Step inside Manhattan’s first certified Passive House

The Passive House concept – an internationally recognised, performance-based energy standard in construction – found its way to Manhattan, New York City in the shape of a brownstone revival. Renovated by Baxt Ingui Architects, the project consisted of restoring the Renaissance Revival style front façade, originally built in 1888-89 by Thom & Wilson, by bringing […]

HASSELL designs Sunshine Coast resort as extension of landscape

Plans for the first five-star resort to be developed on the Sunshine Coast in the last 30 years signal a new direction in Australian coastal resort design. Sekisui House Australia has commissioned HASSELL to undertake the master planning of the Yaroomba Beach site including architecture, and landscape architecture. The project presents a rare opportunity for […]

Ergonomics: “Where the design process falls short”

“We’re all paying for poor design. We know how to improve it but we don’t implement it.” Ergonomics expert Alan Hedge discusses ergonomics in the workplace.

In conversation with William McDonough

ADR chats to McDonough, founder of cradle-to-cradle, over the phone from the US to find out about some of his latest endeavours, including a newly rereleased carpet collection with Shaw Contract.

Greening a room

Green divide: Joost Bakker on biophilic design