Five projects from emerging designer INK Interior Architects

Here’s a look at five projects from INK Interior Architects, shortlisted for the Emerging Designer award at this year’s IDEA. The Emerging Designer award is only open to design studios that have been in practice for less than five years. The winner will be announced at the IDEA Gala in Melbourne on 22 November. The face behind INK, Dana Vuletic, first opened shop in 2014 with a focus on high […]

Technē promotes Sam Sempill to associate

Technē Architecture + Interior Design has announced the promotion of architect Sam Sempill to Associate. Sempill has worked at Technē for the past 16 months and has 15 years’ industry experience under her belt. Her project work has spanned a variety of sectors including hospitality, residential, commercial and education. “Sam is a great asset to […]

Australian workplace design is for the future, not just for show

Is Australia spoilt for choice when it comes to having the most progressive workplaces in the world? According to Hassell’s Domino Risch and Anthony Dickens, compelling evidence points to the level of innovation in Australian workplaces as being higher, on average, than anywhere else. It’s something we should be proud of, particularly when talking about […]

Australia’s top commercial photographer announced

Sydney-based professional photographer, Gavin Jowitt, was named Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) this week. Organised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), APPA is the most prestigious competition for professional photographers. This year saw 1647 entries judged over three days with the results announced at a […]

Unispace appoints Julie Watts as design principal

Workplace interior design and fit-out business, Unispace, has appointed Julie Watts to the position of design principal, based in Melbourne. Watts joins the practice from Cox Architecture, adding to the growing number of women specialising in workplace design within Unispace, globally. With a passion for sustainability and a broad range of experience from hospitality to healthcare, […]

The art of designing a theatre

Architects looking to work with theatre companies need to think outside the black box. Stephen A Russell spoke to three practices embracing dramatic flourish. Hamish Lyon, director of architecture and design at NH Architecture, was thrilled and a little overwhelmed when the practice was appointed to work on the redesign of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) […]

At home with Hayball’s Bianca Hung

inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the door of Bianca Hung’s charming home and is given the guided tour of an interior that is refined and perfect for a life filled with design. inside: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Bianca Hung: I have been here for 12 […]

Armadillo & Co: from floor to foundation

inside speaks to the founders of ethical rug company Armadillo & Co about its inception, its ethos and its change in direction.  Sally Pottharst, from Zimbabwe, studied as an accountant before immigrating to Australia where she became a charted accountant and enjoyed a career with KPMG before shifting focus to her family’s floor covering company […]

‘Winning has been amazing for our business’: Luchetti Krelle on its 2018 IDEA success

Rachel Luchetti, director of Luchetti Krelle, speaks to ADR about the studio’s 2018 IDEA win and the transformative impact the accolade has had on the business.  ADR: What made Luchetti Krelle enter IDEA in 2018? Rachel Luchetti: We enter IDEA every year as we feel that it’s an awards program that celebrates the true nature of […]

Woods Bagot appoints Make’s Tracey Wiles as interior design leader

Woods Bagot Australia has snapped up former partner at Make Tracey Wiles to lead interior design in Australia and New Zealand.  Wiles has worked on a number of key hotel projects in the UK and Europe, major retail projects throughout Harrods’ flagship London store, private residences as part of Lord Foster’s personal team and, most […]

Meet the IDEA jury series: Tina Engelen

In the lead-up to IDEA 2019, ADR is running a series of Q&As and profiles with this year’s jury. In the second instalment, ADR speaks to Tina Engelen, designer and principal at Co-ap. ADR: What’s the biggest misconception that people have about life in a design practice? Tina Engelen: That designers possess creativity – we also […]