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Held together by function and aesthetics: tensile mesh barriers and facades

Held together by function and aesthetics: tensile mesh barriers and facades

These high performance structural materials focus on function but their sailing heritage hints at more than a passing care for design aesthetics. Our CPD-live session takes a closer look.

The brave new world of brick

The brave new world of brick

In this second part of a series on Brickworks, we move on to the future of brick. Exciting innovations are taking place, pushing design and material technology in new directions.

“A multitude of uses contained within one skin”: Elenberg Fraser’s Melbourne Towers

“A multitude of uses contained within one skin”: Elenberg Fraser’s Melbourne Towers

At 380 Lonsdale Street in the Melbourne CBD, two towers are wrapped under one elegant architectural exterior. Meanwhile, a new laneway brings a rich mixture of public and private space to street level.

Façade Innovation – the Pathways & the Pitfalls

Façade Innovation – the Pathways & the Pitfalls

Presented by Tilt Industrial Design

Dramatic Statement: John Wardle Architects’ Caulfield Library, Monash university

Dramatic Statement: John Wardle Architects’ Caulfield Library, Monash university

A Brutalist 1970s library building provides the bones for a Renaissance-like redevelopment at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. The outcome is a dynamic hub that serves a complexity of 21st-century needs. “It was about opening the library up to the central village green of the campus and bringing light into the building,” says John Wardle Architects’ Jasmin Williamson.

18 Innovation Walk: From modernist to contemporary at Monash University

18 Innovation Walk: From modernist to contemporary at Monash University

A collaboration between Kosloff Architecture, Callum Morton and Monash Art Projects sees a modernist building reskinned with a contemporary façade.

Architectural surrealism by MVRDV

Architectural surrealism by MVRDV

Pushing the boundaries of architecture as art, MVRDV has created deep, theatrical façades through draping and imprinting on two buildings at Paradise City near Seoul’s Incheon Airport.

Architectural Research, Material Applications: Meet AR-MA

Architectural Research, Material Applications: Meet AR-MA

Meet AR-MA, the experimental firm using innovative means and methods of design to make sure first impressions count.

Clad in Corian®: One One One Eagle Street

Clad in Corian®: One One One Eagle Street

The tallest office building in Brisbane has Corian® Solid Surface as facade and interior cladding