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Perversi-Brooks’s Cabinet of Curiosities House

Architect Sam Perversi-Brooks continues his knack for attracting unconventional briefs with this blue and green-themed home in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood.  In keeping with the unique list of projects Perversi-Brooks undertaken since establishing his practice in 2014, the brief for the recently completed Cabinet of Curiosities House came with its own set of idiosyncrasies. The […]

Travis Walton’s Armadale residence is a spectacular homage of style and panache

These days substantial homes situated in the suburbs are often sprawling monolithic creations that are well-designed and bang on trend, but lack a distinct personality. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, when talking of Armadale residence. The project, designed by Travis Walton, principal of Travis Walton Architecture & Interior Design, is a spectacular […]

Mario Cucinella-designed clay eco homes ‘printed’ onsite

Mario Cucinella Architects and 3D printers WASP have teamed up to create a sustainable, 3D printed habitat out of locally-sourced clay. The project, known as TECLA, has been launched in Bologna and is in response to problems associated with population growth and the need to produce eco-houses quickly and affordably.  It will be the first house […]

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 […]