Cirqua Apartments by BKK Architects

Located in Melbourne, the brief for Cirqua Apartments called for a timeless and robust building that would appeal to owner-occupiers, rather than investors. Architect’s statement Cirqua creates a new living environment for East Ivanhoe, providing a strong sense of address for tenants whilst maintaining a street rhythm and scale that stitches the project into its […]

A unique take on the bow window defines this high-end multi-res

Located in the historic Birdcage Walk Conservation Area of Westminster, London, this residential development by DROO features protruding glass windows that curve in and out.  The project had a peculiar brief: to create an innovative residential development in the midst of Heritage settings. At equal distance from Buckingham Palace and the House of Parliament, the development had to introduce […]

Designing with students rather than for them: Rockford Public School

To create Rockford Public Schools’ new K-5 prototype school in the US, CannonDesign worked collaboratively with its students to achieve a design outcome that truly meets their needs. During discovery meetings with the school principal, the design team learned the school district holds ‘morning briefings’ with their students, many of whom have disadvantageous, difficult and even […]

In honour of brick: Learning and Teaching building by John Wardle Architects

There are awards programs for practically every imaginable aspect of the field of architecture and the built environment. Appropriately this includes one devoted to that most humble, yet integral, elements of our world – the brick. Each year, the prestigious Horbury Hunt Commercial (HHC) Award celebrates innovation and craftsmanship in commercial brickwork. The category is […]

Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre will have a ‘simple and restrained’ post-fire redesign

One year on from an electrical fire that ravaged La Mama Theatre, the Melbourne institution has revealed the design of its rebuild, which architect Meg White says will retain the original spirit of the building. The non-profit theatre, which was established in 1967 and designed by Carlton architect George S. Clarke, burnt down on 19 May 2018 after […]

Fostering interaction: seniors’ home by Dominique Coulon & associés

This aged care facility, located directly on the banks of the river Rhine in France, has been designed to encourage residents to interact with one another. Architect’s statement The building consists of 25 fifty-square-meter homes, a restaurant in three sections, a computer room, a hobby workshop, a vegetable garden and a petanque field. Everything is organised to […]

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 […]

Linehouse designs a traditional Chinese teahouse with a modern aesthetic

Located in a former factory space and art gallery in Shanghai’s art district of Moganshan Road, Tingtai Teahouse is a traditional Chinese teahouse with a modern aesthetic. A traditional teahouse is made up of private rooms in which friends can gather to chat, socialise and enjoy the ritual of tea. To achieve this, architecture practice Linehouse stripped back the […]