Early Bird entries for IDEA 2022 close this Sunday

This Sunday 1 May is the last day you can enter IDEA 2021 at the discounted early entry rate, where you can save $90 on your entry fees! Now in its 20th year, IDEA is Australia’s oldest independent interior designer and architecture award. The 2021 IDEA awards attracted more than 500 entries from across the country, making […]

Six projects that showcase a strong sense of personality and purpose

For today’s lookbook, it’s all about personality! ADR has gathered six retail, residential, commercial and hospitality projects that employ colour, materials, and spatial configurations to present the overall character of what the space provides to its inhabitants – whether that be rest, conversation, or food! This selection is a mix of our IDEA 2021 finalists, […]

WOWOWA celebrates the ‘extraordinary ordinary’ in family home

Nestled within Melbourne’s northern suburb of Preston, WOWOWA has created a family home reminiscent of a delicious lolly bag of fruity treats complete with baby blue ribbon. Bringing to mind a thick berry smoothie enjoyed by a cool blue outdoor pool, Presto is a joyous celebration of colour as a powerful storyteller. Described as a […]

Ricci Bloch delivers eyewear and optometrist project in Sydney

Situated in the trendy Sydney neighbourhood of Balmain, The Eye Piece by Ricci Bloch occupies a small 38 square metre space where efficiency reigns supreme. The Eye Piece Balmain is the eyewear brand’s third retail offering and features high ceilings and superbly organised product planning to take advantage of the limited groundwork. The Sydney-based studio […]

Two weeks until IDEA 2022 early bird entries close

There are just two weeks left to save $90 on entry fees on IDEA 2022. Enter your project now to save. It’s IDEA’s 20th birthday! For two decades, IDEA has been the benchmark for Australian design excellence and the ultimate accolade for architects and designers across the country. Entries are open until 10 June, but […]

IDEA 2022 launch at Miele

The good ship IDEA 2022 is underway! And the wharf from which this year's awards program was launched? Miele’s glamorous showroom in South Melbourne.

Fieldwork Architects captures the ‘heritage of place’ in Elwood Home

As one of the four townhouses sitting along the Elster canal in Melbourne’s suburb of Elwood, the residence elegantly references the myriad of tones and textures found right outside its door. Built on the traditional lands of the Yaluk-ut Weelam Clan, Elwood Home celebrates its connection of indoors with the outdoors and strengthens the Australian […]

‘Embrace the noise, make it loud, bring the personality’ – Emerging Designer of the Year Noise Noise Noise

In late February, New York-based, but Melbourne-born Blair Cooper of Noise Noise Noise was named the best emerging practice of the year at the IDEA 2021 gala. But 2021 was not the first year in which Noise Noise Noise was shortlisted for Emerging Designer of the Year. In fact, it’s a third nomination – a […]

‘I felt most chuffed about the sacrifices made over the years feeling worthwhile’ – Designer of the Year YSG

Last month at Sydney’s The Royal Randwick, Yasmine Ghoniem from YSG was crowned Designer of the Year for IDEA 2021. More than 500 architects, designers and design enthusiasts came together from across the country to celebrate 2021’s category and overall design award winners. Sydney-based YSG had a massive night, also picking up the Hospitality, Residential […]

Join our team!

This year is shaping up to be one of our biggest yet and we are on the lookout for creative and ambitious individuals to be a part of the magic! Are you a budding creative with a passion for all things architecture and interiors? Would you love to immerse yourself in the industry, the people, […]

Stylecraft and the NGV announce the winner of the 2022 Australian Furniture Design Award

As part of Melbourne Design Week, the National Gallery of Victoria and Stylecraft has announced Ashley Eriksmoen as the winner of the Australian Furniture Design Award (AFDA). Founded by Stylecraft and first awarded in 2015, AFDA is a national competition open to all Australian designers and makers. The award recognised excellence in furniture design and […]