“Australia’s Aboriginal narrative must be told by its architects” – Ros Moriarty

From the 2019 NGV Architecture Commission In Absence to FJMT’s award-winning Bunjil Place, Australia’s Indigenous narrative is increasingly being addressed by the country’s top designers and architects.  Australian Design Review sits down with Ros Moriarty, managing director of Indigenous design studio Balarinji  – best known for Qantas’s celebrated Flying Art Series, which has featured striking Indigenous liveries across its fleet since 1994 […]

Celebrating IDEA’s 2019 Gold Medal winner Andrew Parr

The IDEA 2019 Gold Medal is awarded to someone who has contributed their talent to enriching the design landscape of Australia. This year’s winner is the formidable Andrew Parr, founder and director of SJB Interiors. Growing up around modernist homes along the Yarra River, Parr became intrigued with the work of Robin Boyd and his contemporaries. His […]

Exploring a half century of John Gollings’s architectural photography

An exhibition exploring half a century of work by one of Australia’s most celebrated architectural photographers is on now at the Museum of Sydney. With a career built over decades of visiting and re-visiting modern and ancient sites, John Gollings is recognised as Australia’s pre-eminent photographer of the built environment. His work combines his interests […]

Matt Davis returns to Bates Smart as studio director

A prominent influencer of urban policy and projects in Australia, Matt Davis come back to Bates Smart as a studio director. Until his return to Sydney from Adelaide, Davis was a founding partner of Davis+Davis Architects and a member of the inaugural SA Planning Commission and Integrated Design Commission of South Australia. Davis is a member of numerous […]

Six Degrees promotes long-term team members to its board

Architecture practice Six Degrees has invited two long-term team members to join its board. A further three studio members have also been promoted into new leadership roles. The new leadership team signals that the design-led practice is gearing up to deliver more large-scale complex projects, develop and mentor its people and pursue exceptional design opportunities. Sarah Bennett and […]

Five projects from Kennedy Nolan

Here’s a look at five projects from Melbourne-based architecture practice Kennedy Nolan, which is shortlisted for designer of the year at IDEA 2019. Since its inception in 1999, Kennedy Nolan has developed a reputation as a design-focused residential practice with a distinctive approach to built form. The practice is dedicated to the production of architecture […]

“Architects can’t solve the affordable housing crisis,” says Timothy Hill

“The type of buildings we invest in perpetuates the system,” says Timothy Hill ahead of his appearance at the Sydney Architecture Festival this weekend. Speaking to ADR, Hill says the government’s recently announced mortgage guarantee scheme to help first home buyers enter the property market is not the right way to approach the housing affordability crisis […]

Glenn Murcutt’s MPavilion 2019 opens in Melbourne

Simplicity embodying complexity is how Australia’s only Pritzker Prize-winning architect described his design for Melbourne’s MPavilion 2019.  Speaking at the opening of the city’s latest example of temporary architecture, Glenn Murcutt described both his 50-year career and his first civic city design as a study in simplicity. “I love simplicity,” he said. “It’s the hardest thing to […]

“First and foremost, architectural practice is about people”: a chat with NBRS’s Rodney Drayton

Ahead of an appearance at the Business of Architecture and Design conference in Sydney on 11 November, NBRSARCHITECTURE’s director of operations Rodney Drayton chats to ADR editor Elisa Scarton about being an effective practice leader and how technology has already changed the way architects run their business.  What skills and experience do you think you need to be […]

At home with FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin

inside co-editor Jan Henderson steps inside the beautiful and eclectic home of FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin and takes the opportunity to admire the perfect architectural and decorative marriage between old and new. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We have lived here for six years. It was […]

Temporary architecture “breathes new life into the city and makes the invisible visible”

Ahead of her appearance at DESIGN Canberra (4-24 November), Yena Young from Berlin-based design team Plastique Fantastique sits down with ADR to chat about temporary architecture and incorporating performance, music and dance into design.  Could you tell us a little about Plastique Fantastique? Plastique Fantastique is a platform for temporary architecture, which samples the performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in […]