Revisiting Krakani-lumi with Taylor + Hinds

ADR heads back into the Tasmanian wilderness to explore how one of Australia’s most striking example of Indigenous architecture – Krakani-lumi – has adapted to its surroundings and the community that cares for it. As the timber pavilions of krakani-lumi were airlifted into the Mount William (wukalina) National Park, architects Mat Hinds and Poppy Taylor […]

“You must be open to embracing every opportunity that presents itself, especially as a female in the industry” – Brindha Kugan, Architectus

The climate change emergency, layered in 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, has created a large-scale social experiment of resilience. For architects and designers there has been industry-wide introspection, a delving into existing toolboxes, in order to imagine a built environment that is adaptive and responsive to these crises. ADR speaks to Architectus Australia associate, Brindha […]

“I’m always asking myself how does colour affect one’s life and space?” – Danielle Brustman

Fresh from her solo exhibition at Melbourne Design Week, set and interior designer Danielle Brustman says she has always been drawn to colour and how it can manipulate our mood. Our relationship to colour is an intensely personal thing. To childhood declarations of favourites to wardrobes filled with shades that suit and hushed whispers of […]

ADR and Herman Miller’s $30,000 Aeron chair closing soon

There is not much time left to enter ADR and Herman Miller‘s $30,000 competition to win one of 16 Aeron chairs, valued at $1860 each. The contest closes for entries at 23:59 AEST on 14 July 2020 The contest is free to enter for anyone over the age of 18. Click here to find out […]

Alexander Pollock Melbourne weekender dominated by “dramatic stone”

Alexander Pollock gutted and renovated a boutique apartment in Melbourne to feel like a hotel suite with stone detailing and a “masculine palette”. The one-bedroom apartment close to Spring Spring was for a recently single client looking to create a weekend bachelor pad. Alexander Pollock took the apartment in a “luxe and masculine direction. “The […]

Hames Sharley explores room-sized VR

Hames Sharley’s South Australian Studio Leader and Director, Leon Gouws has partnered with Professor Ning Gu from UniSA’s Australian Research Centre for Interactive and Virtual Environments (IVE) to explore innovative ways to integrate VR and AR into both practice and education. The pair are exploring the application of a new VR infrastructure recently acquired at […]

At home with Adele McNab

Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment in Bondi Beach, stripping the space back to its bones and enlisting her partner and father to help her restore its original Art Deco features. We catch up with the principal of Adele McNab Architects and 2019 IDEA Emerging Designer of the […]

Atlassian unveils design for world’s tallest timber tower in Sydney

Global software giant Atlassian has unveiled plans for a hybrid timber tower in Sydney, designed by New York architects SHoP with BVN The 40-storey building will become the centrepiece of the state government-planned tech hub, which will eventually span from Central to near Redfern station. The existing Heritage Parcel Shed will also be incorporated into […]

Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape evoke memories of Walter Burley Griffin in Brisbane garden

Employing the medium of landscape as the means to define a string of functional and poetic family-orientated spaces, Kieron Gait Architects and Dan Young Landscape’s Whynot Street pool and carport is so much more than what it says on the tin. Brisbane sits in a climatic sweet spot of subtropical warmth, which, for nine months […]