Painting Industry News

2021 Houses Awards shortlist: Sustainability

Architecture AU - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:48
From Passive House to prefabrication, these projects demonstrate the myriad ways to minimize impact on the planet.

2021 House Awards shortlist: Emerging Architecture Practice

Architecture AU - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 08:47
These practices may be young but their works have sure caught the eyes of the jurors in the 2021 Houses Awards.

Can you build your home in time to qualify for the Homebuilder grant?

Building and Construction - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 05:30
You have six months to pour your foundations or that money goes up in smoke. What are your chances of getting it started in the next six months?

'There will be bankruptcies': Mascot Towers owners urged to sell as developers circle

Building and Construction - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 23:09
Owners of the beleaguered building are told to expect to cop a loss of up to 80 per cent on their units after several developers expressed interest in buying the block with a view to demolishing it and rebuilding from scratch.

HomeBuilder applicants could miss out due to building industry delays

Building and Construction - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 16:00
Rebecca Casson, who's the chief executive of Master Builders Victoria says she is working closely with the Government to adjust the rules of the scheme.

Echuca-Moama Bridge project on track despite pandemic

Building and Construction - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:45
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack inspected the Echuca-Moama Bridge project today to spruik the economic benefits of the long-awaited infrastructure.

Pritzker laureates to lead Australian social and affordable housing symposium

Architecture AU - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 14:27
Pritzker laureates Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal will curate the inaugural Rothwell Chair Symposium which will explore exemplary social and affordable housing design.

Taubmans relaunches campaign to support disaster affected communities

Architecture AU - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 14:18
Taubmans has once again partnered with not-for-profit organization Givit to raise money in support of Australian communities affected by bushfire, drought, and flood.

Council approves Candalepas Associates' Green Square project

Architecture AU - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 13:55
Sydney councillors have given the green light to a pair of buildings in the Green Square development area designed by Candalepas Associates.

Transformative Newcastle development ‘reinvents’ the city

Architecture AU - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:48
Three mixed-used buildings each designed by a different architecture firm have been completed as part of the “transformational” Newcastle East End development.

New home builders fear they'll face a $25,000 black hole as deadline passes

Building and Construction - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 00:27
Nervous home builders are urging the federal government to tweak rules around its HomeBuilder scheme and spare them a $25,000 hit to their finances as time runs out.

Heartbroken locals caught in cyclone's path of destruction don't even know when they can start rebuilding

Building and Construction - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 08:11
Victims who are still counting the cost of the devastating Cyclone Seroja in WA's Mid West may be left homeless as they face a two-year wait to rebuild amid labour and materials shortages.

Council backs heritage protection for early Robin Boyd house

Architecture AU - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 16:15
A Melbourne council has voted unanimously to continue its bid to protect a significant Robin Boyd house in North Balwyn, despite a setback in its efforts.

Major upgrade to Sydney high school

Architecture AU - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:37
Woods Bagot has designed a four-storey multi-purpose building for an "overstretched" high school in Sydney.

'Seek shelter in a cyclone': Eighteen Palmerston home-owners told structural flaws could put them at risk

Building and Construction - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 14:37
A total of 18 homes in Palmerston are deemed a safety risk in the event of a cyclone, with their owners advised to seek shelter elsewhere should a cyclone sweep through the town just south of Darwin.

Cumulus designs addition to award-winning winery

Architecture AU - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:18
Cumulus Studio has designed an addition to a winery cellar door on the east coast of Tasmania, six years after completing a series of shipping container buildings for the winery.

Design makes a place a prison or a home. Turning 'human-centred' vision for aged care into reality

Architecture AU - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 11:10
The Royal Commission into Aged Care produced detailed recommendations on how to fix the aged care system, but it had little to say about architecture. Jan Golembiewski makes a case for the importance of architecture in reforming models of care.

Building for cyclones

Building and Construction - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 09:06
Given just how far south Cyclone Seroja has travelled, do we need to update our building codes in new areas to create resilient homes that stand up to natural hazards?

The ‘robust’ and ‘blunt’ Chau Chak Wing Museum

Architecture AU - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 16:01
Rendered in raw, off-form concrete that will accept the effects of the weather and wear its patina with grace, JPW’s Chau Chak Wing Museum is a composed and monolithic yet welcoming addition to Sydney’s public institutions.

Housing competition winning design to be built

Architecture AU - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 15:54
The Victorian government will built one of the four winning designs from its Future Homes competition as a demonstration project.