Archinect - News 2014-08-23T13:31:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T19:10:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:37:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5o/5oma1fcgjzmghae6.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) claims its annual Liveability Survey could be used to "assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages," among other things. But that needn't apply to those in Melbourne, which for the fourth year running has been declared the best city in the world to live. The Australian culture hub was buoyed by superlative healthcare, infrastructure and education as well as a murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 people, half the global average of 6.2.</p></em><br /><br /><p>While three Canadian cities made the ranking's top 10 (again), U.S. cities keep failing to score high.</p><p>The world's top cities for liveability are:</p><p>1. Melbourne, Australia</p><p>2. Vienna, Austria</p><p>3. Vancouver, Canada</p><p>4. Toronto, Canada</p><p>=5. Adelaide, Australia</p><p>=5. Calgary, Canada</p><p>7. Sydney, Australia</p><p>8. Helsinki, Finland</p><p>9. Perth, Australia</p><p>10. Auckland, New Zealand</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106024167/a-closer-look-at-ar-ma-s-trifolium-digital-pre-fab-pavilion-in-sydney A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l40zjg28wi5x7nsl.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mh4b93hpx4ejo7l7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz7yjpseqbl7bhij.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uo3c72lgc1d6c3g4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inblxtiw5t5p9zb3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6iqsx1lx1yjeuf9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_ar-mas_trifolium_digital_prefab_pavilion_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104251801/ateliers-jean-nouvel-ptw-architects-award-winning-one-central-park-in-sydney-australia Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects’ award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia Justine Testado 2014-07-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:02:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hu3wimoiwx0vx34g.jpg" width="514" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by a renowned team of Parisian Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm PTW Architects, One Central Park in downtown Sydney has received some high recognition in just the past few weeks alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project was recently named the Best Tall Building for the Asia + Australia region in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and received a Commendation in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Awards 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn2ogh9p0uz146z5.jpg"></p><p>More info on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101797065/the-7th-making-cities-liveable-conference-2014-examines-examine-how-to-plan-for-healthy-sustainable-and-resilient-cities The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014 examines examine how to plan for Healthy, Sustainable and Resilient Cities Sponsor 2014-06-13T17:38:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T17:37:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ob/obqbhqncnf1sl39c.jpg" width="514" height="131" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014</strong></p><p><em>Healthy &ndash; Sustainable &ndash; Resilient &ndash; Cities</em></p><p>The 7th Making Cities Liveable Conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities and Resilient Cities.</p><p>Join us at Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff on the NSW and QLD border on the 10th &ndash; 11th July 2014.&nbsp; Pre-conference workshops and study tours will held on Wednesday the 9th July.</p><p>The conference will be a platform for government, academic and private sector practitioners.&nbsp; It will consider the &ldquo;liveability&rdquo; of our cities and towns in the future and the changes required to public policy to build the communities of tomorrow.</p><p>Presentations will facilitate discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia.&nbsp; How will these suggested outcomes affect the way we live and work?</p><p>The built environment influences how people relate to each other, the oppo...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97255930/get-lectured-university-of-queensland-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Queensland, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-04T14:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:18:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/40cd54usg82pk7bl.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>We have our second Australian poster from the University of Queensland, School of Architecture with their Spring lecture series, &ldquo;720+", named after the Dewey system code for architecture.</p><p>"There are parallels between the various tasks of an architecture school and the role of the contemporary library. More than just being places where one finds existing, static information, they are places that generate new knowledge...The series builds on this relationship, bringing together leading designers and thinkers, award-winners and provocateurs who are each engaged in the generation of new knowledge and w...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97105525/without-urban-strategy-is-australia-planning-to-fail Without Urban Strategy, is Australia Planning to Fail? Alexander Walter 2014-04-02T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:43:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0f/0f2610de9d5d074398981e0b3df18d96.jpg" width="514" height="284" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Just two years ago [...] Australia&rsquo;s previous government created the Major Cities Unit which outlined key long-term priorities for urban productivity and sustainability. Highly regarded by academia, as well as infrastructure, planning and property councils, the Unit showed promise for strategic city alignment, including investment into high-speed rail. Today, all investment into the Unit has been withdrawn and momentum towards a national urban strategy has come to a halt.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/95634762/get-lectured-bond-university-abedian-school-of-architecture-14 Get Lectured: Bond University, Abedian School of Architecture '14 Justine Testado 2014-03-14T17:24:00-04:00 >2014-03-14T17:49:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2j/2jzjgesaqgiec90z.jpg" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong><br><br>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from Bond University's Abedian School of Architecture&nbsp;&mdash; Get Lectured's first featured Australian school!</p><p>Here's a little more info about their "Design Is Research" lecture series: "The 2014 Architecture Lecture Series &ndash; 'Design Is Research' - seeks to actively examine architecture on its own terms as a creative activity with specific disciplinary tendencies, preoccupations, and transformational modes of operation. Design Is Research is framed as a polemic, confronting the widely held assumption that architectural production and scholarly research are unrelated endeavours."</p><p><strong>All le...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94419900/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-sydney Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Sydney Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-26T14:44:00-05:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8657fhwn98zjkmu.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>IMPRESSIONS</strong></p><p>We left <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92781001/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-tokyo#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan</a> with our heads still spinning from the colours, the sounds of gaming lounges, the continuous traffic jams, and the hordes upon ho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90381291/adelaide-rocks-by-nice-architects-2nd-prize-and-people-s-choice-award-for-rahsite-competition “Adelaide Rocks” by Nice Architects - 2nd prize and People’s Choice Award for RAHsite competition Justine Testado 2014-01-03T17:07:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/11/115j3t9wqk8hxv9v.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you saw our recent feature of the international Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition winning entries, here's a more detailed look into "Adelaide Rocks" by young Slovakian firm Nice Architects in collaboration with Mulloway Studios.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out some of the images from their proposal, which won a joint second prize and the People's Choice Award.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3l/3lkvgacih2puo35t.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qkkd5lnl7qgvm9y.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1j/1jlc8hmd7r41wnm5.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2p/2pfifatjzi7glt2k.jpg" title=""><br><br> Click the thumbnails below for more images.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/90315289/royal-adelaide-hospital-design-competition-winning-entries Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition winning entries Justine Testado 2014-01-02T20:33:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T20:41:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa6ttcvz40tafcfh.jpg" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>South Australia's Office for Design and Architecture hosted the Royal Adelaide Hospital Design Competition in a process to redesign the historic Royal Adelaide Hospital site, which will be vacated by 2016. The jury awarded one First Prize and a joint Second Prize. Thousands of public voters picked a People's Choice Award, and a Students Competition winner was also awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Designs from the competition will formulate the site's strategic framework and masterplan.</p> <p> Here's a glimpse of the three prize-winning proposals (videos included below):<br><br><strong>First prize: SLASH with Phillips/Pilkington Architects</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa6ttcvz40tafcfh.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Second prize and People's Choice Award: NICE Architects with Mulloway Studios:</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4btzr7uik81cw08w.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><strong>Second prize: Bonhag de Rosa with Taylor Cullity Lethlean</strong><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/53/536897l6i85fp6h9.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79524095/team-uow-australia-wins-2013-solar-decathlon-china Team UOW Australia Wins 2013 Solar Decathlon China Justine Testado 2013-08-15T12:57:00-04:00 >2013-08-19T19:33:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bd/bd7638d9f931b8960d13ed7151ea0bd8.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On Aug. 11, the Illawarra Flame House of Team UOW Australia (University of Wollongong and TAFE Illawarra Institute) won the 2013 Solar Decathlon China. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Administration China, the competition challenged university teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and stylish. Participants included 22 teams from 35 universities, with students of over 35 nationalities in 13 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78986133/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition Alexander Walter 2013-08-08T13:44:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:56:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s5zx4plyr0zdcrht.jpg" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Jury of Melbourne's Flinders Street Station competition was unanimous in the highly anticipated selection of the final winner: the beautiful vaulted roof-scape designed by Australian/Swiss team HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron with London-based Purcell as heritage consultants. The entry by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina was announced as Winner of the People's Choice Award.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78003654/big-names-on-flinders-street-station-shortlist-public-voting-now-open" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78003654/big-names-on-flinders-street-station-shortlist-public-voting-now-open Big Names on Flinders Street Station Shortlist - Public Voting Now Open Alexander Walter 2013-07-26T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-08-08T13:56:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l6/l662hzt0t4xel89n.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The public is invited to vote for their favorite entry from a field of six finalists in the Flinders Street Station Design Competition, an international, high-profile architectural competition to rejuvenate and restore the historic Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia. The shortlist sports some big names, including Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and the team of Jaques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Voting opened this week and is accessible via the <a href="http://vote.majorprojects.vic.gov.au/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">competition website</a> until Monday, August 5th, 2013.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/78986133/hassell-herzog-de-meuron-win-flinders-street-station-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HASSELL + Herzog &amp; de Meuron Win Flinders Street Station Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77920769/interview-bjarke-ingels-of-big Interview: Bjarke Ingels of BIG Archinect 2013-07-25T18:45:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T19:19:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/00/00d68ac9490dbe0c77e316f86b50b8a6.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Michael Holt speaks to Bjarke Ingels, founder of Danish practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), about the exchange of skills and ideas that stem from international collaborations, and the potential for a hybrid of urban, landscape and architectural form at Barangaroo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/74318284/winners-of-australia-s-the-lodge-on-the-lake-competition Winners of Australia’s THE LODGE ON THE LAKE Competition Alexander Walter 2013-05-31T18:30:00-04:00 >2014-02-12T14:13:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bz/bzhr1quaukter6cb.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners have been unveiled in THE LODGE ON THE LAKE competition. As part of the celebrations for the Centenary of Australia's capital city Canberra in 2013, the University of Canberra and the Gallery of Australian Design had invited designers to participate in this design ideas competition for a new official residence for the Prime Minister of Australia on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>The competition was endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, however there are currently no intentions by the Australian Government to actually build a new Lodge for the Prime Minister.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73058883/gold-coast-northern-rivers-regional-architecture-awards-winners Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards Winners Anna Johnson 2013-05-13T17:06:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T18:08:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym8tg6z2k2dfgkyb.jpg" width="514" height="491" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A joint venture between PDT, STH and HASSELL, and a separate project by dm2architecture, have taken top honours in the 30th Australian Institute of Architects&rsquo; 2013 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70886409/melbourne-certified-as-a-carbon-neutral-city Melbourne Certified As A Carbon Neutral City Anna Johnson 2013-04-08T21:05:00-04:00 >2013-04-08T21:05:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/bere16e2yqh8r7b1.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Melbourne has been certified carbon neutral, an important step toward its goal of becoming one of the world&rsquo;s most sustainable cities. In a carbon constrained economy, councillor Arron Wood said the certification by Low Carbon Australia against the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) &ldquo;was a solid demonstration of the City of Melbourne&rsquo;s commitment to a more sustainable Melbourne.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/70943128/grimshaw-submits-development-application-for-landmark-tower Grimshaw submits Development Application for landmark tower Archinect 2013-04-07T18:56:00-04:00 >2013-04-09T18:57:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3v/3v04qmj69pzbj38p.jpg" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Grimshaw has submitted a Development Application on behalf of Parramatta City Council for a landmark mixed-use tower. The Aspire Tower emerged from a design excellence competition held by the Council and is set to establish a new benchmark for innovative, passive-environmental design in Australian high-rise developments. Designed to act as a catalyst project for Parramatta Square, the tower provides high density, urban residential living which is not only affordable but also sustainable.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/90/90mv8cw4terb1jii.jpg" title=""></p> <p> As one of the tallest structures in Australia, the engineering of Aspire Tower consciously orientates itself to the wind and to sunlight. The highly adaptable facades accommodate all of the various planning arrangements of apartment type into a modular system. The tower&rsquo;s striking sculptural form twists upwards from its Church Street alignment to maximise the capture of the sun, the breeze and northern views for its residents.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z6/z6q8vypf72pi4ixg.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The accommodation within the tower is situated in two east an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/67600416/sydney-s-new-icon-barangaroo Sydney’s New Icon | Barangaroo? Anna Johnson 2013-02-15T15:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-28T23:29:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut2ovowd2oz4o6yd.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Billionaire businessman, James Packer has shortlisted four of the world&rsquo;s best architects (Adrian Smith + Gill Architecture, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Renzo Piano and Wilkinson Eyre Architects) to bid to design and build the urban masterpiece that will be Crown Sydney. The proposed $1 billion six-star Crown Sydney resort will be a dramatic addition to Sydney&rsquo;s skyline and be built across a giant 6,000 square metre site in Barangaroo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63198507/hassell-oma-and-populous-chosen-to-redevelop-sydney-entertainment-precinct HASSELL, OMA and Populous chosen to redevelop Sydney Entertainment Precinct Archinect 2012-12-11T12:08:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:03:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyj0q702xyyc6lf2.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Destination Sydney led by Lend Lease with Australian firm HASSELL Studio, Dutch office OMA and Populous (formerly HOK), has been unveiled as the winning consortium for the redevelopment of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62431708/could-australia-s-tallest-skyscraper-be-the-fastest-to-build Could Australia’s Tallest Skyscraper Be the Fastest to Build? Anna Johnson 2012-11-30T14:58:00-05:00 >2012-12-03T02:55:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lk/lkcd2akzdycs5akv.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While becoming the tallest in architectural terms will always garner attention, taller building often harbour some of the lengthiest development periods. With a rise in the prominence of prefabrication, however, large is no longer necessarily equated with lengthy.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/51518600/sky-city-world-s-tallest-building-to-be-built-in-90-days" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sky City: World&rsquo;s tallest building, to be built in 90 days</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62215590/sydney-crane-crash-caught-on-tape Sydney Crane Crash Caught on Tape Anna Johnson 2012-11-27T00:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T00:50:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3u5yvce7undogmw6.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The moment whereby a burning crane which caught fire on a construction site snapped and fell on top of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) building on Broadway in inner Sydney this morning has been caught on tape. A video, which was filmed by a passer-by and supplied to Channel Nine, shows the upper portion of the crane above the main boom tip collapsing onto the building rooftop.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62465407/lend-lease-lands-bid-to-build-gehry-designed-paper-bag-project Lend Lease lands bid to build Gehry-designed 'paper bag' project Archinect 2012-11-24T11:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T14:37:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9aee0ca96619670c92af7ccf5d19ceb.jpg" width="300" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Herald was granted a first look at a mock-up of the facade on Thursday. It will be built brick by brick, rather than using a cheaper "brick curtain" method, which would have detracted from the fluid, undulating design, Professor Milbourne said. It is due to be completed in mid-2014. Construction will be a "bespoke", at times slow process, said the managing director of Lend Lease's project management and construction business, Murray Coleman.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/53700500/first-images-of-australia-s-venice-architecture-exhibition-2012 First Images of Australia’s Venice Architecture Exhibition 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-07-17T14:44:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T18:00:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9p/9p9x0k9vni8elv8z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Australian Institute of Architects has unveiled plans and preview images of its exhibition, Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture, which will open at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale this August. In the face of new economic, social and cultural challenges, the exhibition at the Australian Pavilion seeks to act as a catalyst for discussion and debate around the changing role of architects and the ways in which they influence the world around them.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47967340/bold-frank-criticism-can-only-nourish-architecture Bold, frank criticism can only nourish architecture Archinect 2012-05-10T11:07:54-04:00 >2012-05-10T11:32:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/86/8638169e34439f15b26cebfe33288115.jpg" width="200" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture critics are in a particular bind. Like art critics but unlike, say, those of film, they must swim in the same social sea as their targets. Further, because useful architectural criticism requires experience of the design process, they must also be prepared to offend those by whom they might otherwise be employed.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39599453/life-architecturally-documentary-with-rob-mcbride-and-debbie-ryan Life Architecturally documentary with Rob McBride and Debbie Ryan Archinect 2012-02-27T23:12:00-05:00 >2012-03-04T14:16:55-05:00 <em><p>Life Architecturally follows internationally acclaimed husband and wife team, architect Robert McBride and interior designer Debbie Ryan... This intimate documentary observes the pressures of building a multi-story, twin-tower development; revolutionary new schools, one in the shape of an infinity symbol, and the ongoing construction and design of their own family home &ndash; which is on the backburner once again due to how busy they are.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/31139014/pixel-building-australia-s-first-carbon-neutral-building-is-now-complete Pixel Building: Australia's First Carbon Neutral Building is Now Complete! nicoleabene 2011-12-16T12:36:23-05:00 >2011-12-20T11:16:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1u/1ujalox57jlpzb71.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This crazy building is a real live structure and it's also Australia's very first carbon neutral building. Recently completed, the Pixel Building is an office building located on the former CUB Brewery site in Melbourne.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/20906520/networks-of-surrender-exhibition-at-2011-gwangju-design-biennale "Networks of surrender" exhibition at 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale David Burns 2011-09-18T19:58:30-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6i/6iamrb76fp2nz53d.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over twenty architects, designers, philosophers and photographers across Sydney have participated in a series of creative conversations, which transform the image of this harbour city from generic postcard perfection to a set of multiplicitous, individual urban narratives. These are networks of surrender, whose ambition is not the cohesion of a finished, consumerable product, but the construction of new communities for creative work.</p></em><br /><br /><p> "Networks of surrender" sits in the &lsquo;Communities&rsquo; sub-section of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale alongside four other invited cities: Johannesburg, Macau, Medell&iacute;n, and Tel Aviv-Jaffa. The exhibition is a collaboration between three practitioners/academics Samantha Spurr, David Burns and Adrian Lahoud from the Design Architecture &amp; Building Faculty of the University of Technology Sydney, and Nicole Bearman, a cultural programs producer, also based at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16223775/top-talent-edged-out Top talent edged out Archinect 2011-08-08T14:31:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T15:31:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c28f4d8810ed1738fcd6b3ed2a7b36f.jpg" width="420" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>GLENN Murcutt, Australia's most internationally recognised architect, famous for the expression ''touching the ground lightly'', won't be able to get his hands near the competition to design a new Australian Pavilion in Venice.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103500/gehry-sydney Gehry @ Sydney Orhan Ayyüce 2010-12-30T13:28:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T14:35:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/t9/t9hop9osae7hk0lp.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> World-renowned architect Frank Gehry has unveiled plans for his first building in Australia - a state-of-the-art business school to be built in Sydney. The building will feature a wrinkly facade built using a combination of brick and glass. "The hardest thing to do with modern architecture is make it human, give it character, give it feeling, historically the great artists of our history have always been fascinated with the fold. Michaelangelo did many drawings, Leonardo Da Vinci did many drawings on that topic, and I've been fascinated with that topic."<br><i>Do you fold like Gehry does?</i> <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/16/3094936.htm?section=entertainment" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ABC</a></p>