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Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Transform Curtin University Library in Australia

TL Robertson Library Renovation. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen TL Robertson Library Renovation. Image Courtesy of Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Danish design firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen is partnering with Australia-based Hames Sharley to transform the existing Curtin University Library in Australia. At the center of Western Australia’s largest university, the landmark library building will be transformed into an open, light-filled building to meet the needs of future users. The team aims to create a “living library” with new pathways for visual and physical connectivity throughout the building site.

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GroupGSA Designs a Double Helix-Inspired Building for iCarbonX Headquarters in China

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Australia-based GroupGSA’s recent design for iCarbonX’s Super Headquarters in Shenzhen, China has been dubbed “outstanding” by the competition’s jurors. The firm was invited to submit an entry which explored iCarbonX’s goal to “build an ecosystem of digital life based on a combination of an individual’s biological, behavioral and psychological data, the Internet, and artificial intelligence.”

Best International Projects of 2018 Awarded by Australian Institute of Architects

Kampung Admiralty, Singapore / WOHA . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall via Australian Institute of Architects Kampung Admiralty, Singapore / WOHA . Image © Patrick Bingham-Hall via Australian Institute of Architects

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of their 2018 International Chapter Awards. Recognizing projects from beyond Australia, but designed by members of the Australian Institute of Architects, the jury has honored six projects from a shortlist of 17.

The projects span commercial, interior, public, residential, and small architecture, with winners hailing from across Asia and the Pacific, including three in Singapore.

The four winning projects will now be considered for the Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture, which will be announced on November 1st. In addition to the four awards, two commendations were awarded in the fields of commercial and small project architecture.

Urbanismo conservador

El proyecto se sitúa en una exclusiva zona de Strathfield, NSW Australia. El inicio de este proyecto pasa por el análisis complejo del medio ambiente, comenzando con el entorno directamente afectado p...

Bienal de Venecia 2014: Australia exhibe 11 croyectos no construidos

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El equipo creativo Australiano para la Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia 2014, Félix._Giles_Anderson + Goad, ha anunciado 11 proyectos no construidos que se exhibirán como parte de la exhibición “Australia 1914-2014, Realidad Aumentada”. Que van desde una catedral en el centro de la ciudad a un refugio activista en las copas de los árboles, la selección de proyectos de todo el país cobrará vida usando modelos tridimensionales de realidad aumentada, imágenes y animaciones de voz en off.

Las personas podrán activar la exposición mediante la descarga de una aplicación en un dispositivo inteligente y participar en un diálogo interactivo autodirigido con las obras. “Los visitantes podrán apuntar su teléfono inteligente a las imágenes para abrir un catálogo de material virtual que les permitirá visualizar, caminar y admirar la magnitud y la grandeza de cada proyecto”, explicó el profesor Rene Van Meeuwen de felix. y la Universidad de Australia Occidental.

Australian Prime Minister Says ‘Coal is Good for Humanity’

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Conservative prime minister Tony Abbott raised eyebrows in his country of Australia after declaring “coal is good for humanity” while opening a new coal mine in Queensland. The PM added that coal was vital to the world and that fossil fuel should not be demonized - and it’s not the first time that Abbott’s love for coal has stirred controversy.

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