As we break the city limits and leave the motorways behind – this issue of MEZZANINE shows that architecture and design has a true relevance in everyday life – no matter where you live. We hope you enjoy the ride. It is bloody incredible ‘out here’.
As the year draws to a close the last inside for 2016 is an extraordinary issue. We are bringing you not just one magazine, but two, with a broadsheet addition.
This is the second issue in the new look AR and the mantra ‘don’t spend more than you earn’ is at the very heart of what we’re doing with this change in direction. We realised that it’s these basic business processes that can be the areas of greatest struggle for architectural practices, so this is where you come in. If there are areas of your business you find challenging, let us know. If there are topics you think we should be covering that will aid you in your daily business chores...share them with us.
You’ll have no doubt noticed some profound changes to the magazine. From now on it will have a primary focus on business – with articles, interviews and opinion pieces that will help architects in the complex everyday task of running their practices.
In keeping with the idea of a new season and things reborn, in this issue we present a two-part magazine: Part One features our usual attractions of news, products and people, while Part Two presents the IDEA 2016 shortlisted practices, projects and products.
This issue of inside is a very special one as it marks the 20th year of our magazine. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that Kate Stewart, inside’s first editor, was introducing the inaugural issue to the architecture and design community and now, two decades later, the magazine is stronger than ever.
AR – Future features projects and articles that suggest new ways forward for multi-residential, public space, education and the workplace. It demonstrates how our workplaces aspire to encourage healthier lifestyles and how our built environment is developing to engage communities and support our active ageing population.
In this exclusive bumper issue of MEZZANINE, we focus on curated design and interiors event, DENFAIR. What is special about this event is the convergence of creativity and industry; the connection is global, but more importantly it exists on a local, independent level also.
Welcome to the second issue of inside for 2016. As we embrace the autumnal season it’s the ideal time to make the most of the clement weather and enjoy the artistic offerings that abound in our own respective backyards.
"High-rise living is not for everyone. One could argue that it needn’t be, but like it or not, the intense urbanisation occurring in our lifetime means more of us than ever will be living off the ground." Penny Craswell and Peter Salhani explore liveability, sustainability, civic presence and amenity in the latest issue of AR – Sky High.