• Building a place of welcome: the Guesthouse


    Dr. Caroline Vains, lecturer and project leader, discusses the Guesthouse – a student project that works to highlight the migrant experience while creating a place of welcome, developed in collaboration with the local migrant community and Christof Mayer of raumlabor.berlin.

  • Innovative designs: Incubator winners


    This year’s Designbuild featured a new and intriguing component – the Incubator competition. Entrants were invited to submit applications for their innovative and exciting products. AR showcases the winners who were of particular interest to the architecture industry.

  • Navigating social media as an architect or designer


    Social media is constantly changing and evolving. Add into the mix the new platforms that are popping up all the time, and it can start to feel like a jungle out there.

  • Interstudio arrives!


    Interstudio opened its doors to the architecture and design community for a fabulous celebration to launch its newly renovated Melbourne premises.

  • Big World Home: like IKEA for houses


    “We’re excited to be launching one of the most progressive, socially oriented, community driven housing projects that Australia has ever seen, at a time when new options in affordable housing have never been more vital,” says architect Alexander Symes. The Big World Homes can be built in days using only a hammer and a drill.

  • Bijoy Jain’s 2016 MPavilion officially opens in Melbourne

    MPavilion 2016 Melbourne landscape_Image credit John Gollings

    “MPavilion is a space for the people of Melbourne to gather, talk, think and to reflect,” said Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai’s design, at the official opening of the 2016 MPavilion this week.

  • The Smile puts timber to the test


    “I wanted to create something that uses tulipwood CLT in its largest format possible.” The AHEC has collaborated with Alison Brooks Architects, Arup and the London Design Festival to present a giant, cross-laminated tulipwood structure that showcases the true strengths of timber.

  • Vale Sharrin Rees


    “Her memory forever lives on in her beautiful imagery,” said photographer Dianna Snape. Rees will be remembered by the A&D community as a pioneer in female architectural photography and one of the best eyes in the industry.

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