Painting Industry News

House prices surge in SA's biggest regional city but construction of new homes slows

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 14:31
Mount Gambier has one of the quickest-growing housing markets in Australia, but concerns over water and sewerage infrastructure bring new home builds to a standstill.

Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Hub by Jackson Clements Burrows

Architecture AU - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:45
Five storeys up, on an existing floorplate, the design for a welcoming place for Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders from Australia, Aotearoa and the Pacific tackles the challenge of connecting with Country in a dense urban environment.

'No regrets': Owners of iconic Brisbane mansion reveal results of mammoth restoration

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:00
The mammoth task of restoring Lamb House to its previous brilliance went millions of dollars over budget and finished years after it was expected to. But, its owners say they have "no regrets".

'Think carefully before you sign': Mia lost her family home after taking on a small business loan with $100,000 interest

Building and Construction - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 06:08
More small business owners are falling prey to online "predatory" lenders offering them quick cash. Some business owners are in such extreme financial strife that they have been forced to sell their family home.

Gelato Messina Adelaide by Sans Arc Studio

Architecture AU - Wed, 05/22/2024 - 12:31
Gelato Messina's first Adelaide store references the city's post-war European migrant population with retro aesthetics.

Design Office's new Melbourne headquarters

Architecture AU - Wed, 05/22/2024 - 10:58
This workspace with a domestic feel reflects the studio's personality and smarts.

Architects have always imitated. But will AI need architects?

Architecture AU - Wed, 05/22/2024 - 09:00
Beyond improving productivity, AI has the capacity to help us shape the future of architecture.

'I wonder if they understand the carnage': Landlord loses thousands in bid to evict tenants on expired lease

Building and Construction - Wed, 05/22/2024 - 05:51
A Queensland landlord says he has been left thousands of dollars out of pocket trying to evict renters who refused to leave after their contract was up, delaying the sale of the house.

Profile: Jessie French

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 18:24
The founder of Other Matter is on a mission to support a “post-petrochemical” world via an algae-based bioplastic.

GJ Gardner Homes founder starts work on $12m mansion in Noosa hinterland, modelled on a French chateau

Building and Construction - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 15:43
It will have eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 14 car spaces, a ballroom, two wine cellars, two lifts, and have room for a dining table that seats 22.

Outbuilding with Deep Garden by Baracco and Wright

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 15:29
A beguiling glass-block building in a Melbourne backyard oscillates between solidity and transparency, riffing off the muscular masonry of its 1980s sibling.

Funding windfall for NT's first locally run medical school

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:24
The school will be housed in a new building designed by DWP Australia and Ashford Group Architects.

Geelong government offices added to state heritage register

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 11:44
Heritage Victoria has inducted a brutalist beauty – Geelong's State Government Offices building – onto the state heritage register.

Architects, designers invited to apply for 2024 Melbourne Awards

Architecture AU - Tue, 05/21/2024 - 10:56
Applications are now open for the 2024 Melbourne Awards, with the program set to celebrate those leaving a positive and enduring mark on the city.

Melbourne Design Week 2024: 15 Material Exhibitions

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 19:38
Melbourne Design Week 2024: The materials that could shape the future of the built environment.

Material specificity: A ‘radically conservative’ approach

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 14:59
To achieve fit-for-purpose built outcomes that could exist nowhere else, we must strive for material specificity – that is, the use of materials that belong or relate uniquely to a particular site, argues Michael McMahon.

2024 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 14:11
The expansion of Cairns Convention Centre has been named the Eddie Oribin Building of the Year at the 2024 Far North Queensland Regional Architecture Awards.

Winning practices of 2024 NSW heritage awards

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 13:58
Several architecture and landscape architecture practices have been recognised in the 2024 National Trust (NSW) Heritage Awards for their efforts in prioritising heritage conservation in redevelopment projects.

Guides released to tackle concerning wellbeing issues in the architecture profession

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:13
Five guides for improving architectural wellbeing have been published in response to key discoveries from a major research project on the wellbeing of architects.

Tower comprising 22 storeys proposed for five-way junction in Sydney

Architecture AU - Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:08
A State Significant Development Application for the proposed establishment of a 22-storey mixed-use building on a five-way junction in North Sydney has been lodged.