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2013 Australian Interior Design Awards

2013 Australian Interior Design Awards

Australia’s interior design community came together to celebrate the tenth year of its most respected awards program on Friday 31 May, at Melbourne’s historic Plaza Ballroom. Among the standout projects recognized this year at the tenth annual Australian Interior Design Awards are a sustainable kindergarten in Western Australia, a sumptuous loft in Tribeca and a vibrant Melbourne coffee haunt. 

Members of the alumni of former jurors from the past ten years were present at the 2013 awards, which were presented by broadcaster Fenella Kernebone, host of ABC Radio’s By Design . The Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, sent a message of congratulations to all entrants in the program for their contribution to the culture of Australian design, saying:

Richard Peiser to give UDIA keynote address in Brisbane on March 26

Richard Peiser, Michael D. Spear Professor of Real Estate Development at GSD, is scheduled to give the keynote address at the National Congress of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) in Brisbane on March  26, 2014. 

Archivo: Rascacielos

© Iwan Baan

Esta semana Archivo les presenta una selección de 10 rascacielos publicados anteriormente en nuestro sitio web, donde podemos encontrar países como China, Canadá, Holanda, Brasil, España y Australia albergando estas torres, que, a pesar de tener restricciones estructurales, igualmente permiten una variedad infinita de diseños. La mayoría de estas mega-estructuras con tecnologías de última generación, abordan el tema sustentable, como parte importante del proceso de diseño.

La fotografía de portada corresponde a Absolute Towers, torre diseñada por MAD Architects, más conocidas como las torres Marylyn Monroe por los residentes locales, las cuales siguen la fluidez de la torsión o las líneas naturales que se encuentran en la naturaleza, una activación de flujo que constituye una puntuación orgánica en el paisaje.

Retail Therapy: The Magnificent Architectural Restorations of Retailer Zara

Photo via thecentreforprotontherapy Turns out Spanish retail giant Zara—famed for affordable, fast-fashion clothing and, more recently, its launch into home decor and housewares—has a fascinating side-hobby: restoring beautiful old buildings. Zara has a penchant for scouting out historic locations for their stores, calling upon an in-house architecture department to painstakingly convert landmark buildings into retail spaces that reflect the local flavor and heritage of the city. The result?