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Gene Sherman.

Philanthropist, patron Gene Sherman receives honorary doctorate

17 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Architecture and arts patron Gene Sherman has received an honorary doctorate from the University of New South Wales for her services to art and design.

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The 5 Uhrig Road development by BVN.

BVN proposes three-tower development in Western Sydney

16 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A site at the edge of Sydney Olympic Park, formerly zoned light industrial, will be home to more than 500 apartments.

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The Greater Shepparton Secondary College by Gray Puksand.

Gray Puksand designs high school with ‘neighbourhood’ feel for Shepparton

15 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A new school in the regional Victorian city of Shepparton will house students from all four of the city’s existing high schools.

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The Wimbeldon House, originally known as 22 Parkside, designed by Richard and Su Rogers Architects in 1968, restored by Philip Gumuchdjian and Todd Longstaffe-Gowan in 2015.

Australian historian wins Harvard GSD’s Richard Rogers Fellowship

15 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The architectural historian and writer wins a three-month residency in Richard and Su Rogers Architects’ Wimbledon House and a US$10,000 cash prize.

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Bushfire haze over Sydney.

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

14 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 existing Ryde Civic Centre by Leslie J. Buckland and C. Druce.

Modernist council building in Sydney’s Ryde to be replaced

10 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Plus Architecture, the new centre will deliver a “four-fold increase” in community facilities.

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Architectus, Australia's biggest practice on the WA100, was recently appointed to design a new $180 million medical research building for Flinders University in Adelaide.

Australia’s biggest practices shed staff, echoing global shrinkage

9 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The World Architecture 100 ranks some of the world’s biggest practices by number of architects employed and revenue.

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Prahran Square by Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios.

Burying carpark creates much-needed open space in Melbourne’s Prahran

9 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Lyons Architecture and Aspect Studios’ Prahan Square “puts pedestrians first” by moving an open air carpark underground.

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The Lakeside Discovery Centre by Terroir has a deep black exterior, echoing the locomotives of the railway and allowing the large building to recede into the shadows of the bush.

Terroir’s locomotive-inspired design for Puffing Billy visitor centre takes shape

8 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Early works have begun for a $20 million visitor centre designed by Terroir for Victoria’s heritage Puffing Billy Railway.

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Daylesford Longhouse by Partners Hill.

Entries open: 2020 Houses Awards

7 Jan 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Entry is now open to the 2020 Houses Awards, which celebrate Australia’s best residential projects.

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The Narbethong Community Hall, by BVN and Arup and a number of consultants working pro bono, replaced a centre that was destroyed in the Black Saturday fires in 2009. The hall is wrapped in a bronze mesh fire-resistant screen

Can architects help bushfire-ravaged communities rebuild?

7 Jan 2020, Patrick Hunn

Architects are scrambling to offer their services to bushfire affected communities around Australia. But what role can they realistically play?

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The University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus.

Newcastle uni loses Gold Medalists in drastic restructure

20 Dec 2019, Linda Cheng

Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury, Kerry and Lindsay Clare, Lawrence and Andrea Nield and Brit Andresen will no longer teach at the University of Newcastle, following a restructuring of the architecture department.

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The survey found academics were mostly committed educators who feel that their work is meaningful and worthwhile, while students were generally positive about their study and future careers.

Architecture education ‘stressful and challenging for all’ – but employment prospects are strong

20 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Architectural Education and the Profession in Australia And New Zealand survey gained 508 responses from academics and 2,773 responses from practitioners.

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The Student Union Building in 1965.

Bid to save modernist UQ Union Complex fails

20 Dec 2019, Josh Harris

The Queensland Heritage Council has rejected an application to list a Stephen Trotter-designed building paving the way for its demolition.

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Herbert Bayer-design sign for the Bauhaus in Dessau.

Award celebrates innovation in architecture education

20 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has announced a new award, open to architecture faculties around the world, that aims to celebrate innovative approaches to architecture education.

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New Museum for Western Australia by Hassell + OMA.

Hassell and OMA blend old and new in completed WA museum

19 Dec 2019, Patrick Hunn

The New Museum for WA, a major addition to Perth Cultural Centre, has reached practical completion.

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Indicative designs for the Waterloo Station development have been completed by by Turner and Turf Design.

Waterloo over-station development approved

18 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A concept proposal for a mixed use development around a proposed Sydney Metro station has been approved and could be a key catalyst for development in the surrounding area.

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Giraffe Learning Centre by Supercontext Architecture Studio.

Entries open for 2020 Dulux Colour Awards

18 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Entries are open for the 34th Dulux Colour Awards, a program that celebrates “exceptional and innovative use of colour” in interiors and exteriors of commercial, public and residential spaces.

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Justine Clark.

Parlour founder awarded Victorian chapter’s 2019 President’s Prize

18 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects has awarded editor, writer and gender equity advocate Justine Clark the 2019 President’s Prize.

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The parade ground an proposed new southern entrance designed by Scott Carver.

Redevelopment will ‘dominate and swamp’ Australian War Memorial

18 Dec 2019, Linda Cheng

An independent heritage review of the plan to expand and redevelop the Australian War Memorial has determined that the proposal will have significant adverse impacts on the “iconic” building.

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The winning design for the Powerhouse Parramatta competition by Moreau Kusunoki and Genton.

Latticed ‘hyper-platform’ design wins Powerhouse Parramatta competition

17 Dec 2019, Linda Cheng

Moreau Kusunoki and Genton’s winning design for the planned Powerhouse museum in Parramatta will consist of structural steel lattices that will minimize the building’s weight and carbon footprint.

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Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd's Walsh Street House

Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd’s Walsh Street House

17 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Robin Boyd Foundation is seeking donations to help replace a significant, heritage-listed tree at Boyd’s seminal Walsh Street House.

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Francis Kéré.

Melbourne Design Week announces 2020 program

17 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Themed “How can design shape life?” Melbourne Design Week 2020 will explore the ways in which design can reimagine our quality of life from healthy cities to the challenge of e-waste.

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The strategy will allow for taller towers in areas including Barangaroo.

Agreement opens door to 330-metre towers in central Sydney

16 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government and the City of Sydney have laid the foundations for 330-metre skyscrapers in parts of the Sydney CBD.

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Crone's design for the 35-storey hotel tower at Sydney’s Pitt Street.

Crone’s recycled-brick design wins hotel tower competition

13 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Crone has designed a 35-storey hotel tower for Sydney’s Pitt Street that will be constructed using recycled brick.

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Evangelical Lutheran Church campus by Carmody Groarke in collaboration with German practice Riehle and Assoziierte.

Derelict brutalist office reimagined as modern church campus

12 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Carmody Groarke won a competition to design the new campus in Nuremberg, Bavaria.

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Overview of the proposal for the Gold Coast Integrated Resort designed by Blight Rayner.

Qld government bans towers on Gold Coast’s Southport Spit

12 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Queensland Government has released a document outlining a number of possible options that could lead to an eventual masterplan for the Southport Spit.

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An early indicative design for the proposed towers at St John’s Cathedral in Parramatta.

Heritage church hall to be replaced with towers

11 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A heritage-listed hall at Australia’s oldest church site would be demolished under a proposal to construct two towers and a public square.

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The Neo200 building.

Victoria’s building regulation to be reviewed

11 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has appointed a six-person panel to review the state’s building regulation, in the face of high profile defects and use of non-compliant materials.

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Surface Tension: Blueprints for Observing Contamination in the Sydney Harbour Estuary by Victoria King.

Australian wins 2019 RIBA student prize

11 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An Australian designer has been awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ top prize for student projects.

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Gurjit Singh Matharoo, principal architect of Matharoo Associates will present a keynote address at The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane, 2020.

Water world: The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane 2020

10 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Returning in March 2020, The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane will consider our dynamic relationship with water from an essential resource to environmental challenge.

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Artist’s Impression of the Aerotropolis Core centre.

Western Sydney Aerotropolis plans unveiled

10 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The draft Western Sydney Aerotropolis Plan outlines a long-term strategy for preparing for widespread development around the airport.

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The Cairns Convention Centre upgrade by Cox Architecture.

Work to begin on Cox’s $176m Cairns Convention Centre redevelopment

10 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Early works are set to begin on the $176 million redevelopment of the Cairns Convention Centre, with the original architect of the centre, Cox Architecture, leading the design.

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Western Sydney Stadium designed by Populous.

Architecture practice named Australian Exporter of the Year

9 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An architecture practice has claimed the title of Australian Exporter of Year. The federal trade minister says it is an outstanding example of the country’s growing services sector.

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King Street student accomodation building by Bates Smart.

Tower to rise from modernist Yuncken Freeman office

9 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A Bates Smart designed proposal for a student accommodation tower atop a modernist office building by Yuncken Freeman has been approved by the City of Melbourne.

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Burwood Brickworks by NH Architecture.

NH Architecture breaks paradigm of traditional retail centres

9 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A newly opened shopping mall in Melbourne, touted as the world’s most sustainable, could be a paradigm shift for the development of retail centres.

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Angela Biddle, Director, Scott Carver (NSW).

Jury revealed: 2020 Australian Interior Design Awards

6 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Now celebrating its 17th year, the jury for the Australian Interior Design Awards has been announced for the 2020 program.

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Protagonist by Cumulus Studio.

New Arts Centre cafe sheathed in bronze curtain

6 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The design of a new cafe in the forecourt of the Roy Grounds-designed Arts Centre play on an iconic and universally understood element of theatre.

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Adelaide's Central Market Arcade redevelopment designed by Woods Bagot.

Adelaide’s Central Market Arcade to be reborn in $400m redevelopment

6 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

In a plan designed by Woods Bagot, a number of historic arches in Adelaide that were lost for decades will be reinstated in a $400 million redevelopment of the city’s Central Market Arcade.

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Ian Potter Queen's Hall by Architectus and Schmidt Hammer Lassen.

State Library of Victoria reopened after grand transformation

6 Dec 2019, Patrick Hunn

The State Library of Victoria, the world’s fourth-most popular, has reopened after years-long redevelopment revealing historic spaces hidden for decades.

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Castle Cove House by Terroir in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design.

Australian projects nab awards at World Architecture Festival

5 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Australian projects have picked up three awards World Architecture Festival and Inside Festival of Interiors following live presentations to judges.

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