At home with CplusC Architectural Workshop’s Clinton Cole

The Sydney director at CplusC Architectural Workshop takes us inside his Darlington home, which he describes as a “direct response to the climate emergency facing our country and our planet”. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We’ve been living here now for two years. We purchased the home […]

“I think it’s time to experiment” – 2021 DIA Graduate of the Year Isabelle Kleijn

Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Graduate of the Year Isabelle Kleijn is a dynamic young designer ready to tackle and reinvigorate the Australian design industry. Last month, Kleijn took home the overall Madeline Lester prize at this year’s DIA Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA). From 173 nominations and 27 state winners, seven designers were […]

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

The first monograph on the Japanese-born, Sydney-based architect Koichi Takada is a love letter to organic architecture, humanistic values and holistic design. Form follows nature in the projects that grace its pages – a smattering of the many Takada has completed to date, scattered across Australia, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. Projects like […]

Interior architectural designer Ilianna Ginnis on designing for nonverbal communicators

“In 2021, someone who’s nonverbal still can’t order a coffee independently because design doesn’t facilitate for that,” Ilianna Ginnis tells me recently. The interior architectural designer, disability advocate and PhD candidate at Monash University is researching how designers can interact with nonverbal communicators to make more inclusive processes. She says this form of participatory design […]

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 […]

“Design reflects society” – Ros Moriarty on how Indigenous narrative equals better placemaking

Balarinji managing director Ros Moriarty discusses how a co-design methodology with local Aboriginal shareholders is required to create urban places connected to Place and Country. Nearly 40 years ago, Ros and her husband Yanyuwa man John Moriarty founded the Indigenous design studio to foster authentic engagement and understanding of Aboriginal Australia for major projects nationally. […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist Travis Walton

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic, with Melbourne designer Travis Walton now taking the lead. As a Designer of the Year finalist, Travis Walton Architecture has two projects shortlisted in the Residential Single category and one in Workplace under 1000sqm category. Winners are […]

Architects collectively can lead the conversation on sustainability, says Robert Goodliffe

If Australian architects collectively can get a name for not just creating beautiful objects, but for creating them with a view to sustainability, there will be a greater appreciation of design as being integral to the solutions of the 21st century, according to Robert Goodliffe. After more than three decades as a partner at ClarkeHopkinsClarke, […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist Fiona Dunin

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic, with Fiona Dunin from FMD Architects kicking us off. As a Designer of the Year finalist, FMD Architects have two projects shortlisted in the Residential Single category and one in Workplace under 1000 sqm category. […]

Glenn Murcutt becomes first Australian Praemium Imperiale laureate

Sydney-based architect Glenn Murcutt has been named Australia’s first Praemium Imperiale laureate – an annual prize awarded by the Japan Art Association. Designed to honour “fields of achievement not covered by the Nobel Prizes”, the program selects winners in architecture, painting, music and sculpture, with each receiving five million yen ($61,000). As the 2021 architecture laureate, […]