Is there a consistent connection between the silently beautiful but bold Nordic architectural design gestures, and the way in which the mind can be freed to creatively innovate? ADR contributor Bronwyn Marshall unpacks the enduring appeal of Nordic design.
Howard Raggatt speaks on Mongrel Rapture: ARM’s award-winning text
“Yes, it’s a monograph but it’s also a manifesto of sorts,” says Howard Raggatt about ARM’s 150,000 word tome of biblical proportions, which took out the Bates Smart State Award for Architecture in the Media at last week’s Victorian Architecture Awards.
Q+A: prefabricated building with Modscape
There has been a recent surge in popularity for prefab construction, yet the technique still polarises the architecture and design community, carrying the stigma of a ‘quick-fix’ production line solution. We speak with Jan Gyrn from Modscape about shifting attitudes towards modular building.
Interpreting the Melbourne School of Design
The Melbourne School of Design (MSD) at the University of Melbourne, designed by John Wardle Architects in collaboration with Boston-based architecture studio NADAAA, has been described as ‘representing the values of the university’ as ‘built pedagogy’.
Technē Architecture + Design
Always moving forward and never resting on its laurels, Technē Architecture + Design has made a name for itself designing beautiful projects that showcase the practice’s talent, imagination and integrity.
AR book review: Mongrel Rapture
Sneak a peek inside the AIA award-winning Mongrel Rapture, with AR’s exclusive review of the 1616-page monograph dedicated to the important and highly influential practice, Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).
The Courtyard by Daarc
Townsville’s The Courtyard, designed by Daarc, provides a bar and dining venue with a theatrical luminescence.
The SILT apartments, located under the Story Bridge on the edge of the Brisbane River, garnered the award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing at last week’s Queensland Architecture Awards.
Interconnected design: Q+A with Adele Bates Design
As a relatively new design studio, Melbourne-based company Adele Bates Design has developed a varied portfolio, covering projects that range from multi residential, workspace, single residential and even branding. We speak with director Adele Bates about how her passion for all things design has steered her boutique full-service company to success.