Innovative composites: Shapeshift Design Technologies
“We’ve done funky shapes, and we can do that forever, but I think there are some real gains to be made in finding and developing the right materials for the job.” In 2001, Toby Whitfield and Jaime Marina founded the composites manufacturing company, mouldCAM.
Think Brick Award winners revealed
The 2016 Think Brick Award winners have been announced, with Freadman White, Iredale Pedersen Hook, Harmer Architecture, Turf Design Studio, and Genesin Studio all taking out prizes.
The future of education design
ThomsonAdsett’s director, Peter C. Lippman, is an educational facility planner, author, and researcher well regarded for his international expertise in education design. Here, Lippman shares his insights into the trends that will continue to shape the design of schools in years to come.
Mary Place, All Hallows’ School
At All Hallows’ School, Wilson Architects has formed a forward-thinking place to support learning within a city context, projecting the shape of things to come in Australian education.
Lyons and m3architecture design UQ Sustainable Futures Building
Lyons and m3architecture have won a competition to design the Sustainable Futures Building at the University of Queensland, St Lucia campus.
ARM, TZG and Scott Carver Architects undertake Sydney Opera House upgrade
Working designs for the largest ever series of upgrades to the venue have been released, including a redevelopment of the concert hall and the construction of a learning space for children and young people.
Finding the work/life balance: Westpac Barangaroo
Design firm Geyer has been instrumental in the creation of Westpac’s agile working principles, WorkSMART and the physical application to its 60,000-square metre anchor tenancy at Tower Two, Barangaroo, in collaboration with Lendlease.
BVN chapel features automatic sliding glass façade
BVN’s newly-designed chapel, The Sanctuary, features a one-of-a-kind sliding glass façade made up of three curved glass panes which form a floor-to-ceiling window – and can be raised and lowered by synchronised electric actuators.
Baby boomer expectations drive innovative aged care design
“We are creating homes and pushing institutionalisation to the background. We’re designing for residents, not patients, who want to be treated as such,” says James Kelly, associate at ClarkeHopkinsClarke.
Zaha Hadid’s built legacy: performing arts buildings
Hadid rejected postmodernism’s pastiche of architectural styles, instead claiming that modernism was an unfinished project – a vision that was explored in her work in the performing arts sector, including the Guangzhou Opera House (2003–10) and the Heydar Aliyev Centre (2007–12).