MAKE Architecture rebrands as Studio Bright

Melbourne-based architecture practice MAKE has rebranded as Studio Bright to better reflect how it has evolved to be led solely by director Mel Bright.  The 13-year-old business will continue to work on residential projects but will now also turn its attention to larger-scale builds, such as civic, educational and multi-residential. Director Mel Bright told ADR: “MAKE […]

Glenn Murcutt to design Royal Far West’s new Manly campus

Internationally-renowned architect, Glenn Murcutt, has been commissioned by Australian charity Royal Far West (RFW) to design its new beachfront headquarters at Manly. Murcutt will work closely with architect and designer Angelo Candalepas of Candalepas Associates, to create a “compelling and beautiful” campus for Royal Far West, to allow the 95-year-old charity to grow its work […]

Marriott to build a 26-storey hotel in just 90 days

The modular construction trend continues to gain pace, with hotel chain Marriot set to build the ‘world’s tallest modular hotel’ in only 90 days. Designed by Danny Forster & Architecture, the 168-room, 26-storey hotel will be built in New York City’s Sixth Avenue with prefabricated guestrooms arriving at the hotel site fully constructed, inside and out. […]

Fender Katsalidis to design Liverpool’s tallest commercial tower

Fender Katsalidis’ design for Liverpool’s tallest commercial tower and its surrounding redevelopment has been given the green light. Called Liverpool Quarter, the project will feature a 23-storey curved tower which is to be the focal point of the new Liverpool gateway. Situated on the corner of Scott and Bigge streets, the mixed-use project features 25,000 square metres of […]

Technē invites submissions from artists for new collaboration series

Technē Architecture + Interior Design has launched the Technē Artist-in-residence Program and is inviting submissions from upcoming artists and product designers to collaborate in its studio for 2020. Not the usual office, the Technē studio contains a workshop designed to let the team get creative away from their desks. It’s this space that they are […]

Warren and Mahoney appoints Sven Ollmann as Sydney principal

Architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has appointed Sven Ollmann as a principal in its Sydney studio following the firm’s recent achievement of $1billion of projects in development in Australia. Ollmann arrives with more than 25 years’ experience working at the forefront of sustainable commercial design. He began his career in Europe before moving to Sydney […]

Glenn Murcutt’s design for the 2019 MPavilion revealed

Revered Australian architect Glenn Murcutt’s design for the 2019 MPavilion has been revealed today, with the structure described by the Pritzker Prize winner as “a crisp white building that will be lit at night like a lantern”.  The design, which consists of a steel-framed rectangular building with wing-like trusses covered in translucent fabric, was influenced by […]

Woods Bagot to design Sydney’s Crows Nest Station

Woods Bagot, as part of a design consortium, has been awarded the contract to design the new Crows Nest metro railway station. The Crows Nest Design Consortium is led by SMEC, a multidisciplinary and professional services engineering company, and includes its partners Woods Bagot (architect), Robert Bird Group (sister company to SMEC), NDY, and Oculus […]

Billard Leece Partnership wins global prize for mental health design

The Orygen and OYH Parkville building designed by Billard Leece Partnership (BLP) has won the top prize for Best Mental Health Design at the 2019 European Healthcare Design Awards ceremony in London. Orygen and OYH Parkville is a youth mental health facility championing inclusive and universal design. They are separately funded organisations but work side by […]

Wellbeing in the workplace: what does successful design look like?

The relationship we have today with our workplaces is dramatically different to how it was 10 years ago. Indeed, the entire idea of work has changed fundamentality and as a result workspaces need to adapt to reflect that. That was the focus of a talk at Denfair today in Melbourne, which also explored how office […]

New tax rules for government tender bids

Companies are now required to prove they have a clean tax record when tendering for major government contracts. The new tax rule is definitely an improvement, but further steps still need to be taken to protect and assist small businesses that are subcontracted into these projects, says Kate Carnell from the Australian Small Business and Family […]