Abode318′s shifting façade
“From a distance the building appears to ripple and bulge, while close-up the individual apartments become legible. The undulating form has a performative effect by minimising the wind downdraft at street level.” AR magazine talks to Caleb Smith of Elenberg Fraser about the studio’s golden tower, Abode318.
Landscaping our cities with Matthew Mackay
“Most clients are now starting to see the value of landscape, and see their responsibility to create healthier and more sustainable projects and cities.” Matthew Mackay of HASSELL discusses the challenges, changes, and excitement surrounding the creation of green spaces within our rapidly growing cities.
Sustainability and the city with Richard Hassell
Richard Hassell, director of Singapore-based practice, WOHA – pioneer of sustainable, tall buildings – talks to AR magazine about liveability, high-rise in the tropics and a new book that explores both.
Paper chapel: finding beauty in death
Renowned paper engineer Benja (Paperform), has created the chapel, which he describes as a “cross between architecture and poetry”, for Australia’s first art and design led funeral home.
How soon is now?
Will future architects be called upon to provide design thinking consultancy as their primary output? Michael Smith, director of Atelier Red + Black, gives his insight on the thought-provoking conversations held at the National Conference in Adelaide.
Practice profile: Branch Studio Architects
Branch Studio’s name refers to its orchard setting and also to an energetic, open-ended growth of design services, with founders Brad Wray and Nicholas Russo keen for the practice to develop offshoot services in graphic and furniture design. Sandra Tan takes a look at some of the practice’s best work for AR magazine.
Urban renewal with Dr Kate Shaw
In the latest issue of AR magazine, Ray Edgar speaks to Dr Kate Shaw, an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow whose current research focuses on urban regeneration in the 21st century.
Footscray village to include elevated Olympic running track
Designed by Melbourne architectural firm Kavellaris Urban Design (KUD), a new mixed-use urban village, which will include Melbourne’s first elevated Olympic running track, has been revealed as part of a planned $600 million development in Footscray.
Green overhead at 88 Angel Street
“We’re facing a crisis. I call it ‘ecofatigue’. Many architects and designers feel sustainability is a bit of a fad, or a style. Almost constraining enough to rebel against.” Steele Associates architect and founder, Oliver Steele, discusses the challenges and rewards of innovating sustainable home design.
Design for disability with Hayball
A new housing development in Glenroy provides a living space for Victorians who have been seriously injured in road accidents, designed by Melbourne architectural practice Hayball.