Architecture for Humanity sued for $3 million
It is now being reported that AFH’s board and founding members are being sued for the alleged mismanagement of funds.
The architecture of ageing
Designing for an ageing population is traditionally synonymous with assisted living and retirement communities, models of isolation and dependency. The economic and financial implications aside, these environments have often perpetuated an array of particularly ominous conditions.
Habitat: balancing work, life, and the environment | Australian Design Review
“The masterplan is where the real smarts of the project lies – there is in-built permeability to the surrounding areas, dual frontages to dwellings to allow the live/work idea to flourish, community facilities, and a wetland for the native Wallam froglets.” Architect Dominic Finlay-Jones talks ADR through Habitat, Byron Bay’s new mixed-use business hub.
State by state: AIA award winners announced
ADR recaps the big winners of the state awards in Queensland, ACT, Tasmania and the Northern Territory, with Cox Architecture, Lahznimmo Architects, Cumulus Studio and Hames Sharley among this year’s celebrated practices.
The future of churches with DKO
“The contemporary church is getting much more sophisticated in marketing their image,” says Koos de Keijzer, director of architectural firm, DKO. As the number of non-religious Australians continues to increase, what does this mean for churches – and can the reimagining of the traditional design help attract a new wave of religious followers?
Home run: Therefore Studio on residential design
“In every case we try to steer our clients to go for ‘less but better’,” says Alex Lake of Therefore Studio. With a growing portfolio of hospitality projects, including the pop-up Broadsheet Restaurant and the Marquis of Lorne, Therefore Studio is now moving into residential architecture.
Aussie prefab homes made from recycled plastic to cyclone-proof island villages
“There is no way that any company that we know of could do what we did, and now there are 1200 people who are safe from the next cyclone,” says Nev Hyman. After years of surfing the world’s waters, Hyman collaborated with Ken McBride of HASSELL to create cyclone-proof prefab homes for remote villages, constructed from recycled waste plastic.
North Point: bringing the outdoors in
Subtropical architecture is challenged with the balancing act of two contrasting ideas: an openness to the setting and protection from it. MEZZANINE explores projects that embrace their surroundings with both sensibility and open arms, including a 4x4m fold-up shack.
Sheer architecture: Ensamble’s elemental structures
As technological advances abstract us from the natural world, some architects and built environment specialists seek to emphasise the impact of the elements through their work – creating seemingly impossible homes on cliff faces, and forming remarkable structures that mirror the ravages of geological processes.
Prefab shopping centre wins Living Building Challenge
An innovative proposal for a prefabricated shopping centre – designed to be “screwed, not glued” together and reassembled elsewhere – won the top prize at last night’s International Brickworks Living Building Challenge design competition, held at the Melbourne School of Design.