Kennon designs bright, naturally illuminated interior in Melbourne home

Drawing inspiration from a 1976 project from Jørn Utzon, Kennon has transformed a dilapidated workers’ cottage in the Melbourne inner city suburb of Prahran into a bright family home with plenty of natural light. The light quality was very poor, and the property still utilised an outdoor toilet. The client did not intend to live […]

Artist Atong Atem brings life to Beulah House with mural in Southbank

Art and Melbourne are unanimously one with laneways and inner-city streets adorned with murals. Rising artist Atong Atem’s new dramatic piece is the latest in the city’s creative expression. Situated across two faces of Beulah House on Southbank, the public artwork is a dichotomy of painting and LED neons commissioned for BETA by STH BNK. […]

Ten marvellous Australian architect and interior-designed homes

What better way to kill time during lockdown than to inject some of Australia’s outstanding residences into your daily dullness? From coastal to farmland, these magnificent properties are dotted across the country and the creative masterminds responsible deserve an applause. So kick back and come along as Australian Design Review takes you on a (virtual) […]

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot update design for Adelaide Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot have unveiled updated designs for the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre, which is now seeking planning approval in Adelaide. The evolved design is being described by Diller Scofidio + Renfro as a “new paradigm in cultural space design”. Initial renders of the 11,500-square-metre cultural centre, unveiled in February […]

Zaha Hadid Architects designs world-first 3D bridge

Zaha Hadid Architects has teamed up with ETH Zurich and Holcim to design the first-of-its-kind 3D-printed bridge in Venice. Dubbed Striatus, the 16-metre-long bridge is located in the Giardini della Marinaressa in the city’s European Cultural Centre, and is freestanding and assembled without mortar. “Striatus”, a Latin word meaning grooved, reflects the “structural logic” and […]

Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House features in list of “most significant” works of postwar architecture

Jorn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House was among the New York Times Magazine’s list of 25 most significant works of postwar architecture shared this week. Built in 1973, the cultural centre was celebrated for its role in inspiring “countless” other buildings, designed to not just “serve their skylines but to transform them”. The jury, which was […]

DKO Architecture weaves comfort, sensibility and familiarity into Sydney youth accomodation

DKO Architecture has designed the first purpose-built Youth Foyer in New South Wales with “comfort, sensibility and familiarity” front of mind. The 1501 square-metre Foyer Central features 53 self-contained units to provide integrated learning and accomodation opportunities for young people aged 18-22 who are at risk of homelessness and have lived in statutory out of […]

Austin Maynard Architects clad multi-generational Melbourne home in terracotta tiles

Austin Maynard Architects has reinterpreted the conventional granny flat with its latest project in the Melbourne inner-city suburb of Fitzroy. Speaking to ADR recently, its director Andrew Maynard describes Terracotta House as a “good middle ground” for its owner to live with her family, but also have her own space and a sizeable vegetable patch. […]

Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists deliver Australia’s first purpose-built LGBTIQ+ hub

Intricate details and “sweeping curves” are at the heart of the country’s first purpose built LGBTIQ+ community hub from Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists. “This flagship project in St Kilda, Melbourne, is unlike any other in Australia – if not the world,” explains Hansen Yuncken, the commercial builders on the project. “With […]

Ten architect-designed gardens that feel like sanctuaries

It’s hard to think of a better way to spend a few moments on a Monday than soothing the soul with some beautifully designed gardens. Across the globe, architects and designers are putting pen to paper to create what can be best described as spatial shorthands for sanctuary. From local parks to outdoor museums and city […]

Fox Johnston Architecture seeks “urban travellers rest” in upcoming Surry Hills Hotel

Set in the heart of the cultural district around Paramount House, the new Surry Hills Hotel designed by Fox Johnston Architecture is set to provide “welcome green relief” to the dense urban context. The hotel will be located right on the south-east fringe of the Sydney CBD, providing clients with 121-rooms of contemporary design that […]