Take the ACA’s third ‘pulse check’

The Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) third ‘pulse check’ continues to track the impact of COVID-19 on the architecture industry,  increasing knowledge of what is needed to ensure a robust future for architectural practices. The ACA’s second ‘pulse check’, conducted at the end of March, revealed that 89 per cent of respondents had had […]

Hames Sharley makes slew of appointments

Hames Sharley has announced promotions across the architecture practice’s six national studios. South Australian studio leader, Leon Gouws has been appointed as a director of Hames Sharley. Gouws brings with him more than 15 years of experience and is passionate about confronting the industry’s multi-faceted challenges head-on. “With how architecture is continuously changing, we will […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of “coronagrifting” designers and architects and sanitising bubbles and seaweed capsules. COVID-19 will further separate the talented from the “cookie cutter” says Jackie Johnston Creativity will “go through the roof” when the coronavirus pandemic passes, forcing designers to be even more “individual, unique and distinctive” […]

Sekisui House releases $1.5 billion vision for Ripley Town Centre

Tokyo-listed developer Sekisui House has released an in-depth vision paper for the Ripley Town Centre development in south-east Queensland.  A year after announcing their $1.5 billion masterplan for the Ripley Town Centre, Sekisui House’s latest vision paper for the project highlights the developer’s commitment to fostering resident, worker, partner and visitor ownership over the 40-hectare […]

The design competition gets digital spritz

Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC) uses the COVID-19 pandemic to rethink the design competition for the digital space.  Out of the Covidian gloom, the international design competition with a digital spritz is emerging. An innovation that meets commissioning clients’ desires to survey and interact with the world’s architectural talent while also enabling everyone to stay safe […]

Enter ADR and Herman Miller’s $30,000 Aeron chair contest

For our latest competition, we’re offering readers the chance to win one of 16 Aeron chairs from Herman Miller valued at $1850 each. This competition closes on 14 July 2020. The competition challenges entrants to consider how a Herman Miller Aeron chair would improve ergonomics in their home office. You could be currently using an […]

Recycled bricks frame a contemporary pavilion addition by Kreis Grennan Architecture

NSW-based Kreis Grennan Architecture has framed its contemporary addition to a Heritage cottage in Petersham with on-site recycled bricks. The single-storey addition was attached to the freestanding Federation-style cottage to considerably increase the floor space for the exisiting residents. With its exterior of local recycled bricks, the addition frames the new building and “creates a […]