Cox releases designs for Rod Laver Arena redevelopment
The project will involve a reskinned façade, a new eastern annex, new food and beverage outlets, upgraded bathroom facilities, increased disability access, and back-of-house improvements which will allow bigger and better shows to come to the arena.
LAVA awarded as Laureates of the European Prize for Architecture
“This firm believes that architecture always was and always will be a mirror of society,” said Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, in naming the young practice this year’s Laureates of the European Prize for Architecture.
Social media for architects and designers
Social media presents a plethora of free avenues for architects and designers to engage with potential clients. But what are the best ways for practices to be heard and maintain an online audience over time?
New community-driven designs for Parramatta Square
The enhanced plans, now on public exhibition, include an interactive ‘digital carpet’, grassed terraces, smart shading structures, a grove of historic Cabbage Tree Palms, and billabong water features.
Nightingale 3.0 site secured and designs released
Austin Maynard Architects has released designs for Nightingale 3.0, amid the securing of a site for the project at 209 Sydney Road, Brunswick.
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Cox’s designs for Adelaide’s first high-rise school released
Plans for South Australia’s first high-tech vertical high school, designed by Cox Architecture, have been released. The project will feature an ‘active atrium,’ a 60KW solar collection roof farm, and will achieve a 5 Star Greenstar rating.
BKK Architects chosen to redesign Swan Street Bridge
The design, which will be constructed in 2017, draws inspiration from local landmarks including the Arts Centre and the rowers who make their way up and down the Yarra River each morning.
Dulux releases 2017 colour forecast
Developed by Bree Leech and Heather Nette King in collaboration with Andrea Lucena-Orr from Dulux, ‘Antidote: A Colour Cure’ includes four tactile palettes which provide a visual remedy to the sensory disconnect of our tech-heavy lifestyles.
Parks of the future: new green spaces for Carlton and Southbank
The City of Melbourne has released details of a plan for an $8.8 million redevelopment of University Square, including solar-powered charging stations, wi-fi and a biodiversity corridor. Proposals for major public open space in Southbank have also been released.
Fender Katsalidis Architects’ Melbourne Quarter towers approved
The trio of towers that form Melbourne Quarter, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects, have been approved by Victoria’s Planning Minister, Richard Wynne.
Highlights: MPavilion reveals 2016 program
The Naomi Milgrom Foundation and MPavilion have revealed the venue’s 2016 program, which will feature more than 400 free public events.
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.