Week 2 of IDEA 2020 shortlists kicks off with Public Space and Event categories

The shortlists for the IDEA 2020 Public Space and Event categories are the first to be announced in this second and final week of reveals. The shortlisted projects for each category are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each project. Here are the shortlisted […]

IDEA 2020 Workplace Over 1000sqm category announced

Week one of IDEA 2020 shortlist reveals ends with the Workplace Over 1000sqm category, along with a special video featuring all 17 past Overall Winners. Shortlisted projects were selected by our editorial team. A further round of judging by our jury – Andrew Parr, Hana Hakim, Rachel Luchetti, Simone Haag, Anna Spiro, Brendan Wong and Jeremy […]

Bates Smart and Garner Davis Architects offer pro-bono services for Dandenong Hub of Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre [ASRC] is building a new hub in the heart of Dandenong to better support and empower people seeking asylum in the region.  Greater Dandenong is recognised as Australia’s most culturally diverse region with over 157 different nationalities and is now home to the highest population of people seeking asylum in […]

Studio MKZ wraps Sydney pastry store in white canvas

Studio MKZ used a “stark white” base palette as the foundation for its fitout of Sydney pastry store, Black Star Pastry. With stores in Melbourne and Sydney, Black Star Pastry is behind the internet sensation, the Strawberry Watermelon Cake, which the New York Times dubbed “Australia’s most Instagrammed cake”. The Galeries outlet is the brand’s […]

City of Sydney releases vision for high-tech public square

A major new public square at Sydney’s Central station is one step closer, with the City of Sydney releasing its vision for a high-tech, green and people-friendly precinct. The square will complement the NSW Government’s plans for Tech Central, a new 250,000 sqm technology and innovation precinct next to Central Station. Lord Mayor Clover Moore […]

IDEA 2020 International and Emerging Designer of the Year shortlists announced

The shortlists for the IDEA 2020 International category and Emerging Designer of the Year finalists have been revealed today. The shortlisted projects for each category are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website where you can find more images and information about each project. Shortlisted projects were selected by our editorial team. A further […]

RMIT research calls for home design to support ageing in place post-pandemic

Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of aged care services, according to new RMIT University research. COVID-19 has exposed serious flaws in the quality of care provided in residential aged care. About 1.3 million older Australians need help with their […]

IDEA 2020 Object – Furniture and Lighting (Rising) and Residential Decoration shortlists announced

The shortlists for the IDEA 2020 Object – Furniture and Lighting (Rising) and Residential Decoration categories have been revealed today. The shortlisted projects for each category are listed below in a dedicated video and featured on the IDEA website, where you can find more images and information about each project. Shortlisted projects were selected by our editorial team. A […]

2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards

There are only two weeks remaining to submit your project into Shaw Contract’s 2020 Design Awards! Recognising excellence and the creative vision of architects and designers, the Shaw Contract Design Awards program has been held annually since 2005 – that’s 15 years of placing a spotlight on practitioners who inspire new ways of living, working, learning […]