News | NH Architecture and Norwegian practice Snøhetta have been appointed to upgrade the Roy Grounds-designed Theatres Building at Arts Centre Melbourne.
News | Pritzker Prize laureate Ryue Nishizawa will speak in Melbourne as part of the second annual Living Cities Forum in July.
News | The NSW government has announced $8.592 million in funding for the Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA)-designed art gallery at Arthur Boyd’s Riversdale property.
Discourse | Swimming is central to Australian identity, whether at the beach, in a river or a backyard pool or creek. Timothy Moore considers a growing trend of individual and organisational interests leading Australian community pool construction proposals.
Projects | The Australian Embassy Bangkok, designed by BVN, explores the narrative potential of architecture through a visceral juxtaposition of Australian and Thai precedents.
News | Australia’s largest contemporary art gallery, a new creative hub and 18,000 square metres of new public space are planned for Melbourne’s arts precinct.
Discourse | In the wake of the 30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House, Kim Dovey uses the building to examine the “relations of architecture to power.”
News | The redevelopment of Walsh Bay arts precinct has been granted final planning approval with construction expected to begin in July.
News | Searle x Waldron Architecture, Edwards Moore and Bush Projects have won the competition with a proposal lauded for its “deep and thorough understanding” of the site.
News | Parks Victoria will host a number of community consultation sessions in May on improvements to tourist infrastructure and conservation works at one of Victoria’s most-visited sites.
News | On the 30th anniversary of the opening of Parliament House, we look back at how the design for “the people’s parliament” became a national symbol.
News | A “national survey” of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design will feature in an exhibition that will take place in Federation Square.
News | The Lyon Foundation has announced it has appointed Fleur Watson as executive curator of the new Lyon Housemuseum Galleries.
News | Construction has begun on new visitor centre for Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade, designed by Terroir.
News | Denton Corker Marshall has been appointed to design two new lookouts and a pedestrian bridge along Victoria’s Shipwreck Coast.
News | The winning team will design a new history and interpretation centre at Australia’s most significant historic site associated with female convicts.
News | The Victorian government has released new visions of Frankston station in south-eastern Melbourne by Genton Architecture and McGregor Coxall.
Discourse | Monash University’s professor of history Graeme Davison considers Melbourne’s long-held dreams for a civic square, and cautions against the proposed Apple store “may be a first perilous step down the slippery slope towards full commercialisation.”
Discourse | Vanessa Bird, president of the Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, argues that a detailed masterplan is sorely needed to ensure proposed changes to Melbourne’s Federation Square are successful.
News | Local practices Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists have won a competition for the design of Australia’s first purpose-built LGBTQI Pride Centre in Melbourne’s St Kilda.