Arcadia announces senior promotions

Arcadia Landscape Architecture has announced the promotions of Valerie Ostermann to associate and Kaylie Salvatori to Indigenous landscape strategist. “In the two years that Valerie has been with Arcadia, she has demonstrated exceptional design leadership within the studio and become a trusted mentor internally. Her multi-disciplinary collaboration skills and her delivery of significant construction packages […]

IDEA 2020 shortlist to be announced next week

Curious to see if your project made the IDEA 2020 shortlist? Well, you only have to wait a little longer. We’ll be revealing all this year’s shortlisted projects starting from 21 September! Thanks again to everyone who entered IDEA 2020. As shortlisting, the first stage of the judging process, comes to an end, here’s what […]

“Flexibility has become the most valuable currency” in the workplace – Balder Tol, WeWork

As companies around the world start to rethink their workplace needs post-COVID19, they’re in search of more flexible and safer, turnkey options, says WeWork general manager of Australia and New Zealand Balder Tol. Speaking to ADR recently about the future of co-working in a post-pandemic ‘normal’, Tol says WeWork has been affected by the pandemic, […]

Licht Architecture takes cues from history for floating sauna

Boom and bust were the inspiration behind this floating sauna in the Tasmanian holiday hotspot of Derby by Licht Architecture. “Derby, once a booming tin mining town, then almost ghost town, is now home to Tasmania’s world class mountain biking trails,” says the practice. Taking cues from this rollercoaster history, Licht Architecture designed a boutique […]

Unispace appoints new leaders to grapple with the impact of COVID-19 on workplace design

Global workplace specialist Unispace has appointed a new CEO and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) to grapple with the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on office fit-outs, commercial tenancies and real estate portfolios.  Steven Quick, former CEO of Global Occupier Services at Cushman & Wakefield and previously Executive Managing Director at CBRE, stepped into the […]

“There are no prizes for reinventing the wheel”- Associate Professor Melonie Bayl-Smith

Associate Professor Melonie Bayl-Smith from UNSW Built Environment says debates about what is inspired and copied in architecture cut to the heart of the worst aspects of the drive for originality. Architects draw inspiration from many sources – other architects included. Some could even lay claim to founding a particular style that others went on […]

Master Builders Australia calls for consensus to arrest economic decline

Master Builders Australia seeks a National Cabinet consensus to deal cohesively and practically with the tension between the health and economic impact of the virus is the overwhelming imperative to be drawn from the 7% fall in June quarter GDP.  “This is a fundamental requirement to instilling the confidence necessary to arrest the shocking drops […]

Bauhaus Now exhibition features Harry Seidler and Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack

Works by artist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack and architect Harry Seidler are part of the upcoming Bauhaus Now exhibition, which opens at the Museum of Brisbane on 18 September. Exploring why a 20th century German design school is still considered one of the most influential schools of art and design, Bauhaus Now: art+design+architecture, a legacy of migration and […]

GOLDEN designs ‘suburban sanctuary’ for Melbourne nail salon

GOLDEN has transformed a “hole in the wall” on a busy shopping strip in Melbourne into a boutique nail salon. Buff Nail Studios in the inner city suburb of Brighton sits behind a pale blue door on Church Street, down a “discreet hallway” that leads to a “subterranean sanctuary”. Inside, the exisiting vaulted ceiling has […]