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Habits of successful architects

ar – magazine

AR – Effective habits are internalised principles and patterns of behaviour that assist us to perform at our best. AR presents the first in a series of articles exploring the best habits to improve professional and interpersonal effectiveness. Have you ever heard the term ‘knee-jerk reaction’ being used as a compliment, or even in the same sentence, […]

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Love Machine by Blackmilk Interior Design

inside – magazine

inside – Stepping away from the wonder cabinet, safari club and casino lounge style that has pervaded clubs over the past 10 years, Love Machine knows exactly what it is and, more importantly, who its audience is. This is a dance club where audiovisual technology is the main event. With visual touchstones from Stanley Kubrick to Tron, […]

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The seven habits of highly effective architects – part one

Effective habits are internalised principles and patterns of behaviour that assist us to perform at our best. AR presents the first in a series of articles exploring the best habits to improve professional and interpersonal effectiveness. Have you ever heard the term ‘knee-jerk reaction’ being used as a compliment, or even in the same sentence, […]

A 21st century nightclub design where technology takes centre stage

Stepping away from the wonder cabinet, safari club and casino lounge style that has pervaded clubs over the past 10 years, Love Machine knows exactly what it is and, more importantly, who its audience is. This is a dance club where audiovisual technology is the main event. With visual touchstones from Stanley Kubrick to Tron, […]

Uncovering a layered history inside a Brisbane brick house

The latest residential project from Marc&Co is a home that has been renovated with care and a design concept executed with expertise. In a subtropical city like Brisbane, the historic housing of which is defined by its timber construction traditions, it is a rare and welcomed challenge for architects to tackle a house made of bricks. Architect […]

Carwoola house: reinventing after a bushfire

Jessica de Rome of de Rome Architects takes AR on the design journey for Carwoola house, a reinvention and relocation of an original dwelling that was destroyed in a 2017 bushfire. Architect’s statement The Carwoola house is located on a 13.37-hectare block in a rural bush setting. The previous dwelling on the site was destroyed […]

Inspired by Melbourne: BCG’s new workplace design by Bates Smart

High in the sky at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne, Boston Consulting Group is enjoying its new workplace created by Bates Smart. There are workplaces and then there are fabulous places to work and the new Melbourne office for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) definitely falls into the latter category. There is every possible amenity and […]

Carr brings the vineyard to the boardroom for Treasury Wines

Conceived as having one foot in the boardroom and the other in the vineyard, Carr’s design for Treasury Wine Estates brings the vineyard to Collins Street. With no previous client relationship the project was won through a tender that saw Carr reimagine the idea of a vineyard as a subtle flow of nuanced references without […]

A look inside Snaidero’s Sydney showroom by Greg Natale

Underwritten by an elegant cohesion, the sprawling expanse that is the Snaidero Sydney showroom, exemplifies the design acumen of Greg Natale, as inside co-editor Gillian Serisier discovers. Launched in late 2018, the Snaidero showroom is very much about the sense of arrival: the sense that the customer has arrived at something extraordinary, and the sense […]

What are the growth opportunities in aged care?

The proportion of the Australian population aged 65 and is expected to grow even more rapidly between now and 2028,
 as more baby boomers reach the age of 65. Their accommodation requirements mean serious opportunities for architectural practices looking to work in this sector. Over one million people in Australia currently receive aged care services. […]

Hassell’s vision for a settlement on Mars

Not content to design only for the here and now, Hassell’s Xavier De Kestelier, head of Design Technology and Innovation, and his team entered a competition devised by NASA to present a world for life and living on Mars. The entry shows a new way of design thinking for our future and perhaps one day […]

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) […]