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The A&D community + coronavirus, May 15

In this week’s A+D + coronavirus update, we share news of screens for social distancing on planes, guidance on how to thrive in a new post-COVID-19 reality and Russia’s online pavilion for the 2020 Venice Biennale. Watch our Working from Home series In this week’s collection of WFH videos, we hear from Architectus’ Marina Carroll and more. Watch the […]

“You can’t stay stagnant” during COVID-19, says Carley Nicholls

Practices and studios need to think beyond the now to how they want to be positioned when the coronavirus pandemic passes, says interior design strategy and practice director Carley Nicholls. In another of our virtual fireside chats with Australian architects and designers about leadership in the time of COVID-19, the co-director of Melbourne’s Studio Tate brings the […]

IDEA 2020 judges looking forward to “projects that keep them pondering” as deadline approaches

IDEA 2020 judges Brendan Wong and Simone Haag have described what they’re hoping to see from entrants ahead of the 5 June entry deadline. “Projects that keep me pondering and wanting to ask questions are usually those that excite me most!” says Wong. “This is my first time judging – but in a word – […]

Foster + Partners installs handcrafted undulating roof in Turkish villa

In its first private house since 2006, Foster + Partners has topped this Turkish villa with a rippling timber roof to complement its rugged setting. The Dolunay Villa is located along the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla. Accessed from the north, with a curving road that leads to the drop-off […]

Women in architecture: Architectus design leaders Marina Carroll and Elizabeth Seuseu

In a video interview with Architectus principal Marina Carroll and senior associate Elizabeth Seuseu, filmed in the less-than-ideal settings we’re all painfully familiar with now, the women speak frankly about gender and the industry with Australian Design Review and inside editor Elisa Scarton. Carroll joined Architectus Sydney in 2012. With a particular interest in learning […]

TERROIR to design Tasmania’s $18 million gallery

Architecture practice TERROIR has revealed its design for Tasmania’s North West Museum and Art Gallery (NWMAG).  The Burnie City Council’s architecture brief for the new cultural facility in Tasmania’s North West was a building of “style and stature”, as iconic as the art that it houses.  “It would also reflect the natural environment of the […]

Win one of 16 Aeron chairs in our $30k Herman Miller competition

For our latest competition, we’re offering readers the chance to win one of 16 Aeron chairs from Herman Miller valued at $1850 each. This competition closes on 14 July 2020. When designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick set out to design the Aeron chair in 1994, they sought to create a chair that was health-positive, […]

Noise Noise Noise takes an “anarchic” approach in Melbourne retail store

Noise Noise Noise has embraced raw steel and textured vermiculite, creating an homage to “upcycled waste” in its interior for the 120-square-metre streetwear concept store Relic. Drawing from the history of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane textile wholesale industry, the design acts as “a juxtaposition of references from eras of the past stitched together and remade with […]