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 […]

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 […]