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First look at concept design for Australian Pavilion, Expo 2025 Osaka

The striking concept design for the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2025 in Osaka has been unveiled by the Minister for Trade and Tourism Senator the Hon Don Farrell. The pavilion and exhibition are the work of global design firm Buchan. Lead Architect, Nataly Ernst, says Buchan’s design is a celebration of Country and its importance to future societies, and reflects Australia’s Expo theme ‘Chasing the Sun’. “It’s an expression of

Sonata raises the bar for whole-floor apartments in Auckland

A new development in the prestigious seaside suburb of St Heliers has added five whole-floor apartments to Auckland’s luxury residential market. Designed by global architecture practice Buchan, the Sonata apartments offer spectacular views over the Waitemata Harbour, Rangitoto Island and across to the city. All the three-bedroom dwellings have direct lift access from the lobby and the basement carpark. Buchan design principal Todd Crighton led the project and says the

Buchan hosts Think International Precincts

Buchan hosted ‘Think International Precincts’ in Sydney this week, bringing together internationally recognised changemakers, and leaders in the creation of high performing precincts – Jace Tyrrell, Chief Executive of the New Sydney Waterfront Co and Angela Lee, Managing Director Asia Pacific and Partner of US Architects, HKS with Buchan Principal and Precinct Sector Lead Phil Schoutrop. Jace Tyrrell spoke to the power of partnerships between private and public sector, that

Locomotive Workshop awarded Best Heritage Development

Locomotive Workshop has been awarded Best Heritage Development at the 2023 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards tonight. The award recognises the revitalisation of the iconic Locomotive Workshop has delivered a unique new workplace, culture and heritage hub for Sydney. Congratulations to Mirvac, Mirvac Design, Sissons Architects, Buchan, and Curio Projects on this accolade, and to all the finalists and winners of the PCA Awards this year. Project: South Eveleigh Locomotive Workshop, Gadigal LandClient:

Fresh eyes needed on Brisbane 2032 Olympics venues

An alliance of local and global architects wants to bring sustainable timber design to the Brisbane Olympics and fresh, local eyes to Olympic venue design in south-east Queensland. Australian design practice Buchan has spearheaded the alliance, joining forces with Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei and international sports architects HKS, two of the largest design firms in the world. All have strong ties to Brisbane. Buchan and Nikken Sekkei’s relationship goes back

Buchan opens doors to Mail Exchange Building for Open House Melbourne 2023

Melbourne projects that speak to the power of collective, adaptive and responsive design will be open to the public during Open House Melbourne in July. This year’s theme ‘Collective City’ asks how we will reinvent, re-purpose and adapt our city to live better together. On Saturday 29 July Buchan will open the doors to the historic Mail Exchange Building in Melbourne. As lead architects behind the building’s restoration works, the

Buchan shares Men’s Menu 2023 Edition

This month we launch our 2023 Edition of The Men’s Menu. Last year the Buchan team was inspired during Men’s Health Week, in support of mental health and wellbeing, to come together through a shared passion for good food, good company and good conversation. This led to the creation of our very own cookbook – The Men’s Menu – a compilation of much-loved, tried and tested, and culturally diverse recipes gathered from

Noosa Civic reaches milestone with the DA lodgement

A significant milestone has been reached with Stockwell’s lodgement of a Development Application for a new mixed-use village precinct in the heart of Noosaville. Buchan is the design lead for the proposed Noosa Civic Mixed Use Village precinct and refurbishment of the existing Noosa Civic shopping centre; part of the broader Noosa Business Centre masterplan to create a vibrant, thriving and sustainable centre for the Noosa community. The Noosa Civic village

Locomotive Workshop receives 2023 Architecture Awards Commendations for Commercial and Heritage Architecture

Locomotive Workshop has received a Heritage Commendation and a Commercial Commendation at the 2023 NSW Architecture Awards, which celebrate design excellence in architecture across the state. Sissons Architects with Buchan and Mirvac Design, and Curio Projects, collaborated to transform Locomotive Workshop from an Industrial-era building into a captivating multi-use commercial and community precinct that honours the site’s rich history. COMMENDATION FOR HERITAGE – CREATIVE ADAPTION “For over 100 years the

Creating a Legacy. Brisbane Olympics 2032

With Brisbane committed to delivering the first ‘climate positive’ Games in the history of the Olympics and Paralympics, there is much to consider to achieve what will be a benchmark not only for future Games but development across the globe. As we head into uncharted territory, Buchan recently hosted two significant events in Brisbane to guide industry conversation on Creating a Legacy: Brisbane Olympics 2032. Explore the ‘new norms’ for


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