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Parlour awarded Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize

In recognition of eight years of research advocacy and action toward achieving gender parity in architecture, Parlour has been awarded the Paula Whitman Leadership in Gender Equity Prize.  The Leadership in Gender Equity Prize recognises exceptional leadership and outstanding contribution to the advancement of gender equity in architectural practice, education and governance. The 2020 prize […]

“It was like having the ground taken away from you,” say designers of COVID-19

Australian interior designers felt vulnerable, challenged and out of their depths in the first weeks of the coronavirus lockdown say Adele Winteridge and Mardi Doherty. The two interior designers are the leaders of the DIA Melbourne Practice Group and they asked for Paula McCarthy from Working Dynamics‘ Paula McCarthy to facilitate a survey about the […]

Kuzman Architecture restores Melbourne home to “former glory”

Tasked with transforming a 1990s’ replica addition into a “light filled living wing that marries heritage features with contemporary detailing”, Kuzman Architecture kept the material palette raw and minimal. The clients bought Moor House in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell several years ago with “the view to restoring the grand double fronted Victorian back to […]

Campus for collaboration and creativity

The latest release from Shaw Contract is a highly flexible flooring system called Campus. “Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilised society.” The above quote is Walter Gropius’ apt summation of the […]

Architecture and design projects for kids to do at home

While some are back at school, there are plenty of budding designers still studying from home following the coronavirus lockdown. With that in mind, we’ve put together a selection of great architecture and design projects for kids to enjoy while they’re sheltering in place. Challenge Cards by James Dyson Foundation The James Dyson Foundation has devised 22 […]

Architects Award Changes 2020

The new Architects Award 2020 document has come into effect with notable changes to six clauses. The Association of Consulting Architects Australia has been negotiating changes with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) in the 2014 and 2018 award reviews. The decisions of both these award reviews have now been determined and handed down by the […]