The Gran Rubina is in many ways a refreshing departure from established notions of a traditional office block. Architect Brian Sheldon speaks to ADR about his work on the project making waves in Jakarta.
The competition brief required a new 170-hectare financial district, including three high-rise structures, cultural buildings, and a large green space to connect the district to the surrounding city. An article by Evan Rawn.
What do you stand for?
An article by Architectural Review Asia Pacific editor Michael Holt calls for the resuscitation of a discourse within the architectural discipline.
Convertible Spaces reflect changing Australian lifestyles
Chris Hayton, principal architect at Rothelowman, discusses Convertible Spaces – a project designed to address the recent shift towards compact living in Australia.
Green aspirations at Jakarta’s Gran Rubina
Cultural ribbon or coastal connections?
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?
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.
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.