Tag: Brisbane

Indicative image from the Victoria Park Draft Vision, featuring the planned cultural centre.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 Jan 2020

Draft vision for Brisbane’s largest open space revealed

Brisbane City Council has revealed its draft vision for a new public park that is set to bring “nature back into the city.”

The Student Union Building in 1965.
News | Josh Harris | 20 Dec 2019

Bid to save modernist UQ Union Complex fails

The Queensland Heritage Council has rejected an application to list a Stephen Trotter-designed building paving the way for its demolition.

The 2019 Urban Tropicality Conference, running from 5 to 8 December at the University of Queensland, brings together leaders in the fields of architecture and design from across the world.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 4 Dec 2019

Hot urbanism: conference to explore architecture, climate change and inequality in the tropics

The 2019 Urban Tropicality Conference, running from 5 to 8 December at the University of Queensland, brings together leaders in the fields of architecture and design from across the world.

A concept for the riverfront presented in the City Reach Waterfront Masterplan.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Nov 2019

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

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

The Atrium, part of Place Design Group's Archerfield Wetlands precinct plan.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Oct 2019

Post-industrial wasteland to become ‘immersive’ wetlands park

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

Student One Elizabeth Street by Arkhefield.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Oct 2019

Student housing towers revive historic Brisbane arcade

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

Footpath Library by Jonathan Goh.
Review | Gemma Savio | 11 Oct 2019

Modernist pools and a micro library: 2019 Brisbane Open House editor’s picks

While it’s tricky to narrow down a must-see itinerary for Brisbane Open House from the 99 buildings on the program, the following sites are a good place to start.

"Connect and Celebrate" by Tract.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 3 Sep 2019

Five ‘visionary ideas’ for Brisbane golf course transformation

Brisbane City Council has published five speculative plans for the transformation of a golf course north of Brisbane’s CBD into a public park.

Auchenflower House by Vokes and Peters, 2017 Houses Awards Australian House of the Year.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Aug 2019

Brisbane council developing strategy for a ‘design-led city’

Brisbane City Council is seeking feedback on two draft documents to guide quality design across the city.

320 George Street by Hames Sharley.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Aug 2019

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

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

Preliminary design of the redeveloped Thomas Dixon Centre, by Conrad Gargett.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 14 Aug 2019

Construction begins for Conrad Gargett’s Queensland Ballet centre redevelopment

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

The proposed tower will be located at 205 North Quay in Brisbane.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Aug 2019

Four teams compete to design $600m Brisbane tower

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

The Student Union Building in 1965.
News | Josh Harris | 3 Jun 2019

Push to save UQ Union Complex, ‘hub of Queensland democracy’

An application has been lodged to list a modernist student union building on the Queensland Heritage register, in a bid to save it from demolition.

Eucalypt timber battens belie the domestic scale of the building, instead responding to the vast proportions of the landscape.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 29 May 2019

Birdsong and rain: Rosebery House revisited

Responding to a ridgeline that runs west across the gully, this Brisbane home designed by Brit Andresen and Peter O’Gorman illustrates the expressive capacity of Australian hardwood timber and creates a visceral connection to the rainforest.

Proposed QPAC theatre by Snøhetta and Blight Rayner Architecture.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 May 2019

Blight Rayner and Snøhetta win QPAC theatre design competition

Norwegian practice Snøhetta and Brisbane firm Blight Rayner Architecture have together beaten out 23 other design teams to win a design competition for a new theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

Bates Smart's winning design for apartments at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 May 2019

Bates Smart wins design competition for clifftop apartments at Kangaroo Point

Bates Smart has won a design competition for an apartment project in Brisbane.

The entrance atrium of the Inner City South State Secondary College, designed by BVN.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 8 Apr 2019

Conceptual designs unveiled for inner-south Brisbane high school

The Queensland government has released conceptual designs by BVN for the new Inner City South State Secondary College.

This house was designed by architect Frederick Bruce Lucas as his own residence in 1941.
Review | Alice Hampson | 27 Mar 2019

Home: A Suburban Obsession

Home: A Suburban Obsession celebrates “the allure of home and the stories found within.”

The proposed redevelopment of Edith Cavell building by Elevation Architecture.
News | Josh Harris | 20 Feb 2019

Designs unveiled for the redevelopment of heritage buildings in Brisbane’s Herston Quarter

A development application has been submitted for the heritage precinct within Australian Unity’s Herston Quarter in central Brisbane.

Reinstating the original wraparound verandah re-exposed the living room as an operable corner.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 19 Feb 2019

A clarifying transformation: Dyer Street House

James Russell Architect’s astute adjustments to this 1959 modernist home seamlessly meld future-aware adaptations to bring new equilibrium to the dwelling.