Jackson Clements Burrows conceals skylight in coffee table for architect’s own home

Jackson Clements Burrows inserted “hidden surprise elements” throughout the interior architecture of Divided House – the new Melbourne home of practice director Jon Clements. Clements and his wife Elisa had lived on the same Richmond street for eight years before building the home, which was completed in 2020. The practice says it was this experience […]

Cumulus Studio designs Tasmanian visitor centre to “feel grounded”

When designing the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre, Cumulus Studio wanted to create something that felt “carved from a solid rock” as if by a glacier. The new alpine visitor centre in the Central Highlands region of Tasmania won the Alan C Walker Award for Public Architecture at the 2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards announced over the […]

Recycled timbers dominate in Sydney Theatre Company wharf redesign from Hassell

Hassell has preserved the Heritage qualities of the Sydney Theatre Company’s Walsh Bay wharf home in its $60 million redevelopment unveiled earlier this year. The timber-lined interiors of the newly renovated The Wharf on the Sydney Harbour highlight the 100-year-old history of the Heritage-listed warehouse, which was first transformed from a wool store into a […]

ARM Architecture covers new HOTA Gallery in coloured “cellular-looking web”

ARM Architecture has completed its $60.5 million overhaul of the Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery, drawing inspiration for its 3D cellular facade from a Voronoi – a network of tessellating five-sided cells that occurs in nature. The Gold Coast gallery is the third phase of a staged masterplan, completed by ARM in 2013 in […]

Video house tour: Future Food System with Joost Bakker

Designer, floral artist and ‘no waste’ advocate Joost Bakker’s Future Food System home on the banks of the Yarra River is 25 years in the making. The 87-square-metre home on the edge of Melbourne’s Federation Square is a self-contained world, where incredible design extends beyond aesthetics. For resident chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett – […]

Lyons covers Springvale Community Hub with “rainbow” of glazed bricks

A “rainbow” of custom glazed bricks on the facade of the Springvale Community Hub were designed by Lyons to reflect the cultural flags of Australia’s most diverse area. Completed in 2020, the hub consolidates the Springvale Library, Springvale Historical Society and the Council Customer Service into one 3800-square metre space in Melbourne’s outer south east. […]

Gold starburst adorns Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower by Fender Katsalidis

Fender Katsalidis has completed its 319-metre tall Australia 108 residential tower, cantilevering a gold ‘Starburst’ two-thirds up the building. Melbourne’s tallest tower and the Southern Hemisphere’s tallest residential tower, Australia 108 is located in Southbank and stretches up 100 levels. The gold ‘Starburst’ occupies two of those levels and protrudes six metres outward from the […]

Plus Architecture tapers beachfront apartment tower in Queensland

Plus Architecture chose a “sculpturally beautiful” design for its latest apartment project on the Queensland coastline, tapering its exterior so it appears thinner to the eyes of beachside passersby. Inspired by the way a sculptor carves marble, the practice tapered the edges of the slab for the Luna Burleigh tower – a technique it has […]

BKK and Publicis Sapient reimagine Melbourne’s ACMI as an ode to all things cinema

BKK principal Tim Black speaks to ADR about the honour of realising a long-gestating vision for Federation Square’s Alfred Deakin building, as driven by the passionate team at cinematic institution ACMI. There are few joys as simple yet supremely rewarding for an architect than to stand in a newly completed space they designed and see […]

Unemori Architects designs 26-square-metre house in Tokyo

Japanese practice Unemori Architects has delivered the ultimate tiny house in a densely populated area of central Tokyo. Dubbed House Tokyo, the home for a couple with no children has a footprint of just 26 square metres and a total floor area of 51 square metres. Making use of a suspended structure, the architects installed […]

Baca Architects designs “abstract” whale for Perth marine observatory

London practice Baca Architects drew inspiration from a whale raising its head above water for its design of the Australia Underwater Discovery Centre in Geographe Bay. A two and half hour drive from Perth, the natural marine observatory at the end of Busselton Jetty is known for the annual migrations of southern right, humpback, pygmy and blue […]