Digital twin technology set to “transform the industry quicker than ever before” says UNSW expert.

The digital twin is the next frontier of construction management, a University of New South Wales expert says.  “A digital twin is a digital replica of a physical entity utilising the internet of things enabling two-way communications between them,” says Dr Samad Sepasgozar from UNSW Built Environment.  The idea is that for every physical item […]

ACA’s third pulse check reveals “widespread concern about the pipeline of work”

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) third pulse check reveals architecture practices’ continuing concerns about the work pipeline disruptions caused by COVID-19 and uncertainty about transitioning back to offices. Pulse check No. 3 builds on the knowledge developed through the pulse check surveys No. 1 and No. 2 to inform the ACA’s advocacy and […]

“Boys’ clubs are still winning the game in the public face of architecture” – says RebelArchitette

Feminist collective RebelArchitette released the Women Architects World Map as the first step towards “detoxing architecture from inequalities”. The interactive map lists women-led architecture practices around the world, including 22 from Australia. RebelArchitette, which is based in Bergamo, Italy, released the map to coincide with the original dates of the Venice Architecture Biennale and say […]

Austin Maynard Architects bring a touch of the German Alps to Melbourne

With its striking contextual exterior, RaeRae house by Austin Maynard Architects brings a hint of the German Alps to Melbourne inner city living, combining two Victorian-era terraces into one cleverly designed family home.  RaeRae house’s owners Fiona and Tim were originally intending to renovate and extend their single-fronted terrace when the neighbouring house became available […]

Improving pathways into architecture for First Nations people

We have chosen to republish this 2018 piece in light of the Black Lives Matter protests currently taking place across the world. This is part of Australian Design Review’s commitment to advocating for the mending of racial inequities in Australian architecture and design industries.  Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, […]

We shouldn’t be “designing just for design’s sake,” says Edition Office

Within the grey walls of their Fitzroy studio, Edition Office directors Kim Bridgland and Aaron Roberts craft buildings that move beyond beauty to become considered explorations of our relationship to place and context. There is something mesmeric about an afternoon spent listening to Edition Office talk about design philosophy. In a sweltering Fitzroy studio with […]

Hassell designs “next-gen smart campus” on Sunshine Coast

Hassell has put flexibility at the heart of its design for the Foundation Building at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)’s Moreton Bay campus. “Only around 20 per cent of young adults in the region have a degree right now,” says Hassell. “But that’s tipped to change dramatically, with some 10,000 students expected by […]

MPavilion 2020 to reuse rather than build a new pavilion

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced it won’t be building a new pavilion for the MPavilion 2020 exhibition, deciding to instead “focus on reconnecting communities” with the six past pavilions. The decision for the 2020/2021 season was made as a “direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says the foundation in a statement issued today. “At […]

Australian architects and designers post black square for racial equality

Australian architects and designers joined more than a million people around the world yesterday by posting a black square to Instagram to support those protesting for racial equality in light of the death of George Floyd. Gray Puksand, Woods Bagot, Bates Smart, Kate Challis, Ben Callery, Fender Katsalidis, Cumulus Studio, Matt Gibson Architecture + Design, […]