Record year for building work in Victoria

Applications for building permits in Victoria continued at record levels in 2018, with the cost of works in permits reported to the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) reaching almost $40 billion for the first time.  The value of building permits for the 12 months was $39.6 billion – up 10.7 percent, or $3.8 billion, on the […]

Timber triumph: Sebastian Cox

Meeting with Sebastian Cox at this year’s I Salone was an interesting affair. The British designer established his studio in 2010 in Greenwich, south-east London and now with a staff of 12 (plus Willow the dog) he creates bespoke furniture for those who love fine design, utilising timber taken from British woodlands by a very […]

Inclusion for all: how the NDIS means a turn away from institutional disability housing

In the latest in an occasional series
 detailing growing sectors for architectural practices, AR looks at the opportunities afforded by the establishment of the NDIS. A new housing market specifically for people with disability was established in Australia in July 2016. With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we are now, finally, […]

AREA awards open for entries

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the AR Emerging Architecture (AREA) awards has now opened for entries. “The AR Emerging Architecture award was and remains one of the most important in my career. It meant that other people had noticed my work, that I was doing something worth talking about. Being fostered in such a way is invaluable, […]

Milan Design Week 2019: wrap-up

Archistar launches world-first Feng Shui engine for property