Ever had a custom design idea you wanted made but haven’t found the right person to help bring it to fruition? At DENFAIR 2016, Makers Lane will be hosting a stand that can help bring your idea to life – with a board on which you can sketch your design, and the winning concepts to be built by a Makers Lane maker.
Light work: AGL by HASSELL
Australian designers and architects know about workplace design. We lead the world with innovation and creativity that has become our own. The new Melbourne AGL office space designed by HASSELL is yet another workplace that perfectly fits the form and function bill, but offers so much more in substance and quality, as inside magazine finds out.
Mel Bright on winning and judging IDEA
Mel Bright founded her studio, MAKE Architecture, a decade ago – a practice that focuses on socially and environmentally driven design. With last year’s Single Residential category award under her belt, Bright is now bringing her expertise to the IDEA judging panel for 2016.
Practice profile: Branch Studio Architects
Branch Studio’s name refers to its orchard setting and also to an energetic, open-ended growth of design services, with founders Brad Wray and Nicholas Russo keen for the practice to develop offshoot services in graphic and furniture design. Sandra Tan takes a look at some of the practice’s best work for AR magazine.
Bring your designs to life with Makers Lane at DENFAIR
Architecture and the Internet of Things
Architects revel in design, pushing the bounds of the discipline through their pursuit of innovation. With the advent of connective technologies like cloud-based working, we are squarely in the sharing age – and the architecture and design industries are evolving to keep up with the rapid pace of change.
JPW chosen as Chau Chak Wing Museum architect
The award-winning firm has been chosen by the University of Sydney to design their new museum, which will redevelop the historic Macleay and Edgeworth David buildings, and house the University’s art collections.
Going green at Garden Kitchen & Bar
“A ubiquitous, live foliage feature wall in the built environment aims to captivate guests and sets the scene for a welcoming and relaxed dining experience,” says Susan Rossi of DBI Design. The studio has just finished up work on a sleek green interior at Garden Kitchen & Bar on the Gold Coast.
The contentious role of public art
The price for public artwork is often high, but if a council, investor or developer makes the right decision, it can be the drawcard that leads to significant economic gains. In AR144, Fenella Kernebone investigates the role that public art plays and how it can become a destination in its own right.
The built legacy of Romaldo Giurgola
This week, the architectural community lost Italian academic and architect Romaldo Giurgola at 95 years of age. Internationally-renouned for his work on Parliament House in Canberra, Giurgola was also behind a number of other significant works across the country. ADR takes a look at the architect’s built legacy on Australian shores.
Historical grandeur at Werribee Mansion
A new lease of life has been given to the Refectory at Werribee Mansion by Doherty Design Studio, stripped of a 1980s refurbishment in favour of gentle grey and white highlights which accentuate the original plasterwork and classic architectural elements.