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2 Girls Building / Kavellaris Urban Design

18:00 - 2 April, 2015
2 Girls Building / Kavellaris Urban Design, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +27

St Kilda House / Jost Architects

18:00 - 1 April, 2015
St Kilda House / Jost Architects, © Andrew Wuttke & Project Client
© Andrew Wuttke & Project Client

© Andrew Wuttke & Project Client © Andrew Wuttke & Project Client © Andrew Wuttke & Project Client © Andrew Wuttke & Project Client +23

Venice Biennale 2016: 5 Proposals Shortlisted for Australian Pavilion

12:00 - 1 April, 2015
Venice Biennale 2016: 5 Proposals Shortlisted for Australian Pavilion,  The Pool / Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet  . Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects
The Pool / Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet . Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has revealed the five proposals shortlisted for exhibition at the Australian Pavilion at Venice's 2016 Architecture Biennale. The announcement comes following a two-stage presentation and selection process judged by the Venice Biennale Commission, currently helmed by AIA Immediate Past President Paul Berkemeier. 

The 2016 Biennale will mark the inaugural exhibition within Australia's new pavilion at Venice, designed by Denton Corker Marshall and slated for a May 2015 opening.

Read more about the shortlisted projects after the break.

Parlour Live! / Justine Clark and Naomi Stead with Maryam Gusheh, Catherine Griffiths and Fiona Young . Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects Objects / Andrew Burns and Mark Gowing . Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects Wide Open / Ed Lippmann, Dr Anne Watson, Susan Freeman and Michael Hill . Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects POST / John de Manincor, Sandra Kaji-O’Grady and Misho Baranovic . Image Courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects +6

6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch

10:30 - 31 March, 2015
6 Politically Motivated Cities Built From Scratch, Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM
Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM

Threatening to end Cairo’s 1,046 year dominance as the country’s capital, earlier this month the government of Egypt announced their intentions to create a new, yet-to-be-named capital city just east of New Cairo. The promise of the more than 270 square mile ‘new New Cairo’ has attracted headlines from around the world with its sheer scale; a $45 billion development of housing, shopping and landmarks designed to attract tourism from day one, including a theme park larger than Disneyland. And of course, the plans include the promise of homes - for at least 5 million residents in fact, with the vast number of schools, hospitals and religious and community buildings that a modern city requires - making the new capital of Egypt the largest planned city in history.

The idea of building a new capital city has appealed to governments across history; a way to wipe the slate clean, stimulate the economy and lay out your vision of the world in stone, concrete and parkland. Even old Cairo was founded as a purpose built capital, although admittedly urban planning has changed a little since then. It continues to change today; see the full list of different ways to build a totally new city after the break.

Image of the planned new capital of Egypt, masterplanned by SOM. Image © SOM Train station. Image © SOM Government District. Image © SOM Concept of Cairo's replacement by Skidmore, Owings and Merril. Image © SOM +44

House 3 / Coy Yiontis Architects

21:00 - 30 March, 2015
House 3 / Coy Yiontis Architects, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +25

Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture

18:00 - 25 March, 2015
Lorne Hill House / Will Harkness Architecture, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +23

Bike House / FMD Architects

18:00 - 23 March, 2015
Bike House / FMD Architects , © John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team

    Fiona Dunin, Katherine Peasley, Robert Kolak, Caroline Tan, Alex Peck, Ryan Fothergill
  • Area

    202.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Loreto College / ThomsonAdsett

18:00 - 16 March, 2015
Loreto College / ThomsonAdsett, © Alicia Taylor
© Alicia Taylor

© Alicia Taylor © Alicia Taylor © Alicia Taylor © Alicia Taylor +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    415 Cavendish Road, Coorparoo QLD 4151, Australia
  • Architect

    Chad Brown, Phil Horwood, Martin Hammond
  • Project Director

    Graham Legerton
  • Project Architect

    Geraldine Dawson
  • Architectural Technician

    Tom Fowler, Steve Foro
  • Area

    1115.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

M House / MAKE architecture

18:00 - 12 March, 2015
M House / MAKE architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +15

Pacific House / Casey Brown Architecture

12:30 - 12 March, 2015
Pacific House  / Casey Brown Architecture, Courtesy of Casey Brown Architecture
Courtesy of Casey Brown Architecture

Courtesy of Casey Brown Architecture Courtesy of Casey Brown Architecture Courtesy of Casey Brown Architecture Courtesy of Casey Brown Architecture +17

Tower House / Austin Maynard Architects

17:00 - 11 March, 2015
Tower House / Austin Maynard Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +48

The Corner / Bower Architecture

18:00 - 10 March, 2015
The Corner / Bower Architecture, © Shannon McGrath
© Shannon McGrath

© Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath © Shannon McGrath +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Jade Vidal
  • Design Team

    Jade Vidal, Chema Bould, Anna Dutton, Ben Shields, Rose Heeley
  • Area

    460.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co

18:00 - 9 March, 2015
Merton House / Thomas Winwood Architecture + Kontista+Co, © Emily Bartlett
© Emily Bartlett

© Emily Bartlett © Emily Bartlett © Emily Bartlett © Emily Bartlett +19

Sandringham House / Techne Architecture+Interior Design + Doherty Design Studio

18:00 - 5 March, 2015
Sandringham House / Techne Architecture+Interior Design + Doherty Design Studio, © Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell © Derek Swalwell +18

Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects

18:00 - 4 March, 2015
Cabin 2 / Maddison Architects, © Will Watt
© Will Watt

© Will Watt © Will Watt © Will Watt © Will Watt +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Blairgowrie, Victoria, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Peter Maddison
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Tintern Middle Schools / Architectus

18:00 - 2 March, 2015
Tintern Middle Schools / Architectus, © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)
© Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)

© Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) © Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn) +26

Curtin University Masterplan First to Receive 5 Green Star-Communities Rating in Australia

19:00 - 27 February, 2015
Curtin University Masterplan First to Receive 5 Green Star-Communities Rating in Australia , Courtesy of Curtin University
Courtesy of Curtin University

The Curtin University Master Plan has become the first project to receive a 5 Star Green Star-Communities Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Helmed by AECOM and Donaldson and Warn architects, the plan sets forth a strategy for the renewal of the University's main campus in Bentley, Perth, aiming to create a "vibrant urban community" that combines commercial, retail, residential, educational, and transport infrastructure. Sustainability is a cornerstone of the project, which seeks to be adaptable to, and respectful of, its site and heritage. 

The 5-star rating honours Australian Excellence in "innovation, design excellence, environmental sustainability, economic prosperity and liveability". Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Courtesy of Curtin University Courtesy of Curtin University Courtesy of Curtin University Courtesy of Curtin University +6

Courtyard House / ​Aileen Sage Architects

01:00 - 25 February, 2015
Courtyard House / ​Aileen Sage Architects, © Tom Ferguson
© Tom Ferguson

© Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson © Tom Ferguson +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Paddington NSW, Australia
  • Builder

    ​Lochbuild
  • Landscape Architect

    ​Sue Barnsley Design
  • Area

    200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs