The Least House Necessary

During Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, teachers, designers and design enthusiasts are invited to attend a new APDL design minds workshop run in partnership with People Oriented Design. Are Queensland homes operating as efficiently and effectively as they should? Is that extra bathroom really a requirement? These questions and more will be something to ponder in The Least House … Read more

2016 Karl Langer Award Winner

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Congratulations to Taneile Nixon who won the prestigious 2016 Karl Langer Award. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects present the award to a fourth-year QUT Bachelor of Design in Landscape Architecture student who demonstrates the aptitude to make significant contributions to the profession in the future. Nixon’s winning concept focused on her particular interest of coastal disaster management … Read more

Beth Wilson: Brisbane Houses with Gardens

Join eminent Landscape Architect, Beth Wilson for a unique evening as she presents, in words and pictures, an historic review of houses with gardens in Brisbane. In 2015, Beth Wilson’s 50 year contribution to Queensland’s built environment was recognised by an Honorary Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Architect’s Queensland Chapter. Just six months later, Beth … Read more

Design your creek week

Small Creek was once a meandering natural stream that flowed into Deebing Creek, and then into the Bremer River. Today it’s a straight concrete channel that offers very little value to the community or environment. That’s about to change. Small Creek will be reinstated as a natural waterway, in a project funded by Ipswich City … Read more

A detailed eye on SLQ building

The APDL is celebrating the 10th anniversary of State Library of Queensland’s building redevelopment in the Design Lounge. The redevelopment was a monumental project that effectively doubled the size of the original Robin Gibson designed building. It was part of a major $291 million Millennium Arts Project which was a state wide infrastructure program by the … Read more

Urban precincts for new world cities

Interested in joining the discourse about the issues that shape Brisbane’s urban landscape? Architecture Australia, in partnership with Living Edge, is presenting AA Roundtable 10  which aims to explore Brisbane’s subtropical urbanity, promoting debate around key issues shaping the city today. This free public forum will be presented in the new Living Edge showroom in the … Read more

QUT’s Creative Industries redevelopment opens

QUT’s Creative Industries precinct is bigger and better than ever after the second phase of its $88-million expansion opened in Kelvin Grove last week. The precinct’s new focal point is a 12,000-square-metre six-storey building housing QUT’s dance, drama, music, visual arts, creative writing, animation and creative research programs. The new building was designed by Brisbane-based Richard … Read more

SLQ and Brisbane Open House 2016

The second weekend in October is fast becoming a favourite time of year for Brisbane architecture and history buffs. Brisbane Open House, now in its seventh year, officially launched the 2016 program at the impressive 480 Queen Street, the newest high-rise development in Brisbane designed by BVN Donovan Hill. Official guests included Queensland Governor Paul de … Read more