MPavilion takes residency at Parkade Car Park for Melbourne “recovery strategy”

From the 8th of January 2021, MPavilion will take residency of Melbourne’s Parkade Car Park designed by architect Peter McIntyre AO.  The announcement comes as part of the City of Melbourne’s post COVID-19 recovery strategy, with MPavilion’s takeover set to transform the car park into a highly-accessible cultural destination that will stimulate public engagement with both […]

ADR’s top 10 Australian homes of 2020

2020 was not just the start of a new decade. It was also a year unlike any other. With that in mind, ADR editor Elisa Scarton looks back at the Aussie homes that made an impact in this ‘new normal’. GB House, Sydney – Renato d’Ettorre Excavating below the driveway and garage, Renato d’Ettorre Architects […]

Hames Sharley makes “strategic alliance” with appointment of Khoa Do

Hames Sharley has partnered with Khoa Do of Curtin University to enhance the practice’s design process and bridge the gap between academia and the private sector.  Bringing with him more than two decades of experience in university and private architecture sectors, Khoa Do is currently Associate Professor of Architecture and Deputy Chair of the Curtin Academy. […]

Zenith explores a soft future with ‘phygital’ work

Zenith and Mond Qu, founder of Melbourne-based think-tank and multi-disciplinary studio United Make, have co-designed The Future is Soft: an electrifying new client experience that both invents and investigates the future of ‘phygital’ work. Zenith has always been at the vanguard of integrating technological advancements into workplace design. This time, they are reversing the direction […]

Workplace designers need to “convince people their health counts” in 2021 says Kirsten Brown of Herman Miller

The coronavirus pandemic has presented architects and designers with the opportunity to address more than just hygiene shortcomings in the workplace in 2021, according to Herman Miller Australia national workplace insight manager Kirsten Brown. In this video interview with ADR editor Elisa Scarton, Brown says the industry needs to look beyond COVID-19 in the new […]

Students to reinvent and decarbonise 18 cities for C40 Cities competition

The Students Reinventing Cities competition from C40 Cities tasks students from across the globe with envisioning green cities post-pandemic. Led by C40 Cities, a global network of cities committed to climate action, the competition aims to drive more active collaboration between cities, students and academia.  Students Reinventing Cities asks multi-disciplinary teams formed by students in […]

ASPECT Studios appoints Tamsin McLean as COO

Tamsin McLean has been named ASPECT Studios’ Chief Operating Officer, leading one of Australia’s most revered landscape architecture practices into a post-pandemic future.   McLean has previously held key managerial positions at Woods Bagot and Bates Smart and was a principal at Activate Strategy Group where she collaborated with service-based businesses facing critical organisational change.  It […]

ADR’s Christmas gift guide for architects and designers 2020

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a last minute Christmas gift guide for architects and designers. It includes one very festive cocktail set, the obligatory desk accessory and tongue-in-cheek plate collection from a young ceramic artist. Hare + Klein Interior by Meryl Hare Hare + Klein Interior is a visual reminder of how our […]

Design Tasmania launches 2021 program with rebrand

After a 2020 hiatus, Design Tasmania launches its 2021 program and celebrates its 45th Anniversary with a rebranding. Design Tasmania is continuing to cultivate a networked community of designers, with a 2021 program that showcases the best of the state’s design through events and exhibitions that look back in order to look forward. “Moving into […]

Australian pre-built visualisation company wins 2020 CGarchitect 3D Award

Australian rendering and pre-built visualisation company FloodSlicer has won a 2020 CGarchitect 3D Award for their abstract exploration of a South Melbourne mixed-use development.  The CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards were introduced in 2004 to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of architectural visualization. 2020 marks the award’s 17th year, attracting entries from top studios, freelancers […]

Kengo Kuma and Geoff Nees create sensorial walkway for NGV Triennial

Artist Geoff Nees has teamed up with Kengo Kuma to create a gallery-scale circular timber pavilion for the upcoming NGV Triennial. The architecture installation, which will be on display at the NGV Triennial in Melbourne from 19 December, originally drew inspiration from the facade of the Australian Pavilion at The World Exposition 2005, on which […]