First glimpse at plans for Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo

First glimpse at plans for Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo

Design guidelines now on public exhibition give the first glimpse at what planners may have in store for a renewal of the 2.4-hectare site,home of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences since 1988.

  • byLinda Morris

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More like a real home than clinical retirement living

More like a real home than clinical retirement living

Retirement homes have had a bad-wrap over recent years with clinical rooms leading off sterile corridors and shared bathroom facilities.

  • byStephen Crafti
The new Queensland buildings that ‘deliver with delight’

The new Queensland buildings that ‘deliver with delight’

Creatively innovative buildings and their designers have been honoured at this year’s Queensland Architecture Awards.

  • bySean Parnell
Student accommodation like we’ve never seen before wins praise

Student accommodation like we’ve never seen before wins praise

Far from the dark and institutional spaces that typified types of co-housing in the past,two Sydney projects were driven by research about what their residents wanted.

  • byJulie Power
‘Unusually undesigned’:Troye Sivan’s home shows livability is in,gimmicky is out

‘Unusually undesigned’:Troye Sivan’s home shows livability is in,gimmicky is out

Singer Troye Sivan wanted a home that was like a warm hug filled with lamps,comfy couches and a big bath. Now the interior designer who brought his dream to life has won a national interior design award.

  • byJulie Power
Museum and golf clubhouse combined under one roof

Museum and golf clubhouse combined under one roof

With building budgets often being lean,combining two functions under the one roof makes economic sense.

  • byStephen Crafti
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Double vision:Working inside and out to make a ‘stay forever’ home

Double vision:Working inside and out to make a ‘stay forever’ home

Sisters Nadine and Romaine Alwill,architect and interior designer respectively,worked together on this stunning off-form concrete house.

  • byKaren McCartney
Barrel-vaulted ceiling:school basketball courts and gym with a difference

Barrel-vaulted ceiling:school basketball courts and gym with a difference

It doesn’t take much effort to design a rudimentary gymnasium that also functions as a performance centre. But this addition is far from rudimentary.

  • byStephen Crafti
Secret musical messages in Australian Chamber Orchestra’s new home

Secret musical messages in Australian Chamber Orchestra’s new home

Braille and Morse code messages are hidden in the walls of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s new concert hall,The Neilson,which overlooks Sydney Harbour,

  • byJulie Power
Continental hotel’s rebirth merges art and architecture

Continental hotel’s rebirth merges art and architecture

Architecture and art come together in the newly renovated Continental Hotel.

  • byStephen Crafti
Our new CBD street furniture could change the face of Melbourne
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Our new CBD street furniture could change the face of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is reviewing the design standards for our street furniture,which gives us a chance to address something that has been sadly lacking in our city.

  • byMichael Smith