Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien have built a career as partners in life and creative practice, producing distinctive work alongside some of the world’s highest profile brands. ADR caught up with the talented duo during their recent trip to Perth for the 2015 Design Circus, as guests of Mobilia and major Australian furniture group Schiavello.
In anticipation of the February release of Niche Media’s first ever Global Architecture and Design Forecast, we introduce the esteemed co-directors of the trend report, Dr. Paul McGillick and Stephen Todd.
Design duo: Doshi Levien
Q&A with Jill Garner
ADR contributor Sara Kirby speaks with recently appointed Victorian government architect Jill Garner about the most fulfilling projects in her career, her new role and her views on Melbourne as Australia’s “only real residential major city”.
Inside the Lexus Design Pavilion with Mim Fanning
Against the foreboding clouds of a particularly tempestuous Melbourne morning, the Lexus Design Pavilion makes its presence felt. The ADR team was in attendance at Flemington Racecourse yesterday to experience Mim Design and Joost Bakker’s inspired second collaboration.
Library at the Dock
ADR speaks to Lindsay Clare of Clare Design about the innovative use of cross-laminated timber at The Library at the Dock, and the nuances of designing an engaging community library for the 21st century.
McKeon’s stellar collaboration with Stylecraft and JamFactory
We catch up with inaugural AFDA winner Seaton McKeon during his visit to Melbourne, after his first meeting with Tony Russell, brand director at Stylecraft, to discuss their upcoming collaboration.
The Invisible Store of Happiness
“Why would you want wood to look uniform?” asks innovative furniture maker Sebastian Cox, collaborating with emerging sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create an architectural sculpture that challenges preconceived limitations of timber usage.
Touch wood: an insight into timber
Nothing accrues a beautiful patina in the way a timber surface can. While the warmth, durability and availability that has made timber such a popular construction material persist, advances in materials technology have seen some savvy suppliers exploring new ways of using timber in contemporary interiors.