Ben Burrows explores queer self-identity in DIA Graduate of the Year winning project

The exploration of queer self-identity through the analogy of the bedroom is at the centre of the Design Institute of Australia’s Interior Design Graduate of the Year winning project by Ben Burrows. The Queensland of Technology student was also named the state’s Interior Design Graduate of the Year and Overall Graduate of the Year, taking […]

B Corp Certification with Kosloff Architecture

Well prior to establishing Melbourne-based Kosloff Architecture in 2017, founders Julian Kosloff and Stephanie Bullock knew they wanted to align their practice with the principles of a B Corp. “It was one of the first decisions we made,” says Bullock. “The first question we asked ourselves is ‘what do we want this to be?’ The […]

COVID-19 will redefine “what it means to travel” says BAR Studio

The coronavirus pandemic will encourage designers to “rethink what hospitality is and what it means to travel,” says BAR Studio architect and communications director Rowena Hockin. Hockin tells ADR the industry has been focused on “the death of the buffet” when it could be looking at how it can increase the “depth of engagement” felt […]

Think Brick Awards 2020 shortlist announced

The shortlist for the Think Brick Awards has been announced, celebrating excellence in the use of clay brick, concrete masonry and roof tiles by Australia’s best architects and designers. This year marks the Think Brick Awards 14th year recognising the important contributions that architects, builders, bricklayers, block layers and manufacturers make to the process of […]

Five projects from IDEA Designer of the Year finalist GOLDEN

GOLDEN’s reductionist approach to expressive interiors demonstrates an intuitive understanding of the impact physical environments have on our well-being, earning the studio a much deserved spot as a finalist in the IDEA 2020 Designer of the Year category. Raised in the SJB school of interior design under the inimitable Andrew Parr, directors Kylie Dorotic and […]

SANAA unveils design for Art Gallery of NSW extension

Japanese architecture firm SANAA has unveiled its design for the new standalone extension of the Art Gallery of NSW overlooking Sydney Harbour.  The Art Gallery of NSW has been working with SANAA to develop their design for the Sydney Modern building since an international competition jury unanimously selected the team as preferred architects in 2015. […]

Bompas & Parr to headline MPavilion 2020 program

The MPavilion 2020 season will be “dynamic and optimistic” in response to the year of challenge, say organisers. Australia’s leading architecture and design event will run from 12 November 2020 – 21 March 2021 in Melbourne and feature more than 500 artists and designers from Australia and overseas. This amplified number of guests is partly […]

Woods Bagot imagines car-free Sydney streets

A study commissioned by Woods Bagot finds that the impact of reducing cars in Sydney could provide life satisfaction benefits of  up to $2.9 billion in value.  Car-free Sydney streets would also solve the NSW Premier’s priority to increase people’s access to green space.  The study, Streets Ahead: A New State of Wellness was completed […]

Flexibility is the key to the new working landscape

Herman Miller’s Kirsten Brown on why businesses need to focus on flexibility and agility in the new normal. Workplace design for COVID and beyond will need to accommodate changes to the set-up of the office space and the people who utilise it. With restrictions easing all over Australia, organisations are now looking at the safest […]