Cumulus Studio designs Tasmanian visitor centre to “feel grounded”

When designing the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, Cumulus Studio wanted to create something that felt “carved from a solid rock” as if by a glacier. The new alpine visitor centre in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania won the Alan C Walker Award for Public Architecture at the 2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards announced over the […]

Five days left to enter IDEA 2021

Entries for IDEA 2021 close in five days! To help you prepare your entry and submit it before midnight AEST this Friday 11 June, here are some tips. Entry requirements: To enter IDEA, you’ll need 10 images, a specs sheet, project plans and the answers to the following 3 questions: What were the aims of […]

“I’m looking for genuine sustainability” – IDEA 2021 Sustainability judge Bonnie Herring

Sustainability is “not something you attach to the building, it’s something that is embedded in its DNA” says inaugural IDEA Sustainability judge Bonnie Herring of Breathe Architecture. Director and sustainability lead at the Melbourne practice, Herring will be overseeing IDEA’s Sustainability Award, judging and selecting the winner from the projects entered in the 2021 program. […]

Calls for entries to Roca jumpthegap design competition

The entry deadline for the 2021 Roca international jumpthegap design competition has been extended to 6 September. Sponsored by the Spanish sanitary producer in collaboration with the Barcelona Design centre, jumpthegap calls on architects and designers around the globe to produce creative solutions for the bathroom space. The 2021 edition is the first in the […]

Recycled timbers dominate in Sydney Theatre Company wharf redesign from Hassell

Hassell has preserved the Heritage qualities of the Sydney Theatre Company’s Walsh Bay wharf home in its $60 million redevelopment unveiled earlier this year. The timber-lined interiors of the newly renovated The Wharf on the Sydney Harbour highlight the 100-year-old history of the Heritage-listed warehouse, which was first transformed from a wool store into a […]

Pittella sponsors the IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year award

Luxury Italian door and bathroom fitting manufacturer Pittella has been named the new sponsor of the IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year award. IDEA 2021 entries close at midnight AEST on 11 June 2021. Enter now. From its 1970s-era store in Victoria Street, Footscray, Pittella was the first of its kind to import and sell […]

Splinter Society Architecture screens Melbourne apartments in bronze

Splinter Society Architecture has screened its latest collection of Melbourne apartments in a bronze mesh designed to capture the “euphoric afternoon light”. Nicknamed the Auburn Apartments after the “bronze veil” that mimics nearby trees, the project in Hawthorn is a collection of individual homes that share a facade. “Both natural and lustrous, the facade is […]

Stylecraft to begin selling Haworth office products in Australia

Stylecraft is set to become an official dealer of US furniture company Haworth across its network of Australian showrooms starting from 1 July 2021. The strategic distribution arrangement is being described by the as way to establish a “more robust market presence” for both brands, while continuing to provide “premium service and commitment” to the […]

ARM Architecture covers new HOTA Gallery in coloured “cellular-looking web”

ARM Architecture has completed its $60.5 million overhaul of the Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery, drawing inspiration for its 3D cellular facade from a Voronoi – a network of tessellating five-sided cells that occurs in nature. The Gold Coast gallery is the third phase of a staged masterplan, completed by ARM in 2013 in […]