Takt Studio creates meaning with this graceful seaside home

Located on a steep south-facing corner block between the Illawarra Escarpment and the Pacific Ocean, Takt Studio’s Blade House cleverly responds to the challenge of sea views at odds with solar access. The brief was to accommodate a creative family of four and provide a smaller second dwelling in an area formally dotted by little more than miners cottages. […]

Paris will soon be home to the world’s largest rooftop urban farm

Starting next year, the 15th arrondissement won’t just be an eclectic residential area where quaint shops give way to city’s tallest skyscraper. It’ll also be home to a supersized farm producing close to a tonne of fruits and vegetables.  Situated along Paris’s périphérique, Pavillon 6 won’t be occupying valuable real estate at ground level. Instead, it’ll sit atop the […]

Pomeroy Studio transforms Swedish candy factory into affordable housing

Award-winning urbanism, architecture, design and research firm Pomeroy Studio has unveiled plans to transform the historic Läkerol candy factory in Gävle, Sweden into an affordable, eco-centric housing and mixed use development. The project stands out for what the architect behind it, Professor Jason Pomeroy, calls a “wintergarden”. Each residential apartment is assigned a garden that serves […]

Six projects tackling climate change and setting the agenda in sustainable design

The World Architecture Festival shortlist of Future Projects features a handful of designs committed to creating a more sustainable future.  From a tower that uses algae to produce clean air to the world’s first energy-positive airport, these projects illustrate how architects are grappling with some of the world’s most pressing challenges. They come as practices the world over […]

IDEA 2019 Shortlist: The Stella Collective’s Pine Ave Townhouse Interiors

In anticipation of IDEA 2019, we’re taking a look at some of this year’s shortlisted entries. This week we step into The Stella Collective’s entry in the Residential Multi category. When conceptualising the interior design of a collection of eight townhouses in Melbourne’s fashionable bayside side suburb of Elwood, The Stella Collective started out by imagining […]

Temporary architecture “breathes new life into the city and makes the invisible visible”

Ahead of her appearance at DESIGN Canberra (4-24 November), Yena Young from Berlin-based design team Plastique Fantastique sits down with ADR to chat about temporary architecture and incorporating performance, music and dance into design.  Could you tell us a little about Plastique Fantastique? Plastique Fantastique is a platform for temporary architecture, which samples the performative possibilities of urban environments. Established in Berlin in […]

First look at Zaha Hadid and COX’s design for Western Sydney International Airport

Zaha Hadid Architects and COX Architecture revealed their vision for what is set to become Australia’s largest international airport by 2060.  The Western Sydney International Airport, named after Australian pilot Nancy-Bird Walton, is a new greenfield airport in Sydney’s western Parkland City region. A call for designs were sent out earlier in the year with […]

Thoughtful design and impeccable resolution define Powell and Glenn’s Inner City Villa

Through the design prowess of Powell and Glenn a recently completed home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne is everything one could want or need in a home. Skilfully designed by principal Ed Glenn, this alteration and addition sets a new benchmark in style and substance. Over the decades Powell and Glenn has carved out […]

Gensler designs temporary place of worship for Notre-Dame

Gensler has unveiled conceptual plans for a temporary pavilion at Notre-Dame following the fire that destroyed the 850-year old cathedral’s roof. In an event that drew world-wide attention, the fire, thought to have been started by a short circuit, tore through the timber framework in the church’s attic, burning for eight hours and causing the spire to collapse. […]

UK’s best new homes revealed

The first shortlisted homes in the running for the RIBA House of the Year 2019 were unveiled over the weekend.  The homes were featured on the Channel 4 program Grand Designs as part of a four-week special that ends on 13 November with the announcement of this year’s winner. The Royal Institute of Architects’s House of the Year is awarded […]

Baracco+Wright returns Melbourne to its pre-colonial roots in new landscape project

Following its successful 2018 Australian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Baracco+Wright applies its thoughtful style to transforming a car park into a deconstructed garden in Melbourne’s Chinatown. ADR caught up with Louise Wright to talk about the unique project and why it’s important for architects to always consider what came before. Hi Louise, welcome to ADR! Can you tell us […]