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PTW Reveal Trio of Towers for Parramatta, Australia

06:00 - 3 June, 2016
PTW Reveal Trio of Towers for Parramatta, Australia, New plaza view (60 and 25-storey towers by PTW Architects, 35-storey by Collins and Turner). Image Courtesy of PTW Architects
New plaza view (60 and 25-storey towers by PTW Architects, 35-storey by Collins and Turner). Image Courtesy of PTW Architects

Peddle Thorp and Walker Architects (PTW), in association with Collins and Turner and McGregor Coxall, has revealed their winning proposal in the competition to transform Parramatta’s former Cumberland Newspaper site. Selected by an independent design jury, the mixed-use scheme features three towers, each incorporating residential, commercial, retail and public spaces. The towers line the south and western edges of a new urban plaza, which opens up to a public reserve on the banks of the Parramatta River.

Spanda / Christian de Vietri

19:00 - 1 June, 2016
© Robert Frith
© Robert Frith

© Christian de Vietri © Apertunity Productions © Robert Frith © Christian de Vietri +32

Glasshouse Community and Function Centre / Croxon Ramsay

17:00 - 1 June, 2016
© Dianna Snape
© Dianna Snape

© Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape © Dianna Snape +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Project Directors

    Andrew Croxon, Catherine Ramsay
  • Project Architect

    Nick Gamble
  • Area

    4190.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Garden Suburb Early Learning Centre / Bourne Blue Architecture

17:00 - 30 May, 2016
Garden Suburb Early Learning Centre / Bourne Blue Architecture , Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture
Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture

Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Newcastle NSW, Australia
  • Area

    3414.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture

The Pool: Inside Australia's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

21:00 - 29 May, 2016

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show.

As an architectural device the pool represents a physical edge but it also expresses a social and personal frontier. This is explored through the narratives broadcast in the exhibition space for which we have selected eight storytellers: Olympians Shane Gould and Ian Thorpe; authors Anna Funder and Christos Tsiolkas; musician Paul Kelly; environmentalist Tim Flannery; fashion designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales from Romance Was Born; and Indigenous art curator Hetti Perkins. Their interviews reveal stories of fulfillment and accomplishment, of segregation and inclusion, of learning from the past and reflecting for the future, all through the lens of the pool. 

Competition Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Thinks “Outside the Box”

08:00 - 29 May, 2016
Competition Proposal by Preliminary Research Office Thinks “Outside the Box”, Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office
Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office

Preliminary Research Office has revealed their entry to a competition to design the new civic center for the city of Ryde, Australia. The project uses a series of boxes at different scales to inform the organization of both the building and the public spaces. Following a competition of 175 entries from 49 countries, the project did not make the shortlist. However, its approach addresses the fundamental needs of a civic center to be dynamic, flexible and human-scale.

Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office Exterior Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office Aerial Rendered View. Image Courtesy of Preliminary Research Office +15

The University of Queensland Oral Health Centre / Cox Rayner Architects + Hames Sharley

20:00 - 28 May, 2016
© Christopher Frederick Jones
© Christopher Frederick Jones

© Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick Jones +20

Armory Wharf / Lahznimmo Architects

17:00 - 27 May, 2016
Armory Wharf  / Lahznimmo Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +18

Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond

16:00 - 27 May, 2016
Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond, Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales
Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales

Vivid Sydney, the Australian city's annual festival of lights, began today with colorful installations that reinvent icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Jørn Utzon’s renowned Opera House. The event is host to over 90 light installations devised by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, appearing in eight precincts across the city.

Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Cathedral of Light, Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Circular Quay. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Chatswood Gondwana Light Lab. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales +18

CHROFI and McGregor Coxall Propose a Woodland Cemetery Without Headstones

14:00 - 27 May, 2016
CHROFI and McGregor Coxall Propose a Woodland Cemetery Without Headstones, Courtesy of CHROFI
Courtesy of CHROFI

CHROFI and McGregor Coxall have designed Acadia Remembrance Sanctuary as a “bushland cemetery for a secular society.” The architects are proposing a burial ground located in the idyllic setting of a conservation woodland area on the outskirts of Sydney. The project calls for natural graves without headstones, instead opting for GPS technology to find the resting sites of loved ones. The tactic shifts the emphasis of cemeteries from the manicured appearances of individual plots and headstones to the retention and protection of the bush ecology. The proposed cemetery is situated on 10.1 hectares (25 acres) of parkland with a 400 square meter (4,500 square foot) building located at its center. 

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The Condensery / PHAB Architects

20:00 - 26 May, 2016
The Condensery  / PHAB Architects, © Manson Images
© Manson Images

© Manson Images © Manson Images © Manson Images © Manson Images +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Toogoolawah QLD 4313, Australia
  • Design Team

    Brant Harris, Ashley Paine
  • Area

    450.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

St. Peter's Renovation / Glasshouse

17:00 - 26 May, 2016
St. Peter's Renovation / Glasshouse, ©  Aaron Citti
© Aaron Citti

©  Aaron Citti ©  Aaron Citti ©  Aaron Citti ©  Aaron Citti +21

Claremont Residence / Keen Architecture

17:00 - 25 May, 2016
Claremont Residence  / Keen Architecture, © Dion Robeson
© Dion Robeson

© Dion Robeson © Dion Robeson © Dion Robeson © Dion Robeson +21

MPavilion 2016 architect Bijoy Jain - public lecture

21:00 - 24 May, 2016
MPavilion 2016 architect Bijoy Jain - public lecture

MPavilion 2016 architect Bijoy Jain will discuss the concept of ‘lore’ and how it relates to his internationally renowned architectural practice, Studio Mumbai, in a free public lecture. Presented in partnership with MPavilion, the Wheeler Centre and the Melbourne School of Design, where the lecture will occur on July 26.

Guildford Grammar Preparatory School / Christou Design Group

17:00 - 24 May, 2016
Guildford Grammar Preparatory School  / Christou Design Group , © Douglas Mark Black
© Douglas Mark Black

© Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black © Douglas Mark Black +29

High House / Dan Gayfer Design

20:00 - 22 May, 2016
High House / Dan Gayfer Design, © Dean Bradley
© Dean Bradley

© Dean Bradley © Dean Bradley © Dean Bradley © Dean Bradley +31

Spectrum Apartments / Kavellaris Urban Design

22:00 - 20 May, 2016
Spectrum Apartments  / Kavellaris Urban Design, © Peter Clarke
© Peter Clarke

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Australia
  • Design

    Billy Kavellaris & Rodrigo Mateluna Sandoval
  • Project Architect

    Rodrigo Mateluna Sandoval
  • Area

    7400.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Down Size Up Size House / Carterwilliamson Architects

20:00 - 19 May, 2016
Down Size Up Size House  / Carterwilliamson Architects , © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +17