Edgars Creek house by Breathe Architecture

Edgars Creek house is emblematic of Breathe Architecture’s respect for Australia’s native landscape. We chat to project lead Madeline Sewall about collaborating with engineers to overcome the land’s steep slope and echoing the materiality of the local bush. AR: What was the core narrative of Edgars Creek house? Madeline Sewall: This home is respectfully about […]

Make Architects and Architectus top out Brookfield Place Sydney

Brookfield Place in Sydney’s CBD tops out today, a milestone for the $2 billion collaborative project between Make Architects and Architectus.   The project ambition was to amalgamate four separate sites in the Wynyard precinct into a new urban heart for Sydney. The development includes the restoration of Shell House and 285 George Street, breathing new […]

The Australian Pavilion moved beyond the “clichés and stereotypes” – Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong

The proposed Australian Pavilion at this year’s now postponed Venice Architecture Biennale was carefully orchestrated to be inclusive of our First Nations people and our neighbours. We caught up with Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong to talk about why that’s all the more important, regardless of the postponement, and how architects and designers can start […]

Healthy architecture: Lessons from historical medical buildings

University of South Australia architecture researcher, Dr Julie Collins, suggests the history of public health buildings holds key lessons for making our offices, factories and shops healthier and happier for a post-pandemic future. When Dr Julie Collins, sat down a couple years ago to begin writing a book on the history of health and medical […]

Fender Katsalidis and Skidmore Owings & Merrill win competition to design $2.5 billion Sydney project

Fender Katsalidis and Skidmore Owings & Merrill will be designing the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney commercial development. The Australian design practice teamed up with the Chicago-based firm to participate in the City of Sydney’s international design competition, the first of its kind to be run entirely online. Located in the city’s so-called “Silicon Valley” […]

Wilson Architects designs student accommodation for Indigenous equity

Wilson Architects has designed a new student accommodation complex at the University of Western Australia’s St Catherine’s College. The building accommodates the College’s Dandjoo Darbalung program, which in Nyungar means ‘mixing together’, aiming to provide equity of access for Indigenous students. The Queensland-based firm’s main objective for the building was to facilitate the support pillars of […]

Bates Smart designs vertical village in Perth

Bates Smart has designed its first residential tower in South Perth for Sirona Capital. The 37 storey tower, named 28 Lyall South Perth, contributes to high rise living in the city, traditionally known for its low density neighbourhoods. 28 Lyall’s is a highly identifiable residential tower that sits seamlessly within South Perth. It is also […]

AD9 designs tourist stopover in Dalat, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh-based architecture studio AD9 have added to their impressive portfolio of light-filled beacons in Vietnam with the Komorebi tourist homestay in the city of Dalat.  The Komorebi homestay was a renovation of an old house located on a hill overlooking a chaotic thoroughfare in the center of Dalat city. The project ambition was […]

Five Australian houses architects have built for themselves

Architects have designed these five houses for themselves, applying their exacting design standards to their own home sweet homes, whether that be a converted warehouse in Melbourne or a weatherboard cottage from the 1920s. Bondi Beach apartment by Adele McNab Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment, stripping the space back […]

Stacked 40-storey tower in Melbourne CBD combines office and boutique hotel

Development approval for the 600 Lonsdale Street site in Melbourne CBD has been granted to Chicago-based architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and local architects Fender Katsalidis. The corner site is set to be transformed into a $500 million 40-storey tower with combined hotel and office functions after recently gaining development approval.  Resembling a […]

NH Architecture reveals Melbourne Park project’s flexibility for post-pandemic events

Melbourne-based NH Architecture has revealed its flexible design for the CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park event space. The firm was selected to design CENTREPIECE as part of the Melbourne & Olympic Park precinct’s third and final stage of its $972 million redevelopment. The design team was challenged with creating an event space with the inbuilt adaptability […]