New exhibition by architectural photographer Derek Swalwell

Leading architectural photographer Derek Swalwell’s latest exhibition, Outdistance, opens at Modern Times Gallery in Fitzroy this week. Outdistance is Swalwell’s third exhibition at the gallery and showcases the interplay of light and design in architecture through the work of three internationally renowned architects, Carlo Scarpa, Aldo Rossi and Carlo Aymonino. The 10 photographic scenes focus […]

New spaces unveiled at State Library Victoria as part of $88M redevelopment

State Library Victoria has opened the first of its redeveloped spaces as part of Vision 2020, an ambitious $88.1 million transformation that will increase public space by 40 percent and seating by 70 percent. Two new reading rooms were unveiled along with a dedicated special events venue supported by a state-of-the-art production kitchen, and a […]

New park in Melbourne CBD endorsed

The Future Melbourne Committee has unanimously endorsed plans for the first new urban park in the Hoddle Grid since City Square was developed in 1980. The Market Street public park is adjacent to Cbus Property and ISPT’s landmark Collins Arch development at 447 Collins Street and will improve connectivity and walkability in the CBD’s western […]

Fancy hitting the tiles in Spain?

Australian high-end tile supplier Rocks On is offering customers a chance to win a round-trip to Spain to attend the 2019 Cevisama exhibition in Valencia. To enter, customers need only specify a project using a product from one of the many Rocks On tile ranges. The more specs submitted the more chances there are to win. […]

MPavilion 2018 program announced

MPavilion 2018, designed by renowned Barcelona-based architect Carme Pinós of Estudio Carme Pinós will open to the public from 9 October 2018 through 3 February 2019. The four-month program comprises over 400 free events taking the form of MTalks, MMeets, MMusic, MRelay, MProjects and MKids. This year the program has been curated responding to the […]

Sub-tropical design key to Brisbane transport, retail and residential hub

A new transit oriented development (TOD) is set to transform Ferny Grove—the site of an existing end-of-route train station. Upon completion, the development will comprise a major retail centre spanning more than 6000-square metres, 64 residential apartments, and more than 2200 car parks. The project—an initiative of the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main […]

Aesop collaborates with artist Bart Hess for new art film series

Aesop and Dutch artist Bart Hess have collaborated on a new digital installation that spans 60 metres within the Myer Bourke Street windows, in Melbourne. Called ‘Epistēmē’, the Ancient Greek word for knowledge and understanding, the installation explores how the skin acts as an interface between the body and the world around us. Hess has […]

Brisbane wins hosting rights for Design Research Society Conference 2020

Brisbane will welcome 600 leading minds in global design research after winning hosting rights for the Design Research Society (DRS) Conference 2020. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the competitive bid, led by the Brisbane Convention Bureau in partnership with Griffith University’s Queensland College of Art, will see the biennial international conference return to Australia in […]

Melbourne is getting Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery

Melbourne will soon be home to Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery in a redevelopment the government is calling a “once-in-a-generation transformation”. The transformation is part of a redevelopment of Southbank, the city’s arts precinct, with the new NGV Contemporary forming the centrepiece. NGVC will be a standalone gallery with a focus on contemporary art and design. Once […]

Architects: To register or not to register?

Having recently transitioned from an architectural graduate to a registered Victorian architect, Amelyn Ng reflects on the process. This is not your classic story with the concluding mandate to ‘get registered’. This is also by no means a representative or aggregative picture of architectural registration in Australia. Instead, this is a retrospective incursion into the thoughts […]