ADR travels with inside co-editor Jan Henderson as she visits Cognac, taking us on a tour of the Martell estates, one of the area’s most elegant sites.
The international set: Aussie design abroad
When it comes to Australians doing well overseas, mainstream thinking seems to stop at the mega-stardom of Marc Newson. The global product design sector is, however, alive with a swathe of Australian designers – as Gillian Serisier writes for inside.
Green divide: Joost Bakker on biophilic design
“I respect nature and never try to imitate it in my work, I believe we are human and all we can do is show nature the respect it deserves,” says Joost Bakker. The influential sustainable designer discusses the limitless potential of biophilic design and shares his latest project, a new vertical garden system for Schiavello.
The future of education design
ThomsonAdsett’s director, Peter C. Lippman, is an educational facility planner, author, and researcher well regarded for his international expertise in education design. Here, Lippman shares his insights into the trends that will continue to shape the design of schools in years to come.
Melbourne School of Design graduates: Elliot Summers
“Ignore the grades. Focus on the work instead. Read broadly and proficiently. Take ownership.” Elliot Summers graduated from the Master of Landscape Architecture in 2012, and then co-founded Polygon Landscape Architecture. He offers his advice for those coming up in the field.
Park Street Office
Luchetti Krelle’s Park Street Office, shortlisted in this year’s IDEA, creates a calm and sophisticated working environment that captures the bustling views of Hyde Park.
UQ King’s College Wensley Wing
Wilson Architects takes us through their design of a new accommodation wing to an existing building completed in 1957, for King’s College, on the University of Queensland St Lucia campus.
Looking forward: Schiavello celebrates 50 years of creating
At 50, Schiavello is not only a hero of Australian design and manufacturing, it is an exemplar practice with its sights well and truly set on the future.
Chris Connell – IDEA 2014 Gold Medal winnerChris has a reputation for elegantly shaping residential and hospitality interiors, while designing and manufacturing objects and furniture. Here, on winning the IDEA 2014 Gold Medal, he reflects on his more than 30 years of experience within the architecture, interior design and furniture industry.
Cox releases designs for Rod Laver Arena redevelopment
The project will involve a reskinned façade, a new eastern annex, new food and beverage outlets, upgraded bathroom facilities, increased disability access, and back-of-house improvements which will allow bigger and better shows to come to the arena.
Nick Rennie: designing the world
With a prolific output of 30 to 40 new prototypes ready for manufacture each and every year, Nick Rennie is a busy man at the vanguard of Australian product designers.