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The A&D community + coronavirus, May 01

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of architecture challenges for children, Zaha Hadid’s cyber attack and more COVID-19 leadership advice from Australian architects and designers. Foster + Partners shares architecture challenges for children in lockdown The British architecture studio has published a series of architecture challenges for children in lockdown, including building […]

Activist design in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to move design from offshore production systems to local manufacturing. Dr Guy Keulemans, practice-led researcher at UNSW Art & Design, says that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on offshore production models is a reminder of the fragility of these systems and represents an opportunity for Australian design to reinvest in local manufacturing. […]

One day left to save $90 on your IDEA 2020 entry

You have just over 24 hours to complete your IDEA 2020 entry and save $90. Early bird entries close at midnight tomorrow, Thursday 30 April, so you still have one more day to get your entries in. To help, we’ve designed the online entry form to be as simple as possible, and kept our entry fees low. We’ve […]

Yasmine Ghoniem and Katy Svalbe on creating personalised interiors

When it comes to residential design, whether it be minimalist or maximalist, designers are creating unique personalised interiors as a reflection of the client, their needs and lifestyle choices. ADR looks back at Pacific Bondi with interior designer Yasmine Ghoniem, who designed the home with landscape architect Katy Svalbe when the duo were at Amber […]

Biasol is peachy keen in Melbourne bubble teashop design

The look for Melbourne bubble teashop Ambrosia by Biasol is a peach-tinted landscape with feminine undertones and light, natural timbers. The popularity of bubble tea has been shaking up the beverage industry in recent years as the frothy, effervescent drink finds a market of faithful fans. Bubble tea is traditionally made with tea, fruit, milk […]

Alexander & CO. incorporates ’70s beach nostalgia in Burleigh Pavilion revamp

Sydney studio Alexander & CO. channelled the client’s 1970s childhood holidays into its renovation of the iconic Gold Coast Burleigh Pavilion. The ocean-facing building with panoramic views of the Burleigh Heads surfing point break is historically significant, originally as an Indigenous meeting area then a holiday campsite, skating rink and later, in the 1950s, the […]

Studio-gram creates “hyper-local” interior for Adelaide’s Fino Vino

Adelaide-based studio-gram pledges loyalty to South Australia in its fitout for the CBD home of restaurant Fino Vino.  The fitout for the 70-seat wine bar and restaurant is a marriage of textures, and arrangements. Marble melds with wood, leather meets velvet and brick and stone are both left naked. Booths, shared tables and bar seating are […]

Watch our Working from Home video series, part 4

Part four of our Working from Home video series sees a colourful, art-filled office/ indoor swimming pool, a camera confident pre-teen and more great tips on maintaining health and wellness from all over the country. Last week we took a peek into the home offices of Gray Puksand Victorian partner Mark Freeman, Krost A&D manager […]

The A+D community + coronavirus weekly update, 24 April

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share maps of our deserted cities, shipping container intensive care units and the first of our virtual fireside chats with Australian architects and designers about leadership during COVID-19. Coronavirus could reverse trend for open plan offices The World Economic Forum has published an article highlighting 10 ways office design […]

Enter IDEA if you’re brave enough to “depart from precedent and tradition,” says Anna Spiro

With just one week to go until IDEA 2020 early bird entries close, we asked our judges what they’ll be looking for when choosing winners for this year’s Interior Design Excellence Awards. Early bird entries close on 30 April, so enter now to make sure that you don’t miss out on saving $90 on you entry.  Read on […]

Adele McNab walks us through her award-winning workplace design

We chat with New Zealand-born, Sydney-based architect Adele McNab about her IDEA 2019 winning workplace design, the Marrickville Warehouse. Before the coronavirus outbreak was a reality, I caught up with McNab in a bakery cafe on the outskirts of Sydney, and over lemon tarts and coffee, she walked me through the project that earned her […]