&Tradition releases Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton from Cult + your chance to win one!

To celebrate the release of the new portable &Tradition Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton, ADR has teamed up with Cult for a very special giveaway. In 1968, Danish designer Verner Panton penned a vividly coloured lamp that embodied the experimental attitude of its creator. Now, more than five decades later, fellow design brand […]

Woods Bagot’s ‘forensic’ approach to InterContinental Sydney

Woods Bagot’s $95 million refurbishment of Sydney’s 32-storey landmark will usher in the most significant improvements to the hotel in over 30 years. Set within the restored 1851 Treasury Building, the InterContinental Sydney is a tapestry of heritage interventions: Georgian elevations, neoclassical architecture and 19th century fittings. This multi-layered building fabric required a “forensic design […]

BKK and Publicis Sapient renew ACMI as “experience-led architecture”

ACMI in Melbourne’s Federation Square has reopened to the public after a $40 million renewal project.  The ACMI team wanted the redevelopment to be an experience-led architectural transformation, appointing Melbourne-based BKK Architects to work in parallel with exhibition and experience designers Publicis Sapient  The blended approach created a clear remit for both organisations whilst at […]

Breathe Architecture commences Four Pillars distillery development

Much-loved Australian distillery, Four Pillars in the Yarra Valley, has begun a $6 million, 12-month redevelopment led by Breathe Architecture.  The new home for Four Pillars will be directly adjacent to its current home in Healesville and will incorporate new hospitality, production, bottling and an events space. All of this will be encased in a […]

RMIT researchers recycle cigarette butts into bricks

RMIT University researchers have developed a plan to implement cigarette butt recycling into bricks at an industrial scale. The study builds on RMIT research from 2016 that showed that fired-clay bricks with 1% recycled cigarette butt content are as strong as normal bricks and use less energy to produce. The researchers found that if 2.5% […]

Koichi Takada wins New York’s coveted Architizer A+Firm Award

Koichi Takada Architects has been named Best Overall Winner at New York’s inaugural Architizer A+Firm Awards 2021 in the Medium Firm category.  Architizer has the announced the winners of the 1st Annual Architizer A+Firm Awards, which celebrates the firms that have responded in dynamic ways to evolving global challenges. Koichi Takada Architects’ winning submission detailed […]

Mim Design appoints inaugural director of architecture

Melbourne interior design and architecture practice Mim Design has announced the appointment of Luca Vezzosi to the newly created position of director of architecture.  The newly created position solidifies the firm’s holistic approach to design and supports its commitment to the seamless integration of architecture and interior design.  Italian-born Luca joins Mim Design following five […]

Airport of the Future 2020 winners announced

Fentress Architects has announced the winners of the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge which asked architecture students to envision airport mobility in the year 2100.  The Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international student design competition launched in 2011 by US-based Fentress Architects to encourage innovative design in public architecture.  The 2020 competition asked participants to […]

Woods Bagot and Diller Scofido + Renfro unveil “truth telling” design for Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

The Aboriginal connection to Country, place and kin is at the core of Diller Scofido + Renfro and Woods Bagot’s updated design for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre (AACC) in Adelaide.  To be built on Kaurna land as part of Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen global innovation precinct, the newly released AACC reference design reveals the […]

Designers transform waste material into architecture for NGV Triennial

On until 18 April 2021 in Melbourne, the NGV Triennial features the work of more than 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, including two young artists using waste materials to explore more sustainable forms of architecture and design. Syrian born artist Talin Hazbar brings Accretions 2020 – five calcium carbonate structures literally grown in […]

Woods Bagot’s ‘gritty’ Adelaide Central Market redevelopment approved

The $400 million Central Market Arcade Redevelopment has been approved by South Australia’s State Commission Assessment Panel. Designed by Woods Bagot, the redevelopment enhances Adelaide’s much-loved Central Market as well as adding more than 8,000 square meters of retail, food and educational settings and three new towers to the neighbouring Market Square.  Market Square is […]