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Coburg Townhouses by Schored Projects for Women's Property Initiatives.

Bank’s $2 billion plan to tackle housing crisis

18 Oct 2019, Patrick Hunn

One of Australia’s major banks will provide $2 billion in loans for providers of crisis and affordable housing.

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Indicative render of proposed Power House Community Hub by John Wardle Architects.

John Wardle Architects to design lakeside community centre

18 Oct 2019, Linda Cheng

A new $32 million building at the edge of Melbourne’s Albert Park Lake will include a function centre, theatre and community hub.

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The Atrium, part of Place Design Group's Archerfield Wetlands precinct plan.

Post-industrial wasteland to become ‘immersive’ wetlands park

17 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A former industrial site in Brisbane will be restored and rehabilitated into an adventure nature park.

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First place winner: "The Gap" by Marti Fooks, Claire Winsor, Suhas Vasudeva and Jacqueline Heggli

Winners revealed: The Future Park Design Ideas Competition

17 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

An “ambitious vision that combines a critique of a social injustice with a driver for landscape change in the city“ has won The Future Park Design Ideas Competition.

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The updated design for 435 Bourke Street by Bates Smart.

Bourke Street tower shrinks to 180 metres in revised designs

16 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A reworked proposal for an office skyscraper in Melbourne’s CBD, by Bates Smart, has been approved by council.

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2020 Venice Architecture Biennale Australian creative directors Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong.

Australia’s 2020 Venice pavilion to evoke Country and connection

15 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The exhibition will “highlight the potential of architecture to build cultural understanding between first nations peoples and others.”

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Student One Elizabeth Street by Arkhefield.

Student housing towers revive historic Brisbane arcade

15 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

This pair of student housing towers is integrated with a refurbished historic arcade in Brisbane, which is the social heart of the complex.

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The proposed Geelong Civic Precinct by Cox Architecture.

Cox’s CLT design selected for Geelong civic precinct

14 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Cox Architecture’s design was chosen over proposals from Fender Katsalidis and Grimshaw with Chandler Architecture.

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The design for a revitalized Victoria Theatre in Newcastle by Scott Carver Architects.

NSW’s oldest theatre set for transformation

14 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

After decades of neglect, one of the oldest theatres buildings in Australia will be reborn as a live performance venue.

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The proposed $530 million Star Casino hotel and residential tower in Pyrmont, designed by FJMT, was rejected by the planning department.

‘Pyrmont is the next frontier’: masterplan recommended for ‘gateway of Sydney’s CBD’

10 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has doubled-down on her assessment of Pyrmont as “open for business” following the release of the Greater Sydney Commission’s review into the area’s planning rules.

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Cox Architecture and Thomson Rossi's design for the new secondary school in Whyalla.

Cox and Thomson Rossi design courtyard high school for regional SA town

9 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The architects behind a design for a $100 million secondary school in Whyalla hope the building will become a landmark for the town.

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Point Grey redevelopment by Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore Projects and Bush Projects.

Convention centre, Great Ocean Road projects funded in action on Geelong city deal

9 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A roadmap for the implementation of the Geelong City Deal has been released by state, federal and local governments.

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“All Welcome” civic centre by BVN.

‘Welcoming’ civic centre for coastal NSW city

8 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A major cultural centre for Coffs Harbour is set to become a new centralized heart of the city.

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6-8 Wilson Street by Genton.

Social housing by Genton coming to Brunswick

7 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Genton is behind the design of a new 16-unit social housing building in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick.

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Brett House by Robin Boyd.

Boyd’s modernist take on Georgian design to be heritage listed

7 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

“A Modern reinterpretation of established Georgian design principles” by modernist architect Robin Boyd has been recommended for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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Opal Tower in Sydney was found to require significant rectification works after cracks appeared in the building.

NSW gov’t promises more oversight over design in draft building bill

4 Oct 2019, Josh Harris

A draft bill circulated by the NSW government promises greater oversight over the design and construction of buildings.

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One Sydney Harbour by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. R5 building at left.

Final Renzo Piano Barangaroo tower approved

4 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Despite the City of Sydney’s wide ranging concerns, the last of a Renzo Piano Building Workshop designed trio of towers in Barangaroo was approved by the Independent Planning Commission.

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The Australian pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall in Venice.

What will Australia’s 2020 Venice exhibition be?

3 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Cross-cultural understanding, climate change and a citizen jury for design are explored in the shortlisted proposals for Australia’s exhibition at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Luxembourg National Library by Bolles and Wilson.

Australian-designed Luxembourg National Library opens

2 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Sixteen years after Bolles and Wilson first won an international design competition for the new Luxembourg National Library, the building has finally opened its doors to the public.

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An indicitive design for the Cockle Bay Wharf redevelopment by FJMT, Tony Caro Architecture and Aspect Studios.

Top firms compete to design controversial Cockle Bay Wharf tower

2 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Six teams have been shortlisted in a design competition to design a 183-metre office tower on Sydney Harbour.

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Celebrated Queensland architect, planner and author James Birrell.

‘Architectural champion’ James Birrell dies at 90

2 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Responsible for a number of iconic buildings in Queensland and further afield, architect James Birrell has passed away.

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Six Degrees’ The Two Eleven Sydney Road project will sit next to Austin Maynard Architects’ upcoming Nightingale 3 project

Six Degrees proposes sustainable apartments for Melbourne’s Brunswick

2 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The design of the 21 apartments on Sydney Road brings questions of sustainability and community to the fore.

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Abbie Galvin.

NSW appoints first female government architect

1 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

For the first time in more than 200 years, the role of the NSW government architect will be held by a woman.

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Indicative image of the redeveloped Stadium Australia by Cox Architecture.

Plans for redevelopment of Sydney’s Olympic stadium revealed

1 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Stadium Australia at Sydney Olympic Park will be partially demolished under the state government’s refurbishment plans.

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Liverpool Civic Place by FJMT.

Proposed civic centre to be ‘jewel in the crown’ of Liverpool

30 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A four-building, $400 million civic centre will occupy the heart of Sydney’s “airport city.”

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Burial Belt could feature a series of clearings, some up to 150 metres across, others much smaller.

Buried treasure: death, decay and climate mitigation

26 Sep 2019, Josh Harris

A radical Australian proposal, to be exhibited at Oslo Architecture Triennial, uses the practice of interment to combat deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Elizabeth Quay by ARM and TCL.

WA gov’t merges two development agencies

26 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A merger of two WA government development agencies spells a new era for state’s future.

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60 Martin Place by Hassell.

Curvaceous tower addition to Sydney’s Martin Place

26 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A newly completed 33-storey tower complements the civic architecture of Sydney’s Martin Place.

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The Cranbrook School Hordern Oval precinct by Architectus.

Gov’t approval for $125m Sydney private school redevelopment

25 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The plans, designed by Architectus, call for a major expansion of facilities at one of Australia’s most expensive private schools.

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International House Sydney by Tzannes is praised in the report for its use of mass timber construction.

World Green Building Council proposes ‘radical shift’ in how we think about emissions

25 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A new report argues that the built environment industries must own up to the role embodied carbon plays in the climate crisis.

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Perth Pool by Group GSA.

Olympic-size pool proposal floated for Swan River

24 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Group GSA, the pool would sit within a simple, relocatable barge.

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Building B and Building A.

CO-AP, Smart Design Studio design ‘family’ of four apartment buildings for Green Square

24 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Ranging from four to 22 stories, each of the buildings borrows from the qualities and scale of its neighbours.

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The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.

Star Casino tower ‘contrary to common sense’

23 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architect Yvonne von Hartel, appointed to review a scathing report on the proposed FJMT tower, has delivered an even more damning rebuke of the design.

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The proposed Sydney Fish Market designed by 3XN/GXN, BVN and Aspect Studios.

Funding windfall for redevelopment of Sydney’s second most visited tourism icon

23 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A Sydney tourism icon is set to double in size after securing $750 million for its redevelopment.

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Italian design practice Formafantasma was commissioned by the NGV in 2017 to conduct a new body of research that investigated the impacts of the global trade in rare earth materials for consumer electronic products.

$20k design challenge for e-waste

19 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Urgent, real-world problems need creative ideas. The NGV and Creative Victoria has set designers a challenge.

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The coral greenhouse be installed by the John Brewer Reef.

Architects visualize greenhouse for imperilled Great Barrier Reef

18 Sep 2019, Josh Harris

An architecture practice has been commissioned to create a virtual reality animated video of an underwater sculpture showcasing reef science.

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Pitt Street north building.

Build-to-rent and Sydney metro combine in integrated development

18 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Sydney’s first build to rent project will be part of an integrated development above a proposed metro station in the central city.

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A previous climate march in Melbourne.

Stand up and strike for climate action

18 Sep 2019, Patrick Hunn

A Global Climate Strike is organized for 20 September and Australian architects are urged to take a stand on the climate crisis.

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Jordan Domjahn, winner of the 2019 Australian Design Graduate of the Year, Madeline Lester Excellence Award.

Nominations open for DIA Graduate of the Year Awards program

17 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Design Institute of Australia’s Graduate of the Year Awards celebrate and support exceptional young Australian designers.

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627 Chapel St. by Cox Architecture.

Forrest Hill urban ‘island’ set for transformation

17 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Cox Architecture’s design of a corporate tower in South Yarra is influenced by the local council’s 20-year-old vision for the surrounding precinct.

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Beaconsfield housing for WPI by Studio Bright.

Studio Bright’s affordable homes for vulnerable women approved

16 Sep 2019, Patrick Hunn

A proposed four-unit housing project designed by Studio Bright will provide vulnerable older women permanent, secure homes.

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