Tiny houses, big queues
With popular TV series Tiny House Nation now onto season four, and dedicated small space living festivals in Quebec and the US attracting many thousands of visitors, tiny houses are big overseas. But what potential do they have for Australian neighbourhoods?
Bijl Architecture: cutting edge design
Bijl means ‘axe’ in Dutch, a tool used to cut, shape and create, metaphorically fitting the practice of architecture perfectly. Founder Melonie Bayl-Smith speaks to Penny Craswell for MEZZANINE, elaborating on Bijl Architecture’s distinctive, award-winning approach.
Other Architects’ Chicago Architecture Biennial insights
David Neustein and Grace Mortlock of Other Architects and Otherothers share their exclusive notes on the inaugural Biennial and talk us through their project, Offset House, showcased at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Christopher Frederick Jones shortlisted in international architectural photography awards
Out of only 20 shortlisted photographs, two belong to Christopher – an impressive achievement considering the competitive nature of the Arcaid International Architectural Photography Awards, part of the World Architecture Festival.
Mornington Centre Stage 2: coastal grain
David Leece of Billard Leece Partnership explains how the use of organic materials and considered landscaping roots the building in its coastal surrounds, and works to provide an inviting contemporary environment for the aged care facility within.
UTS represents Australia at inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial
Students and academics from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), will present their work as part of ‘The State of the Art of Architecture’ exhibition at the festival.
Q+A with Walknorth Architects
Peter Salhani interviews husband-and-wife team Sacha Zehnder and Jaya Param from Walknorth Architects, who reflect on their own two houses and their approach to residential design that begins and ends with a reading of, and merging into, the landscape.
MPavilion takes root in Melbourne
We catch up with the Stirling Prize-winning UK architect as she launches her MPavilion in Melbourne, to discuss her ethereal design that aims to “subvert expectations”.
Future towers: MVRDV in Pune, India
As a provocateur and visionary practice, Dutch architectural practice MVRDV has been steadfast in the research-driven investigations of the emergent possibilities for local and global densification. Ian Nazareth explores Future Towers, the first project in India by MVRDV.
Peter Stutchbury awarded RIBA International Fellowship
Fresh from the announcement that Zaha Hadid has become the first female to win the RIBA Gold Medal, acclaimed Australian architect Peter Stutchbury has been awarded a 2016 RIBA International Fellowship by the Royal Institute of British Architects.