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 […]

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 […]

AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards announced

The 2019 AILA Queensland Landscape Architecture Awards were announced at a gala ceremony on 20 June at the Calile Hotel in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. The awards program was celebrating its fifth year running the competition, with this year’s entry number reaching 62 over the 13 categories, which included tourism, infrastructure, cultural heritage, play spaces and […]

AREA awards open for entries

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the AR Emerging Architecture (AREA) awards has now opened for entries. “The AR Emerging Architecture award was and remains one of the most important in my career. It meant that other people had noticed my work, that I was doing something worth talking about. Being fostered in such a way is invaluable, […]

Milan giveaway! Win a Panthella MINI lamp with ADR and Cult

To celebrate Milan Design Week 2019, Australian Design Review and Cult have teamed up to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a Panthella MINI lamp (in yellow) designed by Verner Panton for Louis Poulsen. With an RRP of $825 the lamp is a smaller edition of Verner Panton’s iconic Panthella Table lamp from […]