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Michael Sorkin

Michael Sorkin, ‘supremely gifted’ theorist and architect, dies from COVID-19

27 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

American architect, theorist and urbanist Michael Sorkin has died in New York after contracting COVID-19.

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Gabriel Poole, Awaroa 2016.

Gold Medalist Gabriel Poole dies

26 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Once described as “an unsung hero,” Gabriel Poole is one of the most significant architects to have emerged from Queensland.

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Institute calls for more stimulus for design and construction industries

Institute calls for more stimulus for design and construction industries

25 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

In an open letter to the prime minister, the Australian Institute of Architects has called for the government to implement more stimulus measures to support the design and construction industries.

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Crossman House by Kevin Borland.

Pleas for ‘significant’ Kevin Borland house to be saved

25 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The family of Kevin Borland has lodged an application to heritage list the Crossman House – “a modernist piece of architecture that’s significant in this country.”

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Amy Muir of Muir Architecture.

Jury announced, entries open for 2020 Think Brick Awards

24 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Think Brick Awards will be announced on 13 August 2020, and will be judged on craftsmanship and the innovative use of brick.

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The hotel development proposed for central Launceston designed by Scanlan Architects.

New hotels proposed for Launceston heritage precinct

24 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Two new interconnected hotels designed by Perth-based Scanlan Architects form an ambitious proposal that would transform Launceston’s heritage precinct.

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The house at the Cedars.

Snøhetta to design South Australian art gallery

24 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Hans Heysen Foundation has selected the Adelaide studio of Norwegian practice Snøhetta to design an art gallery and cultural precinct at The Cedars, the Adelaide Hills home of renowned father and daughter artists Hans Heysen and Nora Heysen.

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Malop Street Green Spine by Outlines Landscape Architecture

State government overrules ‘reckless’ council to save Geelong green spine

24 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government has moved to protect the award-winning Geelong Green Spine from the local council’s wrecking ball, declaring Mercer and Garden streets a designated State Road Project.

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Ruckers Hill House by Studio Bright, a finalist in the Residential Interior category.

‘Original and masterful’: 2020 Dulux Colour Awards finalists

23 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The finalists of the 2020 Dulux Colour Awards “have set a new precedent” in the innovative use of colour, and texture, in the built environment.

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Small and medium architecture firms can apply for cash payments of up to $100,000.

Help for architects in COVID-19 stimulus package

23 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The federal government has announced up to $100,000 of income support will be made available to businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Indicative render of the proposed Women's and Children's Hospital in Adelaide. Not a true reflection of the final design.

Design consortium appointed for major new Adelaide hospital

21 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The South Australian government has appointed a multi-practice consortium to design a major new hospital in Adelaide.

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The Wollert neighbourhood centre, designed by OMA.

OMA designs suburban mall in Melbourne

19 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian branch of global practice OMA has designed a unique suburban mall that doubles as a neighbourhood centre on the outskirts of Melbourne.

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Architects brace for cancellation of projects

Architects brace for cancellation of projects

19 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Preliminary results from a survey conducted by the Association of Consulting Architects show 57 percent of practices have had projects cancelled or are anticipating projects to be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

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Perth.

Perth City Deal paused amid pandemic uncertainty

18 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Western Australian government has delayed the announcement of funding for projects under the Perth City Deal due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The tower at 52-60 Collins Street , designed by Bates Smart.

Council backs Bates Smart’s Collins Street tower proposal

18 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

City of Melbourne councillors have voted unanimously in favour of a tower proposal for the Paris end of Collins Street, in spite of contrary advice from council planners.

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Jean Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton.

French architects appointed to lead University of Sydney design program

18 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Lacaton and Vassal Architects have been appointed the inaugural Garry and Susan Rothwell Chair in Architectural Design Leadership at the University of Sydney.

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Canberra

Major new university campus mooted for Canberra

18 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A deal between UNSW and the National Capital Authority could see a major new university campus built within Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle.

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The 2018 National Examination Paper will be completed by candidates on computers.

Architects’ registration examinations suspended

17 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia has suspended architect registration examinations until August amid the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

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Cockle Bay by Henning Larsen in partnership with McGregor Coxall.

Danish firm wins competition to design Darling Harbour tower

17 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

GPT Group and AMP Capital have announced the winner of an international competition to design their $650 million commercial tower project in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

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Vittorio Gregotti.

Forefather of Venice Architecture Biennale dies of coronavirus

17 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Vittorio Gregotti, an Italian architect who curated the first architecture show at the Venice Art Biennale in 1975, has passed away in Milan.

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Cairns Performing Arts Precinct by Cox Architecture in association with CA Architects and Andrew Prowse Landscape Architect

2020 Queensland Minister’s Award for Urban Design announced

16 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Two projects have jointly won the top prize in the 2020 Queensland Minister’s Award for Urban Design.

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How prepared are you for COVID-19 impacts?

How prepared are you for COVID-19 impacts?

16 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A survey conducted by the Association of Consulting Architects seeks to gauge the preparedness of the architectural profession for the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sadie Morgan.

Jury announced for $500k Future Homes design competition

13 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Victorian government’s Future Homes design competition will be judged by a jury that includes eminent local and international architects.

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Bruny Island Cabin by Maguire and Devine Architects.

$1 million ‘wildest home ideas’ competition

13 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Airbnb has launched a competition for the unusual and unconventional homes for rent, with a total of US$1 million up for grabs.

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STEMM Building at University of Newcastle by Lyons and EJE Architecture.

New vision of University of Newcastle’s STEMM building

12 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new STEMM building by Lyons and EJE is set to be the heart of a new integrated precinct at the University of Newcastles Callaghan campus.

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Singapore Founders Memorial proposal by Kengo Kuma and Associates and K2LD Architects.

Singapore Founders Memorial competition winner announced

12 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A proposal with “distinctive architectural, landscaping and place-making characteristics” has been chosen the winner of the international design competition for a new commemorative landmark in Singapore.

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The tower at 458 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, designed by Rothelowman.

Approved office tower celebrates culture, identity and nature of Brisbane

11 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A 12-storey office tower proposal in Brisbane, designed by Rothelowman, has been approved by Brisbane council.

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Dr. Maryam Gusheh, Kieran Wong, Emma Williamson, Justine Clark

2020 National Architecture Conference postponed

11 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The Australian Institute of Architects has postponed the 2020 National Architecture Conference, in light of the travel bans and restrictions surrounding the global coronavirus outbreak.

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Federation Square by Lab Architecture Studio and Bates Smart.

A public library at Federation Square?

10 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Melbourne’s council has proposed a range of changes to Melbourne’s premier public space, in a submission to a state government review.

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Artist's impression of "Greenheart".

200-hectare park mooted for Gold Coast

10 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Gold Coast council has revealed early plans for what could be the largest biodiversity reforestation project in Australia.

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Molecular Horizons by Jacobs and Denton Corker Marshall.

University of Wollongong’s ‘crystalline’ building for sensitive microscopes

10 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Designed by Jacobs and Denton Corker Marshall, this research facility housing some of the world’s most powerful biological microscopes is helping to fight chronic diseases.

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Somewhere Other by John Wardle Architects at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Architecture in focus at Adelaide Festival

6 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A series of exhibitions held during the Adelaide Festival will interrogate the way architecture shapes our experiences.

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The Melbourne School of Design by John Wardle Architects and NADAAA. The University of Melbourne is now Australia's top-ranked school for architecture, according to the QS World University Rankings.

Australian architecture schools slip in world university rankings

6 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

In the latest annual QS World University Rankings, Australian architecture schools have fallen slightly compared with the previous year.

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University Campus UTEC Lima by Grafton Architects

Six landmark projects of the first all-woman Pritzker winning duo

6 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

From a “modern day Machu Picchu” to “cool mysterious interiors,” we sample some of the most notable projects by the first all-female duo to win the Pritzker Prize.

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The Grand Canal in Venice.

Venice Architecture Biennale postponed due to coronavirus

5 Mar 2020, Patrick Hunn

The opening of the event has been postponed in response to an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, slashing the six-month festival to just three.

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Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara.

Pritzker Prize awarded to all-female partnership

4 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Architecture’s highest honour has been awarded to two women for the first time in its history.

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Green Spine by UN Studio and Cox Architecture.

UN Studio, Cox Architecture’s Southbank towers inch closer to approval

4 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

A much-hyped two-tower development proposal that could become Australia’s tallest has edged closer to approval.

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James Cook University Central Plaza by Cox Architecture.

James Cook University central plaza complete

4 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

The new central plaza features a curved canopy adorned with a large-scale artwork illustrating the environment, identity, and morphology.

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Sydney Coliseum Theatre by Cox Architecture.

Fluid curtains inspire new Sydney theatre

3 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Cox Architecture’s new 2,000-seat performance venue in western Sydney is inspired by the trappings of the theatre.

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Jefa Greenaway.

Architect inducted into DIA Hall of Fame

3 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

Indigenous architect Jefa Greenaway is among seven designers who will be inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame on 20 March.

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Daylesford Longhouse by Partners Hill, the 2019 Australian House of the Year and a hybrid house par excellence.

The alter egos of the ‘hybrid house’

3 Mar 2020, Editorial Desk AAU

What, if anything, is a house? This one-day symposium will explore genre-bending houses that combine the function of living with something else.

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