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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 […]

Baracco+Wright returns Melbourne to its pre-colonial roots in new landscape project

Following its successful 2018 Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Baracco+Wright applies its thoughtful style to transforming a car park into a deconstructed garden in Melbourne’s Chinatown. ADR caught up with Louise Wright to talk about the unique project and why it’s important for architects to always consider what came before. Hi Louise, welcome to ADR! Can you tell us […]

Biennale of Sydney announces two new directors

The Biennale of Sydney, the largest exhibition of contemporary art in Australia, has announced two new members have joined its board of directors: Johanna Featherstone and Rachel Verghis. Chaired by Kate Mills, the board of 13 members also includes Josephine Cashman, Geoffrey Cassidy, Danielle Earp, Anne Flanagan, Paris Neilson, James Roth, Morry Schwartz AM, Naseema Sparks […]

Abbie Galvin announced as first female NSW Government Architect

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes today announced the appointment of Abbie Galvin as the 24th NSW Government Architect.  “I’m delighted Ms Galvin will be our new Government Architect and the first woman to hold the position since it was created more than 200 years ago,” Stokes said. “The Government Architect has been one […]