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, […]

How can we design alternative models of living?

As the housing affordability crisis reaches epic proportions it’s time to consider alternative modes of living. The Room Xchange is a way to utilise the millions of spare bedrooms in Australia. Architecture Review (AR) will be looking at the opportunities for architects in this space in a future issue, but first, the start-up’s founder Ludwina Dautovic […]

A wake-up call for client and architect

Former US President George H.W. Bush may have disparaged the vision thing, but, without that ingredient, little of consequence will be built. How to achieve the final product says a lot about the relationship between the client as the main stakeholder and the architect. Promotion of Mastery, the latest Sydney project from the Crown Group, […]

Are heritage concerns and constraints still important?

Each issue, Architecture Review (AR) asks a panel of experts their response to a pertinent question. This month we asked: Do you think heritage concerns and constraints are of increasing or decreasing importance in the current architectural landscape? Peter Walker, director, Cumulus Studio More and more it feels that people are looking for solidity, connection and authenticity – […]

Meet emerging practice studioplusthree

With a common interest in culture, craft and making, the three founders of swiftly rising practice studioplusthree are drawing on their individual perspectives to design unique projects. AR talks to one third of studioplusthree, Simon Rochowski, about running a successful emerging practice. There’s a distinct international flavour about studioplusthree. With experience in London, Hong Kong, […]

Size isn’t everything: House A by Whispering Smith

Kate fitzgerald, director of whispering smith, discusses House A, a home she built for herself and her partner that has an unusual size and appearance. Whispering Smith’s House A is a challenge to the status quo of housing in Perth. The sustainable apartment-house hybrid is designed for small lots and uses commercial materials in an […]