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Peter Poulet named professor of architecture at Western Sydney Uni

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 14:46
Former NSW government architect and district comissioner of the Greater Sydney Comission Peter Poulet has been made a professor of practice architecture at Western Sydney University.

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:31
A proposal for a slender, 30-storey tower atop a heritage building in central Brisbane, designed by Hames Sharley, has been approved.

A calming plan: Courted House

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:53
Embracing the elements inherent in traditional courtyard houses, this home by Breakspear Architects in Sydney’s inner-west uses rational geometry in a way that is poised, powerful and surprisingly flexible.

International landscape architecture prize offers unprecedented US$100,000

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:14
US-based education and advocacy organization The Cultural Landscape Foundation has launched an international landscape architecture prize worth US$100,000 to be conferred biennially.

Reworked design for Parramatta’s new civic building

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:05
The City of Parramatta has lodged a development application for its long-planned civic building on Parramatta Square, designed by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Designinc and Lacoste and Stevenson

Infrastructure Australia warns ‘more must be done’ to maintain quality of life

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:00
Infrastructure Australia has warned that despite rising rates of investment in infrastructure, “more must be done if we are to maintain, let alone enhance, our quality of life and economic efficiency.”

Construction begins for Conrad Gargett’s Queensland Ballet centre redevelopment

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 12:09
The redevelopment of Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon Centre is on track for completion before Christmas 2020.

Seven Australian finalists in Sub-Zero Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 17:36
Seven Australian residential projects are among more than 30 global finalists in the 2017-2018 Kitchen Design Contest.

Dichromatic duo: Hello Houses

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:29
Perpetuating the verandah culture that exists in Port Fairy, a coastal town in south-west Victoria, this pair of houses designed by Sibling director Nicholas Braun for his sister make a friendly addition to the neighbourhood.

Chrofi to design ‘experimental’ summer pavilion at MAMA

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:31
The Murray Art Museum Albury has announced that Chrofi will design an “experimental” pavilion that will occupy Albury’s QEII Square over the summer.

Entries open: 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:12
Applications are now open for the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour, a coveted 10-day European architectural tour for five emerging architects.

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs adaptation of Sydney cinema and nightclub

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 10:02
A vacant bar, cinema and nightclub on Sydney’s Oxford Street would become a multipurpose building containing both entertainment venues and a purpose-built medical facility under a new proposal.

Ideas competition to rebuild beloved St Kilda beach jetty

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 16:49
A community-based organization in Melbourne's St Kilda has launched a $5,000 ideas competition to reimagine a historic jetty.

Exploiting the vertical: House in Darlinghurst

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:35
This former electrical substation at the end of an inner-Sydney lane is recast as a couple’s contemporary home by Tribe Studio through the empathetic and dexterous use of vertical space.

Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:08
Woods Bagot has led the development of a concept design and planning application for a new hub for the University of Melbourne’s Melbourne Business School.

Making a more scalable impact in housing: 2019 Housing Futures conference

Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:19
In her review of the 2019 Housing Futures conference in Melbourne, Alysia Bennett finds a forum that “provides a concrete and acute understanding of the implications of possibilities and barriers to delivery and scalability of best practice housing.”

Denton Corker Marshall’s languishing Windsor Hotel proposal snuffed out

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:37
Victoria’s planning minister Richard Wynne has refused to extend a permit to construct a 26-storey tower behind Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel.

Uncompromising geometry: Hawthorn House

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 10:18
Two monolithic pavilions shrouded in concrete rise from a landscaped platform in an skilful balance of architectural expression, material composition and comfort.

Tenants move in to Schored Projects’ relocatable units for the homeless

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 09:14
Sophie Dyring, the architect of the 57 tiny houses being erected on surplus government land in Melbourne for the homeless, said empathy was key to the project.

Opening the office to the city: PLH Arkitekter’s Paulette Christophersen on the future of workplace design

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:27
Ahead of an appearance in Sydney, Paulette Christophersen, of Copenhagen-based practice PLH Arkitekter, explains her response to the fluidity of the modern workplace.