China’s President calls for an end to “weird buildings”
The Chinese leader’s recent comments have the potential to affect the landscape of architectural practice worldwide, as China’s construction boom has created a catalyst for contemporary architecture, with many Western practices relying on the business of providing extravagant projects.
Melbourne Design Awards
A great range of works this year showcased Melbourne’s diversity, with a uniting element across all successful works being a commitment to a high standard of design.
202020 Vision has a clear view to a greener future
Growing the Seeds is the first event in Australia aiming to crowdsource a national action plan with a mission to introduce 20% more urban green space by 2020.
Twelve international architects compete to design Sydney Modern
Renzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron are among the list of globally acclaimed architects vying for a chance to create a dynamic new hub for Sydney’s art scene.
Inaugural National Building Design Awards
Gerard Smith Design bagged the top prize – National Building Design of the Year Award – for its project River House in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Red Architecture wins top New Zealand prize for Modern Barn Form
The project houses a private residence and garage within two ‘crisp barn-like forms’ clad in vertical run steel and recycled bricks taken from the devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes.
2014 Electrolux Design Lab finalists announced
The entrants were invited to create a concept that is relevant to the time and raises questions about what design will be like in the future.
Dulux Study Tour 2015 shortlist announced
Five winners, selected from the shortlisted entries, will get a chance to go on a free study tour of Tokyo, Paris and London where they will get first-hand experience of some of the best architectural sites and practices.
WA Architecture Week 2014
It features an exciting program of events celebrating achievements in Western Australia’s built environment and raising community awareness about the importance of high quality design.
World Architecture Day celebrations
Dean Dewhirst’s new book, From the Ground Up: 20 Stories of a Life in Architecture, to be launched as part of the World Architecture Day celebrations, features leading Australian architectural practitioners, who reveal what drew them to the profession.
HEXTIC installation at Sydney Architecture Festival
Inspired by the shape of hexagons and water droplet ripples, the new light installation has been designed using interactive digital technology by UNSW students in the Australian School of Architecture and Design.
2015 ATW Tapestry Design Prize for Architects: entries now open
For the inaugural Prize, architects are invited to use their knowledge and skills to create a tapestry design for the Australian Pavilion in the Giardini in Venice, designed by Denton Corker Marshall.
Mark Schaller to create artwork for Melbourne Cup Carnival
The new installation will pay homage to the historic and contemporary architecture of Germany, blending modern art and culture with the love of street art that has inspired both Germany and Australia.