Born in Oviedo, Spa in in 1961 Patricia Urquiola is an architect , a student of Achille Castiglioni and an exceptional designer. When recently in Sydney to celebrate Space’s 20th birthday and the launch of the new range for Kartell, she spoke with Gillian Serisier.
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.
A Spaniard in Milan
The legacy of William Toomath
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.
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.
Axolotl Art Projects
AAP has been established to develop and facilitate creative projects in liaison with project managers, architects, designers, councils and artists, for any scale and application.
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.
Building a motivated and loyal workforce
While there is no getting away from what some see as the less interesting aspects of a project, such as detailing and construction drawings, there is no doubt that employees are more motivated when they feel truly engaged.