10 projects to get excited about in 2020

From our pavilions at the Dubai Expo and the Venice Biennale to the best new buildings in our capital cities, these are the projects we’re most looking forward to in 2020. New Museum for Western Australia, Perth, Hassell + OMA Opening in November 2020, the New Museum for WA is a little vague on its […]

ADR’s Christmas gift guide for architects and designers 2019

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a last minute Christmas gift guide for architects and designers. It includes one very stylish coffee pot, the obligatory desk accessory and an amazing print from a ground breaking young artist. Breaking Ground by Jane Hall ‘Would they still call me a diva if I were a […]

Igloo case study – Lanes Group training and employee retention project

An Igloo Shared VR cylinder was introduced by Lanes Group as part of a wider program of learning and development and health and safety initiatives. About the client Lanes Group is the UK’s largest independent drainage and utilities specialist. One of its most important contracts is to unblock, clean and repair drains and sewers for […]

Immersive experiences with shared VR

Today practitioners in the AEC industry are looking for immersive experiences – technology that can genuinely show them the solutions to their built environment challenges in new and exciting ways. Shared VR is one such platform… Igloo designs, develops and delivers immersive 360-degree domes, cylinders and all of the enabling technologies.  Stepping inside one of […]

“Everywhere you build in Australia, you’re building on Indigenous land” says designer Jack Mitchell

Architecture is a form of occupation says Jack Mitchell, likening our cities to a study in colonialism not dissimilar to that present overseas. Speaking to ADR in the lead-up to the second BLAKitecture forum at Melbourne’s MPavilion on 17 December, Jack Mitchell shared his own experience as a young Indigenous designer. “So much of what […]

ADR’s top 10 profiles of architects and designers for 2019

We love a good profile. This year had its fair share of movers and shakers making waves in the design world from artists telling architects to find a new job to women speaking about the challenges they face in the industry. For our review of the year, we look at the 10 top profiles. “Everywhere […]

ADR’s top 10 architecture projects of 2019

With not just a new year, but also a new decade almost upon us, ADR editor Elisa Scarton looks back at the architecture projects that made an impact in 2019. DANGROVE gallery, Alexandria, NSW, Tzannes If there was one project that blew us away in 2019, it was Tzannes’ DANGROVE art storage facility in Alexandria, […]

Managing debtors

Do debtors mean you are struggling with cash flow issues? Here are some tips to help architects get paid on time. Debtors or late paying clients are one of the biggest frustrations for small business owners in the architecture industry. They have a detrimental effect on your business’ cash flow, causing you not only unnecessary […]

The new Powerhouse Parramatta will feature a “delicate latticed exoskeleton”

French-Japanese Moreau Kusunoki and local practice Genton have won the international design competition for the new Powerhouse Parramatta museum. The duo were chosen unanimously by a panel of judges that included Wendy Lewin principal Wendy Lewin, Studio Gang Architects principal Jeanne Gang and OMA managing partner David Gianotten. Jury Chair, Naomi Milgrom AO describes the […]

Asian opportunities for architectural practices

There are ample opportunities for Australian design entities to weave their magic in Asia, but those seeking success by emulating their local business model may leave disappointed. Earlier this year the University of Sydney School of Architecture staged a congenial exhibition called Fusion of Horizons. Consisting of private letters, diary entries, ethnographic research and an array […]

Meet the lighting designer illuminating projects for Kengo Kuma and Oscar Neimeyer

In an exclusive interview with ADR as part of his first visit to Australia, Italian lighting designer Mario Nanni explains how a self-taught electrician came to design for some of the world’s biggest architects. Nanni founded Viabizzuno in Northern Italy with no formal training in lighting design. He has since brought light to the grotto […]