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.

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.

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.

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.

Geelong Arts Centre Ryrie Street Redevelopment by Hassell.

Geelong Arts Centre an integration of old and new

4 Dec 2019, Linda Cheng

Geelong’s cultural precinct has a fresh new face following the completion of the redevelopment of the only state-owned arts centre outside of metropolitan Melbourne.

Town Hall Broadmeadows redevelopment by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

Kerstin Thompson Architects transforms suburban town hall

2 Dec 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The 1960s Broadmeadows town hall was saved from demolition and rejuvenated after a sensitive restoration and redevelopment designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects.

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.

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.

Nightingale 2.0 by Six Degrees Architects and Hip V. Hype.

Second apartment development joins Nightingale family

10 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Six Degrees Architects, this Fairfield apartment building is the second in a long line of sustainable, architect-led housing developments.

Camp Hill Cottage by Owen Architecture.

Four ‘outstanding’ kitchen designs net architects trip to Italy

6 Sep 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A kitchen for “serious cooking” and “the perfect holiday kitchen” are among the winners of the 2020 Smeg Tour Competiton.

The Fern by Steele Associates.

Australia’s first Passivhaus apartment block a ‘sign of what’s possible’

6 Sep 2019, Patrick Hunn

The architect behind a block of highly airtight apartments in Sydney’s Redfern says the Passivhaus building principles might seem onerous, but are “worth taking seriously.”

QT Hotel expansion proposal by Candalepas Associates [cropped].

Candalepas Associates designs expansion to QT Hotel in Sydney

4 Sep 2019, Linda Cheng

A proposal for a 13-storey extension of the QT hotel in Sydney by Candalepas Associates has been submitted to the City of Sydney.

Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre by Carter Williamson Architects.

Ashes to arches: Carter Williamson resurrects Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre after fire

29 Aug 2019, Linda Cheng

Characterized by an undulating roof, the new Woodcroft Neighbourhood Centre by Carter Williamson Architects is set to become a civic landmark for the local area.

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.

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.

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.

Proposed Coburg railway station by Wood Marsh.

Wood Marsh to design new Coburg, Moreland stations in Melbourne’s north

13 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Wood Marsh is working on the designs of two redeveloped train stations in Melbourne’s north, as part of the Victorian government’s level crossing removal project.

Central tunnel in the Siloam expansion at Mona by Nonda Katsalidis and Falk Peuser of Fender Katsalidis.

Fender Katsalidis completes subterranean ‘tunnel to nowhere’ at MONA

11 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Fender Katsalidis has completed a subterranean expansion of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart.


Fender Katsalidis designs youth emergency housing in central Melbourne

5 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Fender Katsalidis has contributed pro-bono architecture and interior design services to a new early intervention and crisis services centre in central Melbourne.

Paranaple Centre by Lyons.

Tasmania’s largest regional urban renewal project completed in Devonport

4 Jun 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A recently completed urban renewal project in the northern Tasmanian city of Devonport is the largest in regional Tasmania’s history.

The Envi Micro Urban Village, designed by Degenhart Shedd.

Degenhart Shedd’s micro-home village opens on the Gold Coast

31 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Gold Coast firm Degenhart Shedd has designed a group of nine houses on some of the smallest freehold lots in the country.

The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, designed by Peter Elliott Architecture and Urban Design.

Revitalized Alexander Theatre opens at Monash University as part of new performing arts centre

23 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Monash University has opened a $54.3 million performing arts centre at its Clayton Campus which includes an upgraded modernist theatre and two new concert halls.

Western Sydney Stadium, designed by Populous.

Newly opened Western Sydney Stadium celebrates Parramatta’s industrial heritage

1 May 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian official opened Western Sydney Stadium, designed by Populous, on 14 April.

New Oxford Scholar interior by March Studio.

March Studio reworks historic student pub in Melbourne

30 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

The former Oxford Scholar pub in the north of the Melbourne CBD has reopened as a function and event space for RMIT University, following a renovation designed by March Studio.

Life sciences precinct at University of Melbourne by Hassell.

Hassell completes life sciences precinct for University of Melbourne

15 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Hassell has completed a new life sciences precinct at the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus that brings together the university’s veterinary, medicine and science departments.

Biomedical Learning and Teaching Building by Denton Corker Marshall.

Denton Corker Marshall completes Biomedical building for Monash uni

4 Apr 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

Denton Corker Marshall has completed Australia’s largest biomedical teaching facility at Monash University in Melbourne.

LEES1 Building by HDR.

HDR’s environmental sciences building opens at University of Sydney

26 Mar 2019, Editorial Desk AAU

A new, eight-storey environmental science teaching and research building, designed by HDR, has opened at the University of Sydney.

The ground floor studio of the Ian Potter Southbank Centre by John Wardle Architects.

John Wardle Architects’ Ian Potter Southbank Centre opens

26 Mar 2019, Linda Cheng

The Ian Potter Southbank Centre is the centrepiece of the University of Melbourne’s $200 million Southbank campus transformation.

The new entrance to the Australian Museum in Sydney by Neeson Murcutt and Joseph Grech (architects in association).

Facelift for Australia’s oldest museum

11 Sep 2015, Linda Cheng

The Australian Museum in Sydney has been given a glittering new pleated glass facelift by Neeson Murcutt and Joseph Grech.

Barangaroo Reserve by Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture and Johnson Pilton Walker.

Rewriting history: Barangaroo Reserve opens

21 Aug 2015, Linda Cheng

Sydney’s newest foreshore park, Barangaroo Reserve, recreates the original headland and shoreline of the harbour.

The Len Lye Centre by Patterson Associates.

Striking Len Lye Centre opens in NZ

28 Jul 2015, Justine Harvey

A sculptural stainless steel facade by Patterson Associates defines a new centre for acclaimed artist Len Lye’s work.

The facade overlooking the Alumni Green of the new Faculty of Science and Graduate School of Health at Sydney's University of Technology.

Durbach Block Jaggers and BVN’s new UTS building unveiled

27 Apr 2015, Linda Cheng, Sian Johnson

The latest building in UTS’s redevelopment contrasts function with fluid design.

Denton Corker Marshall's Australian pavilion in Venice.

Denton Corker Marshall’s pavilion at Venice Biennale complete

9 Apr 2015, Editorial Desk AAU

The new Australian pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall for the Venice Biennale has been revealed.

Swanston Square apartment building by ARM Architecture.

About face: William Barak apartments

6 Mar 2015, Linda Cheng

ARM Architecture and developer Grocon have unveiled an apartment tower in central Melbourne that bears the face of historic Aboriginal leader William Barak.

Margaret Court Arena designed by NH Architecture and Populous in joint venture.

Big serve: Margaret Court Arena

20 Jan 2015, Editorial Desk AAU

The 2015 Australian Open launches with a revamped venue by NH Architecture and Populous.

The Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA.

Melbourne School of Design unveiled

11 Dec 2014, Linda Cheng

The University of Melbourne’s much-anticipated “living, pedagogical building” has opened.

The eastern facade is made up of 320,000 hand laid, custom design bricks.

Sydney finally gets its Gehry

11 Nov 2014, Linda Cheng

The University of Technology Sydney unveils its Dr Chau Chak Wing building designed by Gehry Partners on 11 November, 2014.

The inaugural MPavilion designed by Sean Godsell.

Sean Godsell’s MPavilion unfurled

6 Oct 2014, Linda Cheng

Modelled on a flower, the inaugural MPavilion will be a shady, ‘pop-up’ home to hundreds of events in Melbourne this summer.

The new UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) by Denton Corker Marshall on Broadway, Sydney.

A technological FEIT

12 Jun 2014, Peter Salhani

UTS unveils its new Faculty of Engineering and IT (FEIT) by Denton Corker Marshall.

Clad in recycled Ironbark and Tallowood, the exterior and the library complements the decking of reclaimed timber from the wharf.

The Library at the Dock

5 Jun 2014, Linda Cheng

Melbourne’s new Docklands Library opens to the public.

The new BLaKC by FJMT sports a facade of red aluminium sunscreens.

Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre opens

4 Apr 2014, Peter Salhani

The new Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre opens on Sunday 6 April.