• 5 mins with Daniel Heckscher of Note Design Studio

    Swedish collective Note Design Studio, with Daniel Hecksher pictured centre in yellow.
    Indesignlive: As a truly multi-disciplined studio, have you seen an increase in demand for design consulting/strategy work?
    Daniel Hecksher: Yes, it’s growing for us. And I find it quite interesting that a lot of the companies that are oriented within design don’t know everything there is to know about design.
    Since this is what we do every day, it’s what we live and breathe, there is actuall
  • Do we need more chairs? These new releases from Milan make a good case

    There is not a short supply of chairs on the market. And each year at the Salone del Mobile Milan even more are birthed into the world.
    It could easily be argued that we don’t need any more chairs out there. But what would the world be without choice? And what would the world’s biggest design fair be without a glut of chairs?
    Wanting to save you time and help with specifying, we’ve rounded up the ones that stand out – whether it be for the unique design and innovation or
  • Rottnest Island hotel expansion approved

    Christou Design Group will design an extension to Hotel Rottnest that will incorporate 80 new rooms, two pools, a restaurant, function facilities, a new reception, a spa and a gym.
  • Australian digital mapping project of women’s safety in cities goes global

    Women in Sydney, Delhi, Lima, Kampala and Madrid can now collaborate on the creation of maps that show city spaces that make them feel unsafe.
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  • Sexism and the city: how urban planning has failed women

    The proportion of women to men in architecture and associated professions is low. Can cities not designed by women really meet their needs?
  • Escala Sydney

    Architect: Molecule Sydney
    Project Manager: Kernel Property
    Builder: Shape Group
    Artist: Katie Carmichael
     
    Length: 6 months
     
    Furniture
    ‘Kelly’ armchair, Jardan. ‘Tribute’ coffee table, Zuster. ‘Barrington’ sofa, Arthur G. Workstations, Baseline. ‘David Walley’ stools, ‘Formway Life’ task chair, ‘Caesar’ boardroom chair, Zenith. ‘Lloyd’ armchairs, ‘Billiani Doll’ chair, Caf&e
  • Hyundai Capital Convention Hall

    Interior Designer: Gensler
     
    Furniture
    ‘Click’ table, ‘.03’ chair, Vitra. Retractable seating, Audience Systems.
     
    Lighting
    Lighting throughout, iGuzzini.
     
    Finishes
    Needled carpet, Findeisen GMBH. Epoxy paint, BASF. Felt panel, Sutherland Felt Company. Curtain on track, fabric wrapped acoustic panels, Kvadrat Maharam. Acoustic plaster, Baswaphon. Wooden flooring, Greyne Company. Rubber base, Burke. Upholstery throughout, Maharam. Black granite, Tristo
  • ‘A powerful form’: Lune de Sang Pavilion

    In a slow-growth forest in the Byron Bay hinterland, the final dwelling in a collection of powerful, monumental concrete structures has been completed – all designed to endure.
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  • Raft Studio

    Architect: Edition Office
     
    Lighting
    Kitchen pendant light, Porcelain Bear. Kitchen ceiling light, entrance way LED, bathroom luminaires, track lights, bed and study rebated ceiling lights, Light Project.
     
    Finishes
    Floor tiles, Bespoke Tiles. Entry brass finish, George White & Co. Door panels, Sharp Plywood.
     
    Fixed & Fitted
    ’Studio Bagno’ vanity basins, WC pan, cistern, ‘Astra Walker’ towel rail, hook, basin mixer, shower mixer, shower head,
  • NSW government to fast-track approvals for medium-density housing

    The new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code will fast-track the development approval process for one- and two-storey dual occupancies, manor houses and terraces.
  • Locals call for a “High Line” on Sydney’s north shore

    Residents of the Sydney suburb of Lavender Bay are pushing for a landscaped linear park to be developed along side a historic rail line.
  • Chandon

    Architect: Foolscap Studio
    Project Manager / Builder: Yarra Valley Commercial
    Specialist Lighting: Light Project
    Metalwork: Formanova
     
    Length: 11 months
     
    Furniture
    ‘Huggy’ low stool, Obodo. ‘m.a.d.’ sling upholstered chair, ‘Grille’ outdoor chair and barstool, Gohome. ‘FERMOB’ bar stool, Café Culture. ‘Pedrali’ bolding dining and bar table base, Prototype Furniture.
     
    Lighting
    ‘Fabbian&r
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  • RMIT New Academic Street

    Architect: Lyons, in collaboration with NMBW Architecture Studio, MvS Architects, Harrison and White, Maddison Architects
    Project Manager: DCWC
    Builder: Lend Lease
    Structural/Civil & Façade Engineer: Arup
    Services Engineer: AECOM
    Landscape Designer: Taylor Cullity Lethlean
    Hydraulic Engineer: CJ Arms
    Building Surveyors: PLP Building Surveyors and Consultants
    Quantity Surveyors: Wilde and Woollard
    Disability Access: Architecture and Acc
  • NAB Place

    Architect: Woods Bagot
    Project Manager / Builder: Lendlease Building
    Structural Engineer: Meinhardt Australia
    ESD / MEP Consultant: WSP
    DDA: Morris Access Consulting
    Acoustic Engineer: Renzo Tonin & Associates
     
    Furniture
    ‘Setu’ chair, ‘Eames’ aluminium management chair, Herman Miller. ‘Zody’ chair, Haworth. Drop in table, bench table, quadrant single seat chair, PBS table, Koskela. ‘Arper Duna’ chair, ‘
  • St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School

    Architect: Cox Architecture
    Project Manager: ID Construction Professionals
    Builder: GCB Construction
    Structural Engineer: Bligh Tanner
    Services Engineer: Greenleaf
     
    Duration: 9 months
    Budget: $3.5m
     
    Lighting
    Tecton KK 3000 lighting, Zumtobel. Wall luminaire, BEGA.
     
    Finishes
    ‘La Paloma Grande’ bricks, Brickworks. Carpet, Interface. ‘NaturAL Reflect 405’ façade, Alucobond. Paint throughout, Dulux.
    The post St Aidan’s A
  • Takeaways from EuroBagno to elevate hotel bathroom design

    Bathrooms are not merely functional spaces. Of course, they have an incredibly important purpose to serve, but when a design moves beyond the basic requirements, what are the other desirable aesthetics and experiences to fall out?
    For hotel bathrooms, in particular, it’s all about creating an environment of respite. But just how is design elevating the wellness experience in bathrooms?
    Finding luxury in any sized space
    Space is a luxury, particularly in a hotel. But if it’s relaxatio
  • What’s hot at EuroCucina

    In Milan, the EuroCucina halls are booming. The market has regained its momentum, post-GFC, and the world’s leading kitchen manufacturers are setting an impressive standard for kitchen design. Here we pick out the top trends that are shaping the look, feel and functionality of the kitchen.
      Hide and seekTwo years ago, the open-doored cabinet left its aesthetic mark on the kitchen realm with brands removing cabinet doors to reveal shelving as a storage style feature. This year, brands
  • You, the designer, are a desirable audience

    If you take a look outside the fairgrounds of Rho during Milan’s design week, you’ll find the nexus of art, design and commerce. But just who sits at the centre of all of this? Designers of course. You’re a desirable bunch with big brands just fighting for your attention.
    Last year it was LG collaborating with Tokujin Yoshioka, with Samsung seeing the design cred of Zaha Hadid Architects to try and flog the technology of its new device. This year Panasonic leveraged its 100-yea
  • The great outdoors: Can Australia take anything from Milan’s outdoor offering?

    The Australian climate means we can spend most of the year enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it’s sitting, lounging, eating or socialising it could be argued that an outdoor spirit is part of our national identity.
    As such, the demand and need for durable, inspiring outdoor furniture in Australia should be obvious. We should be leading the charge to elevate what outdoor living means.
    Even though there are some stand-out outdoor furniture options designed right here on home soil, we thou
  • A snippet of Australian design in Milan

    Australians are a travelling bunch. Being on the bottom-side of the world can have its advantages – our isolation from the rest of the design world can create a feeling of freedom as we sit outside the regular ebbs and flows of the European market. On the flip side to that, sometimes the rest of the world thinks we’re too far away to make an impact or cater to modern demands.
    But even in a highly saturated and overflowing event such as the Salone, Australian design can hold its
  • How Satellite Images of the Earth at Night Help Us Understand Our World and Make Better Cities

    Nighttime view of Western Europe: England (top right), Paris (bright city near the middle of the image) and Belgium and the Netherlands (middle-right of frame). Image courtesy of the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, NASA Johnson Space CenterSatellite images of Earth at night make for fascinating, beautiful pictures. But they also confront us with a growing form of pollution. Why do we waste so much energy to light outer space when we only need light on the ground? High-resolution satellite
  • Qatar National Library / OMA

    © Iwan Baan – OMA Architects: OMALocation: Doha, QatarPartner In Charge: Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Iyad AlsakaAssociate In Charge: Kunle AdeyemiArea: 45000.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Iwan Baan, Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti, Hans WerlemannDesign Team Sd, Dd And Cd: Sebastian Appl, Laura Baird, Andrea Bertassi, Helen Billson, Benito Branco,Nils Christa, Daniel Colvard, Tom Coronato, Anita Ernodi, Clarisa Garcia-Fresco, Dina Ge, Mauricio Gonzales, Bermy Ho, Vin
  • In Celebration of Our 10th Anniversary: 10 Buildings That Bring to Mind the AD Logo

    This year, ArchDaily marks our 10th anniversary as a global platform for architecture. In the past 10 years, we have democratized access to architecture and brought a daily dose of information, knowledge and inspiration to students and professionals.To celebrate this important milestone, we have compiled a series of projects that recall our iconic logo: the blue three-story, prismatic house. We've curated over 33,543 built projects so far, including classics and fla
  • Shortlist announced for inaugural Victorian Design Challenge

    The National Gallery of Victoria has announced the teams shortlisted for the inaugural $30,000 Victorian Design Challenge.
  • Nominate Australia’s best (and worst) built projects for the 2018 Civic Trust Awards

    The Australian Civic Trust is seeking nominations for its 2018 awards program, which recognizes projects that demonstrate “innovation and public value.”
  • Suncorp

     Architect: Geyer
    Project Manager: Turner Townsend Thinc
    Builder: Buildcorp
    Structural Engineer: Robert Bird Group
    Services Engineer: Medland
     
    Duration: 2 years
     
    Furniture
    Thinking Works, Keith Melbourne, Ross Gardam furniture throughout, Stylecraft. Miscellaneous furniture, Koskela, Jardan, Zenith. Muuto, Herman Miller throughout, Living Edge. Hay throughout, Cult. Saba Italia throughout, Café Culture Insitu. Bernhardt Design, Enea throughout, KE
  • Lonely Newmarket

    Interior Architect: Knight Associates
    Architect: Fabricate Architecture
    Builder: Property Direct Services
    Shopfitters: Robinson Interiors
    Landscape Designer: Jared Lockhart Design
     
    Duration: 8 months
     
    Furniture
    ‘Bibendum’ Classicon armchair,’Meribel 523’ change room stools, Matisse. ‘Extrasoft’ divan, Studio Italia.
     
    Lighting
    ‘Find Me Mono’ FLOS ceiling lighting, ‘Tip of the Tongue’ FLOS point
  • Is Architecture Synonymous with Stress?

    © Filipe VasconcelosThe idea of becoming an architect and working in the field can seem to go against notions of a good work-life balance. With long journeys, pressing deadlines and the need to make informed decisions quickly, combined with potentially low wages and a quagmire of tricky working relationships and red-tape, architecture is conceived to be one of the most stressful professions.A survey by Architect's Journal in 2016 found that 25% of UK architecture students are
  • Flack Studio HQ

    Interior Design: Flack Studio
    Builder: Pinto the Builder
     
    Budget: $85k
    Duration: 6 weeks
     
    Furniture
    Classicon Bibendum Chair, Eileen Grey adjustable table, Anibou Furniture. ‘Baxter’ chair, Criteria Collection.
     
    Lighting
    Lighting throughout, Anna Charlesworth.
     
    Finishes
    Marble throughout, Artedomus, CDK, Signorino, Stone Boutique. Wooden wall, Maffi Australia. Floorboards, Storey Timber. Wall hooks, Simone Pittella. Door hardware, Bellevue Architectu
  • Mirvac HQ

    Interior Design: Davenport Campbell and Partners
    Builder: Mirvac
    Change Management: Puzzle Partners
    Services Consultant: Mirvac
     
    Furniture
    Workstations, Haworth, Steelcase. General chairs, Steelcase, Jardan, Hub, Cult. Stools, Anabou, Jardan, Workarena. Meeting chairs, Cult, Wilkhahn, Stylecraft. Tables, Arredorama, Stylecraft, Workarena.
     
    Lighting
    Lighting throughout, Cult, Euroluce, Artemide, Light Project, JSB Lighting, Eagle Lighting, Living Edge, KKDC, L
  • Tatami House / Julius Taminiau Architects

    © Norbert Wunderling Architects: Julius Taminiau ArchitectsLocation: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsArea: 160.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Norbert WunderlingOther Participants: Oranje Arkenbouw © Norbert WunderlingText description provided by the architects. The house is designed by Julius Taminiau Architects and based in a "floating village" within Amsterdam. The budget for this project was very low and therefore it was decided to rationalize the design as much as possible and to mak
  • House Brotero / phdd arquitectos

    © Francisco Nogueira Architects: phdd arquitectosLocation: Lisbon, PortugalArea: 400.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Francisco NogueiraCollaborators: Pedro Serra, Ana Luísa Rosa © Francisco NogueiraText description provided by the architects. In a neighbourhood of small buildings this project was always developed with the intention of a careful integration of the house in the local context. For the street the house is revealed like a small traditional volume, with roof tiles
  • 8bit Collins Street

    Architect: Architects EAT
    Builder: Arkim
    Structural Engineer: KH Engineering
    Services Engineer: TJ Consulting Engineers
     
    Duration: 8 months
    Budget: $800k
     
    Furniture
    Non-custom furniture throughout, Dowel Jones
     
    Lighting
    Lighting throughout, Ambience Lighting, Fat Shack
     
    Finishes
    Paint, Dulux. Oak panelling, Gunnersens. Spotted gum panelling, Navurban. Tiling, Classic Ceramics. ‘Quartz’ surfaces, Caesarstone.
     
    Fixed & Fitted
    Bathro
  • Arimon House / García-Durán & Equipo

    © Adrià Goula Architects: García-Durán & EquipoLocation: Sabadell, SpainAuthor Architect: Marc García-Durán HuetDesign Team: Simone Branchini, Gabriela Castellanos , Roger MermiArea: 700.0 m2Project Year: 2014Photography: Adrià GoulaStructural Calculation: Oriol Palou Construction: H2O constructora / Estanislao PuigRoof Restoration : Cristina Martí Furniture: Estanislau PuigMetalwork: Juan Canadell LleonartText: Placid García-Plana
  • ‘A neat trick’: Two Halves House

    Responding eloquently to its lightly forested, sloping site, this earth-toned house has been split into two, with a bathing and sleeping pavilion sitting above an open-plan living space.
  • ‘Come for the selfie, more than the postcard’: SO–IL

    Damian Madigan talks to Jing Liu and Florian Idenburg of New York-based SO–IL to discuss notions of globalization, joy, ambiguity, risk and time in architecture, and the concept of the experience museum.
  • PA House / IDIN Architects

    © Ketsiree Wongwan Architects: IDIN ArchitectsLocation: ThailandArchitects In Charge: Jeravej Hongsakul, Wichan Kongnok, Eakgaluk SirijariyawatArea: 530.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Ketsiree WongwanInterior Architect: IDIN ARCHITECTS (Jureerat Korvanichakul)Structural Engineer: Pakanut SiriprasopsothronSystem Engineer: Eakachai Hamhomvong, Panot KuakoolwongContractor : Wimutti Cinstruction Limited Partnership © Ketsiree WongwanText description provided by the architects. PA House
  • GANSW leads team in rethink of Gosford’s public spaces

    The Government Architect NSW, in partnership with CHROFI, Tyrellstudio and HillDPA, have drafted plan for the revitalization of the centre of Gosford.
  • Space of Engraving Lights / J.R Architects

    © Yu-Chen Tsao Architects: J.R ArchitectsLocation: Tainan, TaiwanArchitect In Charge: Cho-Jen HuangDesign Team: Wan-I Lin, Tzu-Yin YangArea: 130.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Yu-Chen Tsao © Yu-Chen TsaoText description provided by the architects. Within the alleyways of Tainan, there sits a brick house that emits lights. One can see sunrise, the elderly neighbor, and the birds resting on the pole of the house.© Yu-Chen TsaoThe building was originally an outdated hostel hidden
  • Lucia's Garden / studio_GAON

    © Youngchae Park Architects: studio_GAONLocation: Gongju-si, South KoreaArchitect In Charge: Hyoungnam Lim, Eunjoo RohProject Team: Seongwon Son, Minjung Choi, Sangwoo Lee, Sungpil Lee, Hanmoe Lee, 
Jinwook Kim, Hyebin Kwon Area: 35.44 m2Project Year: 2013Photographs: Youngchae ParkConstruction: Inil Hwang in Starsis © Youngchae ParkText description provided by the architects. Lucia’s garden is located in the old downtown of Gong-Ju city. (Gong-Ju is one of the oldest histo
  • The Honeyworks House / Paul Butterworth Architect

    © Christopher Frederick Jones Architects: Paul Butterworth ArchitectLocation: Geebung, AustraliaArchitect In Charge: Paul ButterworthArea: 198.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones © Christopher Frederick JonesThe wish list of Brisbane empty nesters Peter and Jacquelyn was simple. They wanted an affordable new home with plenty of room to accommodate their grandchildren, and Peter’s honey-manufacturing business. Architect Paul Butterworth found the sweet s
  • Lazaridis Hall / Diamond Schmitt Architects

    © doublespace photography Architects: Diamond Schmitt ArchitectsLocation: 64 University Avenue West, Lazaridis Hall 4001, Waterloo, ON N2L 3C7, CanadaLead Architects: Birgit Siber, Donald Schmitt, Gary Watson, Matthew Lella, David Dow, Jessica Shiffman, Nelson Lai, Brian Kao, Steve Bondar, Andreea Scarlat, Bryan Chartier, Andrea GausAssociate Architect: David Thompson Architect Ltd.Area: 226000.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: doublespace photography, Tom ArbanClient: Wilfrid Laurier Uni
  • NEWSUBSTANCE's Coachella Pavilion Takes Visitors on a Journey of Light and Color

    A post shared by Franky Lam (@frankylamchops) on Apr 16, 2018 at 5:02am PDTUK-based design studio NEWSUBSTANCE has debuted at the Coachella Valley Music & Art Festival with a seven-floor pavilion taking visitors on an “ever-changing journey of light, color and perspective.” The 75-foot-high (23-meter-high) pavilion named “Spectra” consists of a spiral form featuring an observation deck at its peak, projecting a rainbow band of color.The dazzling&nb
  • Mais Fitness Fitness Club / Estúdio AMATAM

    © Gentleman Architect: Estúdio AMATAMLocation: R. Cruz de Barro 16, 2560-241 Torres Vedras, PortugalAuthors: João Amaral, Manuela TamborinoArea: 1105.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographer: GentlemanCollaborator: Luís CorreiaLigthning: MELO RODRIGUES–Engenharia, LdaAvac: SPM EngenhariaSanitary: DSE – Desenvolvimento e Soluções de Engenharia de Edifícios, Lda.Graphic Design : Deadinbeirute3 D Visualizations: D22 Construction: Gofermode, Lda.
  • 22 Projects Named Continental Winners of Prix Versailles 2018

    Apple Store Michigan Avenue © Nigel Young - Il Mercato image © Documentación Arquitectónica - Ateliê Wäls image © Daniel Mansur - Japan House São Paulo image © FLAGRANTE - Norton Restaurant Image © Haruo Mikami - Ixi’im Restaurant Image © Eduardo Calvo Santisbón. Image
    On Saturday in Santiago, Chile, the Prix Versailles Committee announced the continental winners of its annual awards celebrating built comme
  • Old Building Renovation on Zhenbang Road / TEAM BLDG

    © Eiichi Kano Architects: TEAM BLDGLocation: 114 Zhenbang Rd., Xiamen, Fujian, ChinaLead Architect: Lei XiaoDesign Team: Lu Bai, Yingying Liu, Jialin Pan, Lizhou Ye, Pedro Ruiz MazanoArea: 155.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Eiichi Kano © Eiichi KanoText description provided by the architects. 114 Zhenbang Road is a restaurant project renovated from a historical building with traditional “Qilou” – arcade surroundings. It is distinctive for the original archi-tectur
  • Edoardo Tresoldi Unveils Neoclassical Wire Mesh Sculpture at Coachella Festival

    © Roberto ConteItalian artist Edoardo Tresoldi, known for his majestic wire mesh sculptures, has unveiled his biggest artwork to date for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California. Titled “Etherea,” the site-specific installation represents the culmination of Tresoldi's research in the music field, realized as three transparent structures taking inspiration from Neoclassical and Baroque architecture.The Italian artist has established a repu
  • Library, Museum and Community Center ‘De Petrus’ / Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen Architects

    © Stijn Poelstra Architects: Molenaar&Bol&vanDillen ArchitectsLocation: Heuvel 2, 5261 EE Vught, The NetherlandsInterior Architect: Jan David Hanrath Landscape Architecture : Houtman+Sander Contractor: M.P. Drijvers B.V.Restoration Contractor : Nico de Bont Structural Engineer: H.J.G. SpieringsClient : DePetrus B.VArea: 3000.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Stijn Poelstra © Stijn PoelstraText description provided by the architects. After an extensive renovation the church, wh
  • The Next Sustainability Crisis: Humans Are Using So Much Sand That We May Actually Run Out

    Objects made of Finite, a material developed by students from Imperial College London using desert sand. Image Courtesy of FiniteSand is the most-consumed natural resource in the world after water and air. Modern cities are built out of it. In the construction industry alone, it is estimated that 25 billion tons of sand and gravel are used every year. That may sound a lot, but it’s not a surprising figure when you consider how everything you’re surrounded with is probably made of the
  • Red Brick Country Auditorium / Huazhong University of Science and Technology + ADAP Architects

    © Gangyi Tan, Jinghao Feng Architects: ADAP Architects, Huazhong University of Science and TechnologyLocation: Tujianaozhen, Liangzihu, Ezhou, Hubei, ChinaProject Architects: Gangyi Tan, Dunyuan Zhang, Min Qian, Sha LiuClient: Liangguang XiongMain Contractor: Liangguang Xiong, and local peopleArea: 445.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Gangyi Tan, Jinghao Feng © Gangyi Tan, Jinghao FengText description provided by the architects. We would prefer to share the story between us and the f

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