In grape company: the architecture of California’s wineries

A journey to California’s wine country is indeed an experience that intoxicates not only the taste buds, but all the senses. Of course the wine is world-class, but it is the architecture of the wineries, the myriad styles and designs of the buildings and interiors that are just as interesting as the pinot noir. The […]

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 […]

How technology is driving architectural experimentation

Architecture is an industry at a crossroads with rapid technological advancements. Consumers now expect buildings to do more than ever including providing climate control, and increased access to natural light and ventilation. The heightened expectations and advancements in technology have pushed us into the realm of increased architectural experimentation. This experimentation is resulting in integrating […]

In conversation: Hamilton Conte’s Ross Hamilton

Talking with Ross Hamilton from Hamilton Conte is a lively undertaking. He is passionate and articulate about Hamilton Conte, the company he and associate Fabian Conte created. Now, with the opening of its latest Parisian showroom, Hamilton Conte’s offering is complete, providing a home away from home for designers and their clients in a perfect […]