Be Summit plans virtual summit for 10 September

Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas will be launching this year’s Be Summit, which will be held virtually on 10 September 2021. The annual built environment event will be free to watch and features headliners EY Asia-Pacific markets and business development leader Matt Lovegrove, CoreLogic Asia Pacific head of research Tim Lawless, Ray White chief economist Nerida […]

“As Australian architects, we can address climate change” – Caroline Pidcock.

Following the release of the latest IPCC climate report, ADR reached out to AIA 2021 Leadership in Sustainability Prize joint winner and Australian Architects Declare spokesperson Caroline Pidcock. A prominent advocate for sustainable development, Pidock explains how architects and designers can help prevent catastrophic climate change. As the IPCC AR6 Synthesis report clunked into our inboxes last month, […]

Melbourne Design Week 2022 calls for designers and artists to submit ideas

Artists, designers and architects are being invited to pitch their projects and ideas for Melbourne Design Week 2022. The Victoria-wide 11-day program of talks, tours, workshops, launches and exhibitions builds upon the 2021 theme – ‘Design the world you want’ with two new “pillars” – Civic Good and Making Good. For the former, Melbourne Design […]

Wood Marsh creates futuristic commercial building in Richmond

The eight-story building from Wood Marsh shines its monolithic crystal formation on Cremorne’s fast-growing design and technology precinct, Church Street. Architects worked collaboratively with construction company ICON to create a first-of-its-kind progressive commercial building among the industrial grit of the inner-city Melbourne suburb. 600 Church Street is unconventional in form with the building designed to […]

SJB completes Sydney office with “Spinach Green” facade

SJB sought to bring a “sense of play” to a changing neighbourhood five kilometres from Sydney with a Spinach Green-coated office and childcare centre. 22 William Street in Beaconsfield was named the Grand Prix Australia Winner at this week’s Dulux Colour Awards. The jury, which included Arent&Pyke’s Sarah-Jane Pyke, Greenaway Architects’ Jefa Greenaway and Studio […]

ADR + Archie Rose team up for tailored spirits competition

ADR has teamed up with Sydney spirit mavericks Archie Rose for the ultimate design collaboration and competition! Earlier this year, we called on three of the country’s best interior designers to create bespoke labels for Archie Rose’s insanely good Tailored Spirits Collection. Now, we’re giving you the chance to win one of five prize packs […]

Kennon designs bright, naturally illuminated interior in Melbourne home

Drawing inspiration from a 1976 project from Jørn Utzon, Kennon has transformed a dilapidated workers’ cottage in the Melbourne inner city suburb of Prahran into a bright family home with plenty of natural light. The light quality was very poor, and the property still utilised an outdoor toilet. The client did not intend to live […]

Good architecture captures that person’s unique “meaning of home” – Peter Kennon

“I always knew I wanted to have my own practice,” says Kennon founder and director Peter Kennon. Formerly an associate at a large national practice, Kennon now runs his own practice in South Yarra with five employees and little more than two years behind it. The practice has been formed closely in collaboration with James […]

Artist Atong Atem brings life to Beulah House with mural in Southbank

Art and Melbourne are unanimously one with laneways and inner-city streets adorned with murals. Rising artist Atong Atem’s new dramatic piece is the latest in the city’s creative expression. Situated across two faces of Beulah House on Southbank, the public artwork is a dichotomy of painting and LED neons commissioned for BETA by STH BNK. […]

HB 2300 Series Square D Pulls by Halliday + Baillie bring a contemporary twist to an old favourite

Proudly designed and made in New Zealand, Halliday + Baillie’s products have been synonymous with quality, flair, functionality and longevity. So it’s no surprise that its HB 2300 Series D Pulls have quickly become a ‘go to’ option for the design savvy here in Australia and around the world. Bringing a contemporary twist to an […]

15 of the best architecture and design podcasts to subscribe to

This week, Grimshaw launched a podcast series on how global cities will “adapt and flourish” in a post-pandemic world. It comes as more and more practices and publications increasingly turn to the medium to share their insights on design, architecture and urbanism. With that in mind, ADR has waded through the myriad of podcasts out […]