Getting to know IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year finalist State of Kin

As we get closer to the 2021 IDEA Awards gala in Sydney, ADR is shining a light on the next generation of emerging designers. Today, it’s the turn of Perth-based multi-disciplinary design studio State of Kin. As an Emerging Designer of the Year finalist, State of Kin has two projects shortlisted in the Hospitality category […]

“Sure, being female-led is a differentiator, but clients are more interested in people without an ego”

As one of the country’s few female-led practices, Pop Architecture in Melbourne isn’t fixed on gender, but on the absence of ego. “We were both in quite different places when we decided to start; it wasn’t particularly conscious or planned,” says co-founder and director Katherine Sainsbery. “I’d left Wood Marsh earlier that year and had […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year finalist Dreamers & Shakers

As we near closer to the IDEA gala in Sydney, ADR is shining a light on the next generation of emerging designers. Today, Prue Dabelstein from Dreamers & Shakers is showing us how it’s done. The 2021 winners are set to be announced in person at the IDEA gala in Sydney on Thursday 24 February 2022. Buy […]

Meet our Designer of the Year finalists for IDEA 2021

It’s official! We’ll be announcing the winners for IDEA 2021 in Sydney on 24 February 2022. Buy your tickets now. From the almost 300 projects shortlisted, there can only be one winner across each of our 15 categories, but there are also five special awards. Of those, the most hotly contested has to be the 2021 Designer […]

“In a nutshell, you try to create a dream for them” – ElvinTan on commercial design projects

Koichi Takada writes “love letter” to organic architecture in first monograph