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RMIT University’s New Academic Street by Lyons with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects, is cited as an exemplar of effective urban design in the Central Melbourne Design Guide.

Major update to Melbourne’s urban design policy

20 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have endorsed two documents aimed at improving design quality in private developments.

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Surry Hills Village by SJB Architects and Studio Prineas BKH Interiors and Aspect Studios.

Surry Hills Village rejuvenation approved

19 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A competition-winning scheme to rejuvenate a tired shopping centre in Sydney’s Surry Hills has been approved by the local council.

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

$500m Australia War Memorial expansion unveiled

19 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

A new 4,000-square-metre Anzac Hall and a subterranean entrance are part of the biggest expansion of the Australian War Memorial since its establishment.

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UTS Blackfriars Precinct Industry Hub by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

TZG’s refined design for UTS research hub

18 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

After winning a design competition in 2017, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer has further developed its proposal for a brick and glass research hub in the historic Blackfriars education precinct.

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The 2019 Summer Place Pavilion by Chrofi.

Chrofi’s ‘structurally implausible’ MAMA pavilion underway

15 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The construction of the second instalment of the Murray Art Museum Albury’s (MAMA) annual experimental architecture project, designed by Chrofi, is underway in Albury’s QEII Square.

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Springhill House by Lovell Burton, Architeam Medal winner.

Rural house, tiny apartment win 2019 Architeam awards

14 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Architeam Awads program celebrates the best work from small, medium and emerging practices.

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Victorian Growth Areas Schools Project by Architectus and K2LD.

Victoria’s best school designs awarded

14 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Architects and principal designers of Victorian public schools have been recognized in the 2019 Victorian School Design Awards.

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The 2019 MPavilion by Glenn Murcutt.

‘The rational and the poetic’: Murcutt’s MPavilion opens

13 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

Pritzker Prize laureate Glenn Murcutt’s first public project in central Melbourne was inspired by the architect’s memory of sheltering from the hot Mexican sun under the wing of a small aeroplane.

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North Sydney Olympic Pool redevelopment by Brewster Hjorth Architects.

Restorative redevelopment for landmark Sydney Harbour pool

13 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

North Sydney Olympic Pool, wedged between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Luna Park, has been deemed structurally unsound.

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A concept for the riverfront presented in the City Reach Waterfront Masterplan.

Brisbane council plans overhaul of ‘crowded,’ ‘narrow’ CBD riverfront

13 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The stretch between the City Botanic Gardens and Howard Smith Wharves has been called “one of the least generous waterfronts” of its kind.

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Proposed WSU Bankstown City Campus by Lyons.

Plans for third vertical campus for Western Sydney University revealed

13 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 19-storey tower, designed by Lyons, would accommodate 10,000 students in Bankstown

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

Construction begins on Sydney Modern

11 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Work has begun on The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ $344 million Sydney Modern expansion project.

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The Shop of Opportunity, a large-scale installation by the Hotham Street Ladies, explores themes of feminism, community, suburbia, public space and gender equality.

Gender equity installation to activate suburban mall

8 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A gender equity “shop” by the Hotham Street Ladies will form the centrepiece of a month-long festival in suburban Melbourne that aims to explore issues of gender inequality and gendered spaces.

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Green Square Library and Plaza by Studio Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture.

Winners revealed: 2019 National Architecture Awards

7 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2019 National Architecture Awards at a ceremony in Brisbane.

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Designinc's redevelopment of Redfern Station will see the introduction of a six-metre-wide concourse across the rail corridor between Marian and Little Eveleigh streets.

Redevelopment of Sydney railway station revealed

7 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designinc is the practice behind the design of the redevelopment of a major railway station in the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern.

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Burnie, Tasmania.

Terroir to design new Tasmanian cultural centre

6 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Following a lengthy tender process, Terroir has been announced as the architect for a multi-million dollar cultural centre in Burnie.

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DADA, Launceston by Richard Hill Architect.

Tasmanian gasworks to become new art gallery

4 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Launceston has approved a proposal for an art gallery, café and workshop, to be constructed inside a 19th century gasworks.

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South Tarawa, Kiribati.

Competition to design floating houses for drowning Pacific Island nation

4 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The competition seeks floating, independent and self-sufficient proposals for housing on Kirabati, an island nation battling rising sea levels as a result of climate change.

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Singapore Founders Memorial proposal by Cox Architecture and Architects 61.

Australians make Singapore Founders Memorial shortlist

4 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

Proposals inspired by the Singaporean flag, the human hand and the city’s parks have made the shortlist for a design competition for a memorial to the city-state’s independence movement.

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The 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour winners in Lisbon.

Shortlist revealed: 2020 Australian Institute of Architects’ Dulux Study Tour

4 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Thirty emerging architects have been shortlisted for the 2020 Dulux Study Tour, a coveted travelling scholarship which will visit three international cities.

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B100 project by Openwork.

Four urban design projects compete in Melbourne Awards

1 Nov 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The City of Melbourne has shortlisted for projects in the first-ever urban design category of the Melbourne Awards.

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The winning design for the expansion of Design Museum Gent by Trans Architectuur Stedenbouw, Carmody Groarke, and RE-ST Architectenvennootschap.

Australian wins competition for Belgian design museum expansion

1 Nov 2019, Linda Cheng

London-based Australian practice Carmody Groarke and its collaborators has won a design competition for an expansion to a major design museum in Belgium.

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Hawthorn House by Edition Office.

Australians triumphant at 2019 Dezeen Awards

31 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Two of the nine overall accolades in the 2019 Dezeen Awards went the Australian practices.

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Walter Gropius and Harry Seidler, taken in 1954 at Seidler's under-construction Julian Rose House (Wahroonga NSW).

Bauhaus and Canberra: a century-long design journey

31 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Ahead of Design Canberra festival ArchitectureAU spoke with David Hobbes about the upcoming events and the legacy of the Bauhaus movement in Canberra.

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Emerald Place by Tezuka Architects and Milton Architects.

Japanese architect designs ‘challenging’ childcare centre in Melbourne

30 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by the architect of the celebrated Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, Emerald Place will intentionally challenge children’s motor skills to aid their development.

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The Adelaide Festival Centre redevelopment by Hassell.

Hassell to close founding studio

30 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Hassell, which was founded in Adelaide in 1938, has announced that it will close its studio in the city.

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A CBD university campus for Perth?

A CBD university campus for Perth?

30 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Talks are underway for the relocation of a university campus to Perth CBD, under a city deal agreement between the state and federal governments.

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Concept design of the Western Sydney Airport passenger terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture.

Zaha Hadid, Cox win Western Sydney airport design competition

29 Oct 2019, Patrick Hunn

The airport, planned for a site at Badgerys Creek approximately 51 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, is planned to be operational by 2026.

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The proposed Less pavilion by Pezo von Ellrichsausen.

An intentionally ‘monotonous’ pavilion for Canberra

28 Oct 2019, Linda Cheng

Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen has designed a “landmark” pavilion in Canberra.

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Coburg Station by Wood Marsh.

Wood Marsh’s Coburg, Moreland stations to begin construction

28 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has awarded contracts to for the delivery of new Coburg and Moreland railway stations designed by Wood Marsh.

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Four 'environmental immersion' pods proposed for Tasmanian wilderness

Four ‘environmental immersion’ pods proposed for Tasmanian wilderness

25 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A contentious tourist development planned for the Walls of Jerusalem National Park has been given an effective green light.

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Opal Tower in Sydney was found to require significant rectification works after cracks appeared in the building. The final report from the investigation concluded the damage was caused by a number of factors from environmental to poor quality materials and workmanship, and errors in the structural system design. The report made no mention of architectural design contributing to the defects. Bates Smart, the architects of the building, said it is continuing to offer their expertise and support the rectification team.

Architects call for increased accountability amid building defects crisis

25 Oct 2019, Linda Cheng

The Australian Institute of Architects has again called for more regulation and supervision of the construction of new apartments, as the industry continues to feel the effects of the building defects crisis.

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Hexbox at the University of Sydney.

Robotically fabricated canopy adorns Sydney architecture school

25 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A canopy made from more than 1,500 pieces of plywood sprouts from the side of University of Sydney’s Wilkinson Building.

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The 199-room hotel development by FJMT, viewed from Clarence Street.

Sydney hotel to cantilever over heritage former church

23 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposed 19-storey hotel is part of “an emerging development typology which utilizes airspace rights over heritage assets.”

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Masterplan drawings for Wilkinsons Point prepared by Oculus.

Fender Katsalidis, Oculus propose riverside sporting precinct for Hobart

23 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A hotel, shops, restaurants and sporting facilities would come to a lot beside the River Derwent, under a proposal designed by Fender Katsalidis in collaboration with Oculus.

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Domain Community Hub by Field Labs.

Editor’s picks: Open House Hobart 2019

22 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

ArchitectureAU selects some of the architectural highlights of the seventh Open House Hobart program.

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"Gosford Alive" stage 1 by Buchan.

Major developments to transform NSW regional city

22 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Two major projects proposed for the NSW regional city of Gosford are set to rejuvenate the city’s centre.

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Seven stations confirmed for Sydney Metro West

Seven stations confirmed for Sydney Metro West

22 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The third stage of Sydney’s Metro development will include seven stations to be built between Westmead and the CBD.

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St Kilda Mixed-use House by DDB Design Development and Building with Matt Gibson Architecture and Design.

Jury appointed to City of Port Phillip’s design awards

22 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Melbourne’s prominent architects join City of Port Phillip’s councillors on the jury of the council’s awards program honouring its best projects.

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Proposed additions to the Irving Street brewery by Tzannes.

New additions to Tzannes’s Irving Street Brewery

21 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The next stage in Tzannes’s award-winning Irving Street Brewery project will comprise new commercial and retail spaces.

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Piazza Dell'Ufficio by Branch Studio Architects.

Branch Studio Architects wins Dezeen Award

21 Oct 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

An Australian project has been named the winner of a 2019 Dezeen Award for Small Workplace Interior of the Year.

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