Technology, craft and materials combine to create an experiential palette for designers and architects alike.
Labour of love: an interview with Whiting Architects
When you live and work together, sometimes things can become difficult. For some couples, the everyday becomes too familiar. For the directors of Whiting Architects, however, spending time together in life and business feeds the spirit and inspires passion all round.
Meatworks satisfies carnivorous cravings in South Melbourne
Don’t let those recent reports on bacon fool you; meat is here to stay. Built by Lindsay Jones-Evans (the brains behind Jones The Grocer and The Victorian Tearoom in Sydney) Meatworks provides an industrial chic safe haven for die-hard carnivores.
Inside the Lexus Design Pavilion with Mim Fanning
Against the foreboding clouds of a particularly tempestuous Melbourne morning, the Lexus Design Pavilion makes its presence felt. The ADR team was in attendance at Flemington Racecourse yesterday to experience Mim Design and Joost Bakker’s inspired second collaboration.
Masters of multidiscipline: The Latitude Group
Latitude is a group of passionate, talented and design-orientated experts. Pioneering uncharted territory, this multidisciplinarian studio works with designers and architects to provide an offering that reaches far beyond the usual graphics and branding experience.
Matt Gibson Architecture and Design: abstract composition
Double-fronted Edwardian brick houses in leafy Melbourne suburbs are to be desired, but if you renovate, modernise and include an addition, the appeal is heightened tenfold. (inside) co-editor Jan Henderson visits one such gem and is taken by the style and tone of the design.
Ways of Colour
Revisiting the residential work of Charles Correa
In an era when Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Louis Kahn et al completed significant commissions, Charles Correa returned to India to set up his practice. Correa discovered a resonance with Indian tradition and a call to discover a distinctive architectural language.
Lovell Chen to restore Royal Exhibition Building
The Melbourne Museum has chosen local architectural and heritage consultants Lovell Chen to design the restoration of the Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, anticipated for completion in 2017.
FMD Architects takes us through their new fit out for a floatation and wellness centre housed in an industrial warehouse in Prahran, Melbourne.
Emerging Conversations: Western Australia
Amelyn Ng conducts a series of interviews for ADR’s Emerging Conversations, which aims to demystify the uncertainties surrounding post-architecture school life and establish an accessible, heartening platform for recent graduates and students of architecture across Australia.
Housing revolution: lessons from Berlin
The ‘crowd-sourced’ multi-residential project is emerging as an alternative approach in an increasingly impenetrable Australian housing market. Among the first was Breathe Architecture’s much-celebrated The Commons, with the beleaguered Nightingale project looking to follow suit.
Carbon Positive House by Archiblox among eight Australian winners of International Green Interior Awards
A swag of Australian designers and architects have received industry acclaim and global recognition for their work on sustainable interiors during this year’s International Green Interior Awards, held recently in Sydney.