2021 DESIGN Canberra Festival cancelled

The 2021 DESIGN Canberra Festival has been cancelled this morning with organisers choosing to move the entire program to next year. Slated to run in the capital from 5-28 November, this year’s festival was designed to support more than 500 artists impacted by COVID-19-driven cancellations. It would have featured creative workshops (online and in person), […]

Glenn Murcutt becomes first Australian Praemium Imperiale laureate

Sydney-based architect Glenn Murcutt has been named Australia’s first Praemium Imperiale laureate – an annual prize awarded by the Japan Art Association. Designed to honour “fields of achievement not covered by the Nobel Prizes”, the program selects winners in architecture, painting, music and sculpture, with each receiving five million yen ($61,000). As the 2021 architecture laureate, […]

“Lana is our modern muse” – Mitchell & Eades on new Sydney restaurant

Set within the beautiful and open Heritage space of Hinchcliff House, Lana “celebrates togetherness”, according to interior architecture and design studio Mitchell & Eades. Completed in Sydney in June this year, Lana has been shortlisted in the hospitality category for IDEA 2021, with winners set to be announced next year. Helmed by one of New Zealand’s […]

A message from us about the 2021 IDEA gala

In many ways, 2021 feels like a repeat of 2020. So many of the challenges we as creatives and designers faced in 2020 have reared their ugly head in 2021. As the organisers behind Australia’s first independent architecture and interior design award, we are in the unenviable position of trying to bring together a program […]

Sullivan+Strumpf to launch The Guardians by contemporary artist Nithiyendran

One of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran is set to showcase his exhibition The Guardians at Sydney Sullivan+Strumpf across four exciting weeks. Opening October 14, Nithiyendran’s major solo exhibition will feature creative references to his diverse global influences and gestures to broad histories related to sculptural and ritualistic icons designed to protect […]

School for vulnerable students completed by Gray Puksand

The Melbourne City Mission’s Hester Hornbrook Academy Sunshine campus by Gray Puksand is a project built on establishing values of “community and belonging” for Victoria’s most disadvantaged youths. Leveraging on The Academy’s values of community and belonging, the practice created a contemporary and purposeful learning space for Sunshine, located 12km west of the CBD. In […]

The 18 Overall Winners from 18 years of IDEA

All this week and last, we’ve been sharing the shortlisted projects for IDEA 2021, but there are a few categories that don’t have shortlists. Case in point – the IDEA Overall Winner. Overall Winner is awarded to the submission the jury believes to be the most outstanding design among the individual category winners for that […]

One week left to enter The Architecture Drawing Prize

There’s just one week left to get your drawings in front of a global stage in The Architecture Drawing Prize – the world’s largest architecture drawing prize. Entries for the 2021 edition close this Friday 1 October 2021 with the winners and shortlist displayed at the World Architecture Festival in Lisbon later this year. Launched […]

Anthony Burke celebrates the past on new season of Restoration Australia

Beloved television series Restoration Australia returns to our screens with a fresh face to help bring decaying Heritage homes back to life. Filming across Australia, history buff architect Professor Anthony Burke will uncover seven incredible stories as home owners embark on heroic journeys to save them from ruin. But with most renovations, especially on Heritage […]

GroupGSA builds future office design for Microsoft Sydney headquarters

Global design studio GroupGSA has reimagined the future of workplace technology for more than 1400 Microsoft employees in North Sydney. Microsoft head of real estate and facilities in Asia Pacific Ashish Mehrotra explains: “COVID-19 has taught businesses distance is no longer a barrier to connectivity, engagement and productivity. Nor is it a barrier to having […]

2021 RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist in pictures

The six buildings shortlisted for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building have been announced, with a mosque, footbridge and jetty all making the list. The Royal Institute for British Architecture’s Stirling Prize is handed to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of […]