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The rise of the pergola, water gardens and Australiana: landscape design trends for 2020

April is World Landscape Architecture Month. We’re sheltering in place, but we can still celebrate by taking a look at upcoming landscape design trends with two of the country’s top designers. Carolyn Blackman has presented landscape design and gardening talkback radio on alternate Saturday mornings with Libby Gorr on ABC 774 for 22 years. She heads up […]

With 50 days to go, here are some important numbers about IDEA 2020

Today marks 50 days to go until the final IDEA 2020 entry deadline. Read on for more vital numbers about our architecture and interior design awards! 800+ is the number of entries to IDEA 2019. See the winning projects here. 550 is the number of architects, interior designers, product designers and industry aficionados who attended last year’s […]

stu.dere brightens Portuguese laundry with handmade tiles

Portuguese studio stu.dere lined the walls of a self-service laundry in Vila Meã, Amarante, with handmade green tiles that allude to the ceramics of old washhouses. The tiles, which were made by local brand Aleluia Ceramicas, dominate the 200-square-metre Lavandaria Morinha that merges two former stores in the district of Porto, in the north of […]

“As a leader, it’s all about creating a sense of certainty amid the uncertainty” says Kate Challis

Australian studio and practice leaders are responding to the coronavirus pandemic in different ways. For Kate Challis, the focus is on providing certainty for her staff in an environment of unprecedented uncertainty. Last week, we chatted to a range of designers, architects, urban developers and furniture makers to see how they’re handling the current situation […]

Alexander Pollock Interiors design art-filled Melbourne family home

Alexander Pollock took a focus on art and a neutral palette throughout this Melbourne family home with carefully curated furniture to complement the client’s existing artwork. The project was for a newly married couple with children who were building a brand new home. Aaron Wong, principal designer at Alexander Pollock Interiors, was commissioned to design […]

The A+D community + coronavirus weekly update, 17 April

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of Australia pulling out of the Venice Biennale, a stack of international design grants and the world’s first virtual design festival. COVID-19 design innovation grants The International Design Awards and European Product Design Awards have introduced four special COVID-19 design innovation grants, inviting designers and innovators worldwide to […]

White dominates in Ministry of Design’s Singaporean co-living space

When Ministry of Design (MOD) had a tight budget and just four months to design, source and fit out a heritage shophouse in Singapore, it chose to paint the entire space white and name it Canvas House. “Blurring the boundaries between space and object, MOD conceptually blanketed Canvas House with a layer of white that […]

Watch our Working from Home video series, part 3

Part three of our Working from Home video series sees beautifully minimalist desks, ginger tabbies and world-first office reveals as architects, designers and creatives across Australia and the world continue to send love and share advice during the coronavirus outbreak. Last week, we heard from principal Adam Kane, interior designer Carole Whiting, Futurespace managing director […]

What to do if you’ve had projects cancelled or postponed

Postponed or cancelled projects are nothing new, but the government’s stop-work orders following the coronavirus outbreak has transformed what was a rare occurrence into an industry wide phenomena. We spoke to a handful of Australian designers and architects as well as an industry expert to get their strategies for dealing with postponed or cancelled projects. […]

TRIBE brightens semi-detached home in Sydney’s south-eastern beaches

TRIBE Studio alters and adds to this family home on the Sydney coast, swapping poky and dark for airy and light-filled. When the owners approached the studio, Clovelly House was an elevated single-storey dwelling with a gabled facade mirrored by its neighbour to give the street impression of one larger house. The formal living was […]

Two weeks left to save $90 on IDEA 2020

With our extended early bird entry discount for IDEA 2020 ending in just two weeks, we thought we’d share the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this year’s awards. When does the early bird entry end? Thursday 30 April 2020. How much can I save by entering before 30 April? If […]