Woods Bagot releases designs for two new skyscrapers

Woods Bagot’s Global Development Officer Mark Mitcheson-Low and Orion Towers Director Mark Damant talk to ADR about the practice’s two upcoming projects – the World Trade Centre towers in Perth and Orion Towers on the Gold Coast.

Architects fight youth homelessness with the Cubby House Challenge

Five innovative designs have been shortlisted, each of which is now under construction and will be ‘open for inspection’ and auctioned off in March.

Kengo Kuma to chair international design competition for a sacred space

Kengo Kuma, among a slew of other noted architects from around the world, will be chairing an international design competition that promotes peace. The Kaira Looro International Architecture competition is calling for young architects (including groups) from around the world to submit their speculative work. The competition aims to create a holy symbol through architecture […]

Non-compliant cladding to be removed from Lacrosse Tower

Calling design book lovers: New publishing prize

A new international publishing prize has been developed by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, in a major new initiative for the gallery’s annual Melbourne Art Book Fair. The Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, and will award $15,000 AUD for the […]

Six Australian practices ranked among the world’s top 100

Each year, UK architectural news publication Building Design (BD) surveys architecture studios from all over the globe to compile a report on the biggest 100 practices in the world. These practices are ranked by the number of fee-earning architects they employ, and this year, six Australian studios made the cut.

Call for 2018 Venice Biennale creative directors for the Australian Pavilion

The Australian Institute of Architects is calling for expressions of interest for the role of creative director for the Australian exhibition at the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2018. The exhibition will be the second to be situated within the recently completed permanent pavilion, located in the Giardini and designed by Denton Corker […]

Architects’ backlash on newly-released Victorian Apartment Standards

The Victorian Government has released details of its Better Apartments Design Standards, which will come into effect in March 2017. The two-year long process was undertaken in close consultation with a range of industry experts, including the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects. The standards aim to ensure that apartments are designed for […]

ADR’s 7 most-adored architecture projects of 2016

Above: Medibank Place by HASSELL. Photo by Peter Bennetts/Earl Carter. Following last week’s wrap-up of 2016’s most popular interiors, here we take a look at the year’s most popular architecture projects.   7. Abode318’s shifting façade “From a distance, the building appears to ripple and bulge, while close-up the individual apartments become legible. The undulating form has a […]

Winners of the Victorian Premier’s Design Award announced

Acute House by OOF! Architecture. Photo by Nic Granleese. “These awards recognise Victorian designers and architects who go beyond the local to influence design thinking internationally,” says Minister of Creative Industries Martin Foley. Winning designs were given accolades across eight categories at the Victorian Premier’s Design Awards last night. Celebrating design and innovation in architecture, […]