IDEA returns with a fresh new look

The Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) are back for 2019 with a refreshed look.  You may notice something a little different this year about IDEA – Australia’s premier awards program for interior designers and architects has had a makeover of its own, with a contemporary new logo and font. IDEA has also added a new category […]

A wake-up call for client and architect

Former US President George H.W. Bush may have disparaged the vision thing, but, without that ingredient, little of consequence will be built. How to achieve the final product says a lot about the relationship between the client as the main stakeholder and the architect. Promotion of Mastery, the latest Sydney project from the Crown Group, […]

Glenn Murcutt announced as MPavilion architect 2019

Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, who is the only Australian to be awarded a Pritzker Prize, has picked up the gig of MPavilion architect 2019. Australia’s most recognised architect, Murcutt is internationally respected for his environmentally sensitive, distinctly Australian architecture. He has received the Alvar Aalto Medal, the Australian Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects […]

Designing a vegan hotel suite

Food design studio Bompas & Parr has created the “world’s first” vegan guest suite for the Hilton London Bankside using only plant-based materials. No leather, wool or feathers are to be found in the hotel suite, which features a large bedroom, sitting area and bathroom, instead, a leather-alternative fabric called Piñatex has been used. Developed by […]

How Qantas is using virtual reality to improve its design process

Kaunitz Yeung Architecture’s multi-storey childcare centre ‘lifts children out of the urbanised environment’