Frank Gehry unveils his Sydney tree house

December 2010/January2011: The world-renowned architect's plans for the $150 million Dr Chau Chak Wing building, his only in Australia, were unveiled this week at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Greenhouse cafe pops-up in Sydney

16 February 2011: The new pop-up cafe showcases sustainable living in The Rocks, Sydney, in the first stop on a 2011 international tour.

May the best design win - and transform Parramatta to boot

23 March 2011: Sydney's Parramatta City Council is on the hunt for a bold and innovative vision for an iconic site along the Parramatta River foreshore.

BIM's the way forward, says Australian Government

8 April 2011: After conducting research into Building Information Modelling (BIM), the government is now strongly encouraging architects, engineers, designers and builders to take up the new technology.

Legion House by Grocon to be a carbon neutral first in Sydney

18 May 2011: Grocon has unveiled plans to refurbish the heritage listed Legion House in central Sydney as a carbon neutral building, designed to be disconnected from the mains electricity grid.

Australia takes 10 International Architecture Awards

25 July 2011: Australian architecture has been strongly represented in the 2011 International Architecture Awards, one of the world's most prestigious awards programs.

World's next tallest tower — being built by Bin Ladens (pictured left)

5 August 2011: The first imagery has been released of designs for Kingdom Tower, set to be the world's tallest building, in Saudi Arabia.

Populous builds thriller in Manila: world’s largest indoor arena

29 August 2011: Construction has commenced on the world’s largest indoor arena in Manila, Philippines, designed by the Populous.

Multiplex to develop Sydney's tallest apartment tower — designed by Kann Finch Group

23 September 2011: Sydney looks set to approve its tallest apartment tower, the Kann Finch Group design rising above the current record which is set by World Square.

Winners: Australian National Architecture Awards 2011

4 November 2011: The Australian War Memorial redevelopment by Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) last night won the greatest accolade at the 2011 Australian Institute of Architects' National Awards.