MPavilion is an ongoing initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and is supported by City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria through Creative Victoria and Development Victoria, and ANZ. MPavilion spotlights Melbourne as the creative and design capital of Australia: with Melbourne as a world-renowned leader in liveability, MPavilion continues to foster discussion and debate about the […]

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“A photograph of an environmentally denuded world – what must be thousands of skeletal dead trees from an Australian wildfire – that is like an almost abstract but intricate engraving or pencil drawing. It’s almost hard to tell if one is looking at a negative or positive image. An image of death yet also eerily […]

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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) are high-performance composite building panels used in floors, walls and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. Constructed to form an airtight, energy-efficient building envelope delivered in modular sections. SIP buildings are extremely airtight and require mechanical ventilation. Ventilation systems bring fresh air into the building envelope in controlled amounts and […]

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Changes to Section J & Low-E Coated Glass Guest speaker : Glenn Carlton Glenn has been working with Architects and Specifiers to develop optimum glazing solutions and help meet increased performance requirements of the new 2019 Section J. He specialises in the latest Sputter Coated “Softcoat” Low-E products to achieve low Solar Heat Gain Co-efficients […]

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Roof Drainage Solutions Following the imposition of the roof code by the VBA in regard to the roof drainage installations, there has been a need to install alternative drainage options. These options are required to continue to allow the architectural considerations (side outlets to boxgutters) to be installed with the ability to conform to the […]

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WORLD OF DESIGN & GET CLOSE TO 55+ LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL DESIGNERS (Please note that Children under 18 years of age are not permitted) Experience the best of design at DENFAIR: Australia’s leading Architecture & Design event. To celebrate DENFAIR 5 Birthday on Saturday 22 June, 55+ local and international designers will appear […]

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M. C. Escher (1898–1972) was a Dutch graphic artist who made some of the most iconic prints of the twentieth century. His early life was spent in Italy, where he traveled extensively, drawing from nature and perfecting his technique. Escher and his family left Italy in 1935 due to the rise of fascism. This marked […]

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We watched the Restoration Australia on the ABC where the host Stuart Harrison, architect and historian, follows homeowners across the country as they restore forgotten heritage gems into living homes. The house featured recently was a house in Perth called Paganin House. The Paganin House is an iconic example of mid-century modern architecture in Australia […]

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Before renovating your home, you should find out if your title is affected by overlays. You can either check it online here, ask an architect, or by contacting your local council. There are many types of planning scheme overlays and Heritage Overlay (Clause 43.01) is one of the most common ones. The purpose of Heritage […]

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The house of your dreams is available.After an inspection, you’re willing to pay your deposit.However, there may be things you should consider that aren’t obvious to a purchaser. Here are 6 ways an architect can help you determine if your dream house is what you’re really after. PROPERTY INSPECTIONAs an expert in the building field, […]

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