Regional Bureaucracy book maps “good enough” work of NSW Government Architect’s Office

A new book led by architect and academic Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal sets out to map a selection of landmark regional works designed by the NSW Government Architect’s Office (GAO) between 1958 and 1988. Titled Regional Bureaucracy, the book is, according to its authors, not a monograph, but an “unabashed, selective and subjective” look at how modern […]

Adjaye Associates reveals plans for 500-metre upside-down skyscraper

Set to be built in New York, the unconventional skyscraper by Adjaye Associates could be the second tallest building in the city. Led by Sir David Adjaye, the practice has designed the project for a 1.2-acre vacant plot of land in Manhattan and is being backed by the Peebles Corporation, the McKissack Group, Exact Capital and Steven Witkoff. […]

What not to miss at Open House Hobart 2021

Tasmania’s most popular architecture and design event, Open House, is returning to Hobart for its ninth season on 13 and 14 November. This year’s program consists of more than 70 buildings, activities and walking tours across the city and beyond. It’s first in, best dressed for some buildings that require registrations to visit. Bookings are […]

Atelier Jiri Levi builds own home as “workshop” for sustainable, economic design

Atelier Jiri Levi has transformed his family home in the Tasmanian countryside into a workshop for affordable and sustainable housing. The Czech-born architect completed the 26-square-metre project earlier this year, describing it as an “attempt to address contemporary problems” through traditional and innovative approaches. “As architects, we talk a lot about different, innovative and experimental […]

ADR’s $6420 Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair competition closing soon

We’re teaming with Cult for the giveaway, with its in-house design team on hand to help the winner personally choose their favourite fabric from the Capture, Diablo, Fame, Rime or Tonus upholstery collection. Designed by Danish architect and furniture designer Arne Jacobsen, the Swan Chair is one of history’s most iconic pieces and was first […]

Ha Architecture channels “vanilla ice cream cone” in new Melbourne home

Drawing inspiration from a vanilla ice cream cone, Bianco House by Melbourne’s Ha Architecture delivers a delightful set of experiences with asymmetrical accents. Completed last year, the project has been shortlisted in the Residential Single category for IDEA 2021, with winners set to be announced in late February 2022. To receive regular updates about IDEA, including […]

Foomann partnership a “winning formula” for design success

Since launching their practice in 2008, Foomann founding directors Jamie Sormann and Jo Foong have approached each project with considered simplicity and warmth to create homes primed for their client’s lifestyle. Created only two years after graduating from Melbourne University, Foong and Sormann explain that their small architecture practice “wasn’t really a planned thing”. “It […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalists Rachel Nolan and Patrick Kennedy

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic. Today we’ll learn more about the design duo from Kennedy Nolan. As a Designer of the Year finalist, Kennedy Nolan has seven projects shortlisted in a range of categories, most notably Residential Single. Winners are set to […]

ArchiTeam Awards 2021 finalists announced!

From multi-storey ultra modern homes to Australia’s first purpose-built LGBTIQ+ hub, the impressive shortlist for the ArchiTeam Awards 2021 has been released! Now in its 14th year, the awards program open exclusively to ArchiTeam members is an opportunity for practices to showcase their designs to the industry and the curious general public. Of this year’s 115 entries, […]

“We need to harness design as a force for good” – Breathe’s Bonnie Herring

This drive for optimal consumption in tandem with optimal results is at the heart of Miele. From day one, the core of the brand’s product philosophy has been to manufacture to the highest quality and with a long service life, using premium-quality materials and sophisticated production methods. Where possible, those materials are also recyclable and, […]

Grafton Architects’ London Town House named UK’s best building for 2021

Pritzker Prize winner Grafton Architects added another trophy to its collection this week, taking home the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize for Kingston University London’s Town House. Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were named last year’s Pritzker Prize laureates, with the jury celebrating the duo for the “integrity in their approach to both their buildings, […]