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888 Bourke Street, Zetland by PTW Architects.

PTW designs curved mixed-use development in Sydney’s Zetland

18 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The scale of the 180-apartment development designed by PTW Architects would be masked by a curving brick façade.

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Cockatoo Island.

Could Cockatoo Island become the next MONA?

18 Feb 2020, Linda Cheng

A group of private philanthropists want to take control of the publicly-owned Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour and transform it into “a world class arts and culture destination.”

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Partners Hill director Timothy Hill.

Partners Hill tapped to create pavilion and masterplan for Hobart Showground

18 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Partners Hill has been appointed to create a concept masterplan for the 12-hectare Hobart Showground, which will include a new multi-functional pavilion.

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Vic gov’t launches $500k housing design competition

Vic gov’t launches $500k housing design competition

17 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government is seeking innovative ideas for designing liveable, sustainable apartments.

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Botanical healing at the end of rainbow-coloured Kids Bridge

Botanical healing at the end of rainbow-coloured Kids Bridge

17 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A pedestrian bridge from Perth Children’s Hospital to Kings Park could provide the potential for healing therapies in nature.

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Sydney sandstone buildings’ fresh redesign

Sydney sandstone buildings’ fresh redesign

14 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Revised designs of a proposal to transform two heritage Sydney sandstone building into a “grand hotel” have been released.

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The Adelaide Football Club's sport and community centre proposal.

AFL club’s new headquarters proposal causes a stir

12 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Adelaide FC has released new vision of an unsolicited proposal to relocate its headquarters to an area of parkland in North Adelaide.

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Aerial photograph of the Penrith CBD.

Study confirms that development contributes to urban heat

12 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

With 50-degree-plus summers on the horizon, could green and blue infrastructure help alleviate urban heat effects in highly developed areas?

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Victorian Heart Hospital by Conrad Gargett and John Wardle Architects in joint venture.

New vision of $564m Victorian Heart Hospital

11 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has released fresh designs of Australia’s first ever specialist heart hospital.

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Giraffe Learning Centre by Supercontext Architecture Studio.

Jury announced for 2020 Dulux Colour Awards

11 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The panel of judges that will decide the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards has been announced.

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Serpentine Pavilion 2020 designed by Counterspace, Design Render, Exterior View.

All female, youngest ever team commissioned for 2020 Serpentine Pavilion

11 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

In its 20th year, the popular temporary architecture installation at London’s Serpentine Galleries will be designed by a South African practice headed by three women all born in 1990.

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Proposal for the redevelopment of the Indiana Tea House site by Durbach Block Jaggers Architects with Ohlo Studio and Aspect Studios.

Jury in clash with public over Perth’s Indiana Tea House redevelopment

7 Feb 2020, Linda Cheng

The future of a proposal to redevelop a historic beach pavilion on Perth’s Cottesloe Beach is murky after a jury and a public vote identified different preferred designs.

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Gando Primary School by Kéré Architecture.

An architectural guide to 2020 Melbourne Design Week

7 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

From more than 300 events across the 2020 Melbourne Design Week program, ArchitectureAU has assembled an itinerary of architectural highlights.

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Mariana Ordóñez Grajales and Jesica Amescua Carrera of  Communal, a practice with a “democratic vision of participatory architecture.” (Mexico City, Mexico).

‘Fluidity’ of architecture in spotlight as National Architecture Conference program released

7 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The first speakers have been announced for the 2020 National Architecture Conference, which will explore the changing role of architects in society under the theme of “Leverage.”

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Epsom Road Apartments by Tzannes in association with Fender Katsalidis.

Tzannes, Fender Katsalidis design Sydney housing complex

7 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Tzannes and Fender Katsalidis have designed an apartment complex in Sydney’s Roseberry that will add to the enormous level of development taking place in the area.

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Civic Heart by SS Chang Architects.

Minister approves South Perth towers despite scathing assessment

7 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A development proposal lacking in “memorability and distinctiveness” has been approved by the WA planning minister despite a series of rejections by local authorities.

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The 34-storey mixed-use development at the south-western end of Collins Street, designed by Cox Architecture and Gensler Architecture.

Cox, Gensler design $1.5b tower complex in Melbourne CBD

5 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A 35-storey mixed-use development designed by Cox Architecture and Gensler Architecture has cleared the council’s planning hurdle.

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Sydney.

Architects sidelined in major shake-up of NSW Independent Planning Commission

5 Feb 2020, Linda Cheng

Four architects are currently members of the NSW Independent Planning Commission, but major reforms will see the commission move towards “a stronger focus on decision-making skills rather than technical expertise.”

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Eastment House by Ken Woolley.

Ken Woolley-designed house earns interim heritage protection

5 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

An interim heritage order has been placed on a house in Sydney’s Killara designed by the late Ken Woolley.

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Ksenia Totoeva.

The winners of the 2020 Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour

5 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of a coveted annual travelling prize for five emerging architects.

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Burswood Park, Perth

Hassell to prepare new masterplan for Perth’s Burswood Park

4 Feb 2020, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

The masterplan is intended to deliver a “blueprint” for the park’s future, framing the long-term development of the waterfront site through 2035.

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Walk Up Village proposal by 6A Architects and Dan Pearson Studio.

6A Architects designs ‘prototype’ towers for Melbourne

4 Feb 2020, Linda Cheng

London-based 6A Architects is “challenging the normalised typologies for vertical buildings” with a hotel and commercial tower proposal for Melbourne’s Collingwood inspired by Mediterranean hilltop towns.

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Institute calls for donations for bushfire rebuilding effort

Institute calls for donations for bushfire rebuilding effort

3 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has launched a donation drive for its rebuild-focused charitable campaign in response to the ongoing bushfire crisis.

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The future home of the WSU architecture program, by Tzannes and Blight Rayner.

New $60k scholarship for women to study architecture

3 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

As part of a newly developed architecture program, Western Sydney University will offer a Master of Architecture (Urban Transformation) from March 2019.

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Design for upgrades to the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall by ARM Architecture.

Sydney Opera House concert hall redevelopment begins

3 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Construction has begun on the refurbishment of Sydney Opera House’s iconic Concert Hall – part of the biggest upgrade to the building since it opened in 1973.

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Artist's impression of the proposed bridge.

Bicycle bridge mooted for Brisbane

3 Feb 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Queensland government is proposing a new bridge connecting Kangaroo Point Bikeway to the government’s under-construction V1 cycleway.

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The 50 Kent Road building in Mascot, Sydney, designed by Sissons Architects.

Sydney office building to be topped with ‘active roof’

31 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed 12-storey office building in Sydney’s Mascot will have a 200-metre running track on its roof.

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New Academic Building by Lyons Architecture in collaboration with Officer Woods, The Fulcrum Agency, STH and Aspect Studios.

Lyons-led team designs mass timber building for Perth university

31 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Murdoch University’s New Academic Building will be the first large-scale timber building in Western Australia.

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Julie Stout.

Urban advocate: Julie Stout

31 Jan 2020, Amelia Melbourne-Hayward

Amelia Melbourne-Hayward talks to architect Julie Stout, who was recently honoured as a Distinguished Fellow by the NZIA.

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The expansion to Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property, deigned by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Construction begins on expansion to Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale

29 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Work has begun on Kirsten Thompson Architect’s trestle bridge-inspired expansion to a building once owned by the late Arthur Boyd.

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Brisbane's South Bank precinct.

Consortium appointed for ‘city shaping’ Brisbane South Bank masterplan

29 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new masterplan will replace one completed in 1997 by Denton Corker Marshall.

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Melbourne CBD street to be pedestrianized

Melbourne CBD street to be pedestrianized

28 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has released designs for the beginnings of its plan to pedestrianize much of Elizabeth Street.

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McEvoy Street apartments by Andrew Burns Architecture and PBD Architects.

Former Alexandria industrial site’s new lease of life

28 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposal by Andrew Burns Architecture and PBD Architects will renew an existing site that was once home to a roofing and flooring manufacturer.

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Enrico Taglietti.

Canberra visionary Enrico Taglietti posthumously recognized in Australia Day Honours

28 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Enrico Taglietti has been posthumously appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2020 Australia Day Honours

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Fishermans Bend Secondary School by Billard Leece Partnership.

Works begin on Fishermans Bend vertical high school

24 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Conceived by Billard Leece Partnership, the architectural design of the school is inspired by the area’s maritime and industrial history.

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Port Hedland International Airport by Woods Bagot.

Major upgrade to remote Pilbara international airport

24 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Woods Bagot’s new terminal for Port Hedland International Airport will be more than 800 square metres larger than the existing structure.

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M3 Architecture director Michael Lavery.

Michael Lavery appointed president of Institute’s Qld chapter

24 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The M3 Architecture director will lead the Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland chapter for a two-year term.

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Bushfire haze over Sydney.

‘We have a responsibility’: architects make carbon neutral pledge

23 Jan 2020, Linda Cheng

A new initiative has seen a number of Australian architecture practices commit to becoming carbon neutral businesses by the end of 2020.

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The development at Rosny Hill Recreation Area at Circa Morris-Nunn Architects.

Tension as controversial Hobart hotel proposal recommended for approval

22 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

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.

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Pakistan’s first woman architect Yasmeen Lari.

Humanitarian architect wins global women in architecture award

22 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Pakistan’s first female architect, who’s had a decades-long career in humanitarian architecture, has been honoured in the 2020 W Awards.

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Lamington Markets by Conrad Gargett.

‘Sculptural family of towers’ proposed for suburban Brisbane

22 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed multi-use complex in Lutwyche by Conrad Gargett will create a fluid and transparent public dialogue with its surroundings.

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