Watch our Working from Home video series, part 2

Part two of our Working from Home video series sees messages from book-filled offices and interruptions from furry friends, as we continue to hear from architects, designers and creatives across Australia and the world. In our first collection of videos, we heard from Alexander & CO. principal Jeremy Bull, The Stella Collective’s Hana Hakim, AB […]

The A&D industry + coronavirus weekly update, 9 April

Every day, we’re bombarded with news stories about the A&D industry responding to the coronavirus. Some of it is good news. Some of it, not so much. So to help you sift through all the developments from all over the world, ADR has put together a weekly update. It’ll be online every Friday afternoon, or […]

Remote Architects Club looks beyond COVID-19

Created by Berlin-based Brazilian architect Daniel da Rocha, the Remote Architects Club is a forum for architects to share their remote working strategies and support one another as they decamp their offices. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rocha had been interested in the unlocked potential of the architecture profession to move to remote work scenarios. “As […]

Introducing our new Working from Home video series

We reached out to our friends in the A&D community to give us a sneak peek into their workspaces in our new Working from Home video series. From Sydney to Melbourne, Japan to Perth and further afield, architects and interior designers share frank and honest updates, along with tips, advice and messages of hope and solidarity to […]

Make Architects combats loneliness in design

Research from Make Architects into the relationship between our built environment and loneliness achieves new salience in the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2013, Sydney-based studio Make Architects founded its Future Spaces Foundation (FSF) – a think tank dedicated to researching the socioeconomic, demographic and technological factors that impact our built environment. Delving deeply into transport networks, […]

The A&D community on the challenges of working from home

In putting together our new video series, Working from Home, we asked architects and interior designers to film short clips of their home offices and share some tips. While chatting about the series, a few challenges kept popping up – at home distractions, concerns about the economy, worries about productivity and staying connected to colleagues. […]

Second ACA ‘pulse check’ exposes COVID-19’s workflow disruptions

The second pulse check survey from the Association of Consulting Architects Australia’s (ACA) reveals COVID-19’s profound impact on architecture practice workflow and employment arrangements.  The Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA) first plus-check conducted in mid-March showed where architecture practices were preparing to feel the pain of COVID-19’s impact on economic and work arrangements. In […]

Architecture and design programs to binge while stuck indoors

With Aussies encouraged to stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus, ADR has put together a list of architecture and design documentaries, podcasts and programs to stave off cabin fever. Business of Architecture and Design Podcast, 2019-2020 ADR’s own podcast, the Business of Architecture and Design chats to principals and directors about their journey from architecture student […]

Five services to combat COVID-19 on all fronts

ADR compiles five services that will help architects and designers come out of the COVID-19 pandemic one step ahead. The impact of the escalating COVID-19 pandemic knows no bounds, cutting across industries and sending shockwaves through our health, economy, work cultures and social cohesion. Faced with such ubiquity, it can be difficult to know where […]

13 ways you can help the design community now

From outlets to support Australian artists to creative-led webinars and face mask tutorials, here are 13 ways local architects and designers can help the design community during the coronavirus outbreak. Support the Biennale of Sydney From 6 April, the international contemporary art festival will be held daily over 10 weeks on the Biennale of Sydney’s website and […]

UN and WHO call on creatives to help stop coronavirus spread

“You have the power to change the world. The United Nations (UN) needs your help to stop the spread of coronavirus” was the message launched yesterday in the Be Ready campaign aimed at creatives worldwide. Teaming up with the World Health Organization, the UN’s open campaign calls on designers to produce visual content – graphics, […]