Zaha Hadid Architects unveils world’s tallest atrium

Designed by the late Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher, the 45-storey Leeza SOHO is Beijing’s newest and hottest skyscraper thanks to its atrium, which twists up through the full height of the building. Located in the Fengtai business district, the almost 200-metre-high tower is adjacent to the area’s main rail station and sits atop an underground train line. […]

MODE targets growth in Victoria with key appointments

Led by studio manager Tim Bloomfield, the Melbourne studio of MODE has seen recent expansion off the back of continued economic growth in Victoria. “With the acquisition of several key projects we are excited that recent appointments of senior project staff will enable the studio to continue to expand our project portfolio and consolidate its strong presence in […]

COX and Scott Carver’s new look for the Australian War Memorial unveiled

Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled the $500 million expansion plans for Canberra’s war memorial on Monday, and it’s bringing together two of the country’s best known architecture practices.  Located in line of sight of Australian Parliament House, the iconic building was opened in 1941. Plans to renovate it brought about backlash when they were announced […]

House Lessans named the RIBA House of the Year 2019

A family home built for less than $635,000 has been named RIBA House of the Year, proving “life enhancing architecture doesn’t have to cost the earth”. At least that’s according to Britain’s top architecture body. Speaking after the final episode of the Channel 4 television series Grand Designs: House of the Year, during which the Northern Ireland […]

Lovell Burton takes out top medal at ArchiTeam Awards night

Melbourne-based architecture studio Lovell Burton has been awarded the ArchiTeam Medal for its galvanised sheet metal-clad Springhill House project in the Macedon Ranges. Lovell Burton was one of 14 practices or individual architects to be recognised with an award or medal at Wednesday night’s Architeam awards gala. The ArchiTeam Medal is awarded to a category-winning […]

“Architects can’t solve the affordable housing crisis,” says Timothy Hill

“The type of buildings we invest in perpetuates the system,” says Timothy Hill ahead of his appearance at the Sydney Architecture Festival this weekend. Speaking to ADR, Hill says the government’s recently announced mortgage guarantee scheme to help first home buyers enter the property market is not the right way to approach the housing affordability crisis […]

Paris will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop urban farm

Starting next year, the 15th arrondissement won’t just be an eclectic residential area where quaint shops give way to city’s tallest skyscraper. It’ll also be home to a supersized farm producing close to a tonne of fruits and vegetables.  Situated along Paris’s périphérique, Pavillon 6 won’t be occupying valuable real estate at ground level. Instead, it’ll sit atop the […]

First look at Zaha Hadid and COX’s design for Western Sydney International Airport

Zaha Hadid Architects and COX Architecture revealed their vision for what is set to become Australia’s largest international airport by 2060.  The Western Sydney International Airport, named after Australian pilot Nancy-Bird Walton, is a new greenfield airport in Sydney’s western Parkland City region. A call for designs were sent out earlier in the year with […]

Second annual SCCI Architecture Hub

Returning this year from 10 to 19 October, the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas’ (SCCI) Architecture Hub brings leading architects, developers, designers, academics and other innovators to Sydney. Across 10 days, the SCCI Architecture Hub presents ground breaking, controversial and speculative ideas shaping the past, present and future of architecture in Australia and globally. For […]

Jeanne Gang to speak at Powerhouse Museum

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum has announced an Australian exclusive event with internationally-renowned architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA. For the first time in Sydney, the founding principal of Studio Gang and MacArthur Fellow will discuss her award-winning practice and design process in a free talk at the Powerhouse Museum on 28 October 2019. Gang is the founding principal and […]

Kanye West’s Star Wars-inspired housing project demolished

The prototype affordable homes built by Kanye West’s architecture firm Yeezy Home have been torn down due to a failure to comply with building codes.  First announced in July, the Star Wars-inspired prefabricated housing structures were built on the grounds of West’s home in Calabasas, California. The homes took inspiration from the planet Tatooine, the home of Luke and […]