion
The much anticipated design for this year’s Serpentine Pavilion has been revealed, with renders of a prismatic cocoon released by Spanish architecture firm SelgasCano.
World’s tallest rooftop garden planned for Eureka Tower
Over the past eight months, ecological artist Lloyd Godman has been experimenting with Tillandsias, to assess whether can survive atop Eureka without soil or water.
Organic architecture: Nathan Burkett wins gold at MIFGS
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show judges were impressed by the architectural aesthetic and living centrepieces, which put organic forms and natural structures back in the spotlight.
National Architecture Conference: Risk
This year’s 2015 National Architecture Conference, organised by the Australian Institute of Architects, will examine the changing role of risk in architecture.
Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest exhibition has design under its skin
Fresh from a sellout season at Melbourne’s NGV, Gaultier himself anticipates the Paris exhibition of his iconic works to be “perfect”.
Suburban skyscraper: largest ever development for Melbourne suburbs
At 115 metres and comprising 36 levels, the building by Peddle Thorpe Architects is intended to be the starting point for a “second city within Melbourne”. So how does a large scale development such as this impact our built identity?
Not your Nanna’s mixer – Smeg’s kitchen appliance launch
Smeg collaborated with Italy’s Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of Deepdesign Studio, bringing playfully retro Italian flair to contemporary kitchen interiors.
Phase change: climate change research lab and forum
RMIT University’s architecture and design department will team up with the TarraWarra Museum of Art, Australia’s first significant privately funded museum, to run a research laboratory studio and public forum on the subject of climate change and the built environment.