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.
Kennedy Nolan is an architectural practice devoted to creating beautiful, thoughtful and innovative projects for life and living. (inside) co-editor Jan Henderson looks at how experience, connectivity and innovation form the building blocks of its design.
Winners announced for South Australian and Western Australian Architecture Awards
We take a look at the recently revealed winners for the South Australian and Western Australian Architecture Awards.
Open House Melbourne announces July program
With over 105 buildings available for self-guided tours and a variety of free talks tours and events, the Open House Melbourne weekend is a rare opportunity to hear about the creative process behind some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.
Key projects from the Architecture Awards season
Still buzzing from the Victorian, Tasmanian, Queensland and last night’s NSW awards? We recap the major projects to watch for at the National Awards in November.
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).
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.
High density simulating quality living conditions
There is an increased responsibility for the architecture and design community to replicate ideal living conditions in multiresidential apartments, as a way to bridge the gap in quality between high density accommodation and traditional housing.
VCAT approves 50-storey Bates Smart skyscraper
Capitol Grand, the tallest skyscraper outside of the city centre of Melbourne, has been approved for construction by VCAT. Designed by Bates Smart Architects, the 50-storey tower will house 450 residential apartments.
SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Post-reveal, the Pavilion this year has been described as “closer in spirit” to Zaha Hadid’s inaugural tent, suggesting a progression in design lineage on the exhibit’s 15th anniversary.