In the wilderness with Knights Rest by Saxon Hall

Delicately placed above the moss-covered earth, Knights Rest by Saxon Hall creates a beacon within the darkened Tasmanian bushland that draws guests to its warmth and glow. Nestled within the foothills of Mount Mangana in Southern Bruny Island Tasmania, Knights Rest provides restroom facilities with clean-cut windows and cladding contrast which provide enhanced views out […]

Sculpture by the Sea returns to Cottesloe

From Friday 3 March until Monday 20 March, ‘Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe’ returns to one of Western Australia’s most iconic beaches for its 19th edition. As one of Perth’s largest free public events usually attracting 180,000 visitors, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is a must-see for local and international seekers of fun and wonder. […]

Vale Japanese architecture behemoth Arata Isozaki

With Isozaki’s death, the A&D world has lost one of its most prominent and polyvalent architects. ADR takes a look back at his life and legacy. Arata Isozaki passed on at the age of 91 on 29 December 2022.  As an architect, urban planner and theorist, Isozaki is considered one of the masters of contemporary Japanese architecture. […]

NSW Government selects design for Circular Quay renewal

ASPECT Studios, Tzannes, and WestonWilliams+Partners have been selected by the NSW Government to proceed with the design and planning phase of the renewal of Circular Quay. ASPECT Studios is an internationally awarded design firm specialising in landscape architecture and urban design with five studios located in Australia, China and recently in the United Arab Emirates. Tzannes is […]

‘NAB Melbourne HQ is all about connections’ – Hassell on designing a magnetic workplace

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, National Australia Bank (NAB) wanted a workplace that “vertically connected” colleagues, clients and partners. As one of Australia’s four largest financial institutions, NAB gave Hassell the brief to attract and retain the best local talent by creating a state-of-the-art facility, while also reinforcing NAB’s desired banking experience. With […]

UTS seeks designers for its Indigenous Residential College

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has launched a national competition to select a design team of architects and landscape architects for the creation of its 250-bed Indigenous Residential College.  Expressions of Interest are sought from design professionals to realise the vision of a unique First Nations college to be built at the UTS city […]

Powerhouse Ultimo reveals transformative design

Powerhouse Ultimo is set to undergo a transformation that will celebrate the best of its past with innovative museum exhibitions and educational spaces, following the announcement of the winning architectural design for its renewal. The concept designed by Australian team Architectus, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, Tyrrell Studio, Youssofzay + Hart, Akira Isogawa, Yerrabingin, Finding Infinity […]

CHOFRI and JMD Design collaborate on Mount Druitt Pavilion

Construction of the Mount Druitt Pavilion and Public Domain is underway, thanks to joint work from CHROFI with JMD Design. A ceremony was held on 28 November with the project expected to be finished in mid-2023.  Designed by CHROFI with JMD Design, the project is the first significant public investment in the area in several […]

Hassell completes successful Sydney Metro planting trials

North West Sydney’s Hills Showgrounds Station is in bloom, thanks to Sydney Metro, Hassell, and the University of Melbourne. Commuters, residents and visitors are noticing a vibrant, new and diverse array of colourful flowering plants across the station plaza.  The station is buzzing with people and pollinators. As well as brightening the suburban sphere, the installation of 8,000 plants – […]

Woods Bagot to redevelop Caulfield Racecourse

Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has appointed global architecture firm Woods Bagot to lead the redevelopment of the Caulfield Racecourse grandstand, centrepiece of the Caulfield masterplan announced in 2019.    Under the masterplan, Caulfield Racecourse will be transformed into a world class racing, event and recreation destination for members, participants, guests and the local community.    Woods Bagot will lead […]

Historic Portalington Hotel by Technē Architecture + Interior Design set to revitalise region

The revitalisation of one of Victoria’s sleepy coastal towns is underway with the completion of restorative works on the historic Portarlington Grand Hotel set to restore the coastal town’s status as a landmark regional destination for locals and tourists alike. Designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design for the Little Group, the hospitality development draws […]