The art of designing a theatre

Architects looking to work with theatre companies need to think outside the black box. Stephen A Russell spoke to three practices embracing dramatic flourish. Hamish Lyon, director of architecture and design at NH Architecture, was thrilled and a little overwhelmed when the practice was appointed to work on the redesign of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) […]

How dn&co designed seven miles of discovery for the V&A

Brand and design consultancy dn&co has created a new wayfinding system for London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum to help visitors navigate the sprawling site. Located in London’s South Kensington, the museum of art, design and performance, welcomes around four million visitors a year. To meet the demands of these visitors — a mix of […]

Australian Institute of Architects president Amy Muir on Victorian public architecture

As the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist is announced, ADR catches up with The Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter president Amy Muir to discuss how public architecture benefits the state, its residents and the sense of community it fosters. ADR: How do you believe sustainable design will inform the future of Victoria’s public architecture? Amy […]

Studio Libeskind designs star-shaped building for National Holocaust Monument

New York-based architecture practice Studio Libeskind’s design for Canada’s National Holocaust Monument is comprised of six triangular, concrete volumes configured to create the points of a star.  Architect’s statement Centrally located at the corner of Booth and Wellington Streets in Ottawa across from the Canadian War Museum, the site connects the museum to the historic centre […]

DK-CM designs a ‘new heart’ for the UK town of Barkingside

What makes good public space design?