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Phoenix rising: the new tower on Flinders Street

A knife blade on the skyline

8 March 2014

Back in 1982 Paul Goldberger, then architecture critic for the New York Times, bemoaned the advent of what he called a new building type on New York’s skyline. In an… Read more

On top of the Victorian desalination plant, the largest ‘green roof’ in the southern hemisphere

What drought?

23 November 2013

At the height of the ten-year drought, when it looked like Melbourne might never again get the kind of rains needed to fill its dams and rivers, the then Labor… Read more

Towering ambition: the MLC Centre, which won Seidler the RAIA Civic Design Award in 1981

Harry Seidler’s umbrella

18 May 2013

It has been seven years since the death of Sydney architect Harry Seidler, who left a legacy of some great buildings in Australia and around the world, a reputation as… Read more

Quay figure: Sam Marshall has left his mark on Sydney Harbour

Playing to the gallery

30 March 2013

Born out of confusion and controversy, the new Mordant Wing of the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay in Sydney stands as a reminder of what cities get when… Read more

Purity of line: the interior of Sean Godsell’s Design Hub

Happening discs

2 March 2013

What do you tell people from out of town with a day to spare in Melbourne who ask you to point them towards some interesting buildings? We’ll, I’d probably steer… Read more