We’re giving you an extra week to get your IDEA 2020 entries in!

IDEA 2020 entries were due to close this Friday, but we’ve spoken to a bunch of architects and interior designers whose projects have been delayed by recent events or who just need a little extra time to get everything together. So we’ve decided to extend the entry period to Friday 12 June (to save you from an all-nighter).  Here […]

Interview: Lighting designer Christopher Boots

Chatting to Christopher Boots is disarming. It might be a gloomy Melbourne afternoon, late in the week, when the working from home inertia has most definitely set in, but Boots has a cheerfulness that is impossible to ignore, even if he forgets you had an interview scheduled and calls back 45 minutes later. The Melbourne […]

Alexander & CO. infuses Sydney restaurant with “organic and warm” palette

Alexander & CO. used clever zoning to break a “stark, voluminous, double-height glass box” into a “lively eating, dining, entertainment destination” in North Sydney. “As the podium tenant, Glorietta presented various key constraints,” says the Sydney studio. “A cold and commercial character, including an open ceiling to allow for the base build utilities to remain […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of “coronagrifting” designers and architects and sanitising bubbles and seaweed capsules. COVID-19 will further separate the talented from the “cookie cutter” says Jackie Johnston Creativity will “go through the roof” when the coronavirus pandemic passes, forcing designers to be even more “individual, unique and distinctive” […]

We Are Triibe “magnifies the essentials” in Sydney store

The duo from We Are Triibe squeezed a whole lot of design into the tiny flagship store for fashion brand The Horse in Manly. The 34-square-metre store is for a leather goods and watch brand launched in 2009 by two Sydney friends. The Manly store is located inside a “classic Sydney Victorian building” and uses […]

COVID-19 will further separate the talented from the “cookie cutter” says Jackie Johnston

Creativity will “go through the roof” when the coronavirus pandemic passes, forcing designers to be even more “individual, unique and distinctive” according to Rothelowman design consultant Jackie Johnston. “This experience will further serve to separate the cookie cutters from the good designers,” Johnston tells ADR. “It’s an opportunity for all of us to stop, focus […]

Recycled bricks frame a contemporary pavilion addition by Kreis Grennan Architecture

NSW-based Kreis Grennan Architecture has framed its contemporary addition to a Heritage cottage in Petersham with on-site recycled bricks. The single-storey addition was attached to the freestanding Federation-style cottage to considerably increase the floor space for the exisiting residents. With its exterior of local recycled bricks, the addition frames the new building and “creates a […]

10 days left to enter IDEA 2020

Entries for IDEA 2020 close in 10 days, start your entry today so you don’t miss the deadline! We’ve answered your FAQs about this year’s competition. Here’s a reminder of what they are: When do entries close? Friday 5 June 2020. Will the deadlines change due to coronavirus? No. We need to get all the entries in […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 22

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of postponed design events, infection-free playgrounds and social distancing office spaces of the future. Venice Biennale postponed to May 2021 This year’s international architecture show has been moved to 2021, and the next art exhibition will also be delayed a year, to 2022. Read on […]

Designers will be challenged to integrate to post-COVID-19 restrictions says Jessica Ball

Designers will be challenged to “respond to” and “come up with” strategies that address and alleviate concerns about public safety and physical comfort post-COVID-19 according to interior architect Jessica Ball. “The challenge will be creating that sense of distancing and encouraging people to spread out in an integrated and beautiful way.” Speaking to ADR, Ball […]

“It gave me the confidence to keep doing what I’m doing,” say IDEA winners

With the deadline for IDEA 2020 fast approaching, we spoke to last year’s victors to find out how winning has helped them win business, feel validated by their Australian architecture and interior design peers and enjoy the “icing on the cake” after a completing a project. IDEA 2020 is open for entries until 5 June – enter […]