Designing the West
The Central Institute of Technology in Perth is producing a new generation of industrial designers that are polished, innovative and able to compete and win on the world stage.
Survey: Art or Industry?
The furniture and objects of our domestic environments are some of the most intimate collectables we own. What is the place of Australian designers within this massive market? We talk to leading practitioners to see what the future holds.
In Review: James Geurts
Australian artist James Geurts’ fascination for light and water is central to what he describes as an extended drawing practice.
Genial minds make the MADE program
Applications for the 2015 Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange by the Opera House are now open. Contributing online editorial assistant, Sara Anne Best, speaks to last year’s inaugural recipients about their time in Denmark and the value of learning to work collaboratively.
Beyond the wall, the floor
Following on from the release of AR135–Elements and continuing a research strand that dates back to 2009, AR editors Michael Holt and Marissa Looby discuss the wall in the works of Herzog & de Meuron.
Robin Gibson and Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct
Robin Gibson was Queensland’s most influential modern architect and that influence was exerted by his design for the riverside Cultural Precinct at the heart of modern Brisbane. But do the buildings perform to Gibson’s intentions? The author asked three expert users for their judgement of the buildings and their public reception, thirty years later.
Doing more with less
As the preeminent thought leader in her field, Leyla Acaroglu, and her firm Eco Innovators, has been championing systemic life cycle sustainability as key to a sustainable future.
The canary sings – architectural practices concerned about the 2014 Federal Budget
The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) surveyed architects to find out what does the budget mean for practices and the profession? The results reveal a strong concern about the future.