“Maintain a mindset to continue the innovation of your team,” says Jeremy Bull

“Stay positive and protect your capital so that you can explode out of the gates when the market finds its new normal” is Alexander & CO. principal Jeremy Bull’s advice to practices dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. In the first of our Working from Home series, where we speak to Australian interior designers and architects […]

Meet the IDEA 2020 Jury: Jeremy Bull and Rachel Luchetti

Sydney-based principal Jeremy Bull and director Rachel Luchetti will join Simone Haag, Brendan Wong and The Stella Collective’s Hana Hakim on the IDEA 2020 jury to judge the country’s best architecture and interior design projects. Now in its 18th year, IDEA is one of Australia’s oldest award programs, celebrating iconic design and the people and […]

Hannah Rozenberg on tackling gender bias in architecture

Two years after designing a tool to calculate potential gender bias in English-language architectural and design terms, London-based architectural designer Hannah Rozenberg says the industry has not done enough to address its “insidious bias. “In 2018, when I presented my project, women occupied only 10 per cent of the highest-ranking jobs at the world’s leading […]

Terence Yong Architecture puts colour to work in Sydney Harry Seidler restoration

Terence Yong Architecture used colour to solve conflicting requirements between an ambitious brief and cost constraints in its refurbishment of a Harry Seidler-designed commercial building in Sydney. The brief was to return the upper levels of a deteriorating mid-century architecture in Haymarket, which had been used commercially in different ways over the last six decades, […]

IDEA early bird entries extended to 30 April

The IDEA 2020 early birds entry period has been extended to 30 April. That gives you an extra month to get your entries in and save $90. IDEA early bird entries were due to close later this week, but we’ve spoken to a lot of architects and interior designers who just need a little extra […]

Technē weaves one floor of Melbourne Central with web pattern

Melbourne studio Technē Architecture + Interior Design has just completed a makeover of Melbourne Central, infusing the complex with a web pattern that emphasises “connections between spaces and destinations”. The studio focused on overhauling the third floor of the city shopping centre, replacing the red fluorescent lighting battens with strings of lights and gold tubing. […]

Tips for architects and designers working at home during COVID-19

Last week, we reached out to the architecture and interior design community to ask how we could help during the COVID-19 outbreak. At lot of people asked us for practical, industry-specific tips on working from home. For a lot of designers and architects, we know it’s uncharted territory and a scary one at that. Design […]

A message from our editors – How can we help?

When we sat down to write this message to our readers and everyone in the Australian architecture and interior design industry, we wrote and rewrote dozens of introductions, but there are no perfect words. And really everything we wanted to say can be summed up in these four words.   How can we help? Since […]

We asked IDEA winners to sum up Australian A&D in one word

With five days until early bird entries for IDEA 2020 close, we reached out to a few of last year’s winners to find out how they sum up Australian design, what winning has meant to them and, most importantly, where they’ve put their trophy. The IDEA 2020 trophy is designed by multi-disciplinary Australian studio Axolotl, […]

Collectivus infuses Brisbane skin and beauty clinic with bold pops of colour

Brisbane studio Collectivus set the tone for the new Pelci skin and beauty clinic as calm and warm, but with a playfulness that comes from its liberal use of colour. One colour in particular – Pantone’s Colour of the Year for 2020 or, at the very least, a shade inspired by the brand’s Classic Blue. […]

Yasmine Ghoniem’s new studio YSG rebels against old design tropes

With more than 15 years under her belt, Yasmine Saleh Ghoniem is known for her boundary pushing and bespoke style. Previously at the helm of Amber Road with landscape architect and sister Katy Svalbe, Ghoniem struck out on her own in February, launching YSG in a refurbished hair salon on Liverpool Street in Darlinghurst. A […]