Cult twentieth anniversary | event gallery

When Cult celebrated its 20th anniversary recently, photographer Fiona Sustano was there. She shared some of her images with us. Photography: Fiona Sustano -uploaded by Rob Hay

Changing perceptions: How Melbourne Design Week wants people to rethink what design means

Melbourne Design Week kicks off next month with this year’s theme aiming to change the public’s idea about what design really means. Design Effects, an 11-day program of talks and events, will explore how design delivers change for people and the environment. Ahead of the event, ADR caught up with Ewan McEion, head of department […]

The Cove: a co-working space inspired by Scandi design and Japanese aesthetics

Brisbane is riding the crest of the co-working wave with the recently opened The Cove, a loft-style workspace that draws on a fusion of Scandinavian and Japanese design. Designed by Collectivus, alongside builders Unita, lighting specialists Viv-id and The Cove Founder Courtney Norris, the space is functional with clean lines and an overarching palette of […]

Asif Khan reveals design for ‘darkest building on earth’

British architect Asif Khan has released details of his latest project the Hyundai Pavilion at PyeongChang Winter Olympics, which he is calling the “darkest building on earth”. Commissioned by car manufacturer Hyundai as part of its ‘global mobility initiative’, the 10 metre-high pavilion is coated with light absorbing Vantablack VBx2 and illuminated by thousands of […]

Good Design Awards celebrate 60th anniversary

Entries for this year’s Good Design Awards are now open, as the program celebrates spending 60 years promoting excellence in design and innovation. The annual awards recognise the achievements of designers across 10 design disciplines spanning more than 30 categories, from the best new products and services on the Australian market; excellence in architectural design; digital and […]

The Arne Jacobsen classic Pot chair gets a modern facelift

It might not have received the same appreciation as its design icon siblings the Egg and the Swan, but the Pot chair by Arne Jacobsen has been relaunched by Fritz Hansen to bring a classic 1950s feel to contemporary interiors. The trio of chairs were originally designed in 1959 for the SAS Royal Hotel in […]

St Kilda architecture practices win Victorian Pride Centre design competition

St Kilda-based architecture practices Grant Amon Architects and Brearley Architects and Urbanists have been announced as the winners of the Victorian Pride Centre design competition. The pair beat off competition from 18 other practices including BKK and Sibling Architecture, Hayball, and Preston Lane Architects. Victorian Pride Centre chair Jude Munro said she wanted the winning […]

Conrad Architects’ uncompromised vision for its Melbourne practice

Conrad Architects has opened the doors to its new office premises in the Melbourne suburb of Cremorne, reimagining a raw commercial building as a creative workspace that reflects the practice’s considered methodology and its director’s reverence for fine art. With architect becoming client, the project provided an opportunity to realise an uncompromised vision. Embracing the […]

Franco Crea on building a business in design

As Melbourne-based furniture designer Franco Crea prepares to launch a new sofa collection named after his mother Mena who passed away recently, he took some time to share his thoughts on building a design business in Australia and the myriad challenges young creatives face. ADR: Since establishing your company in 2013 you’re now running studios […]

ArchiTeam 2017 finalists revealed

A selection of projects by small, medium and emerging practices have been announced as finalists in the 2017 ArchiTeam Awards. The program showcases 25 projects across four categories with winners to be announced on Wednesday 15 November. Making up the four categories is residential work with both new builds and renovations, commercial projects, and a […]