Toomath was one of the first New Zealand architects to study at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and to bring the highest level of overseas design knowledge to local conditions, budgets and scope.
British practice Haworth Tompkins recently completed the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, UK. It is a project with significant socio-cultural heritage and its restoration is integral to preserving legacy.
Interview: Tim Greer (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer)
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer is known nationally and internationally for its consistent ideological and aesthetic focuses. Here AR editor, Michael Holt, spoke with practice director, Tim Greer, as the first article in the ‘From Concept to Completion’ series.
The Forrest Shed
A review of a small single residence in Canberra, designed by Collins Caddaye Architects. Situated in a heritage precinct and adjacent to a series of car parks, this urban intervention is a poignant example of micro-housing and urban densification in the city.
The legacy of William Toomath
The Great Density Debate
One of our contributing online editorial assistants, highlights that before attempting to accommodate the rapidly increasing population of Melbourne, we must first understand what constitutes a good housing design.
A Changed Landscape: Brisbane after Donovan Hill
Donovan Hill decisively shifted the professional and the public conversation forward from the reheated dichotomy of modernism and the Queensland vernacular tradition.
Tolerance and customisation: A question of value
With the devaluation of digital fabrication owing to its overuse, it is the responsibility of designers to reintroduce value into designs by synthesising multiple and complementary sources through innovative methods.
Distinguishing art and architecture
A piece from one of ADR’s contributing online editorial assistants where the author attempts to find the line of separation between art and architecture using Stephen Bram’s latest project as an example.
A cloud on high – The Immersery
The Immersery: Festival Kitchen, Bar and Raingarden is a most ambitious temporary space and will bring this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s water theme alive.
Reviewing RIBA’s City Health Report: Was Le Corbusier Right?
The report includes useful information for city planners, such as the idea that in general, it is quality and not quantity of public space that is the biggest factor when it comes to encouraging people to walk instead of taking transport.
Author: Rory Stott