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 […]

“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 […]