Five Australian houses architects have built for themselves

Architects have designed these five houses for themselves, applying their exacting design standards to their own home sweet homes, whether that be a converted warehouse in Melbourne or a weatherboard cottage from the 1920s. Bondi Beach apartment by Adele McNab Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment, stripping the space back […]

Challenge the perception that architecture is only “required at the end of a project”, says Richard Kirk

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre designed by Richard Kirk, director of KIRK architecture practice, has received the Queensland Architecture Medallion — the Queensland Architecture Awards’ highest honour. Kirk shares his views on some of the biggest challenges facing the profession. How do you define the value of architects?  Too often, architects are thought of as […]

Workplaces will not go “back to normal” after COVID-19 says Ray Brown

The rows of workstations where employees sit at the same desk year after year will be “less in demand” post COVID-19, says Architectus CEO Ray Brown. Instead, Brown says companies should be drawing inspiration from the university “sticky campus” model if they want their employees to return to their office following the pandemic. “A few […]

There is some fear over “being open and honest” as a young woman in architecture, says Stephanie Lancuba

In our ongoing series on women in architecture, we chat to Lyons project architect Stephanie Lancuba on the fears, challenges and influences that have changed her course as a young designer.   When did you first become interested in architecture and design? From a young age, I was generally interested in creative pursuits, but my connection to the construction […]

Dan Cox joins Hassell as its newest principal

After 15 years at Carr, most recently in the role of interior design director, Dan Cox has been named a principal at Hassell. The Perth-born interior designer and past IDEA judge spoke to ADR just six days after taking over the new role, in the middle of Melbourne’s second coronavirus lockdown. “I went in to […]

The physical model is anything but obsolete, says Woods Bagot model maker

It’s a dying art, but one that John Sargood preserves in a workshop cluttered with perfectly detailed miniatures of Woods Bagot buildings destined to grace skylines the world over. It’s an almost impossible task to capture John Sargood’s world in print. Reading back over our conversation, it’s quickly apparent that so much is missing. Sargood […]

“You must be open to embracing every opportunity that presents itself, especially as a female in the industry” – Brindha Kugan, Architectus

The climate change emergency, layered in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, has created a large-scale social experiment of resilience. For architects and designers there has been industry-wide introspection, a delving into existing toolboxes, in order to imagine a built environment that is adaptive and responsive to these crises. ADR speaks to Architectus Australia associate, Brindha […]

“Boys’ clubs are still winning the game in the public face of architecture” – says RebelArchitette

Feminist collective RebelArchitette released the Women Architects World Map as the first step towards “detoxing architecture from inequalities”. The interactive map lists women-led architecture practices around the world, including 22 from Australia. RebelArchitette, which is based in Bergamo, Italy, released the map to coincide with the original dates of the Venice Architecture Biennale and say […]

Improving pathways into architecture for First Nations people

We have chosen to republish this 2018 piece in light of the Black Lives Matter protests currently taking place across the world. This is part of Australian Design Review’s commitment to advocating for the mending of racial inequities in Australian architecture and design industries.  Hosted on the Yalukit Willam land of the Boon Wurrung people, […]

We shouldn’t be “designing just for design’s sake,” says Edition Office

Within the grey walls of their Fitzroy studio, Edition Office directors Kim Bridgland and Aaron Roberts craft buildings that move beyond beauty to become considered explorations of our relationship to place and context. There is something mesmeric about an afternoon spent listening to Edition Office talk about design philosophy. In a sweltering Fitzroy studio with […]