The machine that makes land pay
‘The skyscraper is a machine that makes land pay,’ according to Cass Gilbert, the architect of the Woolworth Building in 1913 – an early New York City skyscraper. Clare Snowden investigates this theory and how all types of buildings are devices for generating revenue from once idle plots of pasture.
Alex Lotersztain wraps up Milan 2015
Born in Argentina and based in Brisbane, the bold Alex Lotersztain of design house Derlot gives us his insight into this year’s Salone del Mobile.
Australian architecture after World War I
As we prepare to celebrate the Anzac Day centenary this weekend, ADR looks at the impact of war on Australia’s modern architecture.
Emerging Practice Q+A: WOWOWA
“If architects are the defenders of the public interface, why aren’t all buildings designed by architects?” asks Monique Woodward, of the playful and ‘radically conservative’ emerging practice WOWOWA.
Highlights from Salone del Mobile 2015
ADR continues our coverage on the madness of Milan with a run down of the most exciting exhibits and iconic collaborations, and an on-the-ground insight from leading Australian furniture houses.
Building Indigenous awareness: Q+A with Rueben Berg
As a practicing architect and founder of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria, Rueben Berg has been behind the scenes of Victoria’s most culturally significant projects, including Melbourne’s William Barak Portrait building.
The art of design: Q+A with MoMA’s Paola Antonelli
Undeniably one of the most important people in design today, Paola Antonelli is MoMA’s (Museum of Modern Art) senior curator in the Department of Architecture and Design.
Trojan goat conceals philanthropic design ambition
Jesse Badger muses on his recent unexpected project, the potential for design to create social change, and his burgeoning career.