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 […]

At home with: Vanessa Bird and Neil de la Coeur

Vanessa Bird and Neil de la Coeur spend their time living in their beautiful home and working together in their very successful practice, Bird de la Coeur Architects. As inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the front door, the invitation is extended to step inside and explore their private world. inside: How long have you […]

Living well with less

Small houses are increasingly popular in Australia, as land in our urban centres becomes scarcer and more expensive. We talk to Catherine Foster, author of the recently published book, Small House Living Australia, which celebrates some of our country’s tiniest new homes, to find out how we can do more with less. Australian Design Review: […]

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 […]

A house of light

The Amado house was designed by multi award-winning Melbourne firm Make Architecture for a culturally blended family returning to Australia after many years living in Japan. Given that the clients are half Japanese, half Australian, part of the brief was to find an architectural language that reflected and celebrated these cultural differences. Melissa Bright, principal […]

Schiavello celebrates at Sydney Opera House

On a warm and windy evening, Schiavello hosted its Sydney end of year client Christmas Party at the Sydney Opera House. Photographer Oscar Coleman was there and shared some images with us.

A boxful of space

With two young kids and a much-loved bungalow, the clients of Michael Gay at MSG Architecture decided they didn’t want to move from their Fremantle home. Rather, by utilising some of the driveway, they now have all the space they need through a modern extension. When explaining the approach to the design, Gay says, “By […]

Immersive design key to award-winning hospitality projects

“Guests need to be engaged and transported if they are to maintain long-term engagement with a brand. It’s simply no longer enough to create beautiful spaces.” Ronnen Goren, Co-Founder and Strategy Director of Fabio Ongarato Design. A slew of awards this year for Jackalope, a 46-room hotel designed around the theme of alchemy, has brought the […]

MIM Design’s coastal rainforest retreat

Coastal retreat, Edge of Rainforest, is situated in Little Cove next to Noosa’s picturesque National Park and beaches and has recently undergone an architectural and interiors update by award-winning Melbourne studio, Mim Design. Inspired by the lush vibrancy of Edge of Rainforest’s surrounds, the Mim Design team added a light and bright extension to the 15-year-old […]