Publications

LXN Architecture

ar – magazine

AR – For co-directors Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay, LXN Architecture isn’t the duo’s first foray into opening their own practice. Here, they tell AR about having a “second crack” at establishing a studio and doing it “properly”. While Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay were both born and raised in Tasmania, the pair had quite different backgrounds. […]

Buy Today
Elisa

inside – magazine

inside – Elisa Scarton joins the team at Niche as the online editor of Australian Design Review and the new editor of Niche’s flagship interior design publication, inside, taking over the reins from the next issue. Elisa brings a mix of experience with her, coming from a background in travel and lifestyle journalism, accompanied by excellent digital and editorial acumen. Most […]

Buy Today
Meet emerging practice LXN Architecture

For co-directors Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay, LXN Architecture isn’t the duo’s first foray into opening their own practice. Here, they tell AR about having a “second crack” at establishing a studio and doing it “properly”. While Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay were both born and raised in Tasmania, the pair had quite different backgrounds. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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) […]

Nightingale Village: a test of design collaboration

The latest Nightingale residential development in Melbourne brought together seven of the city’s top firms and asked them to leave ego at the door. It could be said that there’s no better way to test your powers of collaboration and the resilience of the peer review process than to produce a large residential project with […]

How Winter Architecture is shaking up the traditional business model

Winter Architecture’s intriguing business model makes it stand out as a likely way of the future. Winter Architecture was established less than three years ago, but the architects involved all have solid experience working for larger firms before that, and the practice has already won or been shortlisted for a number of high-profile prizes, including […]

In honour of brick: Learning and Teaching building by John Wardle Architects

There are awards programs for practically every imaginable aspect of the field of architecture and the built environment. Appropriately this includes one devoted to that most humble, yet integral, elements of our world – the brick. Each year, the prestigious Horbury Hunt Commercial (HHC) Award celebrates innovation and craftsmanship in commercial brickwork. The category is […]

Inclusion for all: how the NDIS means a turn away from institutional disability housing

In the latest in an occasional series
 detailing growing sectors for architectural practices, AR looks at the opportunities afforded by the establishment of the NDIS. A new housing market specifically for people with disability was established in Australia in July 2016. With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we are now, finally, […]