Luchetti Krelle takes Tokyo with The Upper

With its two magnetic levels, The Upper by Luchetti Krelle overlooks the Tokyo skyline, perched amongst the capital’s most prestigious business district. The Upper comprises two expansive levels, nine and ten, within the newly completed Marunouchi Terrace Tower.  “Firstly, to be asked to complete a project in Japan is special as I revere the Japanese […]

Gascoigne by Lucy Clemenger liaises heritage with modern aesthetics

Gascoigne by Lucy Clemenger, a renovation and extension of a 1890s Federation house in Melbourne, is a prowess of intrinsically liaising timelessness beauty to historical flair. At the beginning, there was Gascoigne. The house was intact and had retained its heritage charm, however the rear of the house had been altered several times, and a […]

Clifton Hill Courtyard house by Studio Mkn – a cottage within a city

Melbourne practice Studio Mkn is all about simple and timeless residential renovations, as featured in one of its most recent projects, the Clifton Hill Courtyard house. To remodel this late 19th century home to accommodate a modern lifestyle, which encompasses a master suite with ensuite and walk in robe, plus two additional bedrooms, a central bathroom and laundry, it takes […]

Architects with PRIDE celebrates 2023 WorldPride and Mardi Gras Festival

Architects with PRIDE brings together the LGBTQI+ communities of Australia’s built environment industry to celebrate the 2023 WorldPride and Mardi Gras Festival.  An initiative launched by SJB, bringing together 12 other studios and the Australian Institute of Architects, Architects with PRIDE have curated a program of four events over WorldPride that everyone can get involved […]

Melbourne entrant shares top honours at The Architecture Drawing Prize

The Overall Winner of the 2022 Architecture Drawing Prize was announced today by the World Architecture Festival and Prize co-curators Make Architects and Sir John Soane’s Museum. The winner is a hybrid drawing titled Fitzroy Food Institute by Samuel Wen and Michael Ren, combining different rendering techniques. The Architecture Drawing Prize is an annual event receiving entries in three categories: hand-drawn, hybrid […]

Part two | What to expect this year in architecture – Fender Katsalidis

Nicky Drobis is a partner at the multi-disciplinary international design firm Fender Katsalidis. Today, she reflects on the big ideas shaping the architecture industry in 2023. Fresh from attending the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon last month, the practice partner Nicky Drobis returned to Australia with some unique insights into the ideas set to shape […]

‘Have a purpose – mine is sustainability’ – Arup’s Carfrae on the future of the industry

Arup global deputy chair Tristram Carfrae is one of the world’s leading structural designers. For ADR, he shares the importance of putting sustainability first when it comes to the building industry. As deputy chair of Arup’s global board, Tristram Carfrae is responsible for driving changes that ensure sustainable development at the heart of their design […]

SJB to design plans for two Richmond developments

Located on 8 Brighton Street and the adjoining 5 Wiltshire Street in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Richmond, the two projects will be developed by Fortis and funded by Pallas Capital. The two projects collectively occupy 15 blocks of land and aim to establish a new residential, commercial and retail precinct in Richmond. Construction on 8 […]

Manta Ray Coffee Roastery by We Are Humble features a wabi-sabi feel

Tucked away in a former mechanics workshop in Nunawading is the new Manta Ray Coffee Roastery and café by client Vincent Gao, realised by We Are Humble. The practice expressed its affection for industrial aesthetics as the design juxtaposes industrial minimalism with hand-crafted artisanal elements.  The idea was to create a space that would give […]

Unispace bolsters its investment in the life sciences sector with new appointment

Global workplace strategy, design and construction leader Unispace has appointed Sam Gill as head of life sciences for the ANZ region. In November last year, Unispace was the recipient of the Workplace Under 1000 sqm award at the 2022 IDEA Gala. The category is sponsored by the global furniture company Herman Miller. To receive regular updates […]

‘Flourish into the future’ – SJB on new director appointments

SJB’s Melbourne architecture studio welcomes two new directors, Beaudene Fulwood and Nigel Morris, each possessing over a decade’s experience at the studio. Both joining SJB in 2011, Fulwood and Morris “herald a new chapter of growth and investment in the future of the practice,” says the multidisciplinary studio. Fulwood has previously worked on commercial and […]