Kengo Kuma’s The Exchange opens in Sydney

The Japanese architect’s first Australian building in Sydney’s Darling Harbour is being described by the studio as “an oasis in the middle of an urban jungle”. The six-storey building is wrapped in 20,000 metres of light-coloured, sustainably sourced accoya softwood in a deliberately irregular pattern that is meant to give it “a very different expression […]

The architect as solo creative genius must be “demystified”, says the Architecture Lobby

Positioning the director of an architecture practice as the solo creative genius enables them to get away with “basically running a bad business”, says Architecture Lobby Victorian chapter steward Frank Burridge. “We think that architects being a solo genius is a kind of phenomenon or an attitude that supports a lot of the really bad […]

A look at Bateman and T&Z Architects’ new Bob Hawke College in Subiaco

The Western Australian city’s newest school is a series of three and four storey buildings that incorporate passive solar design principles courtesy of two local studios. The $70-million build will open its door to 260 Year 7 students in a couple of days. Only the first stage has been completed, with the second to be […]

7 iconic modern Australian buildings

We all held our breath when the Sydney Opera House was unveiled and some shook their heads when Melbourne’s Federation Square was finished, but Australian architecture has come a long way in the last couple of decades. To celebrate Australia Day, ADR looks back at our favourite buildings to grace our skylines in the last […]

Snøhetta to design Wikipedia’s new visual identity

Sean Gill joins Gray Puksand