Sue Carr awarded 2021 Order of Australia

Sue Carr has been awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of her service to “interior design, education, and women in business” in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. The Order of Australia recognises Australians who have displayed outstanding service or exceptional achievement in the community, acting as an opportunity to celebrate professional excellence. The […]

2021 Serpentine Pavilion captures London’s “past and present places”

Designed by Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace, this year’s Serpentine Pavilion is inspired by places that are “particularly significant to the diasporic and cross-cultural communities” of London. Set to open on 11 June 2021, the temporary pavilion in the city’s Kensington Gardens features “abstracting, superimposing and splicing” elements that vary in “scales of intimacy” and reference the architecture of markets, restaurants, […]

Holcim Australia unveils low carbon ECOPact concrete

Global building materials and aggregates company Holcim has just released its new low carbon ECOPact concrete onto the Australian market. Unveiled in April 2021, ECOPact reduces embodied carbon by 30 to 60 per cent, using “upcycled waste by-products” in place of natural resources. Holcim designed the product after pledging to achieve net zero carbon emissions […]

Fifth ACA pulse check “fairly positive” about COVID-19 rebound

The fifth pulse check survey from the Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA) reveals practices are “fairly confident” about how they are rebounding from COVID-19, even finding “unexpected benefits”. The ACA’s first pulse check conducted in mid-March 2020 showed practices were preparing to feel the pain of COVID-19’s impact on economic and work arrangements. Subsequent […]

Taylor Knights and James Carey to design 2021 NGV Architecture Commission

2021 ArchiTeam Conference explores disruption post COVID-19