Category Archives: News

Melbourne’s White Night 2017

Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was … Continue reading

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Beyond Sculpture: Melbourne’s new Habitat Filter

In a city that boasts an impressive collection of freeway architecture and roadside sculpture, Melbourne’s new Habitat Filter looks to set a new benchmark in urban art. The Power Street Loop has been an industrial by-product since the construction of … Continue reading

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Desivolution

Architecture is a reflection of culture. For architects, understanding and responding to culture through design is a critical part to achieving buildings that resonate with people.    Architect and Atelier Red+Black co-director Sonia Sarangi, has been investigating the evolving Indian culture … Continue reading

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Council Election Special: Q+A with Councillor Rohan Leppert

In many ways it is the local council level of government which has the most profound impact on our built environment. In most cases they are the first line of decision making for buildings seeking planning approval and they also have a … Continue reading

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Q+A with Vanessa Bird, Victorian President of the Australian Institute of Architects

Whilst there has been substantial publicity and commentary around Victoria’s proposed apartment standards, the Central City Planning Provisions, Melbourne Amendment C270 have been quietly progressing. Recently Vanessa Bird, the Victorian President of the Australian Institute of Architects, took some time to answer … Continue reading

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Seeing the light: Victoria’s draft apartment standards released

After many months of speculation, the Victorian Government has finally released a draft of the minimum apartment standards. The standards are a compromise but none the less a welcome step in the right direction. The big headline from Sunday’s announcement, … Continue reading

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Red+Black Review: The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

Melbourne’s most important building to be completed in 2016 sits proudly at the top of Elizabeth Street as a beacon of hope to all Victorians fighting cancer.  One of the great success stories in the development of the city of … Continue reading

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