ADR’s top 16 Australian architects and designers for 2020

It’s December already! We’re kicking off our review of 2020 with a look at the year’s best interviews with Australian designers and architects. “We’re here to live, not to defy death. Our architecture should do the same” – Koichi Takada A chance virtual encounter with Koichi Takada in the middle of Melbourne’s second lockdown turned into an […]

Architectus grows transport sector ahead of Suburban Rail Loop

Architectus has announced key appointments within its transport sector design team as it undertakes work on some of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects. Most recently, Mena Kubba has joined Architectus as a senior associate in Melbourne. She has commenced as the linewide lead for Stage One of the Suburban Rail Loop project, Victoria’s largest ever […]

A career celebrated in Philip Cox: An Australian Architecture

Photographs, sketches, drawings and original artworks capture the career of Philip Cox in a new book about the Australian architect. Divided it five chapters, Philip Cox: An Australian Architecture documents the architect’s lengthy career from his early projects in NSW in the 1960s to COX Architecture’s expansion into Asia in the 1990s onwards. Alongside pictures […]

Specialist Disability Accommodation explores automation beyond “bells and whistles”

An ambitious Specialist Disability Accommodation project by DPN Casa Capace includes a suite of automated features that give residents control and independence. DPN Casa Capace, the social impact business incubated by property investment company DPN, is taking Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) in Australia to a new height.  Australia’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) aims to […]

Recyclable materials a must for emerging furniture designers in 2021 – Zenith

In the lead up to the 2020 IDEA Gala, ADR catches up with Zenith to talk trends and sustainability in furniture design for 2021. If there’s one IDEA category that always fills me with excitement, it’s the Object, Furniture and Lighting (Rising). My love of emerging designers is well documented and this category never disappoints. […]

IDEA Gala tickets on sale this week!

Tickets for the IDEA Gala go on sale Friday 9 December 2020. Save the date and join us we celebrate the best in Australian architecture and design! Now in its 18th year, IDEA is a forum for celebrating incredible local design and the practitioners who push the envelope with every project. But it’s also a […]

Core Collective Architects uses GECA certified carpet in award-winning women’s clinic

Core Collective Architects has designed an environmentally-conscious women’s clinic, specifying a selection of GECA Cradle to Cradle certified carpet from Shaw Contract. A multi-disciplinary healthcare for women at all stages of life, Eternal Women’s Health in Hobart was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. Located a short distance from the […]

Bates Smart creates paradigm shift with timber-built Southbank hotel

Bates Smart has utilized the latest timber construction technology for Melbourne’s new landmark hotel at 55 Southbank Boulevard.  The existing commercial office building, built in 1989, was able to accommodate an extension of 5 levels with the use of concrete framed construction. The design challenge Bates Smart faced was how to surpass this in order […]

QUT releases Indigenous Australian campus development strategy

Developed in consultation with BVN principal Kevin O’Brien, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has released its Indigenous Australian campus development strategy, Campus to Country. Campus to Country was created to highlight the significance of the land on which QUT sits, fostering deeper understanding and recognition of Indigenous Australian occupation and connection to Country. The […]