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.
2015 Interior Design Excellence Awards winners revealed
After much anticipation, (inside) Interior Design Review magazine has announced the winners of its prestigious 2015 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) on Friday 20 November.
Carbon Positive House by Archiblox among eight Australian winners of International Green Interior Awards
A swag of Australian designers and architects have received industry acclaim and global recognition for their work on sustainable interiors during this year’s International Green Interior Awards, held recently in Sydney.
Eight essential apps for architects and designers
Technology is here to help not hinder and Anthony Caruana, editor of MacWorld, has compiled a list of eight essential apps for architects and designers that will make life easier with the touch of a finger.
Take a seat and support Cult’s Chairity Project
Last night in Melbourne, Cult Design launched the second edition of the Chairity Project, inviting a variety of high profile creatives including Adam Goodrum, Megan Morton, Christopher Boots, David Trubridge and Hecker Guthrie to reinvent an iconic chair for charity.
MADA Gallery presents The Abstract
The Abstract is an ambitious interior architecture exhibition project exploring unorthodox spatial realms of reading rooms, designed by Monash University Interior graduates in collaboration with Matthew Bird of Studiobird. The exhibition reinvents the tradition of a reading room environment within a gallery context to promote prestigious academic journals with the aim to engage early career academics to the realties and benefits of publishing.
National Architecture Award winners
The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards were announced at a ceremony in Brisbane last week, with ARM and emerging architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielson and Jesse Bennett Architect among the exemplary practices awarded.
SJB Architects wins at World Architecture Festival
The stellar project is Casba, a medium-density infill development in Sydney’s inner west, designed by SJB in conjunction with Billard Leece Partnership, with interiors by BKH.
Wings clipped on Breathe Architecture’s alternative Nightingale apartments
Plans for the complex were approved unanimously by the Moreland City Council, but recently overturned by VCAT. The body’s senior member Russell Byard defended the rejection, saying that “no such arrangements … are as convenient as private car ownership”.
AILA announces 2015 Victorian award winners
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) recognised 14 of the country’s most inspired landscape projects, including HASSELL’s urban design for Medibank Place, and City of Melbourne’s imaginative Return to Royal Park.
Christopher Frederick Jones shortlisted in international architectural photography awards
Out of only 20 shortlisted photographs, two belong to Christopher – an impressive achievement considering the competitive nature of the Arcaid International Architectural Photography Awards, part of the World Architecture Festival.
UTS represents Australia at inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial
Students and academics from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), will present their work as part of ‘The State of the Art of Architecture’ exhibition at the festival.
Peter Stutchbury awarded RIBA International Fellowship
Fresh from the announcement that Zaha Hadid has become the first female to win the RIBA Gold Medal, acclaimed Australian architect Peter Stutchbury has been awarded a 2016 RIBA International Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects.