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The A&D community + coronavirus, May 08

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of design solutions for the post-pandemic world, strategies for rebounding and an architecture-themed colouring book. Illustrator Anna Gibb draws Isolation Escapes architecture montage The British architect and illustrator has combined buildings by architects including Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe to create an architectural montage of places people […]

Twin peeks – Willow and digital twinning

Digital twinning is fast becoming an invaluable tool for those working the built environment. ADR talks to Tom White from Willow, who explains how the technology is revolutionising the sector. In simple terms what does WillowDigital do? Tom White: Willow is the digital twin for the built world. We are a technology company revolutionising the […]

HUA HUA Architects designs socially distanced public space

Czech Republic based HUA HUA Architects has designed an outdoor eating prototype that reconciles people, restaurants and public space during COVID-19.  Social distancing has proven to be the most effective way of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic but the impact of these regulations on the economy have been profound. HUA HUA Architects’ Gastro Safe Zone program […]

30 days left to enter IDEA 2020

Early bird entries for IDEA 2020 closed last week, but there is still time for you to get your best work seen by our star-studded jury. Entries close on 5 June 2020 – so make sure you start your entry today! This year IDEA turns 18. As one of Australia’s oldest architecture and interior design awards, […]

Help staff members “feel connected and safe in their roles” during COVID-19, says Greenbox Architecture

This week’s virtual fireside chat is a little different as we reach out to Greenbox Architecture to see how the Sydney practice is approaching leadership during COVID-19 as a studio. Greenbox works across a variety of project types and sizes from single dwellings to multi-res, office fit-outs, data centres and commercial buildings. Its focus as […]

Hames Sharley appoints Melbourne studio lead

Australian architecture and design practice Hames Sharley has appointed Elise Miles Simonovski as its new studio leader for Victoria. Originally from Canberra, Simonovski brings 17 years of experience within the design and construction industry, fulfilling various roles and client relations spanning Commercial, Education and Defence portfolios. “I’m very excited to join Hames Sharley, be a […]

Self-care tips for architects and designers WFH

Week five of lockdown and we’re all feeling the strain, so we’ve rounded up the top self-care tips to help you get through another week of working from home. With most of us now doing what we can to work from home, it’s easy to feel somewhat confined, or isolated. This can be particularly true […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 01

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of architecture challenges for children, Zaha Hadid’s cyber attack and more COVID-19 leadership advice from Australian architects and designers. Foster + Partners shares architecture challenges for children in lockdown The British architecture studio has published a series of architecture challenges for children in lockdown, including building […]

ABC to premiere documentary on Richard Leplastrier

ABC is set to premiere a documentary on the Australian architect Richard Leplastrier, filmed over the course of 15 years. Richard Leplastrier – Framing the View premieres on 12 May and is the work of documentarian Anna Cater, who is known for the 2010 documentary Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle, which also aired on ABC. The […]

“Look to the new avenues” to come after COVID-19, says Shannon Peach

Amid the doom and gloom predictions for our economy and the A&D industry, Milieu director Shannon Peach advises practices to prepare for the “deferred activity” that he believes will come later this year. In our latest virtual fireside chat with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the director of the […]