Master Builders Australia calls for consensus to arrest economic decline

Master Builders Australia seeks a National Cabinet consensus to deal cohesively and practically with the tension between the health and economic impact of the virus is the overwhelming imperative to be drawn from the 7% fall in June quarter GDP.  “This is a fundamental requirement to instilling the confidence necessary to arrest the shocking drops […]

How COVID-19 will change aged care design

Associate director and seniors living leader at Hames Sharley, Gary Mackintosh explores how aged care design will balance resident’s emotional and physical health post COVID-19. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of seniors’ living providers, especially those offering residential aged care, has been literally on staying alive and protecting their staff and […]

Geyer acquisition sparks brand redesign

Design consultancy Geyer has announced it has been acquired by The Intelligent Consulting Group, with a rebanding to usher in the company’s new era.  An entrepreneurial business specialising in the property sector, The Intelligent Consulting Group is led by Group CEO Marcel Zalloua, who is also the co-founder of commercial and retail delivery specialist, Valmont. […]

Around 1.5 million new homes built in 10 years in Australia, but housing is becoming less diverse

New research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) finds that 1.5 million new homes were built in Australian in the 10 years from 2006 to 2016 but the growth of housing stock in each state and territory was uneven. The study, undertaken by AHURI researchers from Curtin University, University of Sydney and […]

The rise of pragmatic parametric design

Parametric design is not simply aesthetic-focused form-finding. It’s about finding design solutions for some of the biggest challenges of our time. You might not have heard the term parametric design, but chances are you’ve come across parametric forms. Look around a city for the new buildings – the new columns at the Crown Casino Tower, […]

How will COVID-19 change hospitality design?

Associate director at Carr, Rosie Morley explores the trends in hospitality design that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and how the sector should respond to an increased appetite for escapist experiences. We are experiencing the biggest global experiment of our times – forcing swift change and a rapid uptake into future technologies and […]

NSW Government opens grant to increase recycling of solar panels

The NSW Government is investing $10 million to help improve environmental performance by diverting end-of-life solar panel systems from landfill, with the first round of grants now open. NSW residents and businesses are increasingly turning to solar power systems to reduce energy costs and drive improved environmental performance. Although current waste volumes are relatively low, […]

The kitchen makes a comeback during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to has led to a resurgence of the once dwindling kitchen space as the centrepiece of the home. The home kitchen looked like it was on its way out. First, the walls came down, turning the separated family kitchen into an open-plan living space. Next, full gas stovetops, ovens and […]

Building trust in remote teams

Transitioning to managing a remote team when your team is normally co-located requires a steep learning curve for both leaders and team members. Throw in the COVID-19 crisis and high levels of anxiety, and trust levels can come crashing down if not managed correctly. Whenever there is change and uncertainty, employees will naturally withhold expending […]

Don’t miss Studio Tate’s workplace design webinar

Studio Tate will be hosting a webinar to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted workplace design on Wednesday 19 August 2020. Titled The Future of Workplace Design – Challenges and Opportunities, it will be held at 1pm AEST and will be moderated by Australian Design Review editor Elisa Scarton. Panelists will be discussing changes they anticipate […]

Russell & Yelland celebrates 80 years with brand redesign

One of South Australia’s longest-serving architecture practices, Russell & Yelland, has launched its new branding, marking more than 80 years designing for South Australian communities.  Directors John Held, Alistair McHenry and Stewart Caldwell are the current practice leaders, recognised within the industry for their commitment to education, health, aged care facility and social housing design. […]