In conversation with Future Cities founders Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo

ADR catches up with Anatoly Mezhov and Irene Polo, co-founders of development and design practice Future Cities, to discuss the couple’s design background and recent projects including Contained and River St. ADR: tell us a little about your design background, what inspires you? Mezhov and Polo: We are most inspired when we travel and see […]

Technē invites submissions from artists for new collaboration series

Technē Architecture + Interior Design has launched the Technē Artist-in-residence Program and is inviting submissions from upcoming artists and product designers to collaborate in its studio for 2020. Not the usual office, the Technē studio contains a workshop designed to let the team get creative away from their desks. It’s this space that they are […]

FMSA Architecture creates Australia’s first ‘scenario-based’ family violence training centre

The centre, which is designed by FMSA Architecture for Victoria Police, includes Australia’s first scenario training and simulation spaces dedicated to training those on the front-line of family violence. Located in Melbourne’s Glen Waverley, the new centre aims to provide police with a life-like training environment to better help them deal with family violence. It includes contemporary […]

Winter Architecture’s community-focused design for Kinley Cricket Club

The historic Kinley Cricket Club in Melbourne has been given a new lease of life by Winter Architecture, with the practice transforming it into a flexible community space for a developing neighbourhood. Read on for a project overview and a Q&A with Winter Architecture. Project description The conversion to the cricket pavilion has been designed […]

Warren and Mahoney appoints Sven Ollmann as Sydney principal

Architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has appointed Sven Ollmann as a principal in its Sydney studio following the firm’s recent achievement of $1billion of projects in development in Australia. Ollmann arrives with more than 25 years’ experience working at the forefront of sustainable commercial design. He began his career in Europe before moving to Sydney […]

Woodside’s new HQ by Cox and Unispace is a story of best practice sustainable design

The new Woodside Energy headquarters in Perth is one of the first projects in the city to achieve a 6 Star Green Star rating for office design from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA). Woodside’s new 32-storey home at Capital Square (also called Mia Yellagonga after the Whadjuk elder who lived nearby) was designed by […]

Kanye West’s architecture firm is building houses inspired by Star Wars

Kanye West’s architecture firm Yeezy Home, which designs prefabricated, affordable units, is taking inspiration from the Star Wars films for its latest creations. The rapper revealed the prototypes to Forbes magazine, telling the publication that the housing could be used for the homeless and even “sunk into the ground with light filtering through the top.” […]

Adam Goodrum on how his new Scape collection responds to urbanisation

As Tait releases Scape by Adam Goodrum, ADR catches up with the designer to talk about the inspiration behind the collection and how it acts as a respite from rapid urbanisation. With almost 70 percent of the world’s population living in cities by 2030, the thoughtful design and planning of our public spaces will be vital. […]

What are the growth opportunities in aged care?

The proportion of the Australian population aged 65 and is expected to grow even more rapidly between now and 2028,
 as more baby boomers reach the age of 65. Their accommodation requirements mean serious opportunities for architectural practices looking to work in this sector. Over one million people in Australia currently receive aged care services. […]

Hassell’s vision for a settlement on Mars

Not content to design only for the here and now, Hassell’s Xavier De Kestelier, head of Design Technology and Innovation, and his team entered a competition devised by NASA to present a world for life and living on Mars. The entry shows a new way of design thinking for our future and perhaps one day […]

The art of designing a theatre

Architects looking to work with theatre companies need to think outside the black box. Stephen A Russell spoke to three practices embracing dramatic flourish. Hamish Lyon, director of architecture and design at NH Architecture, was thrilled and a little overwhelmed when the practice was appointed to work on the redesign of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) […]