The social science of hotel design

ADR chats to social scientist and founder of Hatch Analytics, Monica Parker, to find out how human behaviour plays a role in design.

Shifts in mixed-use developments with Mark Eden of ThomsonAdsett

As urban centres become denser a need for mixed-use developments brings with it an equally great need for exciting design writes Mark Eden of ThomsonAdsett.

Will your building plans meet Victoria’s new garden area requirement?

With changes in minimum backyard sizes from the Vic government, Mike Dawkins helps to unpack what constitutes garden area under the new regulations.

GBCA partners with Passive House organisations

Three building organisations are partnering to advocate for sustainable, energy efficient buildings in Australia. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) the Passive House Institute (PHI) and the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) have agreed to work together to promote ultra-low energy buildings in Australia. Passive House (Passivhaus) is a building metric which is voluntary […]

Low-grade to A-grade: EMBT’s timber installation

Sitting in stark contrast to the existing intricately carved marble columns of the Università degli Studi di Milano is the Too Good to Waste installation designed by Spanish architecture studio EMBT. The project is the result of a collaboration between EMBT, the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and Benchmark for the Fuorisalone at this year’s […]

Freestate’s Adam Scott on smart cities vs human cities

"I think across the world, whether in Australia, Shenzhen or Songdo, city makers are in danger of fetishising the power of technology and infrastructure to create the most efficient and effective human service environments, ultimately losing sight of what cities are all about: the experiences of people being people."

SJB Architects and Aspect Studios release first look at Parramatta Civic Link proposal

The Parramatta Civic Link proposal by SJB and Aspect Studios features a 500m park running linearly across the north-south axis and cutting through the CBD.

An architectural maverick: Dan Phillips

While some would dismiss his work as fanciful, Dan Phillips is proving how architects can close the loop.

An architecture for the 21st century: Andrew Waugh on building with timber

ADR talks to Waugh about the future of CLT and why architects of the 21st century should be sitting up and taking notice.

Dulux releases declarations on the environmental impact of each paint

In a first for Australian paint companies, Dulux Australia has published and released in-depth environmental documentation, Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), on its products.

Made by design: 2017 Shaw Contract Design Awards open for entries

ADR takes a look back at the past three Australian Global Awards winners of the Shaw Contract Design Awards, each with a unique design story to tell.