Woods Bagot appoints Paul Rea to lead rail projects in Australia

Woods Bagot has appointed international specialist Paul Rea to the role of Australia’s regional leader, rail. The appointment follows “unprecedented” levels of investment in transport infrastructure and a confident pipeline of work, says the practice. Rea brings with him more than 25 years in the architecture profession leading a wide range of high profile rail […]

Calls for heightened focus on reform after cladding blamed for Melbourne fire

The Australian Institute of Architects’ Victorian Chapter is calling for a heightened focus on reform in the wake of an apartment building fire in Melbourne CBD, which firefighters say has combustible cladding similar to the material used on London’s Grenfell Tower. The fire started on the 22nd floor balcony of the Neo200 apartment complex on 4 February at […]

Six misconceptions limiting growth in your practice

Over 20 years of developing software designed to help architectural businesses improve their effectiveness
and efficiency in project delivery, Total Synergy CEO Scott Osborne has seen many pitfalls and misconceptions that typically limit growth and progress. Here, he breaks down a few for you to consider in your business. Are you managing your practice or does […]

Integrating architecture and light

As a practice and product, architecture is constantly evolving. Shifting trends and new technologies evoke changing priorities, perhaps in the form of a smarter building, one that measures and manages energy-efficiency, or an exterior mostly made up of a human-friendly material such as timber. Despite the many shifts occurring within the realms of the architectural […]

8Bit Little Collins: where Minecraft meets Mario for a burger

 Architects EAT’s design for burger chain 8Bit brings to life the pixelated world of computer game Minecraft through colour and graphical representation. An established brand with restaurants in Melbourne and Sydney, 8Bit has a strong design ethic, was not without challenges for the architecture team, which says: “How do you design a unique place that carries the […]

Introducing ADR Monthly

ADR is adding a new stream of content to bring you even more insightful, inspiring news! Beginning next week, ADR will publish content around a changing theme each month on a key industry sector, in addition to our regular content. Kicking off with Hospitality, you can expect to read about fresh, new projects, hear from designers and […]

From dilapidated Post Office to homely coffee shop

WALA architecture studio has transformed a rundown Post Office into a coffee shop that reflects the idea of ‘home’. Located in Melbourne’s inner west, The Little Man Cafe is located along the main community strip in Seddon. The corner lot site once belonged to a Post Office, which has since moved a couple of spots up […]

Learning from education

Across Australia school building is on the rise, offering great rewards for practices that get involved. Despite previously specialising in the residential typology, EHDO architecture’s biggest – and longest – project to date is the beehive Montessori school, which took shape over nine years. Today, the Fremantle-based architecture practice EHDO is working on the first […]

Make Architects blur ‘study, socialising and work’ for new University of Nottingham building

Make has completed a new Teaching and Learning Building (TLB) at the University of Nottingham in the UK to help meet the 2020 vision for the university. Currently ranked 17th in the UK, the university approached Make to raise its international profile and provide a new way of delivering education by creating a flexible space that […]

Western Sydney Airport searching for student architects

Western Sydney’s first full-service international airport is seeking experienced airport designers along with university students who have a link to Western Sydney to pitch for a chance to design its new terminal. Expressions of interest are being accepted from firms “with experience designing a comparable airport in the past five years” and those interested will also […]

Inspired by a triangular site: studioplusthree’s Platform House

Simon Rochowski co-founder of studioplusthree, discusses platform house, the project that prompted him and fellow co-founders Julin Ang and Joseph Byrne to come together as a studio. Architect’s statement On a triangular block in Sydney’s east, a new living platform brings light, air and space to a highly constrained site. In an urban response to […]