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 […]

Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni on architecture’s role in preserving peace

As bombs rained down on architect Marwa Al-Sabouni’s home city of Homs, Syria, she made the difficult decision of staying in the city throughout the civil war. ADR chats to Al-Sabouni about how she believes the architecture in Homs helped facilitate conflict and the role architecture can now play in creating peace and identity. When […]

Sibling Architecture teams with RMIT Design Hub for live research project

Sibling Architecture has teamed up with RMIT Design Hub to present New Agency: Owning Your Future, a live research project and exhibition focused on the link between ageing and the design of our future homes.  Taking place 29 August to 22 September, the exhibition, curated and designed by Sibling Architecture, will transform the Design Hub into a […]

What lessons can you take from a ‘starchitect’?

Moshe Safdie is undoubtedly a starchitect of the 20th and 21st centuries, who appears not to have fallen for his own hype. At almost 80, he claims not to entirely understand the tricky process of winning projects. Marian Edmunds asks, ‘what can we learn from the Israeli-Canadian architect?’ Sometimes people seek you because of your […]