AACA postpones APE National Examination Paper

The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (ACCA) has postponed the APE National Examination Paper due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The exams were scheduled to take place on 21 April, but have been rescheduled following “the guidance of the Commonwealth and State Health Departments given the evolving situation of COVID-19 in Australia”. In a statement yesterday, […]

The ACA calls on industry to complete survey into effects of COVID-19

The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) is calling on all practices and design studios to complete a short “pulse check” survey to better understand how the industry will be affected by COVID-19. As of publication, COVID-19 has more than 150,000 confirmed cases worldwide and almost 6000 deaths. South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian […]

Fender Katsalidis imagines “ultra high-end” aged care with new Melbourne precinct

Stage one of Australian Unity’s luxury aged-care precinct has been completed by Fender Katsalidis with a bold 17-storey apartment tower with concierge service. The Grace Albert Park Lake, known as The Grace, caters to independent retirees seeking a sought-after central Melbourne location. “There is a lack of high-quality, centrally located, dedicated retirement living apartment buildings […]

First look at the Australian Pavilion for the 2020 Venice Biennale

The Australian Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale is set to feature “forward-looking and optimistic” projects that showcase Indigenous design. Despite concerns over the coronavirus, which forced organisers to postpone the Biennale until August and continuing fears that it might be cancelled all together, Australian Pavilion creative directors Tristan Wong and Jefa Greenaway went ahead […]

Architectus delivers State Library Victoria’s new co-working space, StartSpace

Soft timbers and glazed glass panels were incorporated into State Library Victoria’s new co-working StartSpace in a effort to encourage entrepreneurs of all ages, genders and backgrounds to use the space. Designed by Architectus and opened to the public today, the 750-square-metre area is part of the Library’s Vision 2020 redevelopment. “The Library has done […]

KIN Architects transforms former West End nightclub

Pocket gardens and tiered terraces are the centrepieces of KIN Architects’ redesign of a much-loved Brisbane nightclub for tech company Scrunch.  When Brisbane-based KIN Architects was commissioned to transform the dark Hi-Fi nightclub into a bright open-plan office, directors Majorie Dixon and Leah Gallagher wanted to retain the drama of site’s former life.  “The venue […]

Introducing Tili Bensley-Nettheim, editor AR magazine and ADR Architectural

Tili Bensley-Nettheim joins Niche as the editor of AR magazine and ADR Architectural, teaming up with Elisa Scarton, editor of inside magazine and ADR Interiors. Tili will also be an integral part of the content team for Niche’s newest initiative, the Business of Architecture and Design conference, which had a very successful debut last November […]

International Women’s Day: Coming soon from women-led architecture studios

In celebration of International Women’s Day, ADR looks ahead to upcoming projects from female-run, Australia-based architecture studios. “As a profession – despite being very comfortable with change in our design practise – we are weighted by our pronounced conservatism,” SJB’s Monica Edwards told ADR in 2019.  “We operate under archaic structures that reinforce power; power […]

What not to miss at Melbourne Design Week 2020

Melbourne Design Week 2020 kicks off on 12 March with 300+ talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops exploring this year’s theme – How Can Design Shape Life?  With so much to see and so little time, we’ve narrowed down the list of events to a compact unmissable 14 that you can easily slot into your calendar. […]

“The greenest building is the one you don’t knock over,” says Tim Ross

Tim Ross explains why we’re often afraid to let our buildings age, preferring to knock them down and replace them with “crappy modern buildings that make no impact on the future”. Speaking to ADR in the lead up to the premiere of his new show Designing a Legacy in Melbourne, the comedian and TV presenter […]

Japanese Modernism at the NGV

Japanese Modernism, an exclusive exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, graphically explores Japanese architecture, design and fashion in an era of cultural flux. Following the Great-Kanto earthquake of 1923 that flattened much of the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area, Japan experienced a period of democratic freedom as the country went about the work of rebuilding.  The […]