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Excitement builds for Sydney Architecture Festival

Excitement builds for Sydney Architecture Festival

Sydneysiders are turning their heads to Paris, to get the latest in urban style. The Deputy Lord Mayor of Paris, Pierre Mansat is currently visiting Sydney for the Sydney Architecture Festival which runs from 24th October to the 4th of November. Last Thursday, 25th of October he attended the City of Sydney Design Excellence Forum,...
The Stirling Prize winner 2012

The Stirling Prize winner 2012

After a highly anticipated wait, the Stirling Prize, one of the UK’s biggest architecture prizes, was announced in Manchester last Saturday. From the judges’ perspective, the project that has made the “greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year” was the Sainsbury Laboratory – an 82 million pound science facility by Stanton...
Jury arrives on finalists for Flinders Street Station Design Competition

Jury arrives on finalists for Flinders Street Station Design Competition

Earlier in the year the Victorian government announced the $1 million Flinders Street Station International Design Competition. The Flinders Street Station precinct is a heritage icon as well as Melbourne’s busiest railway station. All entries were submitted anonymously to the competition jury in a bid to maintain the highest level of fairness and equity. Out...
Student Accommodation High Achiever

Student Accommodation High Achiever

The Monash Student Housing Complex has just received the first Australian multi-residential Green Star Rating for sustainable construction. The construction has performed top in its class, also receiving a Royal Institute of British Architects International Award and The Victorian Architecture Award for Multiple Housing earlier in the year. Designed by BVN Architecture, the Monash University...
Delicious Designs

Delicious Designs

Russel Koskela and Sasha Titchosky have always created beautiful, functional and durable furniture, and now it is delicious too. While the company Koskela is often associated with large scale commercial projects, their Rosebery warehouse is a design brik-a-brak store with everything from outdoor benches, timber brush-ware to four poster beds and handmade children’s toys. A...
Architecture award for Sydney's Chinatown

Architecture award for Sydney’s Chinatown

A previously unused pagoda in the heart of Sydney’s Chinatown has been awarded a prestigious architecture award. The City of Sydney’s stunning Chinatown information kiosk, which glows bright red at night and serves hundreds of residents, workers and visitors each day, was the recipient of an award in the Small Project Architecture category at this...
Robina Hospital a winner

Robina Hospital a winner

The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2012 Queensland State Architecture Awards were announced on June 22 and a Public Architecture Award was given to the Robina Hospital Expansion designed by BVN. According to the jury this major redevelopment for the Gold Coast Health Services District, ‘strikes an appropriate balance between operational efficiency and healthcare environment for...