Get real: fighting against design fakes
“Copied designs do immeasurable financial damage to independent design brands and makers,” says Terri Winter, from top3 by design. In the UK, copied designs are now illegal – with fines of up to £50,000 and 10 years jail – and these dramatic changes provide an example for Australia to follow, with the Authentic Design Alliance leading the way for law changes.
2016 National Design Awards: Moshe Safdie wins Lifetime Achievement Award
The award, presented to an individual who has “made a profound and long-term contribution to the contemporary practice of design,” has been given to Israeli-born architect, Moshe Safdie.
Hecker Guthrie rearrange the Johnston art Collection
“We want to use the objects to create a mystique, a story, as well as to show how Johnston’s antiques can exist in a contemporary way,” says Paul Hecker, of Hecker Guthrie’s collaboration with the Johnston Collection for their latest exhibition-house tour.
The best of DesignBUILD’s Speaker Series
As well as showcasing new architectural products, DesignBUILD 2016 is hosting its annual Speaker Series – a platform in which experts in the built industry will discuss key issues surrounding the themes of compliance, innovation, and sustainability. With over 30 talks taking place over the three days, ADR highlights a few of the best.
Design for disability with Hayball
A new housing development in Glenroy provides a living space for Victorians who have been seriously injured in road accidents, designed by Melbourne architectural practice Hayball.
ARM Architecture win AIA Gold Medal
The founding directors of ARM Architecture have received the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, the Gold Medal, at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards last Friday.
PHAB Architects’ Condensery takes out two prizes at Dulux Colour Awards
PHAB Architects took out the Grand Prix at last night’s Dulux Colour Awards, as well as the Commercial Exterior prize, for their work on the Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery.
LandCorp to develop world’s first solar storage zero carbon neighbourhood in WA
“People in strata have been locked out of the renewable energy market due to the roofspace being owned by the body corporate, so not accessible for individuals,” said Jemma Green of CUSP, as LandCorp and Curtin University work towards the world’s first solar storage zero carbon neighbourhood in White Gum Valley, WA.
Melbourne Quarter’s tower trio receives City of Melbourne support
Melbourne Quarter’s tri-tower residential development, designed by Fender Katsalidis, has received support from the City of Melbourne, following a recent committee meeting.
Hassell, OMA and Brookfield Multiplex to design new museum for WA
A consortium of local firm Hassell, Dutch architects OMA, and Brookfield Multiplex has been chosen to design the new $428 million museum for Western Australia, the State Government has announced.
M@ STUDIO car wash wins NGV Architecture Commission
“Haven’t you always wanted to run through all that foam at the car lovers?” is the playful title of M@ STUDIO’s winning design, which takes its dimensions from an existing car wash in Blackburn.
St George’s Barangaroo branch receives 6 Star Green Star rating
St.George’s Barangaroo branch has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Interiors rating, becoming the first bank branch and the first retail fit-out in Australia to achieve the impressive rating.
Must see at Milan
With the madness of Milan well and truly underway, ADR gets you up to speed with the most inspiring and creative exhibitions on show this year.