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

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.

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Hawthorn House / Chan Architecture

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Elwood House / Preston Lane

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Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen

  • Architects: Phamily Kitchen
  • Location: 374 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Mathew Van Kooy
  • Photographs: Daniel Aulsebrook

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Studio Fuksas Selected to Design Canberra's Australia Forum

Italian architects Studio Fuksas have been selected, along with Canberra-based Guida Moseley Brown Architects, to design the Australia Forum, a new national convention centre in Canberra, Australia. Located at one apex of Central Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle, Studio Fuksas describe their design as a "completely transparent and permeable" volume which is "in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment," integrating into the surrounding hills and the nearby Lake Burley Griffin by reflecting their presence in its skin.

Tree Top Studio / Max Pritchard

  • Architects: Max Pritchard
  • Location: Adelaide SA, Australia
  • Builder : Max Pritchard
  • Area: 25.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sam Noonan

© Sam Noonan © Sam Noonan © Sam Noonan © Sam Noonan

New Lady Cilento Children's Hospital / Lyons + Conrad Gargett

  • Architects: Lyons, Conrad Gargett
  • Location: South Bank 3, Clem Jones Promenade, Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
  • Area: 115000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Dianna Snape

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Holiday House / BKK Architects

  • Architects: BKK Architects
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Tim Black, George Huon, Jane Caught, Stephanie Bullock, Madeleine Beech, David Sacher, Julian Faelli, Phil Moloughney, Simon Linardi
  • Area: 240.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts

North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects

  • Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects
  • Location: North Perth WA 6006, Australia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Robert Frith

© Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith © Robert Frith

Denton Corker Marshall's Australian Pavilion to Debut at the 56th Venice Biennale

The first building to be constructed in Venice in the past two decades, Denton Corker Marshall's Australian Pavilion will welcome its first visitors on May 9, as part of the 56th Venice Biennale. 

Aireys House / Byrne Architects

  • Architects: Byrne Architects
  • Location: Aireys Inlet VIC 3231, Australia
  • Design Team: Nicholas Byrne, James Jamison, Aaron Polson
  • Area: 377.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shannon McGrath

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Fenwick Street House / Julie Firkin Architects

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Call for Submissions: Archonic Magazine #2 "Disassemble"

Sydney-based collective Project Archonic is currently accepting submissions for Archonic Magazine, a quarterly publication exploring the nexus between architecture, art, and design. Themed "Disassemble" and prompting creatives to deconstruct, re-evaluate, and reconfigure their surroundings, the publication marks the second issue compiled by Project Archonic, and is expected to launch in March 2015. Learn more about the publication and view spreads from the previous issue after the break.

Mackay Terrace / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Lucky Penny / Biasol: Design Studio

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