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).
Terra firma with Paul Owen
Brisbane architect Paul Owen speaks to MEZZANINE about adapting Queenslanders and building into the undercroft to reconnect a house with its terrain.
Rethinking community-based aged care design
The aged have much to offer, and much to receive, from the younger generations. And vice-versa. Dare we ask then, why haven’t we combined aged care and senior living with education sites? Mark Trotter, director at Fulton Trotter Architects, shares his insight on the future of seniors living.
Zaha Hadid’s built legacy: museums
For an architect whose buildings are so sculptural and can stand on their own as works of art, it is not surprising that Hadid’s architectural legacy is strongest in the museum sector. Penny Craswell details Hadid’s diverse body of work in a retrospective article for AR.
HASSELL and OMA release designs for new museum for WA
Designs for the new museum for WA, imagined by HASSELL and OMA in conjunction with global contractor Brookfield Multiplex and the Western Australian Government, have been released.
Victorian Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) announced the winners yesterday, including ASPECT Studios who took home three prizes fresh off its previous win at the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Awards.
Making public space playful: Medibank Place
With green spaces bound by timber seats and decking, and stepped topographical structures, HASSELL’s Medibank landscape brings an organic textural diversity to an area laden with concrete, offering respite from the offices.