17 projects from the COP26 Build Better Now Virtual Pavilion

Melbourne’s Monash Woodside Building for Technology and Design heads up a selection of 17 “exemplary sustainable projects” in the Build Better Now Virtual Pavilion. Timed to coincide with the COP26 climate summit, which closes in Glasgow this week, the project is being led by the UK Green Building Council with 100 partner organisations from the […]

Five architecture and art installations highlighting climate crisis at COP26

Architects, artists and designers from across the globe are highlighting issues around climate change in a series of installations in and around Glasgow’s COP26 conference. The Scottish capital will host climate talks for another week with the penultimate day dedicated to the built environment. The Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day is scheduled for 11 […]

Kaunitz Yeung exemplifies co-design process in WA Aboriginal heath hub

An inclusive, respectful design and approach is at the heart of the Puntukumu Aboriginal Medical Services (PAMS) Healthcare Hub by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture. The Sydney-based practice won the 2021 Good Design Awards sustainability prize this month for the project, which is located in Newman, almost 1200 kilometres north of Perth. Opened in July 2020, the […]

THOSE Architects delivers understated beauty in Aje headquarters

Reinvented by THOSE Architects as the new operations hub for a growing Australian fashion label, the Aje headquarters is situated in a 130-year-old landmark Sydney building. Completed last year, Aje’s headquarters has been shortlisted in the 2021 IDEA Awards, featuring in the Workplace under 1000sqm category. Winners are set to be announced in person at […]

Atelier Jiri Levi builds own home as “workshop” for sustainable, economic design

Atelier Jiri Levi has transformed his family home in the Tasmanian countryside into a workshop for affordable and sustainable housing. The Czech-born architect completed the 26-square-metre project earlier this year, describing it as an “attempt to address contemporary problems” through traditional and innovative approaches. “As architects, we talk a lot about different, innovative and experimental […]

Ha Architecture channels “vanilla ice cream cone” in new Melbourne home

Drawing inspiration from a vanilla ice cream cone, Bianco House by Melbourne’s Ha Architecture delivers a delightful set of experiences with asymmetrical accents. Completed last year, the project has been shortlisted in the Residential Single category for IDEA 2021, with winners set to be announced in late February 2022. To receive regular updates about IDEA, including […]

Foomann partnership a “winning formula” for design success

Since launching their practice in 2008, Foomann founding directors Jamie Sormann and Jo Foong have approached each project with considered simplicity and warmth to create homes primed for their client’s lifestyle. Created only two years after graduating from Melbourne University, Foong and Sormann explain that their small architecture practice “wasn’t really a planned thing”. “It […]

Hassell: COVID and the changing campus life

Until last year, teaching was largely on campus, but has the collective experience of working from home during the pandemic changed attitudes in higher education across the world? Hassell senior researcher Michaela Sheahan shares what the research indicates for the future. Over the last few years, Sheahan has conducted research into how students learn, how […]

WilkinsonEyre keeps with “historic and contemporary architectural context” for Lord’s Cricket Ground stands

WilkinsonEyre has completed work on two new stands flanking the Stirling Prize-winning Media Centre at the world-famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. Work to replace the Compton and Edrich Stands at the historic London stadium began in 2018 with owners, the Marylebone Cricket Club, saying the new structures were part of ongoing plans to “futureproof the Ground”. At […]

Family first in Queenslander renovation by Nielsen Jenkins

Inspired to defend the everyday workings of the family, K&T’s Place by Brisbane architecture practice Nielsen Jenkins celebrates the “small routines of preparation and retreat.” Named after the current owners, artist Keith Burt and his partner Tarragh Cunningham, assistant director at the Queensland Art Gallery, K&T’s Place is one of the last standing residential blocks […]

“We were almost like the test case ourselves” – Hassell on Herston Biofabrication Institute

The Herston Biofabrication Institue is an opportunity to showcase “complex technology in a way people could understand”, says Hassell Principal Carolyn Solley. Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s Herston Health Precinct, the institute is a key development in upholding the precinct’s reputation as a world-leading health and knowledge community. ADR recently caught up with Solley […]