Category Archives: Urban Design

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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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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2016 National Architecture Conference Day 2

How Soon is now? What does this mean and what has it got to do with architecture? Day 2 of the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference kicked off in earnest with a full day of talks at the Adelaide … Continue reading

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Red +Black Discussion with Adam Bandt: Cities, Architecture and the Federal Government – Part 1

In case you have not been reading the papers, 2016 is a federal election year for Australia. What makes this election year different to most is that the issue of our cities is shaping up to be a red hot election … Continue reading

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