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Chair Loop in the Northcote studio of Bellemo & Cat.

Seating arrangement

25 Jul 2013, Cat Mcleod

Melbourne architects Bellemo & Cat turn a stack of discarded chairs into a spiralling art piece.

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Peter Wilson: Home sweet home

Peter Wilson: Home sweet home

15 May 2013, Peter Wilson

A moment’s reflection on landscape by 2013 Gold Medallist Peter Wilson.

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Garden wall at Pierantonio Bonacina stand.

Milan 2013 report

30 Apr 2013, Lucy Marczyk

Lucy Marczyk of Nexus gives the interior designer’s rap on the Milan Furniture Fair.

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The Elements by David Trubridge, a 3-D carpet project for Tsar.

2013 Milan day four

16 Apr 2013, Penny Craswell

Penny Craswell reports on her final day in Milan, spent at the Zona Tortona.

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Spazio Rossana Orlandi.

2013 Milan day three

16 Apr 2013, Penny Craswell

Penny Craswell visits the courtyard gardens of Spazio Rossana Orlandi and 10 Corso Como, and Brera design district.

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2013 Milan day two

2013 Milan day two

10 Apr 2013, Penny Craswell

Penny Craswell reports on day two of the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair from the new Rho Pero fairgrounds.

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Tom Dixon’s Spun gold tea set at MOST, Milano 2013.

MOST in Milan 2013

9 Apr 2013, Penny Craswell

Penny Craswell reports from Milan 2013 on Tom Dixon’s MOST series of exhibitions.

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The facade of the Lollipop House in the Seoul neighbourhood of Yongin.

Lollipop House

28 Mar 2013, Federico Monsalve

Federico Monsalve visits the Lollipop House by Moon Hoon in an aspirational concrete suburb of Seoul.

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The Opposite House

The Opposite House

21 Mar 2013, Christina Waterson

One of Kengo Kuma’s early projects: The Opposite House in Sanlitan Village, Beijing.

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Split-level home at the Kingsdene Estate, Carlingford by Ken Woolley and Michael Dysart (1961), taken October 2012.

Carlingford Homes Fair 50th anniversary tour

4 Mar 2013, Stephen Batey

Stephen Batey revisits the site of the 1962 housing fair that shaped suburban Sydney.

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Striking suspension

Striking suspension

20 Feb 2013, Clare Chapman

A string of new suspension bridges are opening along the 84-km New Zealand Cycle Trail.

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Glass Elephant’s robots cleaned and staked glass objects with mammoth power and precision.

Stockholm Design Week 2013

12 Feb 2013, Julia Schenz

Urbis intern Julia Schenz rounds up her highlights from Stockholm Design Week 2013.

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Gombe-san performing at Australia House opening with Karaoke robot.

Australia House in Japan

12 Feb 2013, Brett Boardman

Photographer Brett Boardman reflects on his experience shooting Andrew Burns’s opus.

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House NA by Sou Fujimoto Architects.

House NA, Tokyo

30 Jan 2013, Tommy Honey

Tommy Honey visits a tiny tree-house-inspired dwelling by Sou Fujimoto Architects.

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Ben Kazacos, Phoebe Baker-Gabb and Brock Hogan each hold a Mark – an interactive pad of pencils.

Sketchy business

25 Jan 2013

Winners of the 2012 SuperStudio competition took their little pad of pencils to the streets of Venice for the Biennale.

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Constructing the table.

Eoghan’s holiday project

22 Jan 2013, Eoghan Lewis

At a farmhouse north of Sydney, architect Eoghan Lewis builds a plywood table and chair for his daughter Elsie.

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Harry Sediler’s Australian Embassy in Paris, 1973–1977.

Harry Seidler travelling exhibition

16 Jan 2013

The Harry Seidler travelling exhibition opens in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Elevated above the Vitra Campus in Germany, the building form is made up of a series of stacked, long, gabled roof telescopes.

VitraHaus, Basel

4 Jan 2013, Nicole Stock

A curious showcase by Herzog and de Meuron, for the Vitra residential furniture collection in Germany.

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The coop is a self-supporting, frameless, galvanized steel mesh structure.

Chicken coop

20 Dec 2012, Jill Pope

A student project by Chris Mullaney: rethinking a backyard chicken coup in the town of Stroud, NSW.

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Sketchbook: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi Castello Venezia.

Scenes from Venice

16 Nov 2012, David Holm

Pages from David Holm’s sketchbook at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Herzog & de Meuron’s exhibit documented their controversial Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg at Common Ground.

A common touch in Venice?

23 Oct 2012

Jennifer McMaster delves into the common ground of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Kamppi Chapel of Silence in Helsinki by K2S Architects.

A moment’s pause in Helsinki

19 Oct 2012, Jennifer McMaster

In the 2012 World Design Capital of Helsinki, Jennifer McMaster reflects on the Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Ban’s community center is a large pitch-roofed space with amenities tucked into shipping containers.

Postcards from Japan: Part I

8 Oct 2012, Andrew Barrie

Professor Andrew Barrie visits northern Japan and reports on the post-tsunami temporary housing by Shigeru Ban.

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Peter Zumthor’s Vardø memorial

Peter Zumthor’s Vardø memorial

8 Oct 2012, Lindy Atkin, Stephen Guthrie

Lindy Atkin and Stephen Guthrie’s pilgrimage to Peter Zumthor’s Steilneset Memorial in Vardø, Norway.

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The entrance lobby was set back, embedded in an existing line of trees.

Concrete zombie

2 Oct 2012, Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson reflect on the half-life of an award-winning sheme in Erwitte, Germany.

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Berlin graffiti can be grim or kooky.

Crazy brave Berlin

26 Sep 2012, Shaun Carter

Shaun Carter’s 2012 Dulux Study Tour of Berlin.

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Serious fun: Heatherwick Studio’s Spun Chair in the Victoria and Albert Museum foyer.

London Design Festival

20 Sep 2012, HY William Chan

HY William Chan looks into the Thomas Heatherwick exhibition at the 2012 London Design Festival.

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Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh

19 Sep 2012, Ed Haysom

Architect Ed Haysom writes about starting a practice in Vietnam’s largest city.

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Evidence of the hasty retreat from this Spanish construction site office after projects went bankrupt and were abandoned is still visible three years later.

Bye bye Barcelona

15 Sep 2012, Mario Ballesteros

As he flees Barcelona for Mexico, architect Mario Ballesteros pens a flurried postcard.

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Opulent Arab Emirates

Opulent Arab Emirates

11 Sep 2012, Shaun Carter

A postcard from Shaun Carter’s 2012 Dulux Study Tour of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

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Approaching Melbourne's CBD from St Kilda.

Aerial view of Melbourne

11 Sep 2012, Cassie Hansen

Cassie Hansen takes a helicopter tour of Melbourne with photographer John Gollings.

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Kieran Long, journalist, critic and assistant director of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Kieran Long’s common ground

5 Sep 2012, HY William Chan

Kieran Long, assistant director of the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, talks to HY William Chan.

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Italy's high speed train in Rome.

Viva Venezia: Matthew Pullinger

4 Sep 2012, Matthew Pullinger

A slightly Venice-weary Matthew Pullinger pulls a few reflections together for a parting postcard.

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Flash formations: Michael Ford

Flash formations: Michael Ford

4 Sep 2012

Flash formations talks held over two days of the Vernissage got people talking.

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The Italian pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Common Ground: Peter Bennetts

30 Aug 2012

Day two at the Common Ground exhibition, Venice 2012.

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Opening day video: Tracey Hau

Opening day video: Tracey Hau

30 Aug 2012, Hoang Truong Tracey Hau

Opening day at the Australian Pavilion: Tracey Hau video postcard.

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Nordic pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale 2012.

Nordic pavilion: Ian Close

29 Aug 2012

Fifty years as the Biennale’s most beautiful pavilion.

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Foosball outside the Australian pavilion.

Out and about: Paul Berkemeier

29 Aug 2012, Paul Berkemeier

27 August, postcards from the Vernissage.

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Russian pavilion: Paul Berkemeier

Russian pavilion: Paul Berkemeier

29 Aug 2012, Paul Berkemeier

Russia’s pavilion brings cold war technology to life with digital storyboards.

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Janet Holmes a Court speaks at the Australian Pavilion opening, 27 August.

Australian pavilion at Venice opens

28 Aug 2012

Australia opens its pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Bar Naranzaria near Rialto Bridge, the Austral Bricks Bar. Venice, 26 August.

Bar Naranzaria: Peter Bennetts

28 Aug 2012, Peter Bennetts

Photographer Peter Bennetts sends a postcard from the Vernissage.

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