What does pro bono work mean for a practice?

Architectural Review speaks with Hayball’s Kerlina Bahari, and Save the Children’s Andrew Holloway, about their experiences on the upgrade of the Mooroopna kindergarten in Shepparton, Victoria. Between 2016 and 2018, Hayball Architects worked on a pro bono basis with Save the Children Australia, which owns and operates the kindergarten. Following a fortuitous social meeting between […]

Inside DesignInc’s wellness-focussed designs for Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

DesignInc Melbourne has designed two new centres for Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre with a focus on wellbeing via thoughtful, holistic design. The You Can Center and Wellbeing Centre are co-located within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the $1 billion centre located in the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct. The You Can Centre is a dedicated treatment and support space for adolescents and young adults with cancer, and […]

Trans-Tasman architecture team wins international hi-rise comp

A Trans-Tasman architecture collaboration between Woods Bagot’s Melbourne studio and Auckland’s Peddle Thorp has won an international design competition for a new high-rise hotel and apartment tower for New Zealand’s largest city. Inspired by Auckland’s natural forms, Woods Bagot principal and design leader Peter Miglis says the 50-level tower couldn’t exist anywhere else. “Inspired by New Zealand’s […]

Opportunities in childcare design

In the second of a series of articles examining typologies offering growth opportunities for architectural practices to explore, Architectural Review looks at the childcare space. With the continued rise in urban development and the increasing expansion of growth corridors in and around large cities such as Melbourne (where the population is sitting at 4.8 million […]

Inside a hidden retreat in Byron Bay by Harley Graham Architects

Harley Graham Architects’ Hidden Studio in Byron Bay pays homage to Australia’s architectural heritage. Nestled into rainforest on a eight-hectare (20-acre) property in Coopers Shoot, Byron Bay, Hidden Studio was designed as a guests’ retreat in response to two existing dwellings on the same property: a writer’s cabin and a family home. Both were designed by acclaimed architect […]

Floria Tosca – Old Utopias

Touching on themes of the magical and natural as co-inhabiting the same space and time, the work of Floria Tosca offers a concertinaed kind of evolution. Colour and form are fragmented through shards that shift dimension and break the plane to render perspective ambiguous. Similarly, scale is adjusted to shift focus and decentralise the image. […]

Sub-tropical design key to Brisbane transport, retail and residential hub

A new transit oriented development (TOD) is set to transform Ferny Grove—the site of an existing end-of-route train station. Upon completion, the development will comprise a major retail centre spanning more than 6000-square metres, 64 residential apartments, and more than 2200 car parks. The project—an initiative of the Queensland Government Department of Transport and Main […]

From sweat shop to creative video studio

Architecture practice CHA:COL has transformed a former garment manufacturing warehouse in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake into a light, bright creative video studio for Roger TV. The existing shell had “significant shortcomings” in building, life safety and zoning requirements and the clients additionally needed the design team to work with a multitude of agencies in bringing up the warehouse […]

A house inspired by petrified wood

Los Angeles-based Sparano + Mooney Architecture has designed a house in Utah, US, that was inspired by the petrified wood on site, a material that over time has transformed from wood into stone. The owner’s previous 105-year-old farmhouse, located on a site that included a small forest of spruce and cottonwood trees close to 80 […]

How technology is driving architectural experimentation

Architecture is an industry at a crossroads with rapid technological advancements. Consumers now expect buildings to do more than ever including providing climate control, and increased access to natural light and ventilation. The heightened expectations and advancements in technology have pushed us into the realm of increased architectural experimentation. This experimentation is resulting in integrating […]

Coy Yiontis’ Humble House is “consciously contemporary”

Designed for an older couple who travel frequently, this coastal home by Coy Yiontis accommodates visiting grandchildren and family as well as being a private, easily maintained haven between adventures. The building form was driven by site conditions and the need for accessibility; the resulting dynamic façade and dramatic internal volumes belie its liveability. Screening […]