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

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 […]

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 […]

An architectural competition to face the climate change challenge

The Young Architects Competition has teamed up with Italian yacht company Cantiere Delle Marche for a floating house challenge that directly responds to the climate change issues facing small island nations in the Pacific Ocean.  The Kiribati Floating Houses competition calls on young architects to design a new dwelling model that could potentially save the residents of […]

Lexus Design Award 2020 seeks innovations to ‘design a better tomorrow’

Lexus is calling on young creatives to enter its 2020 Design Awards, offering mentorships, funding for prototypes and the chance to exhibit at Milan Design Week. Now in its eighth year, the program aims to inspire innovations in design that ‘lead to a better tomorrow’. To enter the awards, entrants will need to demonstrate how their creative ideas […]

Competition: design the world’s most beautiful bar cart with Archie Rose

Sydney-based distillery Archie Rose is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design the world’s most beautiful bar cart. This is your chance to be a part of Archie Rose history by designing the company’s first-ever bar cart. The design must do justice to Australia’s rich tradition of distilling as well as the company’s commitment to innovation, using traditional methods […]