Five Australian houses architects have built for themselves

Architects have designed these five houses for themselves, applying their exacting design standards to their own home sweet homes, whether that be a converted warehouse in Melbourne or a weatherboard cottage from the 1920s. Bondi Beach apartment by Adele McNab Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment, stripping the space back […]

Challenge the perception that architecture is only “required at the end of a project”, says Richard Kirk

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre designed by Richard Kirk, director of KIRK architecture practice, has received the Queensland Architecture Medallion — the Queensland Architecture Awards’ highest honour. Kirk shares his views on some of the biggest challenges facing the profession. How do you define the value of architects?  Too often, architects are thought of as […]

Workplaces will not go “back to normal” after COVID-19 says Ray Brown

The rows of workstations where employees sit at the same desk year after year will be “less in demand” post COVID-19, says Architectus CEO Ray Brown. Instead, Brown says companies should be drawing inspiration from the university “sticky campus” model if they want their employees to return to their office following the pandemic. “A few […]

There is some fear over “being open and honest” as a young woman in architecture, says Stephanie Lancuba

In our ongoing series on women in architecture, we chat to Lyons project architect Stephanie Lancuba on the fears, challenges and influences that have changed her course as a young designer.   When did you first become interested in architecture and design? From a young age, I was generally interested in creative pursuits, but my connection to the construction […]

The physical model is anything but obsolete, says Woods Bagot model maker

Women in architecture: Architectus design leaders Marina Carroll and Elizabeth Seuseu