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New garden rich in First Nations identity and culture unveiled at Tasmanian University

Architecture AU - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 15:46
A new garden established at the University of Tasmania’s recently completed Inveresk campus has resulted in a reflective, native landscape that is rich in First Nations identity and culture.

On culture and impermanence: 2023 Australian Architecture Conference

Architecture AU - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 14:21
In setting the intellectual direction for the profession, the 2023 Australian Architecture Conference explored conversations about culture and science, Country and building, land and possession, permanence and destruction, writes Andrew Broffman.

Lament for lost niches: The architecture of subculture

Architecture AU - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 14:03
In this month's column Elizabeth Farrelly laments the gentrification and homogenization of our cities. A city's subcultures depend on cracks and crevices – architectural looseness – and without such eccentricities, the city remains dismal and soulless.

Australian Institute of Architects announces NSW, Victorian and Tasmanian architecture prize winners

Architecture AU - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:53
The Australian Institute of Architects NSW, Victorian and Tasmanian chapters have each announced a suite of architecture awards.

Architects, designers invited to submit projects for 38th Dulux Colour Awards

Architecture AU - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:00
Entries are now open for the 38th Dulux Colour Awards, encouraging architects, interior designers, specifiers and students to submit interior and exterior projects that demonstrate innovative use of Dulux colour.

'A depressing set of data': Renters would now be financially better off buying one-third of places they rent

Building and Construction - Tue, 11/28/2023 - 06:05
It is now cheaper to buy an apartment than to lease one in many capital cities, according to new analysis that further highlights the ongoing rental affordability crunch for lower-income households.

Heritage-listed Tasmanian TAFE to be redeveloped

Architecture AU - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:27
A heritage-listed former TAFE campus in Tasmania's Launceston is set to be transformed into a mixed-use lifestyle facility named Reunion, in a $95 million redevelopment.

Five ways retrofitting cities can help decarbonise our future

Architecture AU - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:04
The construction industry is geared towards constructing new buildings, however retrofitting rather than demolishing existing buildings would drastically reduce the economic and environmental price we are currently paying.

‘Hostile architecture’, ‘YIMBY’ shortlisted for Word of the Year

Architecture AU - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 13:52
Australia's Macquarie Dictionary has announced the shortlist for its annual Word of the Year contest, selected from new words added to the dictionary online.

City of Melbourne opens new library

Architecture AU - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 12:21
The City of Melbourne has opened a new three-storey library and family services facility at the Munro precinct, adjacent to the Queen Victoria Market.

Nightingale Village honoured with top gong at Premier's Sustainability Awards

Architecture AU - Mon, 11/27/2023 - 09:29
Nightingale Village has earned the Industry Leader accolade in the Sustainable Places category at the 21st Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards.

Will your Sydney suburb get more housing? It could depend on politics

Building and Construction - Sun, 11/26/2023 - 07:24
While the exact locations remain a tightly guarded secret — and have been changing — it's understood there are several metro stations not being considered at all.

Solidal perforated screens for Parramatta Aquatic Centre

Architecture AU - Fri, 11/24/2023 - 16:50
Solidal PMP U3 Perforated Screens were carefully selected for the facade of the new Parramatta Aquatic Centre.

That Old Chestnut by Figr

Architecture AU - Fri, 11/24/2023 - 14:57
Taking complex site conditions in its stride, this compact worker’s cottage addition channels the suburb’s industrial character while crafting a surprisingly secluded urban sanctuary.

Five Phillip Island holiday homes

Architecture AU - Fri, 11/24/2023 - 14:52
We round up five houses on Victoria's Phillip Island, to see how architects have responded to the island's beach culture, the wind-swept landscapes and endemic structures.

Here comes the sun: striking outdoor features for summer

Architecture AU - Fri, 11/24/2023 - 11:43
A roundup of outdoor furniture and decor ideas for summer, as featured in Houses issue 154.

Alexander House by Trace Architects

Architecture AU - Fri, 11/24/2023 - 11:31
In this extract from The New Modernist House, author Patricia Callan discovers how this 1958 standout example of the new modern living was brought back from near death through an immense 12-year labour of love.

Air of universality: 2023 NGV Commission considers omnipresent element

Architecture AU - Thu, 11/23/2023 - 14:21
A 14-metre-tall inflatable ball has been newly unveiled in the garden of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Wood Shake Siding: Its Pros and Cons

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 11/23/2023 - 11:06

Wood shake siding creates a charming, fairy-tale look, but it’s not without drawbacks. Check inside to learn about the pros and cons of wood shake siding.

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How to Demolish Interior Walls

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 11/23/2023 - 10:50

Demolishing interior walls is common in modern renovation. Use our guide to decide when you can do it yourself and when to call in the professionals.

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