Q&ADR: Vaughn Lane, director of architecture at Jacobs

“As a kid, I always had a passion for making things so architecture was an easy fit. I grew up sailing dinghies with my family so we lovingly tweaked them to optimise performance. It gave me the craft of making but also awareness of external factors. I don’t know how anyone makes a successful career choice with such limited exposure to the world. I guess I was one of the lucky ones.”

Melbourne Quarter to include restoration of 126-year-old wall

A historically significant wall is to be restored as part of Lendlease’s 6.1 acre Melbourne Quarter development. Constructed in 1890 by Victorian Railways, the 174 metre bluestone retaining wall on Flinders Street marks the site of Batman’s Hill and John Batman’s first home, constituting an important slice of Melbourne’s history. Before World War II, the […]

Clarke Hopkins Clarke designs village for children in Kenya

Melbourne architecture practice ClarkeHopkinsClarke has designed a village which helps to empower disadvantaged children and alleviate poverty in Kenya. The ever-growing village is the brainchild of Dean Landy, a partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, and the founder of the ‘for-purpose’ organisation One Heart Foundation which operates the project. Currently, One Heart Village hosts a primary school with […]

The sustain pedal with Jan O’Connor

Image above, Smith House by environa studio, features optimum orientation and solar access. Image courtesy the architect. Jan O’Connor of environa studio, an expert in the world of sustainability, discusses the intangible new parameters qualifying sustainability. Gillian Serisier: Five years ago sustainability meant solar panels. But now we’re at a very different place in the […]

Designing a winning legacy for sporting facilities

‘Stripped’ by Greg Natale for Seed to Seat

‘Stripped’ by Greg Natale produces the same carbon footprint in its entire lifetime that you create in just 40 hours. ‘Stripped’ pays tribute to the work of minimalist architects Claudio Silvestrin and John Pawson.

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