Nicholas Grimshaw to step down as chair of Grimshaw

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw has stepped down as chair of Grimshaw, the now global practice he set up almost 40 years ago. The 79-year-old architect, who won the RIBA Royal Gold Medal 2019, is handing over the reins to Andrew Whalley, the company’s deputy chairman, who has worked alongside Grimshaw since 1986. Founded in 1980, the practice became […]

Timber triumph: Sebastian Cox

Meeting with Sebastian Cox at this year’s I Salone was an interesting affair. The British designer established his studio in 2010 in Greenwich, south-east London and now with a staff of 12 (plus Willow the dog) he creates bespoke furniture for those who love fine design, utilising timber taken from British woodlands by a very […]

In profile: Architects EAT

Albert Mo and Eid Goh, of Melbourne-based practice architects eat, have been running their own show for most of their careers. But without any business specific training, the early years saw plenty of trial and error. One of their smartest moves, they say, was hiring a business coach. With a wall full of prize certificates […]

In profile: Studio Ongarato

As Studio Ongarato celebrates 25 years, ADR catches up with founders Fabio Ongarato and Ronnen Goren to talk about the practice’s design journey.  What were the origins of Studio Ongarato? How did the studio begin? We both studied at RMIT University. Fabio Ongarato studied visual communication, where the emphasis was more on art direction rather than graphic […]

Japanese architect Arata Isozak wins 2019 Pritzker Prize

C.Kairouz Architects designs a home with a perceived split personality