Designing safer public spaces for women and girls

Around three quarters of women across the globe have experienced sexual harassment in a public space, an issue that a group of Australian architects and designers will highlight in an exhibition at the upcoming Venice Architecture Biennale. ‘Just so fucking beautiful’ is an installation by XYX Lab, a research team based at Monash University, that […]

Q&ADR: Amy Muir of MUIR Architecture

Recently appointed as president of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, Amy Muir’s illustrious career has seen her win numerous accolades including the the Australian Institute of Architects 2016 National Emerging Architect Prize. ADR caught up with Muir to learn about her new role as president, her childhood spent around the docks […]

Is the male dominance of architecture coming to an end?

As part of a regular series, AR asks a panel of industry experts their response to the following question: Architecture has long been a male dominated industry. Why do you think this is and is it changing? Kerstin Thompson, principal Kerstin Thompson Architects   Rather than answer this question I’d prefer to pose a related, but slightly […]

Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier steps down amid sexual harassment claims

American architect and Pritzker laureate Richard Meier is to take a leave of absence after five women have come forward accusing him of sexual harassment. In a statement on the Richard Meier & Partners website, Meier said that he was “deeply troubled and embarrassed” by the claims and announced that he would be taking six […]

Cult twentieth anniversary | event gallery

When Cult celebrated its 20th anniversary recently, photographer Fiona Sustano was there. She shared some of her images with us. Photography: Fiona Sustano -uploaded by Rob Hay

Tom Mark Henry win international design award

Sydney-based design practice Tom Mark Henry has won Emerging Interior Practice of the Year at the WIN 2017 Awards hosted by World Interior News. The awards draw submissions from practices around the world and this year’s finalists for emerging interior practice included studios in Taiwan, Hong Kong, England, Austria, Italy and Australia. “It is a […]

Vale, Janne Faulkner, AM

On 18 February one of the greats of Australian design passed away quietly in Melbourne. Janne Faulkner, AM was a dynamic and visionary designer who led the vanguard of change to modern interior design in our country. Faulkner was born in Tasmania in 1933 and, although she received no formal training in design, was led […]

How can architectural practices safeguard employee’s mental health?

AR asks a panel of industry experts what practices can do to safeguard and promote the mental health and well-being of their employees. Jessica Riske: Practice manager, Wilson Architects For many years, mental health in the workplace was taboo – few firms were talking about it and fewer had the right practices in place to […]

“The idea that sustainability is a good thing is not necessarily true” – LFIA exec on why more can be done

Sustainability has become an integral aspect of architectural design as the industry seeks to address concerns around environmental responsibility. But according to Stephen Choi, executive director, Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA), not enough is being done to improve the health of Australia’s buildings. “I’ve realised that all the work I’ve been doing over the last […]

Carme Pinós to design 2018 MPavilion

Spanish architect Carme Pinós is set to design the fifth annual MPavilion, marking the first public commission by a Spanish female architect in Australia. Pinós set up her own studio in 1991, and has worked on a wide range of projects from urban refurbishments and public works to furniture design. Speaking to ADR about how […]

A minimalist glasshouse where client, architect and builder are one and the same

It’s unusual to come across a project where the role of client, architect and builder are played by the same person, but architect Sarah Waller is an exception to the rule. Having carved a career designing and building houses for other people, a move from the UK to Australia offered her the opportunity to design […]