architecture February 20, 2021

Pentridge Coburg

The redevelopment of Pentridge prison raises troubling questions about how we preserve our punitive past, and whether it is ever acceptable to exploit misery as a brand.

architecture December 21, 2019

The burial belt

If death is a certainty, so is the fact that the Earth is running out of space for cemeteries. Two Australians are trying to design a solution.

architecture December 8, 2018

Major project design quotas

Making the case for restoring confidence in the quality of Australian design by stipulating that for major projects, half of all design tenders or competition entrants be local.

architecture October 8, 2016

Bijoy Jain’s Mumbai-inspired MPavilion

The bamboo, rope and wooden pegs of Mumbai architect Bijoy Jain’s MPavilion are in keeping with a global trend in handmade building, even if not everyone can afford it.

architecture August 13, 2016

The Sirius building

The proposed demolition of the Sirius building in Sydney robs Australians of an iconic piece of Brutalist architecture.

architecture June 27, 2015

Carlton’s Upper House sets new apartment standard

Clever collaboration has paved the way for a bold new player on the Melbourne apartment landscape.

architecture February 21, 2015

Gehry Partners bends UTS building out of shape

Does Frank Gehry's UTS building exhibit more technical making-do than derring-do?

architecture November 1, 2014

Melbourne University’s new School of Design

A theatrical new building to inspire students with its thoughtful labyrinth of architectural worlds.

architecture August 9, 2014

Bates Smart’s new Kensington colleges at UNSW

The University of NSW’s new Kensington Colleges provide an education in public housing.

architecture July 5, 2014

Architects Carmody and Groarke work outside the box

From pop-ups to pavilions, a British–Australian duo is scooping up prizes and changing the face of London.

architecture June 21, 2014

Unfolding Modernism at the 14th Venice Biennale

The singular vision of Dutch master Rem Koolhaas has delivered an unusually pluralist Venice Biennale.