The ACA calls on industry to complete survey into effects of COVID-19

The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) is calling on all practices and design studios to complete a short “pulse check” survey to better understand how the industry will be affected by COVID-19. As of publication, COVID-19 has more than 150,000 confirmed cases worldwide and almost 6000 deaths. South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian […]

International Women’s Day: Coming soon from women-led architecture studios

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ADR looks ahead to upcoming projects from female-run, Australia-based architecture studios. “As a profession – despite being very comfortable with change in our design practise – we are weighted by our pronounced conservatism,” SJB’s Monica Edwards told ADR in 2019.  “We operate under archaic structures that reinforce power; power […]

Japanese Modernism at the NGV

Japanese Modernism, an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, graphically explores Japanese architecture, design and fashion in an era of cultural flux. Following the Great-Kanto earthquake of 1923 that flattened much of the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area, Japan experienced a period of democratic freedom as the country went about the work of rebuilding.  The […]

Breaking news: 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale postponed

The 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale has just been postponed until 29 August in response to “recent precautionary measures” taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Northern Italy. This announcement comes just one week after La Biennale di Venezia president Paolo Baratta live-streamed a video in which he confirmed the exhibition would go ahead […]

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara win the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Co-founders of the Irish practice Grafton Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have just been named the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureates. The duo were awarded the prize for “their integrity in their approach to both their buildings, as well as the way they conduct their practice, their belief in collaboration and their generosity towards their […]

What to see at the Asia Pacific Architecture Festival

The Asia Pacific Architecture Festival returns to Brisbane next week, with this year’s theme focusing on water and our relationship with this finite resource. “We each have a relationship with water, as an identity or a memory, but first and foremost, as a necessary resource,” say the festival’s organisers. “In a time of great environmental […]

Eight events not to miss as MPavilion enters last month

MPavilion ends on 22 March. The last few weeks will feature plenty of talks, workshops and installations as organisers team up with Melbourne Design Week to explore Australia’s identity through design. We trawled through the March program to bring you the best architecture and interior design events scheduled under Glenn Murcutt’s iconic pavilion in Melbourne’s […]

Victorian Government announces $500k apartment design competition

Architects and building designers will have the chance to design the future look of Melbourne’s apartments in the $500,000 state government-funded Future Homes competition. Registration of interests are now open online, with stage one of the competition opening on 12 March 2020. The competition is only open to practicing architects or building designers registered in […]

ArchDaily Building of the Year winners

One of the world’s largest architecture and interior design awards judged by the public, the 2020 ArchDaily Building of the Year awards celebrated projects from big names like Kengo Kuma and BIG to a more unexpected 12 square metre Ecuadorian hut called Parasite House. The winners were announced online yesterday, after 20 days of voting […]

“We’ve declared, but what’s next?” – Architects Declare to hold a series of talks in Melbourne and Sydney

Architects will join academics and campaigners to consider how the industry should respond to the climate emergency at two Architects Declare events next week. The first meeting is in Sydney on 18 February 2020 at the Hassell Studio, and will feature a talk by outgoing International Living Futures Institute CEO Amanda Sturgeon. The organisation is behind […]

Design for a changing climate – fire and community resilience

Communities in Australia and California share connected experiences as they face climate-related threats, especially fire. But how much have we really learned about designing places that will serve us well during times of disaster? Californian RCH Studio’s director Greg Kochanowski and Hassell’s San Francisco principal Richard Mullane discuss how the global design community can support disaster […]