Aussie interior designers offer pro bono services to bushfire-affected communities

Local interior designer studios like Fiona Lynch, Simone Haag and Studio Griffiths have come together to lend their services pro bono to bushfire-affected communities, signing up for the Design Donated initiative. As of writing, more than 225 interior design studios across the country have signed up on the online platform started by Melbourne interior designer […]

Smarter than your average chair

‘Task’ and ‘chair’ – two simple words that when put together tell us all we need to know about the furniture they describe. A task chair is a simple piece of furniture designed with utility in mind, so that users can sit in it and think about nothing but whatever task they have to complete. […]

Jumpthegap design comp challenges young talents to plan the design of the future

The eighth edition of Roca’s International Design Competition jumpthegap is underway, offering a platform for international students and professionals of architecture and design under the age of 40 to show their talent by providing sustainable and innovative conceptual solutions for the bathroom space of the future. Jumpthegap proposes young designers and architects to think of […]

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 […]

Ergonomics: “Where the design process falls short”

A sustainability retrospective