Counter culture: fast food’s slow evolution
McDonald’s and KFC have borrowed design cues from Australia’s hipster hospitality scene in an attempt to tap into a growing market of discerning consumers.
Harry Seidler’s iconic MLC Centre to be revitalised by Harry Seidler & Associates and Woods Bagot
Almost four decades after the MLC Centre’s completion, plans for its development have been given to the City of Sydney for review.
Cappellini and Nendo celebrate 10th anniversary
This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the design partnership between luxury Italian furniture label Cappellini and Tokyo-based studio Nendo.
Frank Gehry to attend Sydney opening of UTS Dr Chau Chak Wing building
Gehry will speak at the event, along with benefactor Dr Wing, and UTS leaders.
A win for architecture at the Australian Open
Editor of Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Michael Holt, finds Margaret Court’s new retractable roof a compelling distraction from the match at play.
Axor and Starck win 2015 ‘Best of Best’ at imm Cologne
The collaboration between Axor and Philippe Starck on the ‘Starck V’ won the accolade in the prestigious furnishings and interiors trades fair.
A tribute to the distinguished Sir Ian Athfield
Vale Sir Ian Athfield (1940 – 2015), one of the most celebrated architects in New Zealand over the past half century, who passed away last week.
New city square in Perth reconnects the urban landscape
The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority of Perth released conceptual images for the city’s latest public space, designed by Lyons Architecture, Aspect Studios and Iredale Pedersen Hook.
Australian architect Richard Graham Thorp appointed Member of the Order of Australia
Thorp, former director of architects at Mitchell Giurgola & Thorp and later Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, was honoured in the 2015 Australia Day Honours List.
CPD Event: redeveloping Margaret Court Arena
NH Architecture and Major Projects Victoria will present a panel discussion of the major challenges faced with developing Margaret Court Arena, followed by a guided tour of Margaret Court Arena and its facilities.
Twelve times the impact for retailers with a social conscience
The innovative new Melbourne retail space gives community-minded spenders an opportunity to put their money behind socially and ecologically sustainable initiatives.
Applications open for the 2015 International Women’s Day scholarship
NAWIC’s 2015 scholarship focuses on current gender equity initiatives and hopes to translate these into visible industry changes.
Chinese firm builds tallest 3D printed building
As the potential for 3D printed buildings only begins to dawn in the US and Europe, Chinese company WinSun has already built the world’s tallest 3D printed structure.