The interest in documenting abandoned buildings with crumbling structures and desolate atmospheres has been a subject of much debate recently. An article by Shayari De Silva.
The City of Sydney’s program of design excellence forums recently focused on cultural precinct planning. With three of the city’s iconic beaches currently undergoing renewal, what is the role of the seaside CBD in the context of Sydney’s cultural identity? Written by ADR’s contributing online editor, Sara Anne Best.
Should architects register upon graduation?
Many aspiring (and registered) architects around the world have been calling for the radical reform of the architect registration process. ADR’s contributing online editorial assistant, Wesley Perrott, looks at changes being made in architectural registration in the UK and US, in comparison with Australia.
West End Tower – a Queenslander reborn
Notions of cultural preservation and continuing local architectural traditions are at work in OVP’s alteration of a Federation-era timber Queenslander in Brisbane’s West End. This project was featured in AR135 – Elements.
Beyond ruin porn: what’s behind our obsession with decay?
Medical Science 2 at the University of Tasmania
Lyons Architecture’s innovative window system at MS2 UTAS provides conceptual links to the landscape of Hobart while supporting critical thought for the researchers within the building. This project was featured in AR135–Elements.
Ardmore Residence, Singapore
We look at one of UNStudio’s recent projects in Singapore – the Ardmore Residence. The landscaping of this 36-storey luxury residential tower has given the city a character akin to a large park.
Youth and success in architecture
At 43, Sou Fujimoto is the youngest architect to author a Serpentine Pavilion. Will his talk in Sydney inspire encouragement and support to the emerging generation of architects?
2014 BDAV Building Design Awards
We look at three projects that have been nominated for this year’s Building Design Association of Victoria (BDAV) People’s Choice Award.
The Architect’s Architect
In a continuation of his ongoing series on New Zealand architecture, Jack Davies explores local architect Sam Kebbell’s practice, teaching and recent studies.
Genial minds make the MADE program
Applications for the 2015 Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange by the Opera House are now open. Contributing online editorial assistant, Sara Anne Best, speaks to last year’s inaugural recipients about their time in Denmark and the value of learning to work collaboratively.