“We were almost like the test case ourselves” – Hassell on Herston Biofabrication Institute

The Herston Biofabrication Institue is an opportunity to showcase “complex technology in a way people could understand”, says Hassell Principal Carolyn Solley. Situated in the heart of Brisbane’s Herston Health Precinct, the institute is a key development in upholding the precinct’s reputation as a world-leading health and knowledge community. ADR recently caught up with Solley […]

Buchan completes Australia’s first standalone children’s library

A giant timber tree sits at the heart of a newly unveiled children’s library by Buchan, located in the centre of the Queensland city of Ipswich. The purpose-built library is part of a $250 million CBD redevelopment that includes new council buildings, an adult library and carpark facilities. Drawing from its surroundings near Bremer River […]

“The biggest impact we can make beyond our own operations is how we specify” – Fender Katsalidis on best sustainable practice

More than three-quarters of the energy used by domestic appliances is consumed during use. With the Australian architecture and interior design industry increasingly conscious of the role it has to play in this country’s response to the climate emergency, it’s food for thought. And it’s something Miele has been actively addressing for more than two […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Designer of the Year finalist Fiona Dunin

In celebration of the 2021 IDEA Awards, ADR is taking a sneak peek into the people behind the design magic, with Fiona Dunin from FMD Architects kicking us off. As a Designer of the Year finalist, FMD Architects have two projects shortlisted in the Residential Single category and one in Workplace under 1000 sqm category. […]

Herman Miller makes its Aeron Chair even better with ocean bound plastic

Designing an icon is no mean feat. Remastering an icon poses an even greater challenge – how does one improve on perfection? Created by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick in 1994, Herman Miller’s Aeron Chair broke the mould in terms of its design, functionality, aesthetics and material innovation – without relying on the standard use […]

bureau^proberts tops Australia Pavilion at Dubai Expo with cumulus cloud

bureau^proberts has topped its design for the Australia Pavilion at the Dubai Expo with vertical powder-coated aluminium blades inspired by a cumulus cloud. A natural phenomenon mobile across all Australian landscapes and “indeed evident across the world”, the cumulus cloud is a representation of our country’s welcoming and multicultural nature. “The cumulus cloud is agile […]

Silver Thomas Hanley teams up with HVG Facades for Sunshine Hospital expansion

Silver Thomas Hanley called upon the expertise of dedicated facade products supplier HVG Facades in the major redevelopment of Sunshine Hospital’s emergency department. Already home to one of the busiest emergency departments in Victoria, Sunshine Hospital undertook a $34.9 million expansion to meet the needs of an expanding population. Officially opened in March this year, […]

2021 DESIGN Canberra Festival cancelled

The 2021 DESIGN Canberra Festival has been cancelled this morning with organisers choosing to move the entire program to next year. Slated to run in the capital from 5-28 November, this year’s festival was designed to support more than 500 artists impacted by COVID-19-driven cancellations. It would have featured creative workshops (online and in person), […]

Brendan Wong designs limited edition gin for Archie Rose

Sydney interior designer Brendan Wong has teamed up with Archie Rose for a limited edition gin that blurs the line between mathematical precision and art. “I’ve always been fascinated by string based sculpture, installations and art,” Wong tells ADR of the label design. “A single linear piece of string can be geometrically arranged to create […]