MPavilion takes residency at Parkade Car Park for Melbourne “recovery strategy”

From the 8th of January 2021, MPavilion will take residency of Melbourne’s Parkade Car Park designed by architect Peter McIntyre AO.  The announcement comes as part of the City of Melbourne’s post COVID-19 recovery strategy, with MPavilion’s takeover set to transform the car park into a highly-accessible cultural destination that will stimulate public engagement with both […]

Hames Sharley makes “strategic alliance” with appointment of Khoa Do

Hames Sharley has partnered with Khoa Do of Curtin University to enhance the practice’s design process and bridge the gap between academia and the private sector.  Bringing with him more than two decades of experience in university and private architecture sectors, Khoa Do is currently Associate Professor of Architecture and Deputy Chair of the Curtin Academy. […]

Spowers clads Melbourne aged care home in apricot and espresso carpet tiles

Spowers has developed a carefully curated aged care residence that uses apricot and espresso carpet tiles from Shaw Contract to foster a “calming, uplifting and comfortable” setting for seniors. Japara ‘The Regent’ Aged Care Facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. With outdoor spaces overlooking the […]

Zenith explores a soft future with ‘phygital’ work

Zenith and Mond Qu, founder of Melbourne-based think-tank and multi-disciplinary studio United Make, have co-designed The Future is Soft: an electrifying new client experience that both invents and investigates the future of ‘phygital’ work. Zenith has always been at the vanguard of integrating technological advancements into workplace design. This time, they are reversing the direction […]

Fivex Art Prize joint winners revealed

The winners of the inaugural Fivex Art Prize – Australia’s first award focused on billboard art – have now been revealed. Out of a prestigious group of six shortlisted artists, Catherine Clover and Daniel Kotsimbos, who are both Melbourne-based, will share the $30,000 prize, taking home $15,000 each. The results were announced by Lord Mayor Sally Capp, […]

Students to reinvent and decarbonise 18 cities for C40 Cities competition

The Students Reinventing Cities competition from C40 Cities tasks students from across the globe with envisioning green cities post-pandemic. Led by C40 Cities, a global network of cities committed to climate action, the competition aims to drive more active collaboration between cities, students and academia.  Students Reinventing Cities asks multi-disciplinary teams formed by students in […]

“Inspiring collaboration zones” a must for 2021 workplaces – Krost

With little more than two months until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s office furniture with Krost. Originally manufacturers of steel products, Krost has been operating in Australia since 1989. The original Krost logo was a knight clad in indestructible armour. […]

ASPECT Studios appoints Tamsin McLean as COO

Tamsin McLean has been named ASPECT Studios’ Chief Operating Officer, leading one of Australia’s most revered landscape architecture practices into a post-pandemic future.   McLean has previously held key managerial positions at Woods Bagot and Bates Smart and was a principal at Activate Strategy Group where she collaborated with service-based businesses facing critical organisational change.  It […]

ADR’s Christmas gift guide for architects and designers 2020

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a last minute Christmas gift guide for architects and designers. It includes one very festive cocktail set, the obligatory desk accessory and tongue-in-cheek plate collection from a young ceramic artist. Hare + Klein Interior by Meryl Hare Hare + Klein Interior is a visual reminder of how our […]