Intergrain Timber Vision winners announced
The seventh annual Intergrain Timber Vision Award winners were announced this week, honouring building and landscaping projects with an innovative use of timber in Australia and New Zealand.
Lyons and m3architecture design UQ Sustainable Futures Building
Lyons and m3architecture have won a competition to design the Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.
ARM, TZG and Scott Carver Architects undertake Sydney Opera House upgrade
Working designs for the largest ever series of upgrades to the venue have been released, including a redevelopment of the concert hall and the construction of a learning space for children and young people.
Vale Alastair Swayn
“He had an amazing social responsibility as an architect, and he really believed that architecture is there to create better spaces for human beings. He will be sorely missed by everybody.” Alastair Swayn, former ACT Government Architect and director of architectural firm Daryl Jackson, passed away last Thursday.
Assemble the throne: Kanye West for IKEA?
“I have to work with Ikea,” said the brazen rapper and fashion designer this week. “With furniture, with interior design, with architecture. Yo, IKEA, allow Kanye to create!”
Aussie design curbs pedestrian danger
Smart phone users crossing roads without looking is a growing concern, especially following the release of Pokémon Go. Australian design company, Büro North, however, has come up with a bright solution in Smart Tactile Paving.
HASSELL and OMA release designs for new museum for WA
Designs for the new museum for WA, imagined by HASSELL and OMA in conjunction with global contractor Brookfield Multiplex and the Western Australian Government, have been released.
Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners yesterday, including ASPECT Studios who took home three prizes fresh off its previous win at the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards.
Robot to revolutionise bricklaying
Perth-based company Fastbrick Robotics has created a robotic bricklayer capable of constructing a house by itself in less than two days.
Vale Stephen Ashton
Stephen Ashton, co-founder of ARM Architecture, former Victorian Chapter President, and joint recipient of the 2016 Gold Medal, has passed away at age 61.
Bijoy Jain’s 2016 MPavilion design released
“I want the MPavilion to be the scaffolding that provides a creative space that suspends visitors between earth, ground, and sky,” explains renowned Indian architect Bijoy Jain, of his highly anticipated design for the 2016 MPavilion.
Melbourne to Sydney in under two hours: high speed rail link proposed
A private company has released a $200 billion plan for a high-speed rail network connecting Melbourne and Sydney via Canberra, with the construction of eight new cities along the way.
Docklands tower light show reflects weather forecast
“I wanted to be able to reflect something that Melburnians can connect with and something that hasn’t been done anywhere else in the world.” Melbourne’s first real-time weather light show, designed by Bruce Ramus, is currently on display upon the 15-storey tower at 888 Collins Street in Docklands.