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The Australian Institute of Architects' survey found that "novation is no longer working optimally" and that "the principle allocating risk to the best person to manage it appears to be eroded."

Novation ‘can lead to serious unintended consequences,’ Institute survey finds

26 Aug 2019, Linda Cheng

The Australian Institute of Architects’ survey found that “novation is no longer working optimally” and that “the principle allocating risk to the best person to manage it appears to be eroded.”

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Bourke & Bowden Alexandria indicative design by Bates Smart.

Bates Smart designs concept for office complex for Sydney’s Alexandria

26 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Bates Smart has produced a design for a hospitality and office complex in a cluster of industrial buildings in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria.

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Formerly social housing, the Sirius building designed by Tao Gofers has been sold and will be redeveloped as private apartments.

Housing affordability in the crosshairs at 2019 Sydney Architecture Festival

26 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 13th Sydney Architecture Festival will place housing affordability at the forefront of a week-long series of events and exhibitions in November.

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Waverley Woollen Mills, Australia’s oldest working textile mill.

Open House Launceston to offer up a ‘feast for the senses’

23 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Some 34 building will be on show at Open House Launceston, happening on Saturday 7 September as part of the Junction Arts Festival.

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The refurbished Sydney Opera House concert hall.

Contracts awarded for Sydney Opera House concert hall renewal

23 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Sydney Opera House has announced that it has awarded two contracts for the renewal of the iconic building’s concert hall – part of the biggest upgrade to the building since it opened.

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Marrickville Library and Pavilion by BVN.

BVN completes new Marrickville Library and Pavilion

23 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

BVN has completed a new library and community hub in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville that features a soaring interior and a folding roof canopy.

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Science Gallery Melbourne by Smart Design Studio.

Smart Design Studio unveils science gallery design shaped by ‘hidden forces of nature’

22 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Smart Design Studio has unveiled initial designs for the interior of a proposed museum dedicated to the sciences in Melbourne.

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North Tower design by Johnson Pilton Walker.

NSW gov’t approves towers over Martin Place metro

21 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW premier has announced that an unsolicited proposal for a pair of office towers integrated with a new metro station on Sydney’s Martin Place has received governmental approval.

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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.

‘Open for business’: NSW gov’t lauches snap planning review for Pyrmont

21 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW government has directed the Greater Sydney Commission to immediately review planning rules “to ensure they are consistent with the government’s vision.”

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The proposed Macaulay Terraces in the Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan.

Council endorses plan to transform ‘neglected’ Moonee Ponds Creek corridor

21 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have voted to approve the final Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Opportunities Plan, which calls for new green public spaces that will cater to the high levels of residential development in the area and boost flood resilience.

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Leagues Club Field, Gosford.

NSW gov’t releases plans for new waterfront public space in Gosford

20 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A “tidal terrace” forms the backbone of final designs for the transformation of a waterfront space in Gosford’s CBD into a new public park.

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The Joynton Avenue Creative Precinct by Peter Stutchbury Architecture will host the awards presentation in November.

Australian Institute of Architects expands NSW Prizes program

20 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The NSW chapter has reorganized and expanded its awards program, which will now see the NSW Architecture Prizes awarded separately to the NSW Architecture Awards.

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Built in 1869, St. Peter’s cathedral was designed by William Butterfield and Edward John Woods – the latter went on to found Woods Bagot with Walter Bagot.

Woods Bagot marks 150 years of practice

19 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

One of Australia’s oldest and largest architecture practices has celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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Bondi Apartment by Ricci Bloh Architecture and Interiors.

Australia’s best architectural kitchens celebrated in 2020 Smeg Tour competition shortlist

19 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The shortlist for the 2020 Smeg Tour competiton, which rewards outstanding architectural kitchen design, has been announced.

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UTS Central.

Twisted UTS tower completes 10-year campus redevelopment

19 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has opened a curvaceous companion to its landmark brutalist tower in the centre of Sydney.

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Concept plans for Bonnyrigg Housing Estate by Architectus with Allen Jack and Cottier.

Architectus, Allen Jack and Cottier design 3,000-home estate for Western Sydney

19 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Updated plans for the redevelopment of Bonnyrigg Housing Estate have been placed on public exhibit.

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The Arc by Koichi Takada Architects.

Winners revealed: 2019 Think Brick Awards

16 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The winners of the 2019 Think Brick Awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.

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Peter Poulet.

Peter Poulet named professor of architecture at Western Sydney Uni

15 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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.

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320 George Street by Hames Sharley.

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

15 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposal for a slender, 30-storey tower atop a heritage building in central Brisbane, designed by Hames Sharley, has been approved.

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Barangaroo Point, Sydney, November 2014. Aerial image taken from Nearmap.

International landscape architecture prize offers unprecedented US$100,000

14 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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.

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5 Parramatta Square by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Designinc and Lacoste and Stevenson.

Reworked design for Parramatta’s new civic building

14 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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

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Central Melbourne.

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

14 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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.”

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Preliminary design of the redeveloped Thomas Dixon Centre, by Conrad Gargett.

Construction begins for Conrad Gargett’s Queensland Ballet centre redevelopment

14 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The redevelopment of Queensland Ballet’s Thomas Dixon Centre is on track for completion before Christmas 2020.

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Plastic Palace by Raffaello Rosselli Architect was the first iteration the Summer Place series.

Chrofi to design ‘experimental’ summer pavilion at MAMA

13 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Murray Art Museum Albury has announced that Chrofi will design an “experimental” pavilion that will occupy Albury’s QEII Square over the summer.

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The winners of the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects' Dulux Study Tour. L–R: Carly McMahon, Alix Smith, Jennifer McMaster, Phillip Nielsen and Ben Peake.

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

13 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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.

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1-11 Oxford St. by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs adaptation of Sydney cinema and nightclub

13 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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.

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Aerial photography of the former Brookes Jetty.

Ideas competition to rebuild beloved St Kilda beach jetty

12 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A community-based organization in Melbourne’s St Kilda has launched a $5,000 ideas competition to reimagine a historic jetty.

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Melbourne Business School by Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot designs new home for Melbourne Business School

12 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

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.

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The Denton Corker Marshall design for the site, which was first put forward in 2009, has been scotched by planning minister Richard Wynne.

Denton Corker Marshall’s languishing Windsor Hotel proposal snuffed out

9 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Victoria’s planning minister Richard Wynne has refused to extend a permit to construct a 26-storey tower behind Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel.

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The Harris Transportable Housing Project units by Schored Projects.

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

9 Aug 2019, Patrick Hunn

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.

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Yasmine Ghoniem.

‘Diverse and inspiring’: Design Institute of Australia announces winners of Dulux international design tour

7 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The five winners of the DIAlogue on Tour scholarships have secured spots on a tour taking in Singapore and Portugal in October, where they will meet and learn from local design talent.

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Angelo Candalepas, Glenn Murcutt and Royal Far West CEO Lindsay Cane.

Glenn Murcutt, Angelo Candalepas commissioned to design Manly Beach charity headquarters

7 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Children’s health charity Royal Far West has commissioned Glenn Murcutt and Angelo Candalepas to design new beachfront headquarters.

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The revised design for Southbank by Beulah, designed by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

Plans lodged for UN Studio and Cox Architecture’s $2 billion Southbank tower

7 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Beulah International has submitted a planning application with the Victorian government for its much-hyped Southbank tower project, designed by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

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Central Park, Ho Chi Minh City by LAVA and Aspect Studios.

LAVA, Aspect win competition to design major public park in Ho Chi Minh City

7 Aug 2019, Patrick Hunn

LAVA and Aspect Studios have designed a new park featuring sunken plazas, rainwater-harvesting “plants” and a curvaceous walkway plan inspired by the site’s history in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City.

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The Peters Ice Cream factory administration building designed by D. Graeme Lumsden.

Modernist ice cream factory recommended for heritage status

6 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The modernist Peter Ice Cream factory administration building in Melbourne’s Mulgrave has been recommended for state heritage listing by the executive director of Heritage Victoria.

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Hyatt Regency Pirie St. by GHD Woodhead.

Hotel tower proposed for site of heritage-listed Adelaide bank

6 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

GHD Woodhead have designed a 28-storey hotel in central Adelaide, to be built on the site of a heritage-listed bank.

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The proposed tower will be located at 205 North Quay in Brisbane.

Four teams compete to design $600m Brisbane tower

5 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Four local and international architectural teams are shortlisted in competition to design a proposed $600 million tower in the centre of Brisbane.

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Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects with Advanced Timber Concepts Studio.

Australian projects shortlisted for WAF prizes

5 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Five Australian projects have been shortlisted in the 2019 World Architecture Awards special prizes.

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Elwood House by Woods Bagot with Hecker Guthrie.

Vic gov’t proposes additions to apartment standards guidelines

5 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian Government has proposed a number of possible additions to its apartment design guide, with a focus on the way new developments relate to the existing environment.

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Jordan Domjahn.

Design Institute of Australia names graduates of the year

5 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Design Institute of Australia has announced the winners of the 2019 Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA).

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The now-axed design of the Apple flagship store in Federation Square.

Public consultation period begins on review of Federation Square’s future

5 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has begun a public consultation process over the governance of Melbourne’s Federation Square and the “way it functions as a public place.”

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