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New garden rich in First Nations identity and culture unveiled at Tasmanian University

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 15:46
A new garden established at the University of Tasmania’s recently completed Inveresk campus has resulted in a reflective, native landscape that is rich in First Nations identity and culture.

On culture and impermanence: 2023 Australian Architecture Conference

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 14:21
In setting the intellectual direction for the profession, the 2023 Australian Architecture Conference explored conversations about culture and science, Country and building, land and possession, permanence and destruction, writes Andrew Broffman.

Lament for lost niches: The architecture of subculture

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 14:03
In this month's column Elizabeth Farrelly laments the gentrification and homogenization of our cities. A city's subcultures depend on cracks and crevices – architectural looseness – and without such eccentricities, the city remains dismal and soulless.

Australian Institute of Architects announces NSW, Victorian and Tasmanian architecture prize winners

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:53
The Australian Institute of Architects NSW, Victorian and Tasmanian chapters have each announced a suite of architecture awards.

Architects, designers invited to submit projects for 38th Dulux Colour Awards

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:00
Entries are now open for the 38th Dulux Colour Awards, encouraging architects, interior designers, specifiers and students to submit interior and exterior projects that demonstrate innovative use of Dulux colour.

Heritage-listed Tasmanian TAFE to be redeveloped

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:27
A heritage-listed former TAFE campus in Tasmania's Launceston is set to be transformed into a mixed-use lifestyle facility named Reunion, in a $95 million redevelopment.

Five ways retrofitting cities can help decarbonise our future

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 14:04
The construction industry is geared towards constructing new buildings, however retrofitting rather than demolishing existing buildings would drastically reduce the economic and environmental price we are currently paying.

‘Hostile architecture’, ‘YIMBY’ shortlisted for Word of the Year

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 13:52
Australia's Macquarie Dictionary has announced the shortlist for its annual Word of the Year contest, selected from new words added to the dictionary online.

City of Melbourne opens new library

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 12:21
The City of Melbourne has opened a new three-storey library and family services facility at the Munro precinct, adjacent to the Queen Victoria Market.

Nightingale Village honoured with top gong at Premier's Sustainability Awards

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 09:29
Nightingale Village has earned the Industry Leader accolade in the Sustainable Places category at the 21st Victorian Premier's Sustainability Awards.

Solidal perforated screens for Parramatta Aquatic Centre

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 16:50
Solidal PMP U3 Perforated Screens were carefully selected for the facade of the new Parramatta Aquatic Centre.

That Old Chestnut by Figr

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 14:57
Taking complex site conditions in its stride, this compact worker’s cottage addition channels the suburb’s industrial character while crafting a surprisingly secluded urban sanctuary.

Five Phillip Island holiday homes

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 14:52
We round up five houses on Victoria's Phillip Island, to see how architects have responded to the island's beach culture, the wind-swept landscapes and endemic structures.

Here comes the sun: striking outdoor features for summer

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 11:43
A roundup of outdoor furniture and decor ideas for summer, as featured in Houses issue 154.

Alexander House by Trace Architects

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 11:31
In this extract from The New Modernist House, author Patricia Callan discovers how this 1958 standout example of the new modern living was brought back from near death through an immense 12-year labour of love.

Air of universality: 2023 NGV Commission considers omnipresent element

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 14:21
A 14-metre-tall inflatable ball has been newly unveiled in the garden of the National Gallery of Victoria.

Proposed demolition of five year old Melbourne building draws ire

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 10:01
The proposed demolition a 12-storey student housing complex constructed just five years ago, has been recommended for approval, despite reservations from City of Melbourne councillors.

AA Prize for Unbuilt Work 2024 shortlist revealed

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 09:10
From 71 entries, 18 have been shortlisted for the 2024 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work.

Sydney Opera House: an ‘unrepeatable’ masterpiece

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 16:32
The Sydney Opera House story is wrapped in wonder, myth and drama. The Concept, Innovation, Renewal symposium explore the past, present and future of this "masterpiece of 20th century architecture."

Interactive tennis installation by David Shrigley to feature at the National Gallery of Victoria

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:28
Eight thousand tennis balls will line the walls of the NGV in a special, participatory exhibition by British artist David Shrigley, inviting visitors to swap their pre-loved tennis balls for fresh ones.