How to improve pathways into architecture for First Nations people

Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, in a leafy clearing of Melbourne’s verdant Royal Botanic Gardens civic space MPavilion hosted BLAKitecture late last year, a public forum discussing how the architectural industry might respectfully embrace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture at all levels of the design process. It highlighted […]

Why landscape is crucial to healthcare design

There’s been a huge amount of research into the effect of green spaces on our health, with many scientists agreeing that they can aid with healing. ADR speaks to Brent Hardcastle, associate, Wilson Architects about how to incorporate landscape into design to promote health and wellbeing. What are the main challenges health centres face when […]

Opinion: what does the future hold for the controversial Sirius building?

Benjamin Jay Shand holds a Masters of Architecture from The University of Sydney and practices as an architect and artist. He produces a blog (@designtel) and writes on design.         Structures so unabashedly of another age often elicit fanfare akin to that of a cult film and this holds true for Sirius, […]

How are tall buildings affecting Australian society?

This issue AR asks a panel of experts from Sydney’s forthcoming AU Smart Skyscrapers Summit (26 and 27 June) their response to the following question: how will an increasing number of tall buildings affect the fabric of society in Australia? Domino Risch, principal, Hassell For some, the thought of living in an urban metropolis that […]

In conversation with Zwei Architects

Zwei (Interiors & Architecture) is a practice established by two women who are making their mark in the design world, raising families, giving back to their profession and doing it all with style and panache. Running a busy practice is challenging enough, but add to the mix, family, children, mentoring up and coming designers and […]

Meet emerging practice Trias

If two heads are better than one, then surely three heads are unstoppable, right? AR talks to one third of swiftly rising studio TRIAS, Jennifer McMaster, about the ins and outs of creating and running a successful emerging practice. Much like the city in which it is based, Sydney architectural studio TRIAS is a melting pot of […]

Kanye West’s first foray into architecture is a social housing project

It seems Kanye’s West architecture career has kicked off in the shape of a low-income housing scheme, made of prefabricated concrete. The American rapper first announced his architectural ambitions last month when he revealed that he would be opening up a new arm of his fashion label Yeezy named Yeezy Home. He wrote on Twitter […]

In conversation with fjmt’s Elizabeth Carpenter

Today it’s common to see people who never spend more than a couple of years in the same job. And then there are people like Elizabeth Carpenter. The fjmt principal has been with the practice for nearly 25 years and isn’t looking to move on anytime soon. Elizabeth Carpenter joined Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt) when it […]

Reclaiming façade design as an opportunity for climate control and visual indoor comfort

Whether tall, small, or in between, the envelope of a structure is of prime importance. For tall buildings, facades are often designed to be statement-makers that immediately draw the eye and spark one’s curiosity about what the interior of the structure could look like. The skin of a tall building sets the tone for the […]

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 […]