New degree in Urban Horticulture
The University of Melbourne, School of Land and Environment is launching a new Associate Degree in Urban Horticulture course for 2014 that addresses the evolving challenges for sustainable urban landscapes and the horticulture industry.
Australian accolades at the International Green Gown Awards
The International Green Gown Awards have highlighted the world-class efforts of the Australian tertiary education sector in becoming more sustainable, with the University of Wollongong and Sunshine Coast TAFE taking two of the three top honours.
2nd Istanbul Design Biennial – call for ideas
The Istanbul Design Biennial is seeking submissions of contemporary manifestos that explore the complex role of design in today’s society.
Paddington residential warehouse renovation
A warehouse in Paddington, Sydney, has been converted into a residence in a joint project between Baker Kavanagh Architects and Honestone.
IDEA 2013 Gala Party in pictures
See all the photos from this year’s IDEA Gala Party, which took place on 15 November at the National Gallery of Victoria.
2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) winners revealed
The winners of IDEA Awards 2013 were announced this evening, Friday 15 November, at Melbourne’s NGV. Out of 450 entries McBride Charles Ryan emerged the Overall Winner for its whimsical addition to Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School – the Infinity Centre.
Designing with data
To examine the potential role that data could play in the planning and design of new buildings, RIBA and ARUP have launched a new report entitled ‘Designing with Data: Shaping our future cities’.
Out-of-the-box architecture awarded
The three winners of the 2013 Open Agenda competition each challenge established perspectives and posit new thinking in the field of architecture.
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse officially opened
The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse by Brookfield Multiplex and Rice Daubney, which has been tailored to provide a healing environment for cancer patients, has been officially opened.
Tony Parker at Instyle
In a revival of Australian Mid-Century design, Workshopped has re-released locally designed furniture by Tony Parker.
20% more urban green space by 2020
A new national initiative, 202020 Vision aims to increase urban green space by 20 percent by 2020.
TEAGUE and MADA launch new PhD Design Research Scholarship
TEAGUE and MADA’s new PhD Design Research Scholarship aims to explore how aircraft interiors may be more effectively designed to improve the travel experience.
Colourways trend forecast
Colourways has launched its 2013, 2014 and 2015 trend forecast with four trend stories incorporating 92 products.