Infrastructure NSW launches competition to design new pavilion in Barangaroo South

Infrastructure NSW is inviting registered Australian architects to participate in a design competition for the new Pavilion, to be located at Watermans Cove, Barangaroo South. Architects can download the competition documents to prepare and enter their designs for the new harbourfront project. The Pier Pavilion will be located at Watermans Cove in Barangaroo South and […]

Enter ADR and Herman Miller’s $30,000 Aeron chair contest

For our latest competition, we’re offering readers the chance to win one of 16 Aeron chairs from Herman Miller valued at $1850 each. This competition closes on 14 July 2020. The competition challenges entrants to consider how a Herman Miller Aeron chair would improve ergonomics in their home office. You could be currently using an […]

Dowel Jones launches $1000 Design from Home competition

Melbourne design brand Dowel Jones is calling on Aussies to submit their designs for furniture, lighting or accessories to the Design from Home competition. Launched by the company’s brainchildren, Dale Hardiman and Adam Lynch, Design from Home is open to anyone – student, architect, ceramicist, jeweller, stylist or design enthusiast – with a $1000 prize […]

Design comp to transform Roman ruin into contemporary art museum

JCA Living Lab named World Interior of the Year at INSIDE Festival of Interiors

The regenerated Japanese colonial house in Taipei city beat 90 finalists, earning J.C Architecture the festival’s top honours on Friday. Part of the World Architecture Festival, the INSIDE Festival of Interiors was held in Amsterdam this year. Like its architectural sister, the competition required the designers to present their projects live to a panel of […]

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 […]

Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design take out top prize at Victorian Premier’s Design Award

Melbourne practice Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design’s extension to Victoria’s Parliament House took out both the architecture category and Design of the Year award at the Victorian Premier Awards last week. A panel of 27 independent judges chose the Parliament of Victoria’s new Members in the Melbourne for the top award from a field of more […]

Architects and designers from around the world celebrate at IDEA Gala 2019 party

Architects and interior designers from all over Australia cheered on extraordinary local design at The Timber Yard in Melbourne for this year’s IDEA Gala party. The event, on 22 November, celebrated the 16 project category winners and five overall design award winners, which were revealed on the night. Flack Studio, Genesin Studio, BVN, Woods Bagot, HASSELL and Travis Walton Architecture were […]

A look at the 2019 finalists for IDEA’s Australian Designer of the Year

Tonight, at the 2019 IDEA Gala Party, one practice will take home the coveted Designer of the Year award. Here’s an overview of the six finalists along with ADR’s favourite project from each. Kennedy Nolan  The work of Kennedy Nolan has always existed in a symbiotic relationship with its architectural context, simultaneously referencing and informing it. Drawing on […]

House Lessans named the RIBA House of the Year 2019

A family home built for less than $635,000 has been named RIBA House of the Year, proving “life enhancing architecture doesn’t have to cost the earth”. At least that’s according to Britain’s top architecture body. Speaking after the final episode of the Channel 4 television series Grand Designs: House of the Year, during which the Northern Ireland […]