New Sydney practice EM BE CE sets out to “dissolve barriers”

Mladen Prnjatovic, Ben Green and Chi Melhem have joined forces to make good design more accessible through their new Sydney practice EM BE CE. The former Tzannes directors have set up shop in Chippendale, combining their collective experience in residential design, planning and urbanism. A phonetic rendering of the founders first name initials, EM BE […]

Optimistic architecture with TheFulcrum.Agency

TheFulcrum.Agency co-founders Emma Williamson and Kieran Wong talk about creating their own luck in Perth and finding a business model for optimistic architecture. Kieran Wong and Emma Williamson thrive on reinvention. The business partners and couple create their own paradigms for architectural practice that always fall outside of the established frame, innovative in both form […]

Diversity in Design to grow the representation of Black creatives

Herman Miller has teamed up with 19 other US organisations to increase career opportunities for Black creatives in a new initiative. The Diversity in Design (DID) Collaborative was launched this month by the furniture company alongside brands like Adobe, 2×4, Dropbox, Levi Strauss & Co, COLLINS and Pentagram to acknowledge the critical role that diversity […]

DREAMER creates lifestyle retreat in Terrace House

In its latest project, DREAMER harmonises the desire for “family connectedness” while also creating a retreat for a front-line medical worker. Seeking a nature-filled retreat primed for hosting large gatherings of extended family and friends, while still being suitable for “restorative seclusion”, the client – a nurse who often works nightshifts – approached the Melbourne […]

COX with Neeson Murcutt + Neille give “heart” to the Australian Museum

COX with Neeson Murcutt + Neille created a singular civic space in a effort to “give heart” to one of Australia’s oldest cultural institutions. The Australian Museum project won big at Friday’s Australian Institute of Architecture NSW Chapter awards, picking up The Greenway Award for Heritage, The John Verge Award for Interior Architecture and the […]

Koichi Takada Architects blurs the boundaries between artificial and natural in Shanghai marketplace

For its latest project, Koichi Takada Architects has used the artificial to recreate the natural in the world’s third largest city. If you stroll down the streets of the Minhang District, 20 kilometres south-west of Shanghai, you’ll come across 32 “architectural trees” forming a canopy over a new marketplace that’s set to be completed in […]

Fiverr: where buyers and sellers of design thrive

A quiet achiever, the online marketplace Fiverr has been operating in Australia for over five years, connecting local architects and designers with skilled on-demand freelance talent.  Offering digital services in more than 500 categories, across 10 verticals including graphic and product design, digital marketing, programming, data, video and animation, Fiverr is one of the world’s largest freelance marketplaces. Launched in […]

ASPECT Studios showcases “DNA of Li’long” in Shanghai lifestyle destination

Representing qualities of the backstreets (Li’long), ASPECT Studios has unveiled The Roof – a Shanghai project “infused with the characteristics of its traditional context.” In 2018, Chinese property develop group CIFI commissioned the Australian landscape architects to create a living facade for its new office and commercial hub, designed by French architect Jean Nouvel. Speaking […]

Hully Liveris Design Company channels “Genius Loci” in Darwin visitors centre

Hully Liveris Design Company drew from the concept of ‘Genius Loci’ in its design for the George Brown Botanic Gardens Visitor and Event Centre in Darwin. The “elongated tropical longhouse pavilion” won the Australian Institute of Architecture Northern Territory Chapter’s highest prize, the Tracy Memorial Award, last week. The jury commended the project for embodying […]

Supporting emerging architects “enriches your professional growth” – Eva-Marie Prineas

Actively involving and mentoring emerging architects creates a more “unified industry,” says Sydney architect Eva-Marie Prineas. Speaking to ADR recently, Prineas says established architects and the industry both have a role to play in providing graduates with more opportunities to develop their skills. “I think you lead by example. In my own practice, I have […]

French Impressionism at the NGV

In an international exclusive, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is presenting a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). Open now as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series, French Impressionism features works by Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edgar […]