Painting Industry News

Works begin on Fishermans Bend vertical high school

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:51
Conceived by Billard Leece Partnership, the architectural design of the school is inspired by the area’s maritime and industrial history.

On track: Level Crossing Removal Project

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:45
Level crossing removals have been part of Melbourne’s strategy since 1929. With more removals in 2018 than ever before, it is pertinent to assess three of these new projects that strive to extend the public realm.

Major upgrade to remote Pilbara international airport

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:24
Woods Bagot’s new terminal for Port Hedland International Airport will be more than 800 square metres larger than the existing structure.

Michael Lavery appointed president of Institute’s Qld chapter

Architecture AU - Fri, 01/24/2020 - 09:01
The M3 Architecture director will lead the Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland chapter for a two-year term.

West Gate Tunnel workers laid off after delays caused by PFAS contamination

Building and Construction - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 12:06

Delays to the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel project lead to the sacking of 137 workers and put the Andrews Government's 2022 deadline in doubt.

Fears Kaufland pull-out will create more vacant Adelaide eyesores

Building and Construction - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:59

There are worries the pull-out of Kaufland from the Australian market will lead to prominent Adelaide sites being left vacant for years.

Wheat straw panels make for a sustainable, affordable build

Architecture AU - Thu, 01/23/2020 - 10:36
A building panel made from wheat straw grown in the Bendigo region could offer a tidily sustainable solution at a time when questions of embodied carbon and supply chain sustainability are at the fore.

Tension as controversial Hobart hotel proposal recommended for approval

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:59
A proposed hotel in a public reserve in Hobart has been recommended for approval, but opponents of the project are gearing up for a fight.

Humanitarian architect wins global women in architecture award

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:56
Pakistan’s first female architect, who’s had a decades-long career in humanitarian architecture, has been honoured in the 2020 W Awards.

A public service: Rose Bay Hotel

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:38
Tasked with overhauling an iconic 1929 pub in Sydney, Richards Stanisich has combined rich textures and materials with a historical narrative to create an authentic pub experience.

‘Sculptural family of towers’ proposed for suburban Brisbane

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:18
A proposed multi-use complex in Lutwyche by Conrad Gargett will create a fluid and transparent public dialogue with its surroundings.

Design challenge for the future of senior living

Architecture AU - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 14:03
The University of Queensland is seeking participants for a design challenge to imagine Australia’s aged care system in 2050.

'Spreadsheet towers' populate every major city — and they're becoming a major problem

Building and Construction - Wed, 01/22/2020 - 05:00

We are entering a new world where skyscrapers and other huge buildings are becoming redundant and need significant overhaul or replacement. But how do you safely 'unbuild' a city? asks Norman Day.

'This is the people's parliament': Scathing NT speaker threatens to halt work on $19 million carpark

Building and Construction - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 13:19

NT Speaker Kezia Purick delivers a pointed rebuke to the NT Government, labelling its multi-million-dollar underground carpark project at Parliament House "unsatisfactory" and "poorly executed". Now, she wants to see "proper plans" before work on the project continues.

Competition to design new Perth university building

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 11:23
A competition has been launched for the design of for a new environmental education centre at its campus in Perth’s south.

Volume and drama: White House

Architecture AU - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 10:28
This crisp addition to a Federation home exuberantly manoeuvres light, space and monochrome materials to masterfully meet the brief.

Sydney's dodgy developers to be rated and 'blocked' under proposed new laws

Building and Construction - Tue, 01/21/2020 - 09:14

The NSW Government wants to introduce a range of measures to clamp down on dodgy developers and prevent a repeat of the Opal and Mascot towers cracking crises.

AA January/February 2020 preview

Architecture AU - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 16:17
On a global scale: The worldwide reach of Australian architects

Draft vision for Brisbane’s largest open space revealed

Architecture AU - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 14:45
Brisbane City Council has revealed its draft vision for a new public park that is set to bring “nature back into the city.”

Vale Roman Pavlyshyn, 1922–2019

Architecture AU - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 14:36
Émigré architect and civil servant Roman Pavlyshyn's influence on the development of public architecture in 20th Century Queensland was profound.