Category Archives: Urban Design

Return to Royal Park : the Risk- Reward equation of Play

Happy New Year to Red+Black readers. 2016 promises to be another huge year in Architecture. To kick off the year, Sonia Sarangi recently road tested one of Melbourne’s newest urban spaces, Return to Royal Park.   “We don’t stop playing … Continue reading

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Red + Black interview with Richard Wynne, Victoria’s Minister for Planning – Part 2

It is almost a year since the Andrews Labor Government swept to power in Victoria. In the months since, Richard Wynne has been busy pushing through significant reforms as Victoria’s Minister for Planning, such as refreshing Plan Melbourne, restricting building plot ratios … Continue reading

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Red+Black Interview with Victoria’s Government Architect, Jill Garner

After an extended period of uncertainty left by the previous Victorian State Government, the Premier, Daniel Andrews, has confirmed the appointment of Victoria’s next Government Architect. Architect Jill Garner was chosen personally by the premier out of what would no … Continue reading

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The complexity of Fishermans Bend. Interview with Rob McGauran

Fisherman’s Bend has a long history as an industrial, commercial and scientific precinct close to but disconnected from Melbourne’s CBD. Towards the end of the previous State Government’s term, the then Planning Minister, Matthew Guy, rezoned part of the massive … Continue reading

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Red+Black in the USA – Washington D.C.

The United States of America, a cultural powerhouse and dominant world player. Over three weeks the Red+Black Architect took a tour through a few of the most iconic pieces of the USA. If you missed the start of this series, Click … Continue reading

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Red+Black in the USA – New York

The United States of America, a cultural powerhouse and dominant world player. Over three weeks the Red+Black Architect took a tour through a few of the most iconic pieces of the USA. If you missed the start of this series, Click … Continue reading

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Red + Black in the USA – The place where the world changed

The United States of America, a cultural powerhouse and dominant world player. Over three weeks the Red+Black Architect took a tour through a few of the most iconic pieces of the USA. If you missed the start of this series, Click … Continue reading

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The Red + Black Architect – Post 100

Just under three years ago this blog began with its first post.  As stated then, the aim of the publication would be to make architectural discussion more accessible to the general public whilst also providing an insight into the design … Continue reading

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Nightingale takes off

Last night Moreland Council presided over one of the most important planning applications it will see all year. The project in judgement was the Nightingale Apartments, a five storey proposal in a small off-street in Brunswick Victoria. What makes this … Continue reading

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East West Link Secret Documents Revealed

Red + Black Exclusive: The East West Link Development Plans and parts of the Property Impact Report, for the Western interchange, which were held as secret documents under the former Napthine Victorian State Government, have finally been released under a … Continue reading

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