Cranbourne-Pakenham sky rail: a high or low for Melbourne planning?
Nine kilometres of the Cranbourne-Pakenham train line will be raised above ground to form a sky rail in a new plan by the Andrews’ Government, set to begin this year. Many are upset by the proposal – but will a sky rail be a positive or a negative for Melbourne’s south east?
IDEA Object category split to award professional and rising designers
IDEA’s Object award has now been segmented into two categories – Professional and Rising.
Push Architecture win AIA Building of Year award
Push Architecture won the Building of the Year award for their refurbishment of the Griffith University Student Guild at the AIA Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards on the Gold Coast last week.
2015 MPavilion gifted to the city of Melbourne
The 2015 MPavilion has been gifted to the people of Melbourne and will be relocated to a Collins Street park in Docklands, Naomi Milgrom AO announced this week.
$6 billion apartment project planned for Queensland’s emerging city
The developer behind Queensland’s emerging city, Greater Springfield, has expressed interest in constructing a $6 billion medium density apartment project at City Centre North.
Designs for Victoria’s first vertical school released
The Victorian State Government has released images of designs for Victoria’s first vertical school, planned for construction in South Melbourne.
BIG’s 2016 Serpentine Pavilion design revealed
The design for London’s 2016 Serpentine Pavilion by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been revealed, along with four 25 square metre Summer Houses.
Competition calls for designers to exceed sustainability standards
The Living Future Institute of Australia, along with Frasers Property Australia, have launched a competition to design a truly sustainable mixed-use retail centre in Melbourne’s Burwood East.
NGV’s Architecture Commission competition finalists announced
The National Gallery of Victoria has announced the five architectural studios who have been shortlisted in this year’s Architecture Commission competition, after being chosen from a pool of 93 entries earlier this month.
Yves Béhar: the technology of ageing
San Francisco-based designer Yves Béhar is perhaps the world’s preeminent designer operating at the interface of humans and technology. The care of an ageing population, he says, is “the next frontier for design”.
Minister For Cities role removed following cabinet reshuffle
The Minister for Cities and the Built Environment role has been removed from parliament as part of a recent cabinet reshuffle, after just being introduced by Malcolm Turnbull last September.
Bates Smart designs skinny skyscraper for Melbourne
One of the slimmest buildings in the world has been designed by Bates Smart at just 12 metres wide. Collins House tower will be 195 metres tall, and will soon begin construction on Melbourne’s Collins Street.
Bijoy Jain announced as MPavilion’s 2016 architect
Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai was yesterday announced as MPavilion’s 2016 architect, as commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation.