Tribe’s visionary modular approach reinvents the hotel experience

“Tribe offers a high-end, designer hotel experience at an affordable rate. Unless you’re an expert on construction techniques you could stay in one of our offerings and you wouldn’t necessarily know it’s built using modular construction.” Tribe Hotel Group is applying the benefits of prefabrication to bring a fresh, international approach to the hotel industry.

The prefab behind Darling Exchange

A bird’s nest, a bundle of tagliatelle, a meringue or even a Slinky. These are some of the descriptions Sydney residents have hit on to describe preliminary images of Darling Exchange. Designed by world-acclaimed Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Associates (KKA) for Lendlease, the civic building, due for completion in 2018, will be wrapped in […]

The next generation of power storage: is it time to go solar?

With battery storage now an affordable adjunct to solar power generation, ADR talks to Gold Coast-based architect Peter McArdle of ptma architecture, who installed a Tesla Powerwall in November last year, to find out how the economics of solar versus grid-based power supply stack up when you add a battery to the mix. When US […]

Becoming smart about smart homes

As the distinction between online and offline continues to blur, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a major consideration in how we plan our homes, both for the future and today. While much of the tech through which we control appliances, furnishings and systems in our homes is not entirely new, we’re rapidly approaching […]

Designing for disaster with Genton

Announcing the winners of the 2017 Shaw Contract Design Awards

Now in its eleventh year, Shaw Contract’s Design Awards program honors architecture and design firms that are changing the way people engage and interact with a space.

Big World Home: like IKEA for houses