Thomas Phifer and Partners’ design of the United States Courthouse projects ‘grounded dignity, immovable order’

For the design of the United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City, architects Thomas Phifer and Partners wanted to create a design that reflected the strength of the judicial system.  Architects statement The design of the new United States Courthouse in Salt Lake City emanates from our search for a form that is strong, iconic, […]

What makes good public space design?

Good public spaces are critical to vibrant communities and healthy cities. They connect people and places, highlight an area’s cultural identity, and encourage people to linger and enjoy the space even when they have no pressure to stay. Whether the space is a park, public square, school or office, the design of a successful public […]

Hecker Guthrie and Jackson Clements Burrows pay homage to local heritage in new apartment design

Hecker Guthrie, Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB) Architects, and developer Piccolo have come together for the third time to create a collection of 34 apartments, which pay homage to the heritage of the site.  Located on the corner of Argyle Street, the site is included within the South Fitzroy Heritage Overlay Precinct and is surrounded by several buildings […]

Woods Bagot selected to design luxury Sydney hotel

Woods Bagot has won an architectural competition to design a luxury hotel in Sydney, which the firm says is the “first luxury city hotel in 20 years”. Woods Bagot’s winning design for the hotel and office tower at 4-6 Bligh Street in central Sydney proposes “an extraordinary urban experience from street level to crown”. Competition […]

Binary House: a contemporary extension of a 1960’s yellow brick house

Field Office Architects extends a 100 year-old terrace with light-filled spaces