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 […]

The challenges of coastal design

Polly Harbison has a Sydney-based practice that specialises in coastal residences. Here she shares some recommendations with AR for the best materials to use when constructing in this environment. AR: What are the particular design challenges in this space? Polly Harbison: A lot of the buildings on the south coast are quite cold. They have […]

In conversation with Coy Yiontis

Some would find working alongside their partner a sure path to divorce, but Rosa Coy and George Yiontis says the only drawbacks are talking about work too much at home and organising family holidays… There are many different business models for an architecture practice, but one of the most fraught, surely, would be one run […]

Meet emerging practice Adam Kane Architects

With interior designer parents and a life-long love of building and creating, Adam Kane was almost destined to work in the architecture industry. AR talks to him about how that passion led him to set up his own practice. I’ve always had a fascination with design and construction and if I wasn’t an architect I’d […]

Australian Institute of Architects ousts CEO Jennifer Cunich

The Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has sacked its CEO Jennifer Cunich, replacing her with national president Clare Cousins in the interim.  According to the Australian Financial Review (AFR), Cunich’s departure follows “months” of ongoing discussions between the two sides. Cunich joined AIA IN 2016 during a period of financial difficulty, and one of her first […]