January in Paris at M&O
Maison&Objet is synonymous with style and the January fair will be a fine reflection of this. With a plethora of exhibitors on show, designers and architects have the opportunity to source furniture, products and objects that are not seen elsewhere, while also taking time to enjoy the very enjoyable French style of the exhibition.
Adaptive re-use projects win at the 2016 National Architecture Awards
Winners from the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 National Architecture Awards have been revealed, with several projects focusing on adaptive re-use.
Redesigning an icon: Herman Miller’s Aeron chair gets a facelift
What started as a revolution in ergonomic chairs has undergone its own evolution as the iconic Aeron chair is redesigned.
Harry Seidler: Modernist film
A new film that delves into the extraordinary life of Australia’s most famed modernist architect, Harry Seidler, will air on the ABC TV on November 15.
Your chance to redesign Frankston station: three weeks left to enter
Architects and designers are encouraged to enter creative concepts for rejuvenating the location – demonstrating how a new station can be help transform the area into a contemporary, safe and thriving activity centre.
Victoria Racing Club announces $128 million club stand designed by Bates Smart
The new grandstand will be built by Multiplex in collaboration with engineers Arup, and will offer 360 degree views of the mounting yard, race track, members’ lawn, parade ring, betting ring and winning post.
Architectural Review and Australian Design Review welcome new editors
Change is afoot with two new editors at Niche, Madeleine Swain takes on a new role as editor of Architectural Review and Aleesha Callahan joins the team as online editor of Australian Design Review.
Woods Bagot wins design competition for five-star Parramatta hotel
Woods Bagot has won a design competition for Parramatta’s iconic mixed-use building at 8 Phillip Street. The 54-storey structure will include 35 levels of apartments, a proposed five-star hotel, rooftop bar and will integrate with the existing Heritage St Andrew’s Church and St Andrew’s Hall.
Nightingale 3 calling for support
In a call-to-arms, the grass roots oriented development group is asking for letters of support for its third project to be sent to the government.
CHROFI designs ‘hovering cube’ for National Botanic Gardens
“From the outside, the building presents as a translucent box that entices the visitor toward it. On arrival, a glint of green slices through the form, providing a tantalising hint of the splendour of plants within.” Sydney-based studio CHROFI has won a competition to design the new conservatory for the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Building a place of welcome: the Guesthouse
Dr. Caroline Vains, lecturer and project leader, discusses the Guesthouse – a student project that works to highlight the migrant experience while creating a place of welcome, developed in collaboration with the local migrant community and Christof Mayer of raumlabor.berlin.
Innovative designs: Incubator winners
This year’s Designbuild featured a new and intriguing component – the Incubator competition. Entrants were invited to submit applications for their innovative and exciting products. AR showcases the winners who were of particular interest to the architecture industry.
Navigating social media as an architect or designer
Social media is constantly changing and evolving. Add into the mix the new platforms that are popping up all the time, and it can start to feel like a jungle out there.