Fender Katsalidis’ approach to civic adaptive reuse projects

Underutilised and older buildings provide immense opportunities for architectural innovation in Australia. Fender Katsalidis’ associate director Sarah Hurst shares her commentary on breathing new life into often neglected spaces that offer unique character and pragmatism for designers. The adaptive reuse and repurposing of existing buildings is one of the most sustainable practices we can lean […]

Cumulus creates an ‘oasis of calm’ in New Town Medical Suite

Located in North Hobart, Tasmania, New Town Medical Suite by Cumulus Studio is a peaceful psychologist’s office housed within a Heritage-listed building. Behind a heritage streetscape, this office fit-out by the Tasmanian-based practice has been designed to reflect the ways a psychologist works. Completed this year, New Town Medical Suite was led by a design […]

ASPECT Studios conceptualises cycleway for Sydney Harbour Bridge

A team led by ASPECT Studios has been selected as the winner of a design competition for a major addition to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The winning design features a serpentine cycleway that is fluid, light and transparent, and will enable cyclists aged from eight to 80 to transition seamlessly from the bridge’s northern end […]

Technē redesigns the classic Australian pub

Combining the intimacy and refinery of modern dining with the inimitable atmosphere and qualities of your local pub, The Graham Hotel by Technē Architecture and Interiors is a reenergised hospitality venue. Located in Port Melbourne, The Graham Hotel is a 150-year-old building that has been handed a second chance at life by Technē. Drawing on […]

Kerstin Thompson Architects wins best Architectural Design at Victorian Premier’s Design Awards

Kerstin Thompson Architects’ redevelopment of Broadmeadows Town Hall has taken out the top spot for Architectural Design. Established by the Victorian Government in 1996, the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards are an opportunity to highlight and celebrate local design capability. Showcasing the depths of design talent in the state and the capability and capacity of the […]

Foomann creates a ‘home within a home’ in Wheatland Road

Created for a former opera director who wanted a functional home to shelter her teenage children for years to come, Wheatland Road by Melbourne-based architecture practice Foomann is independently social. Established by Jo Foong and Jamie Sormann in 2008, Foomann is devoted to the “realisation of beautifully simple, sensitive spaces”, and Wheatland Road provides a […]

Plus Architecture elevates Gold Coast living with upcoming apartment development

Located inland from Surfers Paradise, Niña by Plus Architecture is a highly considered and unique development in prime position. Plus Architecture aims to redefine lifestyle expectations on the Gold Coast with its new residential development for Sydney-based real estate agency Macquarie York. Based on current expressions of interest, Plus Architecture expects Niña to follow in […]

Six homes with landscapes that showcase the best of Australian outdoor living

For this week’s lookbook, we are stepping outside to the great outdoors. With Australia’s (mostly) spectacular weather, many homes would be remiss for not taking advantage of it. So, let’s take a peek at how it’s done with these six Australian homes! This selection is from our IDEA 2021 finalists. The winners and highly commended were announced […]

How to: Building a home with hempcrete in Newcastle

When no less an A&D luminary than Kevin McCloud raves about a product on the world stage, it’s probably a good idea to listen. A few years ago McCloud’s company Hab (Happiness Architecture Beauty) delivered a 42-home project called The Triangle in Swindon, Wiltshire in the UK, using hempcrete as the building material. “I look […]

At home with Eva-Marie Prineas

Principal of her eponymous architecture practice, Sydney architect Eva-Marie Prineas takes us inside her 130-year-old Heritage terrace home, which she describes as an “opportunity to highlight timelessness and endurance, rather than trend.” ADR: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Eva-Marie Prineas: An 1890s Victorian Italianate house nestled in Sydney’s […]

Daniel Boddam interprets the Californian bungalow in Sydney home

Situated in the Sydney locale of Mosman, Villa Carlo by Daniel Boddam Studio is a holistic interpretation of the classic Californian bungalow style. Considering architecture and interiors as one, Villa Carlo embodies Daniel Boddam’s signature considered simplicity while drawing focus to the client’s art collection and artisanal craft. The project has been shortlisted in the Residential […]