Crone appoints Nick Williams to principal of Design

Crone Architects has expanded its Melbourne team with the appointment of Nick Williams to principal of Design.  In his new role, Williams will lead the design process, from feasibility through town planning, design and delivery through to construction. His experience in complex mixed-use, commercial, retail and hospitality development will strategically strengthen Crone’s Melbourne team. Greg Crone […]

What is the architecture of wellbeing?

ADR speaks to Eugene Cheah, co-founder of Cheah Saw Architecture, to unpick the meaning of wellbeing in architecture and discuss the trends to look out for in 2019. ADR: Tell us about the ‘architecture of wellbeing’. What does this mean exactly and how are you putting this in to practice?  Eugene Cheah: We believe architecture has a […]

Poetry in architecture – Steve Sammartino’s future-focused house

Steve Sammartino is building the world’s most futuristic house, equipped with a drone landing pad, voice enabled walls and solar roof tiles. He tells ADR’s sister website Marketing about the art and theory behind this ambitious project. Marketing: Tell us about the house. Steve Sammartino: I’m planning on building a house that takes together all of the […]

Hayball promotes David Tordoff to director

Hayball has promoted David Tordoff, who joined the practice in 2015 to establish the practice’s new Sydney studio, to the role of director.    The appointment comes during a period of growth over the past year, with the firm approaching the 200-staff mark, and the opening of its newly renovated Sydney studio.   Hayball now has permanent offices in Melbourne, […]

Behind the architect and client relationship with Technē and Sand Hill Road

While many client-architect relationships may only cover one project, Technē Architecture + Interior Design has shown how to build a long lasting working relationship with hospitality client Sand Hill Road spanning more than 10 years. In the lead-up to the opening of the Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda, a collaboration between the practice and client, […]

Richard Meier formally steps down following sexual harassment allegations

Richard Meier is stepping down from day-to-day operations of the practice he founded, seven months after allegations surfaced that the Pritzker Prize-winner had sexually harassed five female staff.  In March, Meier took a leave of absence after damning accounts by female staff at Richard Meier & Partners Architects were published in the New York Times. They described incidents […]

Büro North promotes Meredith Earls to design director

Büro North has promoted Meredith Earls to the lead the practice’s national design team in the role of design director. Earls has been with Büro North since 2015, working in the role of senior graphic designer. “She is a talented strategist and a truly exceptional creative,” says Soren Luckins, founder and creative director of Büro North. “This promotion […]

Meet emerging practice Whispering Smith

With initial aspirations of being a vet, Whispering Smith founder
 Kate Fitzgerald was drawn to a career in architecture by the pull of `self-directed, collaborative and exploratory learning’. It may be difficult for people to connect a farm upbringing with a creative pursuit like architecture, but for Kate FitzGerald, founder of Whispering Smith, it was […]

In conversation with: Carme Pinós

Carme Pinós is one of the world’s most celebrated architects. She has been an international fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects since 2012 and her most lauded projects include the cube ii towers in Guadalajara, Mexico. But 27 years ago she was completely alone, trying to recover from a broken marriage and professional […]

Practice spotlight: X + O

After only three years, the young interior design practice of X + O is certainly making a name for itself in Australia and beyond, and it’s all about the human-centric versus brand- centric approach that differentiates it from the crowd. inside co-editor Jan Henderson catches up with practice director Rebecca Vulic to find track the […]

Coy Yiontis’ Humble House is “consciously contemporary”

Designed for an older couple who travel frequently, this coastal home by Coy Yiontis accommodates visiting grandchildren and family as well as being a private, easily maintained haven between adventures. The building form was driven by site conditions and the need for accessibility; the resulting dynamic façade and dramatic internal volumes belie its liveability. Screening […]