Meet Warren and Mahoney’s managing principal Gavin Kain

There are many architects who discover their love for design and the built environment in childhood and Gavin Kain is no exception. But his interests were always diverse and much more far-reaching than architecture alone. He goes so far as to describe himself as something of a nerd in his passion for reading books about […]

Why timber is having a vigorous revival

Timber may have had a bit of a hard-knock time in the design space for a while there, but in 2018 it’s back and more popular than ever. AR looks into this feel good, beating-the-odds resurgence tale. From houses to ships, furniture to floors, timber has been used in the construction industry – and thus […]

Industry experts on legacy

As part of a regular series, AR asks a panel of industry experts their response to the following question: What does legacy mean to you and what would you like yours to be? Elizabeth Watson Brown LFRAIA Design director, Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture, University of Queensland You know you have been around for a long […]

Working with Heritage

AR spotlights a recent Heritage intervention by Six Degrees Architects, a practice that is expert in adaptive reuse. The project addresses the needs of a progressive contemporary school, while celebrating early 19th and 20th century construction and materials. Hard hats and speed sketches Compared with new construction, Heritage work generally delivers more surprises and changeable […]

Emerging practice: Robeson Architects

In year five Simone Robeson was the co-founder of the make-believe Simone and Christine’s Architectural Company. Now, she is founder of the real-life Robeson Architects. Sara Kirby talks to her about how she took her childhood dream and made it a perfect reality. Some of us don’t work out our career paths and passions until […]

How to prepare your practice for growth

In the latest of a series of articles focusing on the business plan, ADR reveals that when it comes to preparing for growth, the best thing you can do is plan, plan and then plan some more… A successful business plan will lead to the expansion of the practice, which brings its own set of challenges […]

Skeletons | The Eiffel Tower

In Skeletons, we take a look at the origins of notable and iconic structures and how they’ve withstood the ravages of time to now stand testament to the timelessness of good design. The Eiffel Tower was built between 1887 and 1889 in Paris. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, it was originally built for the 1899 World’s […]

In Sirius Danger

With its future still hanging in the balance, Melissa Rymer takes a look back at the history and social significance of Sydney’s controversial Sirius building. Designed in 1978-1979 by architect Tao Gofers, the Sirius building is an apartment complex in the historic Rocks district of Sydney. It is notable for being the only high-rise development in […]

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. […]

OMA renovates Il Fondaco dei Tedeschi

First constructed in 1228, and located at the foot of the Rialto Bridge across from the fish market, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi is one of Venice’s largest and most recognisable buildings. It was used as a trading post for German merchants, a customs house under Napoleon and a post office under Mussolini. Depicted by Canaletto […]