Can architects claim a bigger slice of marketing budgets?

A growing number of architects globally are landing incredible branding and marketing projects. BrandCulture’s Nick Bannikoff and Stephen Minning investigate. Dozens of experiential marketing agencies have opened recently in Australia, but all the while a newer trend has been quietly emerging: the growing role of architecture in branding and marketing. Over the past two years, […]

Folk Architects founder Christie Petsinis on designing for changing cities

In the lead up to IDEA 2018, ADR is running a series of Q&As and profiles with this year’s esteemed jury. In the fifth instalment we catch up with the co-founder of Folk Architects, Christie Petsinis, who talks through designing for changing cities and a user-centric approach to projects.  Entries into IDEA 2018 close on Wednesday 16 May at 5pm. Get […]

Bjarke Ingels joins WeWork as chief architect

Danish architect and founder of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Bjarke Ingels, has taken up the newly created role of chief architect at co-working space company WeWork. Announcing the news in a blog post, Adam Neumann, co-founder and CEO of WeWork said that Ingels has been brought on board as the company continues to expand rapidly across […]

Kanye West plans to open architectural firm named Yeezy Home

Rapper, fashion designer and now aspiring architect Kanye West has announced plans to open an architectural firm named Yeezy Home.  West announced his new business venture on Twitter over the weekend saying: “We’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better.” West […]

Is the resale market killing innovation in architectural design?

Currently in Australia, residential investment represents around 35 percent of all housing finance, with the majority being centred on resale. While that figure may seem relatively unremarkable, couple it with a changing housing marketplace and it is sending a ripple effect through the architectural industry’s approach to design. Thirty years ago, a home used to […]

Fleur Watson named as executive curator of Lyon Housemuseum Galleries

The Lyon Foundation has announced the appointment of former editor of Monument magazine and curator at RMIT Design Hub, Fleur Watson, as the executive curator of its new public museum, the Lyon Housemuseum Galleries. Offering a new platform for works of contemporary art, architecture and design, the new Housemuseum Galleries, due to open early 2019, will provide a […]

Designing brand Hillary Clinton

Cast your minds back to 2016, to the morning of 8 November to be precise. Do you remember what you were doing? There’s a strong likelihood that whatever it was, in the back of your mind you were expecting (or even hoping) that by the end of the day one of the world’s most formidable […]

Designer Pascale Girardin: mixing biology and art

Best known for creating architectural design pieces for the luxury hospitality industry, ceramic designer Pascale Girardin’s approach of blending science and art makes for a unique harmony. Girardin’s inquisitive mind and relentless urge to explore have driven her to develop a significant and constantly evolving body of work. From her Montreal office and studio, her creative […]

The design rules of Chenchow Little

Chenchow Little’s is a distinctly modern Australian residential architecture –its houses are sculptural and geometrical, exhibit a mastery of light and shade, and are coloured with a palette inspired by the bush. The childhood landscapes of Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little could not be starker in contrast – from bleak suburbia to the arid outback. […]

Emerging practice: Taylor + Hinds

Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds cite the local landscape and their own values as informing their designs. Here they talk about their early influences and starting up their practice. Hailing from the small yet culturally rich location of Tasmania, Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds are the architects behind the state’s award-winning practice Taylor + Hinds. […]

Meet Warren and Mahoney’s managing principal Gavin Kain

There are many architects who discover their love for design and the built environment in childhood and Gavin Kain is no exception. But his interests were always diverse and much more far-reaching than architecture alone. He goes so far as to describe himself as something of a nerd in his passion for reading books about […]