Chris Fox unveils cusping public pavilion in Sydney

Artist Chris Fox has unveiled a new public artwork in Sydney’s revitalised South Eveleigh precinct that pays tribute to the area’s rail yard history.  Commissioned by Mirvac and its consortium of partners on the South Eveleigh development, the Interchange Pavilion is an 11 metre tall cusping structure that reference the geometry of the railroad switch: […]

Restoring Sydney’s Shell House with Make Architects and Architectus

Architectus senior team member Dan Solomon and Make Architects director Simon Lincoln explain how they restored Sydney’s iconic Shell House clock tower as part of their collaborative Brookfield Place Sydney project. Until recently, the 400-tonne clock on the roof of the iconic Sydney building, Shell House was hidden behind scaffolding, spending more than two years […]

Rothelowman defies COVID-19 to promote 15 staff

National architecture practice Rothelowman has recognised the innovation of its team, promoting 15 staff nationally, including new Melbourne principal Chris Exner. In announcing the promotions, Nigel Hobart, Rothelowman’s managing principal, recognised the ongoing efforts of the firm’s staff in adapting to the operational challenges presented by COVID-19. “As our clients face growing pressures incurred by […]

McConnel Smith & Johnson Architects merges with Conrad Gargett

Sydney-based architecture practice McConnel Smith & Johnson Architects (MSJ), has merged with Conrad Gargett, taking the national architectural firm to 176 employees across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.  Established following the successful competition entry for the Brisbane Head Fire Station by Henry Atkinson in 1890, Conrad Gargett celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. Over […]

“There is so much superfluous s**t out there” – Killing Matt Woods

Design for design’s sake continues to plague the A&D industry here and overseas, but Killing Matt Woods is working to change that, starting with his own Sydney studio. “How do I get out of bed in the morning?” asks Matt Woods in response to what is possibly my biggest foot-in-mouth moment as a journalist to […]

Edgars Creek house by Breathe Architecture

Edgars Creek house is emblematic of Breathe Architecture’s respect for Australia’s native landscape. We chat to project lead Madeline Sewall about collaborating with engineers to overcome the land’s steep slope and echoing the materiality of the local bush. AR: What was the core narrative of Edgars Creek house? Madeline Sewall: This home is respectfully about […]

MPavilion releases its first book: Encounters with Design and Architecture

The Naomi Milgrom Foundation has published its first volume about the MPavilion project, the annual architecture commission and cultural laboratory held in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. MPavilion Encounters with Design and Architecture chronicles the first six years of the project with contributions from each of the MPavilion architects from 2014 to 2019. The book, published […]

Chim Chim Cheminées

Cheminées Philippe – People have had a love affair with their fireplaces since homo erectus first rubbed two sticks together and discovered the miracle of controllable flames. Whether for cooking, protection or solely as beacons of warmth, the fireplace has been the major focus of living spaces for millennia. Now, the Cheminées Philippe range doesn’t […]

Geyer acquisition sparks brand redesign

Design consultancy Geyer has announced it has been acquired by The Intelligent Consulting Group, with a rebanding to usher in the company’s new era.  An entrepreneurial business specialising in the property sector, The Intelligent Consulting Group is led by Group CEO Marcel Zalloua, who is also the co-founder of commercial and retail delivery specialist, Valmont. […]

ArchiTeam announces details for virtual 2020 awards

ArchiTeam announces the newly shaped, completely virtual 2020 ArchiTeam Awards, including a new Passive House category for which all entrants can design the trophy.  For 28 years ArchiTeam Cooperative has played a unique and important role for small practice architects. With over 780 members ArchiTeam is democratically run by members, for members with a mission […]

Around 1.5 million new homes built in 10 years in Australia, but housing is becoming less diverse

New research from the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) finds that 1.5 million new homes were built in Australian in the 10 years from 2006 to 2016 but the growth of housing stock in each state and territory was uneven. The study, undertaken by AHURI researchers from Curtin University, University of Sydney and […]