Architecture
Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre
Design

Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre

When it comes to names that foster the true spirit of homegrown creatives, Queensland Theatre is right up there with the best. As Australia’s third-largest theatre company, it makes sense that its productions should have a home that is worthy of both their greatness and cultural significance. After a careful incubation period, Queensland Theatre is proud to lift the curtain on its brand-new performance space that is all its own – welcome to the Bille Brown Theatre. more

Architecture
Anticipated luxury hotel The Calile opens on James Street
Design

Anticipated luxury hotel The Calile opens on James Street

Ever since the first details of The Calile emerged, we’ve been daydreaming of enjoying its Hollywood-style extravagances – afternoons lounging by the pool, exquisite food and unbeatable comfort. As of today, Thursday September 27, The Calile is officially open for business. This new James Street icon is reportedly set to redefine lavishness, with a design aesthetic that positions The Calile as a veritable oasis in the heart of Brisbane’s bustling inner suburbs. more

Architecture
Howard Smith Wharves announces Howard’s Hall as its key events space
Design

Howard Smith Wharves announces Howard’s Hall as its key events space

Folks, we can confirm that the wheels of progress are definitely in motion down at Howard Street Wharves. The mammoth new precinct has been a long time in the making but when you see what’s in store, you will understand the wait – there are some seriously impressive things happening at the new lifestyle destination. Following announcements of world-class dining and cutting-edge waterfront bars, Howard Smith Wharves has revealed details of its key events space Howard’s Hall set to open in November. more


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Get the first glimpse of W Brisbane's five-star Australian arrival
Design

Get the first glimpse of W Brisbane’s five-star Australian arrival

The term ‘five-star’ isn’t thrown around lightly – it’s reserved for the crème de la crème. The best of the best. W Brisbane has long been touted as a five-star experience worth looking forward to, and first impressions indicate that the hotel has delivered on its promise. Opening today, Friday June 1, W Brisbane is the first five-star hotel arrive in Brisbane in 20 years, marking the return of W Hotels Worldwide to Australia. With more than 300 suites, a marquee restaurant, stunning design and world-class amenities, it’s going to be hard to to settle for anything less than five stars from now on. more

Architecture
This George Street hotel is set to get a seriously lush makeover
Design

This George Street hotel is set to get a seriously lush makeover

George Street’s existing Great Southern Hotel is set to get a massive new lease on life, with a development application submitted for an extension that includes some seriously exciting additions. If you like the sound of rooftop dining, lush green courtyards and exciting street-art activations, you’ll want to watch this space. more

Architecture
Dining by design – Martha St Village looks to locals for retail suggestions
Design

Dining by design – Martha St Village looks to locals for retail suggestions

Any local politician or development company will tell you, swaying public opinion is one of the toughest parts of the job. We’re fiercely protective of our neighbourhoods, so much so that we’ve got no problem voicing our opinion when any new arrival sets roots in our cul-de-sacs. Marquee Developments – the team behind new development Martha St Village – has decided to include the Coorparoo and Camp Hill populace in its decision making, inviting community input on what restaurants, cafes and bars should feature in the precinct’s retail line-up. more

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Mega entertainment precinct Brisbane Live takes a step closer to becoming a reality
Design

Mega entertainment precinct Brisbane Live takes a step closer to becoming a reality

The future is bright for Brisbane’s live music and entertainment scene as one of the most ambitious projects ever proposed for the city takes a big step closer to fruition. A report from The Courier-Mail indicates that the Brisbane Live project has received bi-partisan support from both sides of the state government, with the impressive addition set to be delivered by the Cross River Rail Development Authority in partnership with AEG-Ogden. more

Architecture
Central Plaza One's The Annex to get a new lease on life with laneway development
Design

Central Plaza One’s The Annex to get a new lease on life with laneway development

There’s something so satisfying about seeing someone – or something – get a second chance. Time is often unkind to buildings, rendering them dated or with spaces that are underused. This is why it’s so exciting to see spaces in our city being repurposed and renovated, bringing them into the future for everyone to enjoy in new ways. A Brisbane City icon has been put forward for a new lease on life, with the proposed development creating some brand-new opportunities for the space. more

Architecture
South Bank’s growth mapped out in new visionary report
Design

South Bank’s growth mapped out in new visionary report

The southern bank of Brisbane River’s inner-city stretch is more than just a great spot to take a snap of The City’s skyline – it is a picturesque destination in its own right. For decades, South Bank has stood as a prominent meeting point, dining destination and cultural hub, and its evolution shows no signs of stagnating. A report by Business South Bank showcases ideas for the future planning of the precinct over the next two decades, shaped by input from South Bank stakeholders keen to see it the area expand into a global destination. more

Architecture
You can quit lusting after Melbourne now – West End is getting four new public laneways
Design

You can quit lusting after Melbourne now – West End is getting four new public laneways

West End has long been a popular spot amongst Brisbane’s trend setters and arty peeps. It’s hard to resist the suburb’s charm as a melting pot of different cultures – from the food to the people, this inner-city gem has a solid reputation as Brisbane’s capital of cool. The 4101 postcode envy is set to peak with the announcement of West Village’s plan to create four new public laneways in the precinct. more

Architecture
Get a special sneak peek at the iconic spaces of our city during Brisbane Open House
Design

Get a special sneak peek at the iconic spaces of our city during Brisbane Open House

A wise man once said, “If you had one shot – one opportunity – to seize everything you ever wanted … would you capture it or just let it slip?” While Eminem may not have been talking explicitly about Brisbane Open House, his words can definitely be applied to the event. On the weekend of October 7–8, visitors are provided with the super-rare chance to gain access to some of our city’s most interesting, iconic and often totally private spaces. Whether you’re an architecture die-hard, a bit of a design nerd or just have a bit of a curious streak, this is one weekend you won’t want to miss. more

Architecture
Brookwater’s Street of Dreams pairs desire and design as the perfect housemates
Design

Brookwater’s Street of Dreams pairs desire and design as the perfect housemates

Say what you will about the fastidious, but there’s no denying that planning really pays off. There’s a sense of calm when you enter a space that is not only functional but beautiful, especially because these two ideals seem to often be at odds with each other. The acclaimed Brookwater community proves that pairing these elements is not only possible but also highly encouraged, and its latest display village takes the concept to a new level. The Street of Dreams provides a taste of the future for those keen to build at or move to the exclusive master-planned community, bringing together some of the country’s most creative minds to make it happen. more