Resilient: the evolving terminology of ecological development
‘Resilience’ is a buzzword in today’s architectural discourse. Like ‘sustainability’ before it, is it destined to become a cliché stripped of all practical efficacy?
Life Cycle: Dumas House
Built in the 1960s as part of an ambitious, and ultimately unrealised, masterplan for the government precinct in Perth, Dumas House now stands as a proud example of international modernism.
Top five: Residential adaptive re-use
With the deadline for Boral’s adaptive re-use ideas competition fast approaching, our editors pick their favourite residential adaptive re-use projects from the last 10 years.
AR 123: The Resilient City
As many of the world’s cities groan under the strain of unprecedented urban sprawl, the current issue of Architectural Review Australia explores the concept of ‘resilience’ in architecture and urban design.
ADR’s top ten books of 2011
From the pages of AR and Inside, our editors pick their top ten books reviewed in 2011 on architecture, design and urbanism.
Helsinki, World Design Capital 2012
As the Finnish capital takes on the mantle of World Design Capital for 2012, Michael Carr considers the relevance of this growing institution and what it might mean to the Australian design community.
Design Conversations: 1 Bligh Street
Christoph Ingenhoven and Architectus director Ray Brown discuss their project 1 Bligh Street, arguably Australia’s first green office tower.
ADR’s 10 Biggest News Stories in 2011
The year in Australian architecture and design news, condensed into 10 bite-size chunks.