Architecture

2018 BDAV

2018 BDAV awards dominated by green design

Sustainable designs cleaned up at the Building Designers Association of Victoria (BDAV) awards held in Melbourne over the weekend. The big Building Design of the Year award went to Melbourne…

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Architecture awards show sustainability is evolving

In choosing sustainable architecture, says Paul Worroll, chair of Queensland’s Institute of Architects sustainability committee and deputy jury chair for the 2018 awards, they looked for “more than the usual adding on of rainwater tanks and solar panels”.

Eqo Leung

NZ architect brings Maori beliefs into new law school design

In the design of the new University of Waikato law school New Zealand architect Eqo Leung, who recently opened a new architectural practice called ArchitectureRepublic, decided to keep the building’s courtyard open.

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Why I want to live in a passive house

Architect Kylie Mills on why she wants to live in a passive house in Sydney that she “would not have to heat or cool pretty much year-round”.

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SAHMRI 2.0 strives for LEED Gold

The same architects behind the striking pinecone-inspired facade of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building are on track to deliver a neighbouring facility that also puts energy efficiency at the heart of its design.

Oasia Hotel Downtown. Image: WOHA

These are 2018’s best tall buildings

Singapore’s Oasia Hotel Downtown has been named the world’s best tall building at the 2018 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awards.