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Bookmark #10

1. Amanda Levete’s MPavilion  Figure 1&2: MPavilion design by Amanda Levete The 2015 MPavilion has revealed its design, featuring thin carbon fibre columns with petal-like composite canopy that moves with the wind, acknowledging its brief for “a structure that responds to its climate and landscape.” What I like about this year’s design is that the temporary structure does not … Continue reading

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1. Australia Architecture Awards winners: The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards, NSW Architecture Awards, Tasmania Architecture Awards, Queensland Architecture Awards, South Australia Architecture Awards, ACT Architecture Awards and Northern Territory Architecture Awards. Figure 1: Shrine of Remembrance; Figure 2: The Lady Cilento Children Hospital Figure 3: Fiona Stanley Hospital Main Building; Figure 4: Adelaide … Continue reading

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Bookmark #8

1. Charles Correa Figure 1: The architect of Modern India Dubbed the most influential architect and urban designer of India, Charles Correa has recently passed away, his legacy represents “the physical manifestation of the idea of Indian nationhood, modernity and progress”, admired David Adjaye. He has received many of the world’s most important architecture awards including the … Continue reading

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Bookmark #7

1. 2015 Logo Trend: Each year, Bill Garner, founder of Logolounge, assesses thousands of logos and reports on what are the influences of such designs and how will such trends affect the industry in the future.Garner, however, advises that designers should “be educated by this, stand on the shoulders of others to advance our industry, but … Continue reading

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Bookmark #6

1. A history of cities in 50 buildings: This week marks the end of a spectacular 11-week-long series about urban design and architecture, “A history of cities in 50 buildings”. Written by the team at The Guardian & guest authors, each study explores the social, political, economical impact of important architectures on the cities where … Continue reading

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Bookmark #5

1. Better Apartments – responses: The recently published “Better Apartments” paper by the Victorian Government has been a much-discussed topic around town. Many architects, planners & interested parties have voiced their opinions on what ramifications such design guideline will bear. The list include Craig Yelland – Director of Plus Architecture, Colleen Peterson – managing director … Continue reading

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1. Better Apartments – A discussion paper This week, the Victorian Government published a discussion paper, “Better Apartments”, as a preemptive step in tackling future development & population growth. The paper looked at 14 issues affecting apartment designs & amenities, addressing some key concerns: Should there be rules to ensure a majority of apartments receive sunlight? Should … Continue reading

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1. Fairy Tales Competition 2015 – Blank Space Project: The Fairy Tales competition invites architects, designers, writers, artists & the wider public to tell their own fairy tales through the medium of architecture. The competition broke record in 2014 with over 300 entries from 50 different countries, only to be crushed by this year 1200 entries … Continue reading