Are heritage concerns and constraints still important?

Each issue, Architecture Review (AR) asks a panel of experts their response to a pertinent question. This month we asked: Do you think heritage concerns and constraints are of increasing or decreasing importance in the current architectural landscape? Peter Walker, director, Cumulus Studio More and more it feels that people are looking for solidity, connection and authenticity – […]

GroupGSA wins design competition for 2022 Olympic project

GroupGSA has won a competition to design the Chongli City Centre project in Chongli, Zhangjiakou, China, which will be used during the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chongli District will host the ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country and freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympics from February to March 2022 and the new centre will also combine […]

Meet emerging practice studioplusthree

With a common interest in culture, craft and making, the three founders of swiftly rising practice studioplusthree are drawing on their individual perspectives to design unique projects. AR talks to one third of studioplusthree, Simon Rochowski, about running a successful emerging practice. There’s a distinct international flavour about studioplusthree. With experience in London, Hong Kong, […]

Brisbane practice bureau^proberts designs ‘Queenslanders in the sky’

Brisbane-based architecture firm bureau^proberts has designed a 14-storey residential development that is a contemporary take on the traditional Queenslander home. Located at the river’s edge and adjacent to Kangaroo Point cliffs, each of floor of ‘Walan’ is designed like a house in its size and connection to the outside. In a nod to the traditional Queenslander, […]

Opal Tower investigation finds design and construction issues

Retail design firms i2C Architects and TRG Queensland merge