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The new AGL Lakeside Pavilion at Mount Annan shares more than a passing similarity with great English garden follies

AGL Lakeside Pavilion

Made famous by 18th century English landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, follies enhance one’s enjoyment of the garden by improving vistas thanks to their careful placement among sculpted rolling hills and serpentine lakes.

Project  |  Community Buildings
The playful elongated-harlequin patterns of this new performing arts venue create a lively geometric camouflage effect and allude to the theatrics of its interior.

St Peters Lutheran College Performing Arts Centre

While the patterning of the decorative façade has no pragmatic role, it adds interest and a unique identity
Project  |  Education
The design of the completed building barely deviated from Heath’s original concept.

Outpost 7427139

The big cantilevers of the deck and the roof give the building a sense of aggression, but the spans and the overhangs are lightweight. The structure is simple and there is a sense of elegance in its simplicity.
Completed January 2014, NSW
Project  |  Housing
A steel and glass canopy at Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square pushes the boundaries of engineering and construction to create an otherworldly shelter.

Cloud Canopy

“A lot of people don’t realise that there are no big steel beams, it’s completely self-supporting using just BlueScope XLERPLATE® steel welded together.”
Project  |  Community Buildings
The flatness and consistency of stretch-levelled coil plate is particularly suited to the industry's growing preference towards laser cutting.

TRU-SPEC™ Coil Plate steel

BlueScope have invested in a new coil plate processing line utilising stretch-levelling technology. The result is a new product, TRU-SPEC™ Coil Plate steel, that will provide excellent product quality and consistency.
The shelving was formed using a LYSAGHT® gutter profile to provide the intimate feeling of a library. Sporadic patterning of BlueScope's new COLORBOND® steel colours - Basalt™, Wallaby™, Gully™, Cove™, Mangrove™ and Terrain™ - fixed to a plywood structure formed a representation of the rich texture of the outback.

Kalgoorlie Super Pit Inspires National Architecture Conference Competition

Architects Christina Cho and Jenna Campbell have won an unusual competition to design and construct a major foyer feature at the 2014 National Architecture Conference in Perth.
Translational Research Institute has harnessed steel to enable precision at every point using Bluescope steel products.

Translational Research Institute

Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill has staged some nicely tuned interactions for the ground-breaking Translational Research Institute, which uses large expanses of steel structure to enable precision at every point
Completed December 2012, QLD
Project  |  Commercial Office
Stockwell’s simple roof curve is, paradoxically, a mathematical complexity

Hunter Valley House

Like the sweep of a conductor's baton to a languid piece of music, the curvaceous steel roofline of this James Stockwell-designed home dips and soars.
Project  |  Housing
Collins and Turner architects' Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre was awarded the 2013 National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at the Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards in Sydney.

National COLORBOND® steel award winner a breath of fresh air

Collins and Turner architects' Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre was awarded the 2013 National COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture at last night's Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards in Sydney.
Testing COLORBOND® steel

New COLORBOND® steel proven in harsh Australian conditions

The most rigorous testing program in COLORBOND® steel’s history has shown new COLORBOND® steel’s improved paint colour durability and gloss retention when compared with its predecessor.

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The Australian Institute of Architects launches its new website, a portal that offers a wide range of info about architects and architecture.
Australian Institute of Architects
Victoria's first eight-star energy rated InsulLiving home nears completion.
BlueScope is proud to be the principal sponsor of the 2014 Manufacturers' Monthly Endeavour Awards. The sponsorship forms part of BlueScope's ongoing commitment to manufacturing in Australia and continued focus on servicing and promoting our domestic customers. The awards will be held on May 13 2014 and acknowledges Australian manufacturers who display excellence and innovation in their work. For further information on the 2014 Endeavour Awards and the award categories visit
Manufacturer's Monthly
WA Institute members asked to showcase excellence in creativity by designing and coordinating the construction of the Architext pop-up bookshop for the 2014 National Architecture Conference. Inspired by the Western Australian landscape, the design will need to feature COLORBOND® steel’s new range of colours: Basalt®, Wallaby®, Gully™, Cove™, Mangrove® and Terrain®. Entries close 7 April 2014.
Australian Institute of Architects
Connection Magazine's Summer edition have a ‘Smart Roof Australia’ feature addressing common roofing challenges and tips and tricks for installing a steel roof. Check out some of the advice in the News section.
Building Connection