Krost and Concept Commercial Interiors bring “dark textural tones” to Melbourne office

A dark interior is “carefully contrasted and complemented” by a selection of furniture pieces from Krost in this new Melbourne office workspace. Designed and built by Concept Commercial Interiors for strategic advertising agency 10 Feet Tall, a commanding black palette with splashes of tan leather is brilliantly balanced into a unique and contemporary working environment. […]

Harbour 1976 celebrates “Australian way of life” in its handcrafted outdoor furniture

Harbour 1976 specialises in hand-crafting outdoor furniture which not only exudes comfort and luxury, but also utilises durable materials that withstand the harsh environment that Australia calls home. Much of the fusion of traditional and modern elements in Harbour’s designs can be attributed to the designers’ Australian roots. Having expanded their family business internationally, Harrison […]

Getting to know Sydney lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick

Inspired by Australian designers and Italian masters equally, Sydney-based lighting designer Alex Fitzpatrick is one to watch. The founder and director of A Design Studio, Fitzpatrick is thoughtful and expressive – the human embodiment of his pieces, which are just as considered and contemplative. Using both traditional skills like glassblowing and metalworking and contemporary lighting […]

Tom Dixon unveils new collection at Salone del Mobile

The British industrial designer came to this week’s Salone del Mobile in Milan with a new lighting collection dubbed Luminosity. The annual furniture fair, which kicked off on Monday and is set to end this Friday, is a much pared-back occasion after the original April timing was postponed following COVID-19 restrictions. The event will be […]

Making the most of JobMaker

While JobKeeper was the Australian Federal Government’s principal scheme for helping businesses to survive the economic impacts of COVID-19, now that it has ended, a new incentive to kick-start the economy has been launched. But what is JobMaker and can it benefit your practice? Launched on 7 October 2020 in line with the Federal Budget, […]

“We really get into an in-depth relationship with the art” – Charles Justin on his Art House Museum

Architecture can be both a business and a vocation, but what happens afterwards? ADR tours Justin Art House Museum (JAHM) with Charles Justin – one of the founders of famed Melbourne practice SJB – to find out. If you’ve ever found yourself traversing the busy residential stretch of Hotham Street in the inner Melbourne suburb […]

Hassell appoints six new principals

Hassell made 59 promotions across its global studios at the end of last month, adding six new principals to its leadership team. Speaking of the announcement, Hassell’s managing director Steve Coster described the appointments as a balanced representation of the practice, “including gender and geographic locations. “These promotions reflect each individual’s contribution toward designing the world’s best places […]

Be Summit plans virtual summit for 10 September

Victorian treasurer Tim Pallas will be launching this year’s Be Summit, which will be held virtually on 10 September 2021. The annual built environment event will be free to watch and features headliners EY Asia-Pacific markets and business development leader Matt Lovegrove, CoreLogic Asia Pacific head of research Tim Lawless, Ray White chief economist Nerida […]

“As Australian architects, we can address climate change” – Caroline Pidcock.

Following the release of the latest IPCC climate report, ADR reached out to AIA 2021 Leadership in Sustainability Prize joint winner and Australian Architects Declare spokesperson Caroline Pidcock. A prominent advocate for sustainable development, Pidock explains how architects and designers can help prevent catastrophic climate change. As the IPCC AR6 Synthesis report clunked into our inboxes last month, […]