The rewarding Burst Open exhibition demonstrates techniques shaping contemporary architecture and design in the digital age, with experimental works exploring intellectual property, open source design and 3D printing.
Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp’s new Bankstown Library seamlessly incorporates ESD initiatives to create a learning centre that enhances the architectural landscape, offering a contemporary multifunctional space for the community at large. This article originally appeared in AR136 – Super-.
Burst Open exhibition Brisbane
The most amazing buildings in the world – that haven’t been built
Preview 10 groundbreaking concept buildings that could radically shape future city skylines, including an organic agricultural high rise aiming to grow crops in New York, and a droplet-shaped building that promises to convert air into water.
Mood inducing, spectacle signalling, hip hallmarking or functionally illuminating, lighting permeates every interior design from foundational proposition to finishing touch. An article by Adrienne Hughes, featuring works by Tom Dixon and Ash Allen, takes a detailed snapshot of current directions in international and Australian contemporary lighting.
Left field design: an interview with Ryan Russell
ADR delves into the origins of a fashion stalwart in Melbourne’s uber cool inner city, speaking to Ryan Russell of Russell & George about his influential, award-winning retail design at Left.
Pascale Gomes-McNabb works with Euroluce on Melbourne showroom
Euroluce worked with Pascale Gomes-McNabb on the interior design of the new Melbourne Light Studio, celebrating the city’s unique architectural vernacular.
Driving design: Lexus Design Pavilion
Melbourne-based creative practice, Mim Design Studio, sustainable designer Joost Bakker, award-winning head chef of Attica, Ben Shewry, restaurateur Neil Perry and landscape designer, Jamie Durie collaborate for the Lexus Design Pavilion at Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014. The Birdcage at Flemington Racecourse is an exclusive event, requiring exceptional design. MIM Design and Joost talk to ADR.
Melbourne Design Awards
A great range of works this year showcased Melbourne’s diversity, with a uniting element across all successful works being a commitment to a high standard of design.