BLP and Diller Scofidio + Renfro complete Susan Wakil Health Building

Located within the University of Sydney’s health precinct, the Susan Wakil Health Building serves as a new model for health facilities, consolidating education and practice.  The 21,500 m2 building brings together the University of Sydney’s Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Central Clinical School of the Sydney Medical School and the Sydney School […]

Hassell seeks community feedback on Abbotsford Convent design

Hassell is facilitating three activities across 2021 to gauge community opinion on the design of the beloved Melbourne cultural precinct. Last year, The Abbotsford Convent Foundation secured Commonwealth funding support to update their Master Plan, appointing Hassell as the lead consultant. The firm’s ambition is to create a holistic vision for the Convent, addressing gaps […]

Three days until IDEA 2021 entries open

IDEA 2021 will open for entries on 26 February with the discounted early-entry period running until 5 May. Enter your project or studio from next week on and sign up to the IDEA newsletter to receive more information! Now in its 19 year, IDEA is Australia’s oldest architecture and interior design awards and has become a benchmark […]

ArchiTeam launches virtual biennial conference

The third biennial ArchiTeam conference, this year named Trajectories, will be held virtually on Friday 21 May 2021. Trajectories will be a packed virtual conference where Australian and international speakers will share their vision for the future of architecture in this moment of reckoning.  Against the backdrop of a precarious and uncertain world, it feels […]

&Tradition releases Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton from Cult + your chance to win one!

To celebrate the release of the new portable &Tradition Flowerpot Portable Table Lamp by Verner Panton, ADR has teamed up with Cult for a very special giveaway. In 1968, Danish designer Verner Panton penned a vividly coloured lamp that embodied the experimental attitude of its creator. Now, more than five decades later, fellow design brand […]

Woods Bagot’s ‘forensic’ approach to InterContinental Sydney

Woods Bagot’s $95 million refurbishment of Sydney’s 32-storey landmark will usher in the most significant improvements to the hotel in over 30 years. Set within the restored 1851 Treasury Building, the InterContinental Sydney is a tapestry of heritage interventions: Georgian elevations, neoclassical architecture and 19th century fittings. This multi-layered building fabric required a “forensic design […]

BKK and Publicis Sapient renew ACMI as “experience-led architecture”

ACMI in Melbourne’s Federation Square has reopened to the public after a $40 million renewal project.  The ACMI team wanted the redevelopment to be an experience-led architectural transformation, appointing Melbourne-based BKK Architects to work in parallel with exhibition and experience designers Publicis Sapient  The blended approach created a clear remit for both organisations whilst at […]

Breathe Architecture commences Four Pillars distillery development

Much-loved Australian distillery, Four Pillars in the Yarra Valley, has begun a $6 million, 12-month redevelopment led by Breathe Architecture.  The new home for Four Pillars will be directly adjacent to its current home in Healesville and will incorporate new hospitality, production, bottling and an events space. All of this will be encased in a […]

RMIT researchers recycle cigarette butts into bricks

RMIT University researchers have developed a plan to implement cigarette butt recycling into bricks at an industrial scale. The study builds on RMIT research from 2016 that showed that fired-clay bricks with 1% recycled cigarette butt content are as strong as normal bricks and use less energy to produce. The researchers found that if 2.5% […]

Koichi Takada wins New York’s coveted Architizer A+Firm Award

Koichi Takada Architects has been named Best Overall Winner at New York’s inaugural Architizer A+Firm Awards 2021 in the Medium Firm category.  Architizer has the announced the winners of the 1st Annual Architizer A+Firm Awards, which celebrates the firms that have responded in dynamic ways to evolving global challenges. Koichi Takada Architects’ winning submission detailed […]

Mim Design appoints inaugural director of architecture

Melbourne interior design and architecture practice Mim Design has announced the appointment of Luca Vezzosi to the newly created position of director of architecture.  The newly created position solidifies the firm’s holistic approach to design and supports its commitment to the seamless integration of architecture and interior design.  Italian-born Luca joins Mim Design following five […]