Manly Pacific – an ode to oceanic beauty

The Hotel Manly Pacific – MGallery has emerged from two years of rejuvenation to reveal its reimagination realised by leading Australian designers Coco Republic while Luchetti Krelle designed its bar. Across each of its eight floors, the hotel has been skillfully reimagined by leading Australian designers Coco Republic as the ultimate in coastal living, with rooms bathed in natural […]

Neighbourhood charm – Raven house by Bijl Architecture

Seeking a generous family home complete with an integrated landscape and pool, the clients for Raven house asked Bijl Architecture to design a house that engaged with its streetscape. Bijl Architecture is a Sydney-based practice that seeks to challenge the status quo. The studio is led by director and principal architect Melonie Bayl-Smith. Located in […]

In the wilderness with Knights Rest by Saxon Hall

Delicately placed above the moss-covered earth, Knights Rest by Saxon Hall creates a beacon within the darkened Tasmanian bushland that draws guests to its warmth and glow. Nestled within the foothills of Mount Mangana in Southern Bruny Island Tasmania, Knights Rest provides restroom facilities with clean-cut windows and cladding contrast which provide enhanced views out […]

NSW Government selects design for Circular Quay renewal

ASPECT Studios, Tzannes, and WestonWilliams+Partners have been selected by the NSW Government to proceed with the design and planning phase of the renewal of Circular Quay. ASPECT Studios is an internationally awarded design firm specialising in landscape architecture and urban design with five studios located in Australia, China and recently in the United Arab Emirates. Tzannes is […]

‘NAB Melbourne HQ is all about connections’ – Hassell on designing a magnetic workplace

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, National Australia Bank (NAB) wanted a workplace that “vertically connected” colleagues, clients and partners. As one of Australia’s four largest financial institutions, NAB gave Hassell the brief to attract and retain the best local talent by creating a state-of-the-art facility, while also reinforcing NAB’s desired banking experience. With […]

UTS seeks designers for its Indigenous Residential College

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has launched a national competition to select a design team of architects and landscape architects for the creation of its 250-bed Indigenous Residential College.  Expressions of Interest are sought from design professionals to realise the vision of a unique First Nations college to be built at the UTS city […]

Powerhouse Ultimo reveals transformative design

Powerhouse Ultimo is set to undergo a transformation that will celebrate the best of its past with innovative museum exhibitions and educational spaces, following the announcement of the winning architectural design for its renewal. The concept designed by Australian team Architectus, Durbach Block Jaggers Architects, Tyrrell Studio, Youssofzay + Hart, Akira Isogawa, Yerrabingin, Finding Infinity […]

Woods Bagot to redevelop Caulfield Racecourse

Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) has appointed global architecture firm Woods Bagot to lead the redevelopment of the Caulfield Racecourse grandstand, centrepiece of the Caulfield masterplan announced in 2019.    Under the masterplan, Caulfield Racecourse will be transformed into a world class racing, event and recreation destination for members, participants, guests and the local community.    Woods Bagot will lead […]

ADR’s top ten Australian homes of 2022

Take a look back at some of our favourite homes for 2022! Balmy Palmy house – CplusC Architectural Workshop Situated on a vacant site on the Palm Beach peninsula some 40 kilometres north of the centre of Sydney, Balmy Palmy is for a semi-retired couple, their three teenage children and friends. Having worked with CplusC […]

Top 11 Australian workplaces for 2022

ADR is taking a look back at 11 Australian workplaces that are earning the commute from their staff. Queens & Collins, Melbourne – Kerstin Thompon Architects with BVN Queen & Collins was designed to be a city within the city, possessing a vision for the future workplace, and with well-being and social connection at its heart. […]

Collins Arch by Woods Bagot and ShoP – an international sense of design

Woods Bagot and SHoP have completed Collins Arch, a dramatic new mixed-use development across an entire city block in central Melbourne.  The first truly mixed-use building in Australia, Collins Arch includes a mix of apartments and shared facilities, a five-star W Hotel opening in December, commercial tenancies, a retail laneway, a colonnade of cafés, bars […]