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ar – magazine

AR – Do debtors mean you are struggling with cash flow issues? Here are some tips to help architects get paid on time. Debtors or late paying clients are one of the biggest frustrations for small business owners in the architecture industry. They have a detrimental effect on your business’ cash flow, causing you not only unnecessary […]

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inside – magazine

inside – The 2018 IDEA winner for the Institutional category, Monash University Learning and Teaching Building (LTB) was designed by John Wardle Architects, renowned for its conceptual approach to architecture and design through placemaking, coupled with significant experience in the changing typology of the education sector. Information and communication technology has significantly impacted student learning and more […]

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Managing debtors

Do debtors mean you are struggling with cash flow issues? Here are some tips to help architects get paid on time. Debtors or late paying clients are one of the biggest frustrations for small business owners in the architecture industry. They have a detrimental effect on your business’ cash flow, causing you not only unnecessary […]

Asian opportunities for architectural practices

There are ample opportunities for Australian design entities to weave their magic in Asia, but those seeking success by emulating their local business model may leave disappointed. Earlier this year the University of Sydney School of Architecture staged a congenial exhibition called Fusion of Horizons. Consisting of private letters, diary entries, ethnographic research and an array […]

Reflecting the cultural and historical bond of Ngāi Tahu at the King Edward Barracks

The Christchurch riverside site where the King Edward Barracks were once located has a long and rich history of habitation and use, making the site an area of cultural significance. The development consists of commercial, residential and parking buildings arranged to frame urban spaces. The design of the landscape and buildings express and celebrate the strong […]

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. […]