Celebrate the festive season with good cheer, it’s time for sweet words, to be thankful to your host and resolve to give joy to others, to praise and enjoy life
Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai will design the purpose built MPavilion for 2016 in Melbourne, the largest bamboo structure ever built in Australia
Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (1950-2016) DBE was a woman of influence during her lifetime, a role model for a whole generation of architects and students of design
At Athens the temple was for priests, people standing outside divinity hidden – the Christian worshipped inside an architectural space where hope sprung eternal
John Bahoric engineered architectural outcomes on the NGV’s inaugural Summer Architectural Commission, the John Wardle Architects designed playful Pink Pavilion
Recently Jo Bayley was in Paris where daily in the Marais district many enjoy the good life especially in the Place des Vosges legacy of King Henry IV the Great
As a UNESCO City of Literature, Melbourne is considered a Knowledge City a place where energy, enthusiasm, excellence and enterprise are integral to its essence
Plan ahead for autumn and winter at the National Trust in Victoria’s house Labassa where a program of events aims to expand knowledge of our heritage in design
The art of enclosing space is something 1st century Roman architect and engineer Marcus Pollio Vitruvius knew about and recorded in his treatise on architecture
All cultures on earth have particular perceptions of and about colour, which in its evolution has come to symbolize many things collectively and individually
Labassa is a house in the grand manner, with its ornate French influenced Italian inspired design style whose many motifs come down to us from antiquity. The Labassa estate is an illustrative example of the social and cultural development of Melbourne. This happened when the countryside where it had been built…
Early in the twentieth century Swiss born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret adopted his grandfather’s name Le Corbusier presenting a new audacious style of architecture
Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol
William Morris (1834-1896) became spiritual leader of a revival in arts and crafts, which encompassed all the visual arts, including architecture and interiors
Despite evolving societies and technology a villa remains a place where one can dwell “under the tent of heaven”. Is Andrea Palladio’s villa the perfect house?
Prior to the twentieth century towers were built as symbols to the heights of material wealth and prosperity the western world had yet achieved.