Poetry in architecture – Steve Sammartino’s future-focused house

Steve Sammartino is building the world’s most futuristic house, equipped with a drone landing pad, voice enabled walls and solar roof tiles. He tells ADR’s sister website Marketing about the art and theory behind this ambitious project. Marketing: Tell us about the house. Steve Sammartino: I’m planning on building a house that takes together all of the […]

Carme Pinós on designing La Massana Fine Arts School

AR takes a deep dive into the design of Escola Massana (La Massana School of Art), which forms part of the long transformation process of Gardunya Square, situated in the heart of Barcelona’s historical district. Project description This project responds to the brief of creating a luminous interior made up of open spaces in its […]

A High-End Golf Clubhouse by Architecture49

Architecture49 has designed a new clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal, located on Nuns’ Island, a green oasis in the St. Lawrence River facing downtown Montreal. The building, which boasts an impressive wooden framework, is designed to offer its users an exceptional experience. It includes sheltered driving-range tees, a bar in the centre of a spacious lounge, […]

Behind the architect and client relationship with Technē and Sand Hill Road

While many client-architect relationships may only cover one project, Technē Architecture + Interior Design has shown how to build a long lasting working relationship with hospitality client Sand Hill Road spanning more than 10 years. In the lead-up to the opening of the Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda, a collaboration between the practice and client, […]

Size isn’t everything: House A by Whispering Smith

Kate fitzgerald, director of whispering smith, discusses House A, a home she built for herself and her partner that has an unusual size and appearance. Whispering Smith’s House A is a challenge to the status quo of housing in Perth. The sustainable apartment-house hybrid is designed for small lots and uses commercial materials in an […]

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. […]