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'I won't have to discount': Apartment king Triguboff welcomes Morrison's re-election

Building and Construction - 14 hours 52 min ago

The billionaire Meriton apartment developer says Scott Morrison's re-election, first home buyer deposit assistance and interest rate cuts will put a floor under the housing market.

Glass skyscrapers: an environmental folly that could have been avoided

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:04
Henrik Schoenefeldt argues that if architects “had paid more attention to the difficulties of building with glass, the great environmental damage wrought by modern glass skyscrapers could have been avoided.”

In push to improve development, City of Melbourne adds Urban Design category to Melbourne Awards

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:57
The City of Melbourne has announced an expansion of its annual awards program – the Melbourne Awards – that includes a category for outstanding urban design projects.

In vino veritas: Pt. Leo Estate Cellar Door and Sculpture Park

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:29
The design for this vineyard and sculpture park on a coastal site in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula skilfully orchestrates architecture, landscape and art into a cohesive and integrated whole.

Par excellence: 2019 Dulux Study Tour, London

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 22:33
In London, the 2019 Dulux Study Tour group found a city in constant pursuit of its next achievement, where the drive for excellence and innovation is motivating practices across the city to pursue niche passions.

Woods Bagot-designed NDIS head office makes use of solar-responsive glass

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 16:24
The National Disability Insurance Scheme headquarters in Geelong feature a 3,000-square-metre façade of Suntuitive "dynamic" Insulating Glass Units (IGUs) manufactured by Glassworks and installed by Minesco.

A portrait of regional practice

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 15:16
Shaneen Fantin speaks with practitioners in far north Queensland to discuss flexible practice models, working with government and the profits and pitfalls of collaboration.

Loving and confronting: Plastic Palace

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:36
In the face of Australia’s accelerating waste crisis, a temporary structure in Albury by Raffaello Rosselli Architect lays bare the true cost of our reliance on hard plastic.

Elenberg Fraser-designed dual tower project rejigged

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 09:10
A proposal for a two-tower residential precinct in South Bank, which first won planning approval in 2011, is back before council with a reduced scale and new planned uses.

Urban laboratories: Can airports teach us about cities?

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:53
Executive director of Aerial Futures, Andrés Ramirez, ponders the significance of the airport typology.

‘Simple and restrained’ post-fire rebuild of Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 08:48
Meg White, an architect with a 25-year background in set design and performance, is behind the design of the new La Mama Theatre.

BVN designs hotel with sloping ‘green waterfall’ for Sydney’s Pitt Street

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 15:17
A seventeen-storey tower on Sydney’s Pitt Street designed by BVN will open in 2020 and include an upmarket hotel, according to Intercontinental Hotels Group.

Major Adelaide development scrapped after long wait for buyers

Building and Construction - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 13:36

A $40 million property development in Adelaide — which was spruiked as a "new benchmark for energy and sustainability" — has been scrapped after apartments sat on the market for more than 18 months.

I. M. Pei dies at 102

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 09:58
I. M. (Ieoh Ming) Pei, the architect behind the design of some of the world’s most recognizable and celebrated spaces, has died at the age of 102.

Democratic (re)-public: 2019 Dulux Study Tour, Copenhagen

Architecture AU - Fri, 05/17/2019 - 07:26
On the first leg of the 2019 Dulux Study Tour, the group found a city willing to embrace openness and experimentation for the public good as it undergoes major urban redevelopment.

7 Tips to Create Industrial Style in Your Home

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:52
Exposed brick walls, bare steel columns and timber roof trusses are examples of industrial design. Want to follow this trend, but not sure where to begin? Here's a crash course.

6 Tips to Build Your Ultimate Home Theater

Todays Homeowner - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 15:35
Designing the home theater of your dreams is like piecing a puzzle together — you need all the right elements for the perfect result.

Architecture in the age of loneliness

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 14:06
Tracey Ingram explores a number of interiors around the world that highlight the importance of designing communal spaces in a contradictory epoch of hyper-connectivity and isolation.

Celebrating the best in Australian planning in 2019

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:35
The Planning Institute of Australia held its 2019 National Awards for Planning Excellence Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 15 May 2019, awarding people and projects from around Australia for outstanding achievements in planning.

Blight Rayner and Snøhetta win QPAC theatre design competition

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 10:25
Norwegian practice Snøhetta and Brisbane firm Blight Rayner Architecture have together beaten out 23 other design teams to win a design competition for a new theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.