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Monumentality with a certain softness: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton on Powerhouse Parramatta

Monumentality with a certain softness: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton on Powerhouse Parramatta

We met the architectural design team behind Powerhouse Parramatta as they gave a talk on the milestone project at Western Sydney University.

Santuario de La Salle church by CAZA is a modern interpretation of the Colosseum

Santuario de La Salle church by CAZA is a modern interpretation of the Colosseum

The church has an outer skin made of vertical slats and 14 separate doors that lead worshippers to the central circular core.

Bringing it home: Claire Sharpe returns to Warren and Mahoney Wellington

Bringing it home: Claire Sharpe returns to Warren and Mahoney Wellington

She thinks big and has the credentials to back it up. Returning to the Wellington studio of Warren and Mahoney in 2022, this architect brings home a wealth of expertise.

Zikawei Library by Wutopia Lab draws inspiration from Chinese trousseau box

Zikawei Library by Wutopia Lab draws inspiration from Chinese trousseau box

Wutopia Lab transforms an abandoned building in Shanghai into a public library for the community.

Sam Crawford Architects designs an eel-shaped pedestrian bridge

Sam Crawford Architects designs an eel-shaped pedestrian bridge

The sustainably built Bara Bridge replaces a decaying pedestrian bridge and connects the park to a new light rail station, broader pedestrian/cycle networks and surrounding suburbs.

Atal Akshaya Urja Bhavan is India’s first net-positive building

Atal Akshaya Urja Bhavan is India’s first net-positive building

Leading the way in design, Edifice Consultants has conceived and realised India’s first net-positive building and, in doing so, has created a template for the here and now.

The revamped Peranakan Museum celebrates diversity and inclusivity 

The revamped Peranakan Museum celebrates diversity and inclusivity 

The museum celebrates its reopening with free admission and a whole host of festivities from 17 to 19 February. Kennie Ting, Director of Asian Civilisations Museum and Peranakan Museum shares more about the museum’s new direction.

The expanded Waterbom Bali will feature sustainably designed attractions 

The expanded Waterbom Bali will feature sustainably designed attractions 

Among the new highlights in the additional 1.3 hectares is a 20-metre-tall slide tower offering a treetop view.

The Nest Art Center emerges like an egg from a cocoon

The Nest Art Center emerges like an egg from a cocoon

Inspired by nature, the Nest Art Center in Shenzhen is the latest architectural icon for the fourth largest city in China.

This ribbon-like infrastructure is more than just a pedestrian bridge

This ribbon-like infrastructure is more than just a pedestrian bridge

Integrating connectivity, biodiversity, culture and ecology, this pedestrian bridge by the Melbourne-Shanghai-based firm, BAU, is a hybrid public destination for leisure and relaxation.

Are architects responsible for shaping happy communities?

Are architects responsible for shaping happy communities?

ARM Architecture’s Jesse Judd and Mark Raggatt discuss how the pandemic has emphasised the importance of public space and why placemaking is now more important than ever.

Transforming civic spaces with lighting design: 3 Australian case studies

Transforming civic spaces with lighting design: 3 Australian case studies

Blending functionality and style, KLIK Systems’ architectural lighting solutions help create safe and welcoming spaces that bring the community together.