Asian opportunities for architectural practices

There are ample opportunities for Australian design entities to weave their magic in Asia, but those seeking success by emulating their local business model may leave disappointed. Earlier this year the University of Sydney School of Architecture staged a congenial exhibition called Fusion of Horizons. Consisting of private letters, diary entries, ethnographic research and an array […]

ADR’s top 10 architecture projects of 2019

With not just a new year, but also a new decade almost upon us, ADR editor Elisa Scarton looks back at the architecture projects that made an impact in 2019. DANGROVE gallery, Alexandria, NSW, Tzannes If there was one project that blew us away in 2019, it was Tzannes’ DANGROVE art storage facility in Alexandria, […]

Meet the lighting designer illuminating projects for Kengo Kuma and Oscar Neimeyer

In an exclusive interview with ADR as part of his first visit to Australia, Italian lighting designer Mario Nanni explains how a self-taught electrician came to design for some of the world’s biggest architects. Nanni founded Viabizzuno in Northern Italy with no formal training in lighting design. He has since brought light to the grotto […]

Why be an architect – ‘it is what it is’…

When I try to question the architectural world, the response I usually get from mentors is ‘it is what it is’… Earlier this year, I sat for registration. In my interview I was asked why a client should hire an architect, in place of a building designer or the like. I replied a prescribed and […]

William Chan – Ownership builds better communities

Victoria’s State Library reopens, and it’s a study in restoration over replication