Embracing biophilic design: Rothelowman’s Lunar

Rothelowman has submitted plans for a development application for Lunar, a $21m multi-residential development in Sydney. The building is the gateway to expansive green spaces with Royal National Park, Heathcote National Park and Dharawal National Park all lying close to the suburb, and the design works to harness these surrounds.

Your weekend guide to Melbourne Design Week

Image above: 26 Original Fakes at the Watchmaker exhibition. Photo by Tobias Titz.  The inaugural Melbourne Design Week is coming to a close; it’s been a jam-packed 10 days of programming and if you haven’t had a chance to catch anything then don’t worry, ADR has you covered. We’ve put together a guide of the […]

Hames Sharley appoints new principal urban designer

Hames Sharley architect and newly-appointed principal urban designer Andrew Russell believes that smart urban design and infrastructure planning will play a key role in positioning Adelaide as an economically vibrant, globally impressive city. Russell, who played key leadership roles in the Adelaide Entertainment Centre masterplan and redevelopment, the Adelaide Riverbank masterplan, and the award-winning Riverbank […]

IDEA introduces new category: Institutional

Tell us about yourself… ADR reader survey

If you’ve got a spare 4-6 minutes, we’d love it if you could take the Australian Design Review reader survey so we can find out more about you.

Victorian government ramps up efforts to save the Aussie backyard

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to protect the Australian backyard and keep more garden space in our suburbs. There will no longer be a cap on how many dwellings can be built on a block, but new requirements mean developments must have a mandatory percentage of garden space.

inside #95 out now!

Welcome to inside for another stellar year of design, information and excitement, as 2017 promises to be all that and more. After the Christmas break and new year revelries it’s certainly time to buckle down and get back into our work lives… but then for most of us work or design is part of our […]

Melbourne artist’s secret works set for demolition

Collingwood-based artist Rone completed a number of murals in the old Alphington Paper Mills in Melbourne, a building that has now been demolished. The works investigated themes of beauty and decay, and were secretly created in various abandoned houses and buildings around Melbourne and documented in a photographic print series.

Jackson Clements Burrows’ Collins Wharf project gets green light

A new $1.2 billion waterfront residential neighbourhood in Melbourne known as ‘Collins Wharf’ has been given ministerial approval. The new Victoria Harbour precinct is the latest Lendlease development project to be given a green light, located with the Yarra River to the south and Victoria Harbour to the north in a peninsular formation. The site […]

International designers round out NGV Triennial exhibition

Featuring more than 60 artists and designers from over 30 countries and free and exclusive to Melbourne, the triennial will include major presentations from international and Australian designers and artists, including Formafantasma, Brodie Niell, Yayoi Kusama and Estudio Campana.