Building Stronger Homes Roundtable series responds to bushfire planning oversights

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA) are responding to the final report from the Royal Commission into National Disaster Arrangements with a series of roundtable discussions on building bushfire resilient homes.  The two industry groups have heeded key findings from the long-awaited final report from the Royal Commission into […]

IDEA 2020 Gala date announced 

The winners of IDEA 2020 will be announced at a Gala party to be held in Melbourne on 19 February 2021. A couple of months ago, we made the decision, along with the support of our incredible IDEA sponsors, to postpone our annual awards gala until the Australian architecture and interior design community could come […]

Splinter Society Architecture inserts dramatic three-storey “void” in Melbourne home

Joining two townhouses, Splinter Society Architecture peeled back past renovations to place a soaring masonry and steel wall at the heart of this Melbourne home. Set back from the original Heritage facade, the three-storey glass entry of Three Stories North is an unexpected sight in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Behind its front door – […]

Victorian Government to build more than 12,000 new public housing homes

Victoria will deliver a $5.3 billion Big Housing Build package to construct more than 12,000 new social housing homes throughout metro and regional Victoria over the next four years, supercharging Victoria’s economic recovery through the pandemic and beyond. This package will boost Victoria’s social housing supply by 10 per cent in just four years – […]

Conrad Gargett announces promotions across national studios

Conrad Gargett has announced the promotion of four of its current senior associates to principals, taking the national architecture firm’s total number of principals to fourteen across studios in Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Townsville and Addis Ababa. Lada Bodnaruk, Brent Sanders, Amanda Kershaw and Paul Emmett have been promoted to principals, bringing with them a […]

Rediscover outdoor living with the new Vivid Slimline SS collection by Phoenix

Phoenix is ready for summer with its brand-new Vivid Slimline SS collection, expertly crafted from premium 316 marine-grade stainless steel. Building on Phoenix’s popular and timeless Vivid Slimline range, the new SS collection is particularly suited to outdoor kitchens, laundries and beach homes. This is thanks to the superior corrosion resistance of 316 marine-grade stainless […]

What not to miss at MPavilion in November and December

The first two months of Melbourne’s MPavilion 2020 season feature an array of events exploring architecture and design culturally and aesthetically, but also politically and economically with a focus on urban planning, landscape and history. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, festival organisers made the decision not to commission a new pavilion, but to re-use […]

Munns House and mid-century design in focus for DESIGN Canberra

With two weeks left until DESIGN Canberra comes to an end, we’re looking at one of the festival’s upcoming highlights – an architectural stroll through some of the capital’s most iconic mid-century homes, including the little known Munns House. I caught up with the home’s owner, Amy Wilson, recently to chat about the property, which […]

Grimshaw partners with BPI Rating for sustainable product material selection

Global architecture firm Grimshaw has partnered with BPI Rating, the construction material data platform, to co-develop a solution to integrate sustainability and responsible sourcing into the practice’s material selection. The partnership is designed to assist Grimshaw’s ambition to reach carbon neutrality in their practice by 2020 and deliver zero carbon ready buildings and infrastructure by […]