Tag: Building

The Neo200 building.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 11 Dec 2019

Victoria’s building regulation to be reviewed

The Victorian government has appointed a six-person panel to review the state’s building regulation, in the face of high profile defects and use of non-compliant materials.

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.
News | Linda Cheng | 25 Oct 2019

Architects call for increased accountability amid building defects crisis

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.

Opal Tower in Sydney was found to require significant rectification works after cracks appeared in the building.
News | Josh Harris | 4 Oct 2019

NSW gov’t promises more oversight over design in draft building bill

A draft bill circulated by the NSW government promises greater oversight over the design and construction of buildings.

New housing on Sydney's fringes.
News | Sian Johnson | 13 Jan 2016

Aus buildings still failing on energy efficiency

New research explores why many new buildings are failing to meet National Construction Code energy efficiency requirements.

Draft building code "going backwards" on energy efficiency
News | Sian Johnson | 30 Jul 2015

Draft building code “going backwards”

Proposed changes to the national building code relax minimum standards for energy efficiency, which could have dire outcomes.

The high-cost model set up for domestic building insurance after a 2010 state government intervention has led to $21 million of unnecessary costs for consumers.
News | Sian Johnson | 11 Jun 2015

Serious shortfalls in Vic construction

An audit into the state’s domestic construction industry has found a need for serious reform.

Lyons’ 41X in Melbourne – a hybrid public–commercial building that serves as a new public face for the Australian Institute of Architects.
Projects | Rachel Hurst | 23 Dec 2014

When “little becomes big”: 41X

The Melbourne home of the Australian Institute of Architects speaks of the integral role of the architecture profession in the future of Australia’s cities.

Dwarfed by the steep Richardson Range in an isolated patch of Central Otago, Aro Hã blends into the landscape with its serrated rooflines, timber exteriors and schist detailing.
Projects | Clare Chapman | 7 Dec 2014

Aro Hã Wellness Retreat

Tennant+Brown Architects’ response to the sub-glacial environs of Glenorchy, Aro Hã Wellness Retreat.

In lieu of a fenced compound, the Marysville police station features a semitransparent facade that engages with the community.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 13 Oct 2014

Marysville 16 Hour Police Station

This police station by Kerstin Thompson Architects embodies a domestic and civic conversation.

The Doherty Institute occupies a prominent corner on Royal Parade in Melbourne, and is co-located with Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne’s medial building.
Projects | Des Smith | 2 Jun 2014

The Doherty Institute

University of Melbourne’s new medical research facility by Grimshaw and Billard Leece Partnership.

The Cairns Institute at James Cook University’s Cairns campus.
Projects | Michael Keniger | 27 May 2014

The Cairns Institute

Woods Bagot and RPA Architects design a facility for tropical studies at James Cook University, Cairns.

The small-scale gallery enlivens the back garden of a house in central Victoria.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 19 May 2014

Arrow

PHTR Architects transforms the humble shed into a glimmering architectural object.

The Dayboro Veterinary Surgery steps down the steeply sloping site.
Projects | Douglas Neale | 22 Apr 2014

Dayboro Veterinary Surgery

A Queensland veterinary clinic by Owen and Vokes and Peters responds to the rural vernacular.

Abedian School of Architecture
Projects | Andrew Mackenzie | 11 Apr 2014

Abedian School of Architecture

Bond University’s new learning centre by CRAB Studio is a triumph of the occupant over the object.

The Advanced Engineering Building, viewed from the north, showing the glazed volume housing the studios.
Projects | Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper | 17 Mar 2014

Advanced Engineering Building

An new integrated teaching and research facility at University of Queensland.

2012 Global Gold Winner, a school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso, Africa by Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré.
Awards | 17 Mar 2014

Holcim Awards close next week

An international award for excellence in sustainable construction.

The simple and elemental pavilion at Wilkinsons Point, delivered as part of Stage Two, juts out into the bay.
Projects | Paul Owen and Aaron Peters | 7 Mar 2014

Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP)

Room 11 completes its award-winning work at the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park in Tasmania.

The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club by Durbach Block Jaggers. Bondi is supposedly an Aboriginal word for “water breaking over rocks”.
Projects | Laura Harding | 14 Feb 2014

North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

A mosaic-tiled, sculptural observatory on Australia’s most famous beach.

2012 Global Gold Winner, a school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso, Africa by Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré.
Awards | 5 Feb 2014

2014 Holcim Awards entries open

An international award for excellence in sustainable construction.

2012 Global Gold Winner, a school with passive ventilation system in Burkina Faso, Africa by Berlin-based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré.
News | 5 Feb 2014

2014 Holcim Awards entries open

An international award for excellence in sustainable construction.