ISOscape explores building a pandemic-resilient home

Jaslyn Ng, senior project architect at Billard Leece Partnership, began her ISOscape series at the start of Melbourne’s second Stage 4 Lockdown. Here, she graphically explores how her family and home have adapted to the pandemic’s restrictions. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged everyone to rethink home as a multifunctional space. Our lives are now cramped […]

What’s the future of the office?

For many people, the days of going into the office every day and sitting at the same desk for eight hours are over. But that doesn’t mean the workplace is irrelevant.  As 2021 unfolds, the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is behind us – at least in Australia – but its repercussions are long and […]

Meet the IDEA 2020 Emerging Designer finalists

With less than a month to go before we announce the winners of IDEA 2020, we thought we’d take a minute to delve into the contenders for the second most sought-after award of the night – the Emerging Designer of the Year. If you haven’t gotten your tickets to IDEA 2020, grab them now and […]

OMA releases “The Hospital of the Future” short film

A new film by Dutch architecture firm OMA and Partner Reinier de Graaf “The Hospital of the Future” have been released as a part of the exhibition, Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales at Matadero Madrid Centre for Contemporary Creation.  What OMA calls “visual manifesto”, the 12-minute short film complicates long-standing conventions and methodologies in the field […]

The Shortlist: Napier Street for Milieu by Freadman White Architects

The IDEA awards season is well underway and in the lead up to the IDEA gala we’re going to acquaint you with a few of our much-loved shortlisted projects.  With almost 300 projects shortlisted across 14 categories, this year’s IDEA gala on 19 February 2021 will be a much-needed celebration of Australian architecture and interior […]

Australian architects win World Architecture Community Award

Sydney architecture practice Kaunitz Yeung Architecture has been announced as one of only 15 winning projects at the World Architecture Awards. Kaunitz Yeung Architecture’s Munipi Arts Centre on Melville Island in the Tiwi Islands, 80km north of Darwin, has been recognised as one of the ‘Realised Award Winning Architecture Projects’ at the 36th World Architecture […]

Lobster shell unlocks 3D concrete printing strength

New research from RMIT University shows that patterns inspired by lobster shells can make 3D printed concrete stronger, supporting more complex and creative architectural structures. While digital manufacturing technologies promise construction efficiency and the ability to push the boundaries of architectural innovation, technical challenges remain in making 3D printed concrete strong enough for use in […]

La Trobe University stadium achieves Australian sustainable first

La Trobe University’s new stadium has been awarded Australia’s first ‘6 Star Green Star Design and As Built v1.2 certified rating’ for a sports building by the Green Building Council Australia. The stadium was completed in January 2020 as part of Stage 2 of La Trobe’s Sports Park development – a key component of the […]

Meet the IDEA 2020 design studio finalists of the year

With just a month to go until we announce the winners of IDEA 2020, we thought we’d take a look at the studios vying for the night’s top prize – Designer of the Year. With past alums like Kennedy Nolan, DesignOffice and SJB, Designer of the Year is always a hard-fought category, and this year […]