Inspiration and aspiration at the ‘People’ Student Congress
Amid dynamic commentary and activity, including Sean Godsell’s deeply personal oration on his life and work, emerging architect Amelyn Ng gives her detailed insight into the highlights and revelations of this year’s student congress.
Productivity and the creative workplace
Productivity and efficiency are simple to measure, but in today’s economy, businesses can’t survive without constant innovation and a focus on creativity. Sarah Kay of Woods Bagot looks at how designers can develop inspiring environments and provide tools to foster creativity.
The harsh reality of reality television
ADR contributor Rhys Duncan explores the way shows such as The Block and House Rules augment the reality of the design process, and how this impacts on the profession.
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.
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.