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.
Glenn Murcutt AO to chair Pritzker Prize
Glenn Murcutt, the first and only Australian Pritzker Prize Laureate following his win in 2002, has been announced as the new chairman of its prestigious selection jury.
Sweet sustainability: Archiblox’s ice-cream pop-up
Prefab designer-builder Archiblox, the brains behind the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house, has designed and constructed a pop-up ice-cream store in Melbourne’s Federation Square.
Vale Dame Zaha Hadid, DBE
Renowned and visionary Iraqi-British architect Dame Zaha Hadid DBE has passed away in Miami due to a sudden heart attack at age 65, her firm have confirmed.
Wave of glass planned for Parramatta Square
Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, DesignInc, and Lacoste + Stevenson have been announced as the winners of the design competition for Parramatta Square’s civic and community building.
Fanuli launches Flexform Mood in Sydney
Last week, Fanuli Furniture launched the Flexform Mood range in their Sydney showroom – the first time the collection has been on display outside of Milan.
Melbourne laneways to be transformed into green spaces
The City of Melbourne has announced the four laneways that will be transformed into green spaces through the ‘Green Your Laneway’ project, with revamping planned for mid-2016.
China International Furniture Fair 2016
More than 100,000 expected visitors from over 190 countries; including industry leading specifiers, architects and designers are meeting at the China International Furniture Fair in March 2016.
Geyer appoints new Melbourne studio leader
Taylor brings 18 years of professional design experience to the Melbourne team, joining the specialised interiors firm at a time of growth in the Asia Pacific region.
From winning to judging IDEA: Patrick Kennedy
Following architectural studio Kennedy Nolan’s IDEA 2014 award-winning St Kilda West house, the studio’s co-founder, Patrick Kennedy, was invited to judge IDEA 2015. The esteemed architect shares his thoughts on the importance of awards programs within the architecture and design sphere.
Lionel Bawden’s latest exhibition Dawn Chorus opened at the Karen Woodbury Gallery in Melbourne this week. Bawden is a consummate artist and this latest offering is rich in concept, detail and execution.
Cranbourne-Pakenham sky rail: a high or low for Melbourne planning?
Nine kilometres of the Cranbourne-Pakenham train line will be raised above ground to form a sky rail in a new plan by the Andrews’ Government, set to begin this year. Many are upset by the proposal – but will a sky rail be a positive or a negative for Melbourne’s south east?
IDEA Object category split to award professional and rising designers
IDEA’s Object award has now been segmented into two categories – Professional and Rising.