Every project needs “moments of delight”, not Instagram moments – Kukame McPierzie

Creating moments of delight in design comes through “thoughtful, considered, original, creative” work and not from producing Instagram-perfect buildings, says Woods Bagot’s Perth studio chair Kukame McPierzie. “A simple example is you design a house for someone and you have a great view, so someone comes out of their bedroom in the morning and they […]

“Interiors tend to not reach their potential when they become obsessed with brand new,” says principal Mark Talbot

Architectus principal Mark Talbot says the industry shouldn’t focus on creating “photo-worthy fitouts that demonstrate prowess in taste and modern design”. Speaking to ADR following his move to Architectus’ interior architecture sector, Talbot has 28 years of experience across the architecture, interior architecture and industrial design disciplines, and says a designer’s focus should always be […]

“You’re not buying a brand when you come to Tzannes” – discussing design with Chi Melhem and Ben Green

In the era of branding, it’s unusual to hear anyone in the industry define itself as the opposite, but that’s what Sydney architecture, urban and integrated design studio Tzannes does. Fresh from winning the Overall prize at IDEA 2019 and just missing out on top crown at the World Architecture Festival, Alec Tzannes’ eponymous practice […]

Dealing with lean times – how to remove stress associated with redundancies and contract work

Negotiating human resources during the lean times is an ongoing challenge for many practices. This is where a few practised strategies can help. By its very nature, the architecture and design industry experiences periods of feast and famine. It is an industry filled with creativity, imagination and hard work, but it is also one that […]

The architect as solo creative genius must be “demystified”, says the Architecture Lobby

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