Paul Pholeros, advocate and architect, dies aged 62
Paul Pholeros, renowned architect, humanitarian, and Founding Director of Healthabitat, passed away yesterday after a short illness, aged 62.
RIBA launch International Prize in 2016
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the launch of the 2016 RIBA International Prize, a new global architecture award for the world’s best new building.
Alejandro Aravena named 2016 Pritzker Prize winner
Chilean architect and current Venice Architecture Biennale director Alejandro Aravena has been named the winner of this year’s Pritzker Prize.
University of Queensland disputes council approval for 47-storey apartment building
The University of Queensland is fighting Brisbane City Council’s approval of a 47-storey apartment building planned for construction along the Brisbane River due to the site being of heritage significance.
Industry’s first trend forecast released next month
In anticipation of the February release of Niche Media’s first ever Global Architecture and Design Forecast, we introduce the esteemed co-directors of the trend report, Dr. Paul McGillick and Stephen Todd.
Lab De Stu named rising talent by Maison&Objet
Maison&Objet have presented Melbourne design collective Lab De Stu with the Rising Talent Award, with the group set to exhibit at the Singapore fair in March 2016.
Ai Wei Wei: art and architecture
The Andy Warhol – Ai WeiWei exhibition opened at the National Gallery of Victoria on Friday, with a focus on the vast influence the pair have had on art and culture over the past two centuries.
Multi storey schools on the rise
As cities run out of space and transition from building outward to upward, high-rise education looks to be the way of the future, with Perth already facilitating the country’s first vertical school.
A new HAY store opens in Surry Hills
Quirky Danish furniture house HAY will open a flagship store in Sydney next week, establishing a bricks and mortar frontage for its particular brand of contemporary Scandinavian design.
Australia’s first Architecture and Design forecast
In February 2016, Niche Media will publish the first ever Global Architecture and Design Forecast for Australia. From an extraordinary research base looking at social, economic, population and planning data, the Forecast will delve deep and point the way to how we plan, design, build and supply in the coming years.
New Malt District to revive Nylex clock
The proposal by Fender Katsalidis Architects and Caydon Property Group is set to fuse new and old, reviving the area as well as the much-loved Nylex clock, which will now be run on renewable energy.
ArchiTeam Award winners announced
Small scale and emerging architectural practices from around Victoria were praised for their ingenuity at the eighth ArchiTeam Awards on Wednesday night, at Melbourne’s No Vacancy Gallery.
Lovell Chen to restore Royal Exhibition Building
The Melbourne Museum has chosen local architectural and heritage consultants Lovell Chen to design the restoration of the Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, anticipated for completion in 2017.