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 […]

“It was like having the ground taken away from you,” say designers of COVID-19

Australian interior designers felt vulnerable, challenged and out of their depths in the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown say Adele Winteridge and Mardi Doherty. The two interior designers are the leaders of the DIA Melbourne Practice Group and they asked for Paula McCarthy from Working Dynamics‘ Paula McCarthy to facilitate a survey about the […]

Kuzman Architecture restores Melbourne home to “former glory”

Tasked with transforming a 1990s’ replica addition into a “light filled living wing that marries heritage features with contemporary detailing”, Kuzman Architecture kept the material palette raw and minimal. The clients bought Moor House in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell several years ago with “the view to restoring the grand double fronted Victorian back to […]

Architecture and design projects for kids to do at home

While some are back at school, there are plenty of budding designers still studying from home following the coronavirus lockdown. With that in mind, we’ve put together a selection of great architecture and design projects for kids to enjoy while they’re sheltering in place. Challenge Cards by James Dyson Foundation The James Dyson Foundation has devised 22 […]

The A&D community + coronavirus, May 15

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of screens for social distancing on planes, guidance on how to thrive in a new post-COVID-19 reality and Russia’s online pavilion for the 2020 Venice Biennale. Watch our Working from Home series In this week’s collection of WFH videos, we hear from Architectus’ Marina Carroll and more. Watch the […]

“You can’t stay stagnant” during COVID-19, says Carley Nicholls

Practices and studios need to think beyond the now to how they want to be positioned when the coronavirus pandemic passes, says interior design strategy and practice director Carley Nicholls. In another of our virtual fireside chats with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the co-director of Melbourne’s Studio Tate brings the […]

IDEA 2020 judges looking forward to “projects that keep them pondering” as deadline approaches

IDEA 2020 judges Brendan Wong and Simone Haag have described what they’re hoping to see from entrants ahead of the 5 June entry deadline. “Projects that keep me pondering and wanting to ask questions are usually those that excite me most!” says Wong. “This is my first time judging – but in a word – […]

Foster + Partners installs handcrafted undulating roof in Turkish villa

In its first private house since 2006, Foster + Partners has topped this Turkish villa with a rippling timber roof to complement its rugged setting. The Dolunay Villa is located along the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla. Accessed from the north, with a curving road that leads to the drop-off […]

Noise Noise Noise takes an “anarchic” approach in Melbourne retail store

Noise Noise Noise has embraced raw steel and textured vermiculite, creating an homage to “upcycled waste” in its interior for the 120-square-metre streetwear concept store Relic. Drawing from the history of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane textile wholesale industry, the design acts as “a juxtaposition of references from eras of the past stitched together and remade with […]