BIG and Toyota team up on AI-filled city in Japan

Like something out of a science fiction novel, BIG and Toyota’s Woven City will have in-home robotics to cater to daily needs and monitor residents’ health. The Danish architecture firm headed by Bjarke Ingels unveiled plans for the “world’s first urban incubator” earlier in the week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. It’s […]

“Do you really need a laundry?” – James Legge, pondering the future of Australia’s cities

It’s the Aussie dream to have the big house with all the amenities, a garden and a pool, but in our current property market, James Legge from National Sustainability Award winning-practice Six Degrees says for many of us, it’ll never be anything more than that – a dream. In the latest ABS Residential Property Price […]

10 projects to get excited about in 2020

From our pavilions at the Dubai Expo and the Venice Biennale to the best new buildings in our capital cities, these are the projects we’re most looking forward to in 2020. New Museum for Western Australia, Perth, Hassell + OMA Opening in November 2020, the New Museum for WA is a little vague on its […]

ADR’s top 10 architecture projects of 2019

With not just a new year, but also a new decade almost upon us, ADR editor Elisa Scarton looks back at the architecture projects that made an impact in 2019. DANGROVE gallery, Alexandria, NSW, Tzannes If there was one project that blew us away in 2019, it was Tzannes’ DANGROVE art storage facility in Alexandria, […]

The new Powerhouse Parramatta will feature a “delicate latticed exoskeleton”

French-Japanese Moreau Kusunoki and local practice Genton have won the international design competition for the new Powerhouse Parramatta museum. The duo were chosen unanimously by a panel of judges that included Wendy Lewin principal Wendy Lewin, Studio Gang Architects principal Jeanne Gang and OMA managing partner David Gianotten. Jury Chair, Naomi Milgrom AO describes the […]

Woodford Sheppard’s Our Lady of the Snows captures the First Nations’ vernacular

On the banks of Labrador’s Lake Melville, Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church stands against an impressively rugged landscape, one that is characteristic of Canada’s northern regions. Asserting the building’s presence is the church’s apse, purposefully oriented towards the Mealy mountains whose formation defines the territory’s horizon. Designed by Woodford Sheppard Architecture, a Newfoundland-based […]

Dutch public library wins building of the year at World Architecture Festival

Civic architects, Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau and Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse’s LocHal Public Library took out the top prize at Friday’s awards ceremony. The panel of almost 150 architects, designers and academics praised the building for its versatility. Originally a locomotive and wagon factory from the 1930s, the LocHal is in Tilburg and has […]

Tzannes reimagines the standard art gallery with IDEA award-winning Dangrove project

Taking out top prize at IDEA 2019, Tzannes’ state-of-the-art Dangrove storage facility for a collection of contemporary Chinese art set a new standard for art storage and curation. Commissioned by an important collector, philanthropist and artist, Dangrove, in the inner-Sydney suburb of Alexandria, is unique in its scope and highly original in its design. This […]

BrandWorks redefines the lobster bar stereotype for Melbourne’s Pinchy’s

Fun, flirty and distinctly casual isn’t the brief you’d expect for a restaurant that pays the bills with lobster, but that’s exactly what BrandWorks delivered for Melbourne institution Pinchy’s first permanent store.  Popping up at festivals, delighting patrons at the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the Food & Wine Show and Night Noodle Markets and fresh from a six-month activation at […]

A look at Chaulk Studio’s award-winning Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre

A winner of the 2019 Shaw Contract Design Awards, Frankston Primary School Early Learning Centre was transformed by Chaulk Studio from a two-storey, art-deco building into a 21st-century learning facility. Before being refurbished the building was in mostly original condition, with individual cell-like classrooms accessed by long dark corridors and interior finishes of exposed brick […]

Zaha Hadid Architects unveils world’s tallest atrium

Designed by the late Zaha Hadid and Patrick Schumacher, the 45-storey Leeza SOHO is Beijing’s newest and hottest skyscraper thanks to its atrium, which twists up through the full height of the building. Located in the Fengtai business district, the almost 200-metre-high tower is adjacent to the area’s main rail station and sits atop an underground train line. […]