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A Design Practitioner's List of Planning Concerns

A Design Practitioner’s List of Planning Concerns Compiled by Design Matters National members: Ashley Thompson, Clause1; Andrew Ferris, Andrew Ferris Building Design; and Peter Lombo, Archsign


Baranduda ‘Greenest House’ challenges mindsets to win ESD Building Design Award

MELBOURNE: Greenest House, by Massimo Loche of Ausplan Design Group, has won the Building Design Award for Environmentally Sustainable Design, sponsored by Weathertex, at the 2021 Design Matters National Building Design Awards.


One-off monument to minimalism wins Building Design of the Year Award Victoria

MELBOURNE: Silver Linings, by Wade Stephens of Rachcoff Vella Architecture, has taken out the Building Design of the Year Award (Vic.) at the 2021 Design Matters National Building Design Awards.


James Hardie Award winner wows from every angle

MELBOURNE: A stunning country-Victorian home by Ryan Darling of RLD Design has taken out the James Hardie Award (Vic.) at the 2021 Design Matters National (DMN) Building Design Awards.

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Holmesglen Student Hub and Learning Commons

The Student Hub and Learning Commons building is a landmark project for Holmesglen Institute of TAFE at their Moorabbin campus. Crosier Scott Architects cohesively connected a campus of disjointed buildings within a complex multi-facility learning centre. Through clever planning the Learning Commons works as a single facility made up of several flexible study and social zones.

Project Matters: Same But Different

Same but Different delivers two luxury, spacious townhomes in an evolving coastal village environment. The true success of the double storey multi-residential development by Holman Designs’ lies in its ability to promote a sense of “one integrated home” rather than part of a multi-residential project.

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