Four Corners

ALL THAT GLITTERS

Developers, deals and donations on the Gold Coast. In this pro-development town, a series of controversial billion dollar proposals have prompted a collection of unlikely allies to say enough is enough. Mark Willacy reports.

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Australian Institute of Architects

DRAWN HERE – ARCHITECTURE OF THE GOLD COAST AND NORTHERN RIVERS

To celebrate 30 years of the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Architecture Awards, this short film offers a portfolio of ideas and opinions on the changing face of the architecture, urban design and development in this region. It is a small taste of this place, seen through the eyes of some prominent architects who were drawn here for the relaxed lifestyle, the beauty and the opportunity to build something different.

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Architecture AU

HINZE DAM VISITOR CENTRE AND PARKLAND

The new visitor centre by Malcolm Middleton Architects with AECOM adds a human dimension to civic infrastructure, with landscape architecture by Andrew Neighbour and John Donoghue.

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Queensland Government Media Statement

GOLD COAST ARCHITECT TO ADVISE GOVERNMENT ON DESIGN

Premier Anna Bligh today appointed leading architect Philip Follent to the role of Queensland Government Architect. The respected architect will provide expert advice to the Government on contemporary design and heritage issues when he takes up his new position on September 1.

Mr Follent is currently Gold Coast City architect and is well known for his commitment to environmentally sustainable development.

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Australian Institute of Architects

THE NAITO RESIDENCE BY PHILIP FOLLENT ARCHITECTS PTY LTD

A 1970s brick veneer home is the setting for a relatively modest renovation which attempts to formalise the public and private realms of the house and at the same time hopefully demonstrate that “home improvements” are more than painted stencils, backyard instant artworks, or the replacement of unwanted furniture by questionable creations of painted medium density fibreboard!

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