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Ngutu College

ar – magazine

AR – Ngutu College saw Matthews Architects turn an old government admin building into a thriving educational space for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

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inside – magazine

inside – The first issue of inside magazine for 2020 is out! Here’s a peek into the edition, on newsstands across the country. inside welcomes its new editor Elisa Scarton with a whole new look and feel, but the same passion for incredible architecture and design from all over the country. Australian architecture and interior design is […]

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Balit-dhan Balit-ngangjin benches installed at Wesley Place

Produced by Axolotl, Balit-dhan Balit-ngangjin are two solid cast bronze benches designed by artists Maree Clarke and Trent Jansen.

IDEA winners issue of inside magazine on newsstands now!

The March/April issue of inside magazine is on newsstands now and includes all the projects that won IDEA 2021. Robin Boyd had gotten it right in The Australian Ugliness when he said our architectural landscape was a bombardment of confused style and mixed ideas. But if the architect were still alive today, I know he’d […]

The IDEA gala is this month – Tickets on sale now!

You are warmly invited to join us for an evening of celebration as we recognise the best in Australian design at the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2021. This year’s tickets are $220 (includes GST and Eventbrite charges). Buy yours now. In our 19th year, we’re even more grateful and excited to be bringing everyone […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalists Fender Katsalidis

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic. Today we’ll learn more about Fender Katsalidis with interiors lead Rosie Morley taking the reins. As a Designer of the Year finalist, Fender Katsalidis has five projects shortlisted in the Residential Multi category. Winners are set to be […]

THOSE Architects delivers understated beauty in Aje headquarters

Reinvented by THOSE Architects as the new operations hub for a growing Australian fashion label, the Aje headquarters is situated in a 130-year-old landmark Sydney building. Completed last year, Aje’s headquarters has been shortlisted in the 2021 IDEA Awards, featuring in the Workplace under 1000sqm category. Winners are set to be announced in person at […]

Living in a material world – Axolotl

For over 20 years Axolotl has been a leader in the materials field, and has even branched out into producing a niche product like trophies. And in a time where the materials used on and in our buildings are under greater than ever scrutiny, there are a range of alternatives available, says Kris Torma. Axolotl […]

‘Eliminating inequity for women in architecture is terribly complex’: a chat with SJB’s Monica Edwards

Ahead of an appearance at the Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November, Monica Edwards of SJB speaks to Australian Design Review editor Elisa Scarton about her experience as a woman in architecture and how gender equity can be achieved in the industry.  Architecture is often seen as a ‘man’s profession’. Do you think that perception is […]

IDEA 2019 Shortlist: Studio Hollenstein’s Green Square Library and Plaza 

In anticipation of IDEA 2019, we’re taking a look at some of this year’s shortlisted entries. This week we investigate Studio Hollenstein’s entry in the public spaces category. As part of Australia’s largest urban renewal precinct, Studio Hollenstein (in collaboration with Stewart Architecture) took a holistic approach in designing the Green Square Library and Plaza. […]

Four weeks to go until IDEA – buy your tickets now!

Have you got your tickets for the IDEA 2019 Gala yet? With just four weeks to go, here’s a peek at what’s in store! IDEA is Australia’s premier interior design and architecture awards. For 16 years, we’ve been celebrating the very best in Australian architecture and interior design with an evening of great food, wine, company and healthy competition […]

IDEA 2019 Shortlist: Castle Cove House

In anticipation of IDEA 2019, we’re taking a look at some of this year’s shortlisted entries. This week we investigate Castle Cove House by TERROIR in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design, which is entered in the residential single category. Finding inspiration in Middle Harbour’s rocky escarpments, Castle Cove House’s bold combination of imposing concrete and […]