New York City’s street transformation from the Bloomberg era
Photos show how extensively Mayor Bloomberg updated New York City’s built environment.
Design Hotels unveils five new deluxe suites
Designed by some of the most talented design experts in the world, the new flagship suites are located in hotels across London, Paris, Oslo, Khao Lak and Kappl.
Dragonfly – A Perched Retreat
The Dragonfly project at Broken Head, south of Byron Bay, involves the addition of a bedroom/studio space with an en suite sauna, patio, deck and outdoor shower to an existing holiday home.
Architect: Built-Environment Practice
Text: Michael Parsons
AR launches its Under Construction Almanac
AR is launching a new video series – to run in conjunction with our recurring Under Construction section in the magazine – looking at buildings in the construction phase.
Review: Coast Modern
‘Coast Modern’ is an accessible, carefully curated overview of important Modernist homes located along the northwest coastline of North America, writes Melonie Bayl-Smith.
Lavender Bay Boatshed
The conversion of the old boatsheds at Lavender Bay in Sydney demonstrates Stephen Collier’s meticulously conscious approach.
MADE by the Opera House exchange winners announced
The five New South Wales students heading to Copenhagen in January to take part in the inaugural MADE by the Opera House student exchange program between NSW and Denmark have been announced.
Foster and Heatherwick collaborate to design Shanghai finance centre
Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio are designing Shanghai’s new Bund Finance Centre, a mixed-use, waterfront destination that will serve as the ‘end point’ to the city’s most famous street.
Fox Johnston’s Balmain House serves to remind us of the poetic use of site limitations, the maximisation of micro-urban space and the crafty use of neighbouring sight lines to generate an aesthetically interesting piece of sculpture to live in.
Elemental’s ‘Half-Finished’ housing typology: a success in all circumstances
Elemental’s ‘half-finished home’ typology has become something of a signature for practice. It began as a way of providing housing at incredibly low prices, but nevertheless creating homes that would provide for residents’ needs and even gain value over time.