Painting Industry News

Peter Poulet named professor of architecture at Western Sydney Uni

Architecture AU - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:46
Former NSW government architect and district comissioner of the Greater Sydney Comission Peter Poulet has been made a professor of practice architecture at Western Sydney University.

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

Architecture AU - Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:31
A proposal for a slender, 30-storey tower atop a heritage building in central Brisbane, designed by Hames Sharley, has been approved.

A calming plan: Courted House

Architecture AU - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:53
Embracing the elements inherent in traditional courtyard houses, this home by Breakspear Architects in Sydney’s inner-west uses rational geometry in a way that is poised, powerful and surprisingly flexible.

International landscape architecture prize offers unprecedented US$100,000

Architecture AU - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:14
US-based education and advocacy organization The Cultural Landscape Foundation has launched an international landscape architecture prize worth US$100,000 to be conferred biennially.

Reworked design for Parramatta’s new civic building

Architecture AU - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:05
The City of Parramatta has lodged a development application for its long-planned civic building on Parramatta Square, designed by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Designinc and Lacoste and Stevenson

Infrastructure Australia warns ‘more must be done’ to maintain quality of life

Architecture AU - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:00
Infrastructure Australia has warned that despite rising rates of investment in infrastructure, “more must be done if we are to maintain, let alone enhance, our quality of life and economic efficiency.”

Construction begins for Conrad Gargett’s Queensland Ballet centre redevelopment

Architecture AU - Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:09
The redevelopment of Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon Centre is on track for completion before Christmas 2020.

Seven Australian finalists in Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:36
Seven Australian residential projects are among more than 30 global finalists in the 2017-2018 Kitchen Design Contest.

NT Government defends site of new youth detention centre

Building and Construction - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:29

Territory Families Minister Dale Wakefield laments a lack of options as the Northern Territory again goes against a royal commission recommendation in naming the Don Dale replacement site.

Dichromatic duo: Hello Houses

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:29
Perpetuating the verandah culture that exists in Port Fairy, a coastal town in south-west Victoria, this pair of houses designed by Sibling director Nicholas Braun for his sister make a friendly addition to the neighbourhood.

Chrofi to design ‘experimental’ summer pavilion at MAMA

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:31
The Murray Art Museum Albury has announced that Chrofi will design an “experimental” pavilion that will occupy Albury’s QEII Square over the summer.

Entries open: 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:12
Applications are now open for the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour, a coveted 10-day European architectural tour for five emerging architects.

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs adaptation of Sydney cinema and nightclub

Architecture AU - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:02
A vacant bar, cinema and nightclub on Sydney’s Oxford Street would become a multipurpose building containing both entertainment venues and a purpose-built medical facility under a new proposal.

Australia must become constant construction zone or risk collapse, advisory body says

Building and Construction - Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:00

Infrastructure Australia says services are coming under "unprecedented" pressure and the current boom in construction projects needs to become the "new normal" to keep pace with population growth and changing consumer demands.

Ideas competition to rebuild beloved St Kilda beach jetty

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:49
A community-based organization in Melbourne's St Kilda has launched a $5,000 ideas competition to reimagine a historic jetty.

Exploiting the vertical: House in Darlinghurst

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:35
This former electrical substation at the end of an inner-Sydney lane is recast as a couple’s contemporary home by Tribe Studio through the empathetic and dexterous use of vertical space.

Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:08
Woods Bagot has led the development of a concept design and planning application for a new hub for the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School.

Making a more scalable impact in housing: 2019 Housing Futures conference

Architecture AU - Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:19
In her review of the 2019 Housing Futures conference in Melbourne, Alysia Bennett finds a forum that “provides a concrete and acute understanding of the implications of possibilities and barriers to delivery and scalability of best practice housing.”