Interior designer: interior architecture
With the advent of reality TV, where choosing a sofa qualifies anyone as an interior designer, the struggle for industry recognition has been dealt a blow.
Barriers to entry for design industry graduates
New research from Think Education reveals that young designers and creatives are twice as likely as graduates in other professions to cite a ‘lack of industry connections’ as their biggest career hurdle. How do you see young designers and architects overcoming barriers to fulfilling experience in the industry?
Copy this lamp: preserving Australian design integrity
David Trubridge’s Floral pendant has allegedly been replicated by Domayne, reigniting local debate over intellectual property. How does Australia compare with international attempts to protect original design against copycat manufacturers?
Margins: architecture and profits
Tobias Partners, i2C architects and Mark Williams Architects share their thoughts on how profit has the potential to protect the integrity of architecture and design, in an insightful article by Jamie Millar of Total Synergy.
Navigating nationality: Australia’s multicultural built landscape
How do our cultural values manifest in the built environment? ADR questions the role of race, and the subconscious motivations influencing our appreciation of foreign architecture in a local context.
Integrated Communities: ageing in the neighbourhood of the future
An article by Matthew Hutchinson, principal and head of the Seniors Living Group at ThomsonAdsett, looks at how our built environment will accommodate Australia’s ever-ageing population.
Bodies in Formation exhibition
The exhibition comprises current and past works by Matsys Design founder, Andrew Kudless, now on display in the Forum at the Abedian School of Architecture.
Reconceptualising the design studio for today’s students
How do educators design the collaborative studio environment to suit 21st century practice? A topical article by Dr Nicki Wragg, senior lecturer in design at Swinburne University of Technology.