Design

Southbank by Beulah symposium one week away

The public still has the ability to attend a design symposium orchestrated by developer Beulah International that will reveal prospective designs for a monumental Southbank development site. The mid design process overview is being held next Friday July 27 at 400 City Road, between 1pm and 4pm. Those attending will be able to view the shortlisted design partnerships' respective visions for 58 Southbank Boulevard. With an end value of...

Woods Bagot and Urbis revitalise Rockhampton Riverside precinct

Woods Bagot has designed a new $31 million pier and lift structure which form key elements of the Urbis-led Master Plan for the Rockhampton Riverside Precinct. The project seeks to revitalise the riverside district by maximising the potential of the previously neglected area and transforming it into a hub of community activity. The riverside pier employs materials that reference the community’s historical past of gold, silver and copper mining...

Bates Smart designs new Westin for Australia's top end

In a first for Urban.com.au, the subject of this article is a new Westin branded hotel not for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or even Perth. Instead, the Bates Smart-designed Westin will be developed in the Northern Territory's capital city Darwin. Located right on the waterfront, the hotel has been designed to form important and meaningful connections between the city and the water, with the dual aim of enhancing the precinct and...

Lyons leads charge at Vic Architecture Awards with RMIT's New Academic Street

RMIT’s New Academic Street (NAS) with Lyons at the helm, in collaboration with NMBW Architecture Studio, Harrison and White, MvS Architects and Maddison Architects was the big winner at the recent Australian Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2018 Victorian State Architecture Awards, claiming six awards in total. The awards recognise the best of Victorian architecture and acknowledge the outstanding contribution architecture and urban design make to...

Design excellence is central to apartment livability and longevity - say the experts

In the lead up to the Designing for Life panel discussion being held Wednesday 18 July, the expert panellists provide insight into the question - how do we create apartments that will stand the test of time and nurture those who live within them? Some of the country’s leading architects and developers will come together to address this issue and the effect of regulated design standards, during the panel discussion presented by Communications...

Hayball's David Tweedie on the evolution of prefabrication in schools

In today's piece, Hayball Director David Tweedie provides Urban.com.au with insight and commentary on the (r)evolutionary journey of prefabrication within the education sector - including benefits for schools, design professionals and the planet. According to Tweedie, the advantages associated with a swift on-site build time, minimal disruption to school environments and unprecedented sustainability benefits, is providing prefabrication with the...

Collectivity Talks - Designing for Life

The next instalment in the Collectivity Talks series presented by Communications Collective, in partnership with Open House Melbourne will focus on the theme of Designing for Life . A group of industry experts comprising architects and developers will form part of a panel discussion taking place on Wednesday 18 July to discuss good apartment design. As Melbourne's population balloons and the supply of new housing attempts to cater to demand,...

Southbank by Beulah designs to be revealed via a public symposium

The design release for Beulah International's coveted 58 Southbank Boulevard site is drawing near, with a ‘Future Cities’ symposium to be held later this month. Shortlisted designs for the approximately $2 billion Southbank by Beulah development will be on show during the event, to be held on Friday July 27. Covered previously by Urban.com.au, Southbank by Beulah's design process has seen six teams consisting of both domestic and international...

Woods Bagot's seven shortlisted for WAF and INSIDE Awards

In keeping with Urban.com.au's awards theme over the last two weeks, Woods Bagot last week announced that seven of its projects had been shortlisted finalists in this year's World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards program and its sister program, the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors. The WAF Awards are the world’s largest, live architectural award, combining keynote presentations from leading international figures alongside live judging...

The Victorian Architecture Awards 2018 wrap: Communications Collective's Genevieve Brannigan

Following the announcement of all the award winners during Friday night's Victorian Architecture Awards dinner, Urban.com.au concludes series: The Road to the Victorian Architecture Awards. Today we speak to Genevieve Brannigan, Director of Communications Collective, to explore the importance of communications in architecture and design. Throughout her career, Genevieve has worked with a number of leading architects and design practices,...

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