Abbotsford Convent explores otherwordly art and architecture after dark

Abbotsford Convent gardens and architecture are transformed in Interspecies and Other Others, the world premiere of a new after-dark exhibition curated by artistic director Kelli Aldred. Launched last Friday and running until Sunday 2 October, Interspecies and Other Others is a free exhibition taking place on the Heritage-listed grounds of Melbourne’s Abbotsford Convent. In a […]

Kirsten Stanisich – Applying for 30UNDER30 is just the beginning

From developing skills to connecting with a deep network of new and experienced designers, Kirsten Stanisich of Sydney’s Richards Stanisich talks about why applying for Australian Design Review‘s 30UNDER30 is about more than just the accolade. 30U30: When starting in your career, was there anything like 30UNDER30? Kirsten Stanisich: I think that perhaps there was something in the […]

Adelaide-based Matthews Architects welcomes senior appointment

South Australian architecture and interior design firm Matthews Architects has appointed a new project leader to its team. With 19 years of national and international experience under her belt, Claire Perperidis has helmed complex large projects across the education, commercial, health care and residential sectors. After starting her career in 2003 as a Graduate of […]

Packed to the rafters – Josh’s place by Custom Mad

Custom Mad places family first in Josh’s place, a Sydney home centred on ample living space and Australian craftsmanship. Custom Mad is a Sydney-based architecture and design studio founded by Claire McCaughan. With the brief to create a no-fuss and flexible family home, McCaughan relied upon everyday routines to inform her design. “With four kids, […]

Building Brisbane’s urban fabric – Fender Katsalidis

Fender Katsalidis principal and Brisbane studio leader Megan Rodgers paints a picture of Brisbane’s current architecture and how better consideration of climate and place-making could transform the city. It’s not often you will hear the people of Brisbane describe their city as underdeveloped. More than likely, you will hear them say that it’s “under-demolished”. A curious […]

Five upcoming design events taking place across Australia

Recently on ADR, we’ve been talking a lot about upcoming design events across the country. So we’ve collated them into one article – truly a designer’s dream itinerary! Today’s listicle is a spin on ADR‘s usual lookbooks, which typically cover a selection of projects that reflect a particular theme. To cap off the week, take […]

NGV Summer blockbuster season coming to Melbourne

After an action-packed winter of art exhibitions, live music and delicious food, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is set to keep the party going with its Spring/Summer Season. Held across NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, the Summer/Spring Season will enliven the warmer months with an eclectic program of exhibitions, collections […]

ThomsonAdsett announces a new principal and two elevations

National architecture practice ThomsonAdsett has appointed a new principal and advanced two team members to associate level. Joining the practice as principal is Naomi Herzog. Overlooking business development, Herzog is an experienced development professional with a career in the property industry, providing her with a broad insight across the design, development and construction cycle. She […]

Sensitive and communal – The Hedberg by LIMINAL Studio and WOHA

Back in 2013, Hobart-based transdisciplinary design practice LIMINAL Studio with Singapore-based WOHA Architects were awarded the internationally competitive bid to deliver a creative arts destination, The Hedberg. Designed to galvanise the imaginative heart of Hobart and fuel Tasmania’s cultural offering in a global and contemporary context, The Hedberg is a place of ceremony that merges […]

Woods Bagot enhances Perth leadership team with new appointment

After 12 years in the Shanghai studio, Woods Bagot principal and architect Ian Png returns home to Australia, joining fellow principals Kukame McPierzie and IDEA 2022 jury member Eva Sue in a Perth studio on the rise. Born and raised in Malaysia before moving to Australia, Png was attracted to Woods Bagot because of the […]

Greece comes to Melbourne in NGV Architecture Commission 2022

Melbourne-based small architecture practice NWMN is this year’s NGV Architecture Commission, an annual series that invites Australian architects to create work of site-specific, ephemeral architecture for the NGV Garden. Now in its seventh iteration, the commission is a chance for architects and designers to pen a temporary pavilion to be displayed throughout the summer at […]