Q&ADR: Siren Design’s Nicole Pollak

“When I was a year into the course I had a ‘duh’ moment, realising that of course I was destined for interior architecture… I was the daughter of a builder!” This week we meet Nicole Pollak, co-owner and managing director of Siren Design. Pollak discusses what it takes to be a director, her love for MONA and how she finally realised her passion…when it was under her nose all along.

From Switzerland to Australia: Karen Abernethy

“Abernethy brings a unique perspective to our architecture community. She has been making beautiful, resolved work in Australia from her home base in Lugano, Switzerland for the last 10 years. She has to be more than just a clever designer to deliver this quality result; collaboration and negotiation are no doubt her strengths. It will […]

Design Legacy: Koichi Takada

With a clearly defined aesthetic and philosophical stance, Koichi Takada’s career has enjoyed a sharp trajectory. Having studied and graduated from the City University of New York and the Architectural Association, London, Takada’s particular talent has always been in good hands. Indeed, his thesis was under the guidance of Alejandro Zaera-Polo and Farshid Moussavi, together […]

Q&ADR: Anna Breheny

Anna Breheny of Gray Puksand’s Sydney office shares her passion for biophilic principles and how she always knew she wanted to be a designer.

Young blood: Brittany Pearce of Woods Bagot

Q&ADR: Sharyn Lowe of Flaunt