In pictures: 2018 IDEA Gala

Last week over 500 of the leading lights of the A&D community gathered to celebrate their peers at the 2018 Interior Design Awards. It was a night of celebration, laughter and some amazing food and drinks.  Relive the night (or see what you missed out on!) by taking a look at some of the snaps […]

What is the architecture of wellbeing?

ADR speaks to Eugene Cheah, co-founder of Cheah Saw Architecture, to unpick the meaning of wellbeing in architecture and discuss the trends to look out for in 2019. ADR: Tell us about the ‘architecture of wellbeing’. What does this mean exactly and how are you putting this in to practice?  Eugene Cheah: We believe architecture has a […]

2018 NGV architecture commission unveiled

The 2018 National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Architecture Commission by Melbourne architecture practice MUIR and landscape architecture studio OPENWORK has been unveiled at the NGV International. Titled Doubleground the installation, which is inspired by architectural elements of Sir Roy Grounds’ 1968 building, features tilted embankments and chasm-like passageways. Architect Amy Muir and landscape architect Mark Jacques […]

Redefining the veterinary experience

Montréal-based practice TBA/Thomas Balaban Architecte has turned an abandoned photography studio into a sleek veterinarian hospital, emergency clinic, and four residential units.  Located in Montréal’s Mile End neighbourhood, the once dilapidated storefront space and dark basement have been transformed into a calming space for pets and their owners, which features a minimal palette and raw materials. Stone foundations, […]

Architecture and nature collide for this holiday retreat

Perched on a ridge overlooking Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Breakneck Gorge Oikos is a one bedroom retreat designed by Robert Nichol and Sons that takes advantage of the site’s 360-degree views.  “The site is one of the most beautiful, spectacular, and highly visible in the area and as such, we knew our design had to respect and connect […]

Art Gallery of New South Wales first public art museum to achieve 6 Star Green Star

The growing importance of embedding holistic sustainability in our public infrastructure has been illustrated by the Art Gallery of NSW, which has achieved a 6 Star Green Star Design review rating for its expansion, the Sydney Modern Project. This means the gallery is the first public art museum in the nation to achieve the Green […]

New Zealand’s Waterview Connection: putting people at the heart of a motorway project

An ambitious urban infrastructure project in Auckland, New Zealand, known as The Waterview Connection, unconventionally puts people, not cars at the forefront of its design. Designed by New Zealand-based architects Warren and Mahoney, alongside Boffa Miskell and the Well Connected Alliance, the structures of the Waterview Connection are crafted to reflect the city’s distinct volcanic […]

Williamstown Town Hall: how k20 Architecture added 100 years to its life cycle

After initially only needing a section of its roof restored, Williamstown Town Hall in Melbourne has recently undergone a large scale heritage refurbishment that has given it a new lease of life.  Originally constructed in 1918, the 100-year-old building had reached the end of its technical life when Hobsons Bay City Council approached k20 Architecture. What began […]

Technē’s design for The Espy focuses on ‘historical layering’

Technē Architecture + Interior Design’s latest work with hospitality group Sand Hill Road brings to light the history and story behind St Kilda venue the Hotel Esplanade, known affectionately as The Espy. Since it was built in 1878, The Espy has lived through many incarnations: it’s been a jazz-era ballroom and was a rock and roll mainstay […]

Ewert Leaf crafts new brewery design

Melbourne design firm Ewert Leaf has transformed a historic former horse training facility into a multi-faceted hospitality space. The owners of St Andrews Beach Brewery, which is set on a sprawling 38-hectare property in the Mornington Peninsula region, briefed Ewert Leaf to design a space that gives back to the local community and honours its heritage […]

The future is digital

For anyone who ever felt nervous about handing out a key to a prospective tenant or visitor, or, worse, leaving one under the mat, digital security should put their mind at rest for good, writes Angus Richardson. Technological advances have seen the way we interact with all our household items change and this is no […]