Ater Architects design ‘atypical’ clinic for children in Kiev

Kiev-based architecture firm Ater Architects has designed a colourful and fun children’s clinic to avoid leaving young patients with negative memories or lingering anxiety for the next visit.  The 38 sqm space is divided into a waiting room, two paediatric areas and a sanitary section. It’s small size limits children being shifted from space to space […]

Gensler’s proposed skyscraper in NYC would be city’s second tallest

Global architecture firm Gensler has proposed a 96-storey office tower in Midtown Manhattan, which will become the city’s second tallest skyscraper if it gets approval.  Named Tower Fifth, the skyscraper is intended to be built on a plot along Fifth Avenue, between 51st and 52nd streets. Climbing 1,556 feet (519 metres) above Manhattan, it would […]

Parramatta international design competition launched

Create NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) have launched an international design competition to find designs for a Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, with Naomi Milgrom AO,  architects Wendy Lewin and David Gianotten and MAAS chief executive Lisa Havilah on the jury.  Launched on 24 January by Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, architects from […]

Are heritage concerns and constraints still important?

Each issue, Architecture Review (AR) asks a panel of experts their response to a pertinent question. This month we asked: Do you think heritage concerns and constraints are of increasing or decreasing importance in the current architectural landscape? Peter Walker, director, Cumulus Studio More and more it feels that people are looking for solidity, connection and authenticity – […]

GroupGSA wins design competition for 2022 Olympic project

GroupGSA has won a competition to design the Chongli City Centre project in Chongli, Zhangjiakou, China, which will be used during the 2022 Winter Olympics. Chongli District will host the ski jumping, biathlon, cross-country and freestyle skiing and snowboarding events at the Olympics from February to March 2022 and the new centre will also combine […]

Meet emerging practice studioplusthree

With a common interest in culture, craft and making, the three founders of swiftly rising practice studioplusthree are drawing on their individual perspectives to design unique projects. AR talks to one third of studioplusthree, Simon Rochowski, about running a successful emerging practice. There’s a distinct international flavour about studioplusthree. With experience in London, Hong Kong, […]

Brisbane practice bureau^proberts designs ‘Queenslanders in the sky’

Brisbane-based architecture firm bureau^proberts has designed a 14-storey residential development that is a contemporary take on the traditional Queenslander home. Located at the river’s edge and adjacent to Kangaroo Point cliffs, each of floor of ‘Walan’ is designed like a house in its size and connection to the outside. In a nod to the traditional Queenslander, […]

SJB appoints Brodie Blades as new associate director

Architecture firm SJB has promoted Brodie Blades to the role of associate director of urban design at its Melbourne studio. Blades is an accomplished urban designer with a background in town planning and has been called upon to provide urban design expert evidence in numerous complex matters before planning Tribunals and Panels in Victoria – […]

Opal Tower investigation finds design and construction issues

The NSW government’s investigation into the damaged Opal Tower in Sydney has found that the cracked residential building needs “significant rectification works” to repair and strengthen it. The report, which was prepared by an independent team of engineers found that while the building is overall structurally sound and not in danger of collapse, there are […]

Chris Godsell joins nettletontribe Melbourne as associate director

Architecture firm nettleontribe has appointed Chris Godsell to the role of associate director of it’s Melbourne studio.  Godsell brings a wealth of experience to his new appointment having been an active member of the AIA sitting on both the large practice forum and practice services committee in the Victorian chapter of the AIA. He has […]

In profile: Gurjit Singh Matharoo

Gurjit Singh Matharoo has architecture in his DNA. His great-grandfather worked as an architect for the British during the 19th century. And for 26 years he has been running his own practice in Ahmedabad, in western India. ‘When in doubt, reduce’ is the first line of the motto Matharoo Associates lives by. For the record, […]