The Moshe Safdie-designed Canopy Park opens at Jewel Changi Airport

Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport has opened its new Canopy Park attraction, which was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. Spread across an area of 130,000 square metres, the Jewel features a distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel. Safdie has also designed the new extension, which features over 1400 trees and palms, seven play attractions […]

‘Winning has been amazing for our business’: Luchetti Krelle on its 2018 IDEA success

Rachel Luchetti, director of Luchetti Krelle, speaks to ADR about the studio’s 2018 IDEA win and the transformative impact the accolade has had on the business.  ADR: What made Luchetti Krelle enter IDEA in 2018? Rachel Luchetti: We enter IDEA every year as we feel that it’s an awards program that celebrates the true nature of […]

Opal Tower damage blamed on multiple design and construction faults in final report

The final report investigating the issues into Sydney’s Opal Tower has been released, blaming multiple design and construction faults. While the building has been confirmed as “overall” structurally sound, “significant” rectification works are necessary to ensure that the building and all its structural components satisfy building compliance. The final report, which was compiled by independent engineers John […]

Gurner’s $550 million Saint Moritz project goes beyond luxury

How can we design alternative models of living?

As the housing affordability crisis reaches epic proportions it’s time to consider alternative modes of living. The Room Xchange is a way to utilise the millions of spare bedrooms in Australia. Architecture Review (AR) will be looking at the opportunities for architects in this space in a future issue, but first, the start-up’s founder Ludwina Dautovic […]

Parramatta international design competition launched

Create NSW and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) have launched an international design competition to find designs for a Powerhouse Precinct at Parramatta, with Naomi Milgrom AO,  architects Wendy Lewin and David Gianotten and MAAS chief executive Lisa Havilah on the jury.  Launched on 24 January by Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, architects from […]

Retail design firms i2C Architects and TRG Queensland merge

i2C Architects is set to expand up the country’s east coast, after announcing its amalgamation with Brisbane-based TRG Queensland. Currently located in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, the architecture and design firm’s merger with TRG Queensland will see it offer a robust skill set and expanded client database, with full coverage across Australia. It is expected that […]

Carriageworks director to depart

Lisa Havilah, the director of Sydney contemporary arts centre Carriageworks, is to leave the organisation to take on the role of CEO of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Havilah has been with Carriageworks for eight years, during which time she secured partnerships with major cultural events including Sydney Festival, Vivid Sydney, Mercedes […]

“Design was a function, now it’s a strategic tool” HP’s design revolution

HP is placing design front and centre as it looks to pivot from a tech company into a lifestyle brand. HP is well known for its technical prowess. Founded by Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard in 1938, the tech company’s first product was an audio oscillator; an instrument used to measure audio frequencies. Since it’s […]

New exhibition by architectural photographer Derek Swalwell

Leading architectural photographer Derek Swalwell’s latest exhibition, Outdistance, opens at Modern Times Gallery in Fitzroy this week. Outdistance is Swalwell’s third exhibition at the gallery and showcases the interplay of light and design in architecture through the work of three internationally renowned architects, Carlo Scarpa, Aldo Rossi and Carlo Aymonino. The 10 photographic scenes focus […]