SLAB takes top prize at Herman Miller’s 2021 Design Challenge

The Herman Miller 2021 Design Challenge winner has been announced, with Melbourne design studio SLAB taking the home top prize for its community-based and socially adaptable design approach.  For its latest investigation into the future of the office, Herman Miller invited architects and interior designers in Australia and New Zealand to take part in Work, […]

“Have fun, but also stop and think” – Taylor Knights and James Carey on the 2021 NGV Architecture Commission

The 2021 NGV Architecture Commission opened this week in Melbourne with a pink pond evoking Australia’s inland salt lakes. Dubbed pond[er], Taylor Knights and James Carey’s competition-winning installation is free to visit at the Grollo Equiset Gardens until August 2022. Its creators were on site at the opening on Monday, ankle deep in their pink […]

NGV International presents Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala

Bark Ladies: Eleven Artists from Yirrkala is a major ground floor exhibition at NGV International that celebrates the NGV’s extraordinary collection of bark paintings by women artists working out of the Yolŋu-run art centre, Buku Larrngay Mulka Centre (Buku) situated in Northeast Arnhem Land. Buku is located in Yirrkala, a small Aboriginal community on the […]

BIG’s CopenHill wins 2021 World Building of The Year

Copenhagen’s CopenHill by BIG has won Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2021. The Danish waste-to-energy plant was selected as a winner in the Production, Energy & Recycling category earlier in the year – thus earning itself a spot in the finals, which were held in Lisbon, Spain on 3 December. Seven […]

“Addressing climate change in Indigenous housing and health policy is an urgent priority”

Current regional and remote Indigenous housing stock is unable to provide consistently healthy and comfortable indoor environments, according to a new report published by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). “Alongside Indigenous people’s capacities to endure rapid and unsettling social, political and economic change, Indigenous histories feature resilience and self-reliance in adjusting to […]

First look at MPavilion 2021 by MAP Studio (Venice) 

MPavilion 2021 was officially opened earlier today with the shimmering structure dubbed The Lighthouse by its designers MAP Studio (Venice). The Venice-based architects behind the kaleidoscope structure spoke to ADR earlier this year about their design, which they describe as an “urban lighthouse” designed to be a beacon of joy in the wake of Melbourne’s […]

The Design Coach launches scholarship for 2022

There are only a few weeks left to apply for The Design Coach 2022 Scholarship Program, which is open to Australian design professionals of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels. In its inaugural year, the scholarship provides the winner with access to 12 months of The Design Coach’s classes, courses and coaching with all the […]

Tilt Industrial Design announces new podcast series

New podcast series Tilt: Exploring Industrial Design & Architecture launched this week with an episode about Australia’s first heliostat at One Central Park in Sydney. Developed by Tilt Industrial Design, the podcast aims to challenge preconceived notions about industrial design, and explore the fusion between architecture and construction. In its first episode, Tilt managing director […]

World Architecture Festival 2021 kicks off with seven Australian finalists

Seven Australian projects will be vying for top prizes when the World Architecture Festival opens in Lisbon, Spain, tomorrow. For the second year, the world’s largest international architectural event will be live-streamed across three days between 1 and 3 December 2021. Along with conference programmes, fringe events and talks by global architectural thinkers and industry […]

“Contextual design should inspire a sympathetic approach to materials” in regional projects

Context is king when it comes to designing for a regional setting. With recent travel restrictions encouraging more Australians to opt for a staycation these holidays, regional destinations are turning to city design studios and practices for advice on how to transform their spaces into destinations. In this opinion piece, Technē Architecture + Interior Design […]

Victorian Pride Centre takes out top prize at 2021 ArchiTeam Awards

Brearley Architects and Urbanists and Grant Amon Architects have taken out the top prize at the 2021 ArchiTeam Awards for their Victorian Pride Centre. Described as a “new home to Victoria’s LGBTQI+ community”, the project was praised by the jury for reflecting the history of “alternative popular culture in St Kilda while “successfully integrating the […]