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The proposed Sydney Modern expansion project for the Art Gallery of NSW by SANAA.

Cost dispute threatens Sydney Modern expansion project

2 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Construction of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’s expansion project, Sydney Modern, is in doubt following a prospective contractor’s withdrawal from tender process.

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Concept envelope design of 525 George St.

Skyscraper proposed for Sydney’s George Street

1 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A concept scheme for a 150-metre-tall tower on Sydney’s George Street has been submitted to the City of Sydney.

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The proposed STEMM building at the University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

‘Horizontal icon’: Lyons, EJE design flagship University of Newcastle STEMM building

1 Aug 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Newcastle has unveiled designs of a flagship building by Lyons and EJE Architecture for its STEMM precinct at the Callaghan campus.

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The cloud-like Serpentine Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto Architects, 2013.

Sou Fujimoto, Junya Ishigami and Odile Decq headline second Sherman architecture festival

31 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Sherman Centre for Contemporary Ideas has announced the line-up of architects, artists and thinkers that will present at its second ten-day festival of architecture-related workshops, talks and film screenings.

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Liverpool Quarter by Fender Katsalidis.

Fender Katsalidis designs 23-storey tower for Sydney’s Liverpool

31 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Fender Katsalidis has designed a new commercial precinct in the Sydney suburb of Liverpool, which includes a 23-storey office tower with a curved glass façade.

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The proposed Latrobe Valley Govhub designed by WMK Architecture.

WMK Architecture designs Latrobe Govhub

30 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has released the final designs for the Latrobe Valley GovHub, designed by WMK Architecture.

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Valley Metro by Architectus.

Architectus to transform Fortitude Valley mall

30 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Brisbane City Council has approved a proposal, designed by Architectus, for the refurbishment of a mall that sits atop an underground railway station in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

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Killara House by Harry and Penelope Seidler.

The Housing Question exhibition asks: is housing the path to a more equitable society?

30 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An art exhibition now on at the Penrith Regional Gallery uses video, photography, sculpture and installation works to pose a number of questions about how we understand our right to housing.

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Parliament of Victoria, Members’ Annexe Building by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

Collaborative urbanism: The Architecture Symposium, Sydney

30 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Architecture Symposium, Sydney, a one-day symposium, will interrogate the state of Australian cities. In particular, how individually successful projects collectively contribute to the quality of public spaces.

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The reworked Marker Building in the Rich Street Creative Hub by Turner and McGregor Coxall.

Creative hub by Turner and McGregor Coxall approved for Sydney’s inner west

29 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel has approved a proposal for a commercial precinct that will accommodate 460 artists and creative workers for a site in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west.

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The proposed Bendigo mosque designed by GKA Architects.

Construction begins on Bendigo mosque and cultural centre

29 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by GKA Architects, the Bendigo mosque – the subject of bitter protests – will reference local architectural history and the diverse cultures of the Islamic community.

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Penguin Parade visitor centre by Terroir.

Terroir’s Penguin Parade visitor centre opens

29 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A highly geometric visitor centre designed by Terroir has opened at Phillip Island’s famed Penguin Parade.

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The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.

Institute endorses architects’ declaration of climate emergency

29 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has endorsed a declaration of a climate and biodiversity made by Australian architects.

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The proposed tower at The Star Sydney by FJMT.

Sydney’s Star Casino tower proposal should be axed, department recommends

26 Jul 2019, Linda Cheng

The NSW planning department has determined a $530 million proposal to construct a hotel and residential tower at the Star Casino in Sydney’s Pyrmont should be refused.

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

Architects demand overhaul of building regulation

26 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects is calling for a fundamental overhaul of building regulation to improve compliance and accountability, and better protect home owners and residents.

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Australia's 2018 Venice Biennale exhibition Repair, curated by Baracco and Wright Architects and Linda Tegg.

Creative director wanted for Australia’s exhibition at 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale

26 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects is calling for expressions of interest for the role of creative director for Australia’s exhibition at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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The graphic used on the Architects Declare website.

Australian architects join global movement to declare climate emergency

26 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Thirty architects and practices have become Australia’s founding signatories in a declaration stating “a climate and biodiversity emergency.”

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An illustration of rush hour in in Tokyo.

Exhibition to explore extreme urban density

24 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An upcoming exhibition at Melbourne’s RMIT Design Hub Gallery will explore ways of living and working in intensely close urban conditions.

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Footscray Psychiatric Centre designed by the Victorian Public Works Department, 1972–77.

Brutalist ‘brooding hulk’ recommended for heritage listing

24 Jul 2019, Linda Cheng

The former Footscray Psychiatric Centre has been recommended for state heritage listing by the executive director of Heritage Victoria.

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A proposed social housing demonstration project in Southport by Anna O'Gorman.

Queensland’s missing middle social housing ‘influencers’

23 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Queensland’s Department of Housing and Public Works has begun a program to deliver 20 social housing demonstration projects across the state designed by award-winning architects.

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FInalist: Commercial Architecture – 12 Madden Street by Warren and Mahoney Architects.

NZ Architecture Awards shortlist announced

22 Jul 2019, ArchitectureNow Editorial Desk

The New Zealand Institute of Architects has revealed the 45 finalists for this year’s National Architecture Awards.

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The Neo200 building in Melbourne.

Governments agree on national building standards, but ‘huge amount of work’ ahead

19 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

State and federal governments have agreed to a national approach to building reform at an intergovernmental forum in Sydney.

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HY William Chan.

Australian designer makes Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list

19 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Australian designer HY William Chan has been named on the “30 Under 30 – Asia” list published annually by international business magazine Forbes.

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Proposed Port Arthur Hotel by Cumulus Studio.

Developers rethink Cumulus Studio’s Port Arthur hotel

18 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Casino operator Federal Group is rethinking its proposal for a luxury hotel designed by Cumulus Studio in Port Arthur.

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Hashim Sarkis (left) and Paolo Baratta (right).

Venice Biennale 2020 to explore ‘How will we live together?’

18 Jul 2019, Linda Cheng

Hashim Sarkis, the curator of the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale, has announced the theme exhibition will be “How will we live together?”

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Nike DIS by Studio O+A.

Designing the workplace in a time of change: 2019 Work Place / Work Life forum

17 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Each year the Work Place / Work Life forum explores the seismic shifts happening in workplace design throughout Australia and abroad – from technological disruption to the rise of the sharing economy.

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Flow: Between City and River by Abraham Fung.

Australian wins Latvian footbridge design ideas competition

17 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An Australian designer has won first place in an international ideas competition for a hypothetical bridge in a Latvian national park.

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Children Village by Aleph Zero and Rosenbaum and in Brazil was awarded the 2018 RIBA International Prize.

Entries open for biennial RIBA International Prize

17 Jul 2019, Patrick Hunn

Entries have opened for the 2020 Royal Institute of British Architects’ RIBA International Prize.

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A fire at the Lacrosse building in Melbourne’s Docklands prompted an audit of building with non-compliant cladding in Victoria.

‘Sensible and overdue’: Vic gov’t announces $600m package to fix ‘high-risk’ cladding

16 Jul 2019, Linda Cheng

The Victorian government has announced it will establish a new agency and a $600 million fund to rectify buildings with high-risk cladding.

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Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA.

University of Melbourne launches $4,000 architectural baking competition

16 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The University of Melbourne is inviting members of the public to recreate Melbourne’s architectural icons in cake form.

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The proposed Gold Coast Airport expansion designed by Hassell.

Hassell’s Gold Coast Airport expansion underway

16 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Hassell-designed southern terminal expansion to Gold Coast Airport has kicked off with foundation works beginning in mid-July 2019.

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The proposed Maitland Hospital by BVN.

BVN designs $470m hospital in Maitland, NSW

16 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

BVN has designed a new, $470 million hospital for the city of Maitland in the Lower Hunter Valley in NSW.

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The proposed multi-purpose Royal Hall of Industries events space in "sports mode."

Populous to transform Sydney’s Royal Hall of Industries into indoor sport centre

16 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designs for the adaptive re-use of the Royal Hall of Industries building as a sporting centre in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands have been released as part of a planning application.

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Cox Architecture's competition winning design for the Tianjin Maritime Museum in China was used by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull as an example of the opportunities for Australian architects in China.

UQ to study Australian architecture in China

15 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Researchers from the University of Queensland have been commissioned to conduct a wide-ranging study of Australian architecture in China.

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The University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute by SPA and BVN.

Australian interior projects make 2019 Inside Awards shortlist

15 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Ten Australian projects have been shortlisted for the Inside World Festival of Interiors Awards.

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Hawthorn House by Edition Office.

Australian projects and studios longlisted in international awards

15 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Forty-one Australian projects and 11 architecture and design practices are among hundreds of projects and studios longlisted for the 2019 Dezeen Awards.

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A sketch of the 2019 MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt.

‘A crisp white building … lit like a lantern’: Murcutt’s MPavilion design revealed

12 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has revealed the design of the 2019 MPavilion designed by Australian Pritzker Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt.

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Parliament of Victoria Members' Annexe Building by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design and TCL.

Editors’ picks: 2019 Open House Melbourne

11 Jul 2019, Linda Cheng

The perennially popular Open House Melbourne returns for its 12th year with 73 new sites. Here are ArchitectureAU’s selection of the most noteworthy additions.

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Eve Apartments by DKO Architecture. Landscape architecture by 360 Degrees.

2019 Festival of Architecture and Design to examine domesticity

10 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Adelaide’s Festival of Architecture and Design will this year invite attendees to question what we need or want from our domestic spaces with an “Ideas of Home” theme.

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The proposed residential building that is the subject of the development application, by Chrofi.

DA lodged for Chrofi and McGregor Coxall’s former Channel Nine HQ redevelopment

10 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The first development application in the redevelopment of Channel Nine’s former studios in Sydney’s Willoughby has been submitted.

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The Lanes residential towers, designed by Contreras Earl Architecture.

Four tower, $1.3 billion development proposed for Gold Coast

10 Jul 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Sunland Group has lodged a revised development application for four residential towers at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast, designed by Contreras Earl Architecture.

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