Building a design icon

While there were plenty of eye-catching designs recognised at this year’s IDEA gala dinner, one piece of work that garnered considerable praise was the Settlers chair by Jon Goulder. We take a closer look at how the chair was conceived and constructed. The winner of the Object – Furniture and Lighting category, the Settlers chair […]

Tap-mounted Airblade minimises mess at UWA

When the University of Western Australia (UWA) undertook a $6 million refurbishment to improve the campus experience for students, staff and visitors, the bathrooms received a unique upgrade. Open to over 25,000 students and the public, the university’s bathrooms experience extremely high footfall. Paper towels, in combination with a few hand dryers, led to considerable […]

Sydney to get Australia’s tallest man-made waterfall

The Sydney suburb of Waterloo could soon boast the country’s tallest man-made waterfall following developer Crown Group’s successful test of a prototype waterfall designed to cascade down the side of a new residential tower complex. It will be the signature design feature of Crown Group’s $400 million Waterfall development, which comprises 331 apartments across three […]

Bamboo enjoying sustainable growth as building material

Bamboo is versatile and resilient and can be replenished and harvested more sustainably than any other timber. ADR takes a looks at the history of the material and how technology is shaping a new era for this sustainable product. Bamboo is ancient. It goes back so far, in fact, that there are records of it […]

Design your own luminaire range

unltd (unlimited edition lighting) is a ground-breaking online luminaire builder giving you the opportunity to stylise your projects with unmatched originality and detail. It was developed by Melbourne-based lighting consultants ambience, which has worked across various light mediums with recent award-winning projects including work for Aesop, Attica, Hilton and Mecca Cosmetica. The process for users […]

Second engineered timber office building flagged for Barangaroo

Lendlease has lodged a planning application with the Department of Planning & Environment for an engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South. This will be the second of its kind for the award-winning urban precinct. The application, which is subject to the department’s approval following public exhibition, proposes a ‘sister building’ to International House Sydney. […]

Beyond the web

Marcus Piper explores the way technology is redefining the concept of a well-connected home for MEZZANINE – taking us beyond the cobwebs and cables.

The modern workplace

If mobile technology means we can work from anywhere, why bother going into an office? The modern workplace has evolved to provide the comfort of home and promote collegiate interaction as never before, as Susan Muldowney writes for inside.

BVN chapel features automatic sliding glass façade

BVN's newly-designed chapel, The Sanctuary, features a one-of-a-kind sliding glass façade made up of three curved glass panes which form a floor-to-ceiling window – and can be raised and lowered by synchronised electric actuators.

Testfit augmented reality mobile app by Luxmy Furniture

Pokémon Go has become one of the largest mobile games in the world with users spending more time on it than social media. Using a similar Augmented Reality technology, Luxmy Furniture has developed innovative mobile application Testfit.

Home run: Airbnb’s hyper local approach

Airbnb’s particular brand of home-inspired style - which takes cues from actual Airbnb listings - has become a signature feature of its offices worldwide. Airbnb’s in-house Environments team, led by Aaron Taylor Harvey and Rachael Yu, have collaborated with local architects and designers for the company's new offices in London, Sao Paolo and Singapore.