‘Are architects worth it?’ Groundbreaking Australian research finds answer

ArchiTeam and the University of Melbourne have released their crowdfunded Research for Architects in Small Practice (RAsP) report, finding that houses with renovations designed by small-practice architects outperform non-architect-designed houses. Launched in 2018, RAsP’s first research topic was: “Do small practice architect designed renovations improve capital gains in the Melbourne residential property market?” The groundbreaking […]

Bates Smart imagines a “parallel story” for car parks at MPavilion

For this year’s MPavilion 2020 program, Bates Smart has convened a panel of Melbourne-based and international architecture, city design and governance experts to re-imagine car parks as vertical public spaces. The virtual MTalk, ‘A Treasure Trove of Space: Rethinking Melbourne’s Car Parks for Future Use’, will be streamed on Thursday 26 November at 1pm and […]

Jolson inserts “curvaceous” white staircase into Melbourne home

The “fluid sculptural form” of the white steel staircase is at the heart of a complete renovation of this Melbourne home by Jolson Architecture Interiors. Designed in 2001 by Cox Carmichael and completed in 2003, Arc Side, located close to the ocean, was originally two standalone apartments, but was “reinvented” by Jolson after the clients’ children […]

“Design for the distributed workforce” is a must in 2021 – Herman Miller

In an ongoing weekly series in the lead up to our IDEA awards Gala, we chat to Herman Miller to get its insight into the future of one of the A&D sectors most heavily impacted by COVID-19 – workplace design. It’s a sector Herman Miller knows a thing or two about. Founded in Zeeland, Michigan, […]

Hayball appoints first female managing director

Hayball has appointed Sarah Buckeridge as co-managing director, the multi-disciplinary architecture firm’s first female managing director in its 37-year history.  Sarah Buckeridge joins Hayball’s current managing director, Tom Jordan, who has been in the role since 2008.  Buckeridge joined Hayball as a graduate architect and was promoted to director in 2007, the youngest and first […]

2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards winners announced

The Shaw Contract Design Awards winners for 2020 were announced this week with two Australian practices picking up prizes. With nearly 500 entries from 29 countries, this year’s competition was judged by a global group of esteemed jurors, who, for the first time, met virtually to select the seven final winners. Looking for the year’s […]

Two decades of architecture in Australia highlighted in book MMXX

Showcasing 59 projects, Cameron Bruhn’s new book, MMXX: Two decades of architecture in Australia, captures how the industry has evolved in the new millennium. The first comprehensive survey of Australian architecture from this period, the richly illustrated volume celebrates the work of more than 100 practices across the country, taking the reader on a journey […]

Cult Design takes 20 per cent off everything for Black Friday

For one day only, Cult Design will be offering 20 per cent off all furniture, lighting and accessories in store and online. It’s the first time the Australian furniture and design company has participated in Black Friday, which is on 27 November 2020. Shoppers will receive 20 per cent off all authentic furniture, lighting and […]

“Texture, texture, texture” to define door handles in 2021 – Halliday + Baillie

With the IDEA awards set to be announced in person in Melbourne on 19 February 2021, we caught up with Halliday + Baillie director Tanya Rive to take stock and talk trends for the Residential Single category. In an ongoing weekly series in the lead up to our awards Gala, we’ll be chatting to our […]