Apartments are the future of the Australian market – Plus Architecture’s Chrisney Formosa

Chrisney Formosa can see the future. It is bright and innovative, like the apartments she loves to design.   Speaking with ADR recently, the associate and lead designer at Plus Architecture Brisbane describes her aim to shift perceptions and practices of Australian apartment architecture. Formosa envisages a housing market that thrives on smart, bespoke and considered apartment design.  Recent years have seen setbacks in the industry. Cracked […]

We’re so passionate about “bringing the soul back” to Perth – State of Kin

Perth architecture is undergoing a steady and exciting shift towards “authentic” design outcomes, says local design studio State of Kin. Speaking to ADR recently, directors Alessandra French and Ara Salomone say the city is full of inspirational creatives, but suffers from a “big education gap” when it comes to design choices. “We’ll call you back,” […]

Optimistic architecture with TheFulcrum.Agency

TheFulcrum.Agency co-founders Emma Williamson and Kieran Wong talk about creating their own luck in Perth and finding a business model for optimistic architecture. Kieran Wong and Emma Williamson thrive on reinvention. The business partners and couple create their own paradigms for architectural practice that always fall outside of the established frame, innovative in both form […]

Supporting emerging architects “enriches your professional growth” – Eva-Marie Prineas

Actively involving and mentoring emerging architects creates a more “unified industry,” says Sydney architect Eva-Marie Prineas. Speaking to ADR recently, Prineas says established architects and the industry both have a role to play in providing graduates with more opportunities to develop their skills. “I think you lead by example. In my own practice, I have […]

“Great design shouldn’t just be accessible to the one per cent” – Studio Tate’s Carley Nicholls

Not making great design accessible to the wider community is a missed opportunity for architects and designers in Australia to enhance people’s lives, says Studio Tate director Carley Nicholls. “There’s so much that design can achieve and maximising those opportunities is really important,” Nicholls tells ADR. “You don’t just want it to be for the […]

“The real challenge for architects today is not to be redundant” – MORQ

There is something enigmatic about MORQ. Elisa Scarton catches up with the Perth and Rome-based practice to talk place, methodology and the eternal quest to stay relevant in an ever-changing industry. I discovered its project ЯĒ purely by chance. Freefalling through design websites in a sensory overloaded sea of interiors brimming with colours and objects […]

Getting to know architect and designer Daniel Boddam

There is something very zen about Sydney and Byron Bay-based architect and furniture designer Daniel Boddam. Maybe it’s the very fact he leads an envious Australian lifestyle, splitting his time between homes in both places. Or just because many of his furniture designs embody this incredible calm with an organic beauty and inherent softness. His […]

“Indigenous architecture is not a style, but a culturally appropriate process” – Alison Page

All architecture in Australia should be an act of co-creation with Indigenous Australians and Indigenous design principles, says interior designer and Walbanga and Wadi Wadi woman Alison Page. In her new book, Design: Building on Country, cowritten with Paul Memmott, Page outlines how all buildings, no matter their use, should be an extension of Country. […]

Wood Marsh designs “landform eroded from the coast” for Victorian resort

Wood Marsh drew from the “corrosive nature” of the Victorian coastline to inform the “sculptural geometry” and material selection of its RACV Cape Schanck Resort. Located in a “natural saddle” adjacent to the Bass Strait, the 120-room hotel, day spa and golf course/club was “carefully positioned” in the coastal landscape. “The soft, rolling dune-like quality […]

Donald Watson wins 2021 AIA Gold Medal

The 2021 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) Gold Medal has been awarded to Donald Watson, with the jury describing him as “Queensland’s foremost architectural historian” and a “protagonist of postmodernist design”. Australia’s most prestigious architecture award, the Gold Medal recognises distinguished service by architects who have designed or executed buildings of high merit, producing work […]

Technē promotes Bianca Baldi to associate

Technē Architecture and Interior Design‘s Bianca Baldi has been promoted from interior designer to associate. With more than 10 years of industry experience at the Melbourne practice, Baldi has worked in a variety of sectors including hospitality, residential and commercial spaces. She began her career as an undergraduate in 2010 and went on to work […]