Woods Bagot’s new workplace design leader looks at the future of workplace design

In an era where flexible workspaces are verging on acrobatic and the debate about one-size-fits-all is all but over, traditional office space is giving way to more inspired and worker-centric design. The focus is not only on where people work but how they work. And increasingly, designers and architects are being asked to create spaces […]

Designing ‘super experiences’ in the workplace

Businesses are upping the ante when it comes to workplace experiences in an effort to attract top talent and innovate amid rapid technological change. Paul Edwards, general manager of Workplace Experiences at Mirvac, reveals what employers can do to improve the workplace.  With the rise of Artificial Intelligence automating data-driven jobs, ‘super experiences’ are now playing […]

Abraham John Architects uses ancient Indian design principles for Chhavi house

Abraham John Architects was tasked with designing a townhouse on a tight site while adhering to all the principles of Vastu Shastra. “The challenge of designing a residential villa in Jodhpur, India, was trifold: extreme climate, small footprint and quite a few requirements,” explains Alan Abraham, joint principal architect of Abraham John Architects. “The house is Vastu […]

Hecker Guthrie and Jackson Clements Burrows pay homage to local heritage in new apartment design

Hecker Guthrie, Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) Architects, and developer Piccolo have come together for the third time to create a collection of 34 apartments, which pay homage to the heritage of the site.  Located on the corner of Argyle Street, the site is included within the South Fitzroy Heritage Overlay Precinct and is surrounded by several buildings […]

ADR Workplace Design Trend Report: download now!

Covering current challenges, micro-trends, ergonomics and new perspectives, ADR’s Workplace Design Trend Report is a must-read for all designers and architects.  Launched at a breakfast panel event last week, the report provides a deep dive into the office design landscape now and in the future. Based on insight from a variety of design experts and academics the […]

Gold Coast Suns’ new training facility aims to break down segregation

The Gold Coast Suns Elite Training and Administration Facility was designed as a new home for the AFL team that breaks down the segregation of players, coaching staff and administrative staff. Designed by BVN the facility provides a new transparent and cohesive home for a young AFL team within the wider Gold Coast Sports Precinct. The ambition […]

The launch of 2019’s Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)

The Interior design Excellence Awards (IDEA), Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program, launched its 17th iteration last evening at an event in South Melbourne. Launched by inside magazine in 2003, IDEA celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 14 categories and five Special Awards. “Each year the design bar is raised higher than […]

Green Building Council of Australia appoints Davina Rooney as new CEO

Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has snapped up the former general manager of sustainability and corporate procurement at Stockland, Davina Rooney, for the role of chief executive officer.  GBCA chair Rod Fehring says Rooney’s “inspirational leadership capacity” together with her deep technical knowledge would enhance the organisation’s industry perspective as it furthered its goals to […]

Rebuilding The Eltham North Playground

Having designed the original playground 25 years ago, Gardiner Architects has designed the new Eltham North Playground after it burned down in 2017. The playground is part of a community recreational precinct and is an iconic landmark for the area.  More than just playground, it is a community meeting place that caters for an age […]

In profile: Studio Ongarato

As Studio Ongarato celebrates 25 years, ADR catches up with founders Fabio Ongarato and Ronnen Goren to talk about the practice’s design journey.  What were the origins of Studio Ongarato? How did the studio begin? We both studied at RMIT University. Fabio Ongarato studied visual communication, where the emphasis was more on art direction rather than graphic […]

HASSELL Travelling Scholarship awarded to QUT graduate Jared Thorp

HASSELL has announced Jared Thorp, graduate of the Queensland University of Technology’s Bachelor of Design (Landscape Architecture), as the winner of the 2019 HASSELL Travelling Scholarship – Robin Edmond Award. Thorp was selected following interviews with 19 students, nominated by seven participating universities around Australia. His presented project, titled ‘ZOOSubverted’, challenges the traditional design of zoological […]