• Melbourne’s famous ‘house of stoush’ concert hall faces demolition

    A planning application to demolish Melbourne’s historic Festival Hall to make way for apartments has been submitted to the City of Melbourne.
  • Peter Wilson on Fender Katsalidis from Working Architecture

    The time taken to write these comments on the work of Fender Katsalidis can be measured in hours; it has taken them 20 or so years to conceive, craft, control and amass their not unimpressive body of work. A book documenting these works will have a certain shelf life, while the buildings themselves will continue to touch and enrich the lives of those who use them for a far longer period of time.
    This book not only documents a particular oeuvre, it questions all of us in relation to personal, phe
  • See the future of co-working at MPavilion!

    A recent ‘Redesigning Work’ report produced by Portable suggests that while agile working models support a better work-life balance, they don’t necessarily create boundaries between life and work. Are we looking for better integration, or better balance? And what is the ultimate workplace model to support this?
    It’ll be a long time before we can gain a wider perspective on the impacts, both good and bad, that these new working models have on our personal and professional
  • Tracing a ‘revelatory path’: 2017 NGV Architecture Commission

    Cassandra Chilton of Rush Wright Associates reviews the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission byRetallack Thompson and Other Architects and finds, among other things, the “best place in Melbourne this summer for a warm afternoon snooze.”
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  • Adelaide Contemporary jury announced as design teams visit site

    An international jury has been announced for the Adelaide Contemporary design competition.
  • Construction of Green Square aquatic centre kicks off

    Work has started on the construction of Sydney’s largest aquatic centre since the 2000 Olympics, with a rock pool-inspired design by Andrew Burges Architects.
  • Vale Neil Clerehan, 1922–2017

    Philip Goad remembers, in comprehensive detail, the life of “one of Melbourne’s great architectural figures” – architect and writer Neil Clerehan, who passed away on 10 November 2017.
  • Design of all scales: INDE 2018 Prodigy and Luminary

    Despite some only starting out in the industry, while others have carved a distinct path – one thing all these people have in common is raw talent. These are the movers and shakers. These are your 2018 INDE Award Prodigy and Luminary nominations.
    These candidates have been handpicked by the Indesign Media editorial team, but the ultimate winner will be up to you. We’ve scoured the Asia Pacific region and believe these are the people to keep an eye on.
    So who are they?
    These stalwart
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  • Highlights from Maison&Objet 2018

    Flirty ceiling lights, Dadaism and centuries-long glass making tradition are just some of the highlights at the 2018 Maison&Objet; fair in Paris.
  • Nylex clock development moves forward after tribunal decision

    A proposal for stage two of the Fender Katsalidis and Oculus-designed redevelopment of the Nylex clock site in Melbourne has successfully obtained VCAT approval.
  • Work begins on burying 9,000m2 Melbourne carpark under public plaza

    Work has begun on the conversion of a carpark in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran into a new 9,000-square-metre public park designed by Lyons and Aspect Studios.
  • Indesign Luminary: David Trubridge

    Throughout an innovative, productive, and continually evolving professional life, internationally celebrated New Zealand designer David Trubridge is and has been many things –sculptor, builder, craftsman, artist, furniture and lighting designer, sailor, environmentalist, manufacturer, CAD-wrangler, businessman, promoter, speaker and philosopher.
    At the same time, he has pursued strongly felt ethical concerns and followed the dictates of his heart through this rich succession of experiences
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  • Modernism under fire: twentieth-century buildings face demolition

    A number of buildings by notable Australian modernist architects are facing the prospect of demolition or significant alteration, as pressure to redevelop inner-city areas for higher-density residential use mounts.
  • First House: Green Screen

    Located directly along the edge of a railway, this was a challenging first project for NTF Architecture. Now, ten years later, Brett Nixon reflects on how this alteration and addition established the collaborative approach that his practice takes to the design and delivery of architecture.
  • Sanhuan Kindergarten / Perform Design Studio

    © Lian He Architects: Perform Design StudioLocation: North Cuizhu Road, Yangzhong, Jiangsu, ChinaArchitect In Charge: Qian LiDesign Team: Zhiyong Tan, Qian Wang, Shukai Chen, Deyun Hu, Tingting Zheng, Cheng YangArea: 7003.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Lian He, Qian LiExecutive Architect: Jiangsu Haodu Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd.Interior + Landscape Design: Perform Design Studio(Schematic)+ Jiangsu Haodu (Construction Documents)General Contractor: Zhenjiang Jia
  • House as Tree of Life / Andyrahman Architect

    © Mansyur Hasan Architects: Andyrahman ArchitectLocation: Surabaya, IndonesiaArchitect In Charge: Andy RahmanOther Participants : Griya Karya Mandiri, Reni Dwi Rahayu, Muchammad UbayArea: 300.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Mansyur Hasan © Mansyur Hasan1st Floor PlanText description provided by the architects. In Javanese belief, trees is important in life. The tree is symbolized as kayon (gunungan), essentially a living tree or "tree of life", which symbolizes life in the world and
  • Ballet Memphis / archimania

    © Hank Mardukas Photography Architects: archimaniaLocation: Memphis, TN, United StatesArea: 44270.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Hank Mardukas PhotographyMechanical And Plumbing: Innovative Engineering Services - Jack Griffith, Jeremiah Watson with GS&P – Bogue WallerCivilSsr: Morgan FallsElectrical: DePouw Engineering - Monte DePouwStructural: SSR - Ian Engstrom, Daniel Sours with Vertika - P. V. BanavalkarLandscape: Dalhoff Thomas - Dean Thomas, Sam HenryAcoustical/Av: Tala
  • MoMA to Explore Spomenik Monuments With "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980"

    Miodrag Živković, Monument to the Battle of Sutjeska, 1965-71, Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina. View of the western exposure. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017.The Museum of Modern Art will explore the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 4
  • Franceschi Container Houses / Re Arquitectura + DAO

    © Francisco Vasquez May. Architects: DAO, Re ArquitecturaLocation: Santa Ana, Costa RicaArchitects In Charge: Arq. Francisco Vásquez May, Arq. Rebeca Chang UgarteArea: 210.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Francisco Vasquez May., Carolina Bello + Pablo Franceschi.Structural Engineer: CDS Ingeniería, Ing. Andrés Reyes, Ing. EduardoGonzálezElectrical Engineer: Ing. Max Ruiz ArrietaCollaborator Architect: Arq. Andrea SopronyiSteel Structures: Taller de Precisi&oacu
  • Call for Submissions: Outside the Box / Opening International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia

    Opening Dutch pavillion in 2014_Photo Simone FerraroOn the occasion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and in response to its general theme 'Freespace', the teams of the Belgian, Dutch and Spanish pavilions launch a joint Open Call.This Open Call seeks to engage students, architects, designers, researchers, curators and artists of all ages and nationalities, to develop site-specific projects that encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing and solidarity
  • Amazon's Futuristic Checkout-Free Convenience Store Opens with Just a Few Kinks

    via AmazonAmazon’s innovative, checkout-free convenience store concept, Amazon Go, has opened to the public in Seattle.Located in the base of an existing Amazon office building, the 1,800-square-foot (167-square-meter) store offers grocery and convenience items. To begin shopping, customers simply scan an Amazon Go smartphone app and pass through a turnstile.Using machine learning, computer vision and artificial intelligence technologies (incorporated into the software powering cameras and
  • House ALTABRISA / Gerardo Boyancé Ancona

    © David Cervera Castro Architects: Gerardo Boyancé AnconaLocation: Mérida, MexicoArchitects In Charge: Beatriz Bolio Aguilar, Andree Pasos DzulArea: 427.64 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: David Cervera Castro © David Cervera CastroText description provided by the architects. The field is located in the north of the city of Merida, Yucatan, in the Fraccionamiento Altabrisa, boasts a privileged location for a house room, because it is one of the most exclusive residential
  • Secondary School in Cabrils / Josep Val Ravell + Arnau Solé Simón

    © Simon Garcia Architect: Josep Val Ravell + Arnau Solé SimónLocation: Av. de les Escoles, 10, 08348 Cabrils, Barcelona, SpainArea: 2990.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Simon GarciaCollaborators: J. Gabriel Dominguez, Sergi Castells, Raul LucasStructural Engineering: BOMA, AVAC - J. Pablo Rodriguez y Ignacio ValletInstallations: Lluis J. Duart Constructor: UTETarraco + Caler Building Engineer: FPAFerran Pelegrina i associats © Simon GarciaSecondary School in CabrilsThe
  • MVRDV References Moscow's Historic Architecture with Competition-Winning Mixed-Use Design

    Winter Street View. Image © MVRDVMVRDV has been selected as the winner of an international competition for a new mixed-use complex to be located near several important historic buildings in the city center of Moscow, Russia. Known as Silhouette, the complex will pack 52,000 square meters (560,000 square feet) of commercial, retail and residential space into its pixelated, geometric volume. Sakharov Avenue view. Image © MVRDVLocated at the intersection of Academician Sakharov avenu
  • Frank Gehry’s Online Masterclass: A Review By Architecture Students

    You’ve probably seen the ads. Popping out from your Facebook newsfeed, the Masterclass sales pitch immediately attracts the eye: beautifully backlit wooden models and silky hand sketching emphasized by orchestral swells are accompanied by an adorable pirouette by the one and only Frank Gehry. The combination of Gehry’s status and slick production has managed to amass over 1.6 million views for the trailer on Youtube. Even in the company of courses taught by Martin Scorsese, Deadmau5,
  • The Apple Store / pH+

    © Tim Soar Architects: pH+Location: Goudhurst, United KingdomArchitect In Charge: pH+Area: 900.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Tim Soar, Laura La Greca, Andy Glass, Emma Flanagan, Andy PuncherPlanning Consultant: Judith Norris Ltd.Structural Engineer: R&J Structural Solutions LtdMain Contractor: BCS Builders © Tim SoarText description provided by the architects. The Apple Store is a lovingly designed flexible and fun family home located in the heart of Goudhurst, Kent, situated
  • Dear Employers: Do You Want an Architect or a Revit Monkey?

    © Alhelí Zanella Giurfa
    We are seeking someone with a Bachelor of Architecture with two years of experience. Knowledge of Revit, Vray, Adobe and Microsoft. Knowledge of RNE and Municipal documentation. Immediate availability - Typical Architecture Job Listing.
    Are newly graduated Architects "employable" people according to the requirements of the current market? And are these the right requirements?Being able to call yourself an architect after five or more years of early mornings, a
  • What Makes The Barbican The Perfect Setting for Music Videos?

    Musicians of all ages and genres feature the Barbican in their music videos. Youtuber Phil Gyford’s playlist “The Barbican in Music Videos” compiles songs from artists including British rapper Skepta, UK rock band Coldplay, the infamous electronic musician Moby, and guitarist James Morrison. Even modern pop artist Dua Lipa strut her stuff through the Barbican while singing her song, “Blow Your Mind (Mwah).”But what makes the Barbican the perfect set for a professio
  • 3×3 Family Houses / Endorfine Office

    © Studio Flusser Architects: Ing. arch. Tomáš Dupkala, Ing. arch. Štefan Petras, Ing. arch. Matúš Repka, Ing. arch. Pavol RužbarskýLocation: Hrubá Borša, SlovakiaCooperation: Ing. Barbora Luptáková, Ing. Milan ÁrendasArea: 78.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Studio Flusser © Studio FlusserSite PlanText description provided by the architects. The reason for building two houses was an idea to create minim
  • The Maersk Tower / C.F. Møller Architects

    © Adam Moerk Architects: C.F. Møller ArchitectsLocation: Nørre Allé 20, 2200 København N, DenmarkArea: 42700.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Adam Moerk, Stamers Kontor, Mads Mandrup, BYGST and Dragør LuftfotoEngineering: RambøllLandscape: SLACollaborators:aggebo&henriksen, Cenergia, Gordon Farquharson, Innovation LabClient: The Danish Property Agency (Bygst) and the University Of CopenhagenClient Consultant: P & Partners © Adam Moerk
  • House FMB / Fuchs Wacker Architekten

    © Johannes Vogt Architects: Fuchs Wacker ArchitektenLocation: Esslingen, GermanyLead Architects: Stephan Fuchs, Michael GehrmannArea: 450.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Johannes Vogt, Patricia Parinejad © Johannes VogtText description provided by the architects. How a highly productive collaboration among a trio of creative stuttgart-based architects and the client turned an empty lot in Esslingen into a family home for ages.© Patricia Parinejad“ We want to raise a famil
  • Helen Lochhead appointed chair of Sydney planning panel

    An architect has been made the chair of one of Sydney’s planning panels as part of a series of appointments made by the NSW government.
  • Mother’s Home Ljubljana / Jereb in Budja arhitekti

    © Blaž Budja Architects: Jereb in Budja arhitektiLocation: Ljubljana, SloveniaDesign Team: Rok Jereb u.d.i.a., Blaž Budja u.d.i.a., Nina Majoranc u.d.i.a.Area: 817.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Blaž BudjaStructural Engineering: Andrej Blatnik u.d.i.g./Plata d.o.o.H V A C: Marko Mervič d.i.s./Marko Mervič s.p.Electrical Engineering: Primož Poje u.d.i.e., Tomaž Vrčon eč. teh./Avelis d.o.o.Traffic Regulations And Landscaping: Gašper Jane
  • Sydney towers make shortlist of the world’s best tall buildings

    Three Australian projects are among the finalists for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s annual awards program.
  • Where to for Design Thinking in 2018?

    Last year was a big one for Australian design. From cleaning up at various international awards to the launch of countless new and exciting products and fresh talent, the industry has spent the past 12 months going from strength to strength. More than ever, Australia has cemented itself as a major player on the global design stage, and one that is driven by a bold and inimitable way of design thinking.
    Still, we’re sure that there remain untold depths to what Australian design has to offer
  • The Santai / Antony Liu + Architects + Studio TonTon

    © Mario Wibowo Architects: Antony Liu + Architects, Studio TonTonLocation: Umalas, Bali, IndonesiaArchitect In Charge: Antony Liu, Ivan Susanto, Michael Kho, Vivekananda Area: 144.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Mario Wibowo © Mario WibowoText description provided by the architects. The Santai is a project resort with villas reserved for families. The programming of space inside this resort consists of compunds of villas, with two or three bedrooms each. The site condition does not
  • Competition Winning Proposal for Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University Campus in Turkey Will Support the Local Industry

    Courtesy of BeofficeBeoffice and HSY Architects’ competition-winning proposal for Bandırma Onyedi Eylül University Campus in Turkey represents a generation of knowledge that will flourish and support Bandırma’s innovation in industry and economy. The university will take an integrated approach to the region, blurring the boundary between campus and city with interactive spaces that can open up for flexible use. The masterplanning of Bandırma Univers
  • Sangkep / IBUKU

    Courtesy of IBUKU Architects: IBUKULocation: Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Banjar Saren, Abiansemal, Sibang Kaja, Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, IndonesiaClient: Green SchoolArea: 330.0 m2Project Year: 2007 Courtesy of IBUKUText description provided by the architects. Sangkep is a multipurpose event space at the Green School, which hosts presentations and events, with a capacity of about 300 people. I Gusti Ngurah Ketut Putra Wiarsa, architect and bamboo model specialist in IBUKU, poin
  • PKM+ / ODETO.A

    © Kyungsub Shin Architects: ODETO.ALocation: Samcheong-dong, South KoreaLead Architects: Heewon Lee, Eunju JeongArea: 484.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Kyungsub ShinConstruction: Dotcom Construction CO.LTD.Structure Engineer: Thekujo © Kyungsub ShinFirst Level PlanText description provided by the architects. First, in importance is client wanted to remain some parts of existing house instead construct a new building. The existing house from 1968 had lots of issued: unnecessary spa
  • Fitzroy Crossing Renal Hostel / iredale pedersen hook architects

    © Peter Bennetts Architects: iredale pedersen hook architectsLocation: Fitzroy Crossing Western Australia, AustraliaArchitectural Team: Finn Pedersen, Adrian Iredale, Martyn Hook, Jordan Blagaich, Rebecca Angus, Nikki Ross, Jason Lenard, Rebecca Hawkett, Leo Showell, Craig Nener.Area: 1543.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Peter BennettsBuilder: Ri-con Contractors Pty LtdLandscaping: iphStructural Engineer: Terpkos EngineeringHorticulturalist: Tim WillingElectrical + Hydraulic: BCA Consult
  • The People’s Chapel / Poiesis Architects

    © Khoo Guo Jie (Studio Periphery) Architects: Poiesis ArchitectsLocation: 25 Everitt Rd N, SingaporeTeam Members: Tan Sok Tuan, Eunice Wung Shuk PuiClient: Emmanuel Assembly of God Area: 154.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Khoo Guo Jie (Studio Periphery), Roland Tan Yeow Teck © Roland Tan Yeow TeckText description provided by the architects. Emmanuel @ Everitt is a small church sitting on a 200 sqm sliver of land in a mature landed residential estate. The original church occupied a
  • Crystalscape / Moriyuki Ochiai Architects

    © Fumio Araki Architects: Moriyuki Ochiai ArchitectsLocation: Tokyo, JapanDesign Team: Moriyuki Ochiai, Jillian Lei,Marie UnoArea: 110.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Fumio ArakiConstructor: Seiko Service / AslegoPottery Art Design: Moriyuki OchiaiPottery Art Production: Nanzan Ito Special Paint : Makoto YamaguchiClient: Spea international© Fumio ArakiText description provided by the architects. We performed the interior design for a beauty salon. Deliverables included a space exudi
  • BIG Reveals Updated Vision for Smithsonian Campus Master Plan Scheme

    Courtesy of BIGBIG has unveiled an updated vision for the new Campus Master Plan for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., after taking into account over 3 years of community input and collaboration with the storied museum and research institution. The revised proposal pays particular attention to the preservation of unique character of the Enid A. Haupt Garden while still addressing the existing and future needs of the Smithsonian at one of the nation’s most historically signif
  • Centre de Services Le Bonnallie / Anne Carrier architecture

    © Stéphane Groleau Architects: Anne Carrier architectureLocation: Mont-Orford National Park, 3321 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7A2, CanadaArchitect In Charge: Anne Carrier architectureArea: 430.0 m2Project Year: 2016Photographs: Stéphane GroleauProject Architect: Anne Carrier architecture Designers: Anne Carrier, lead architect, Robert Boily B.Arch./ B.Sc.A., Patricia Pronovost architect, Mathieu St-Amant architectStructural And Civil Engineers: Les services exp inc.Mechanic
  • Foster + Partners Designs Lakeside Headquarters for the PGA Tour

    © Foster + PartnersFoster + Partners has revealed designs for the new headquarters of the PGA TOUR to be located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Located on a large freshwater lake at the TPC at Sawgrass resort, the 187,000-square-foot building will create an “uplifting and inspiring” environment for employees and visitors through its transparent walls, lush greenery and all-encompassing roof structure.© Foster + PartnersDrawing inspiration from the nearby ‘Island Green
  • JC House Refurbishment / Alventosa Morell Arquitectes

    © Adrià Goula Architects: Alventosa Morell ArquitectesLocation: Barcelona, SpainArea: 118.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photography: Adrià GoulaStructure: Diagonal Arquitectura © Adrià GoulaINTRODUCTION
    The clients needed a small restoration of a house built in 1983 and, specially, the creation of a new space to work.SiteThe building was very badly adapted to the land, the original topography. It was divided into two platforms separated by a retaining wall of 6 metres heig
  • Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Mixed-Use Public Square Scheme for Vauxhall Cross Island in London

    © SlashcubeZaha Hadid Architects has unveiled the design of a new mixed-use development to be located on the Vauxhall Cross Island site adjacent to Vauxhall Station in London. Aiming toward becoming a new public square for the neighborhood, the complex will consist of two towers connected by a street level podium, offering a variety of programmatic uses including a hotel, offices, residences, retail and public amenities.© SlashcubeLocated on a site bounded by Parry Street (to the south
  • Prairie House / NatureHumaine

    © Adrien Williams Architects: NatureHumaineLocation: Saint-Lambert, CanadaArea: 240.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Adrien WilliamsGeneral Contractor: Nicolas DeslauriersStructural Engineer: GeniexIntervention: Complete Transformation & Extension © Adrien WilliamsText description provided by the architects. Following the acquisition of a single-storey house from the 1950s in St-Lambert, the client wished to expand and renovate this "Prairie house" inspired building.© Adrien
  • The Renovation of Louis Kahn's Yale University Art Center: A Significant Moment for Architectural Preservation

    © Elizabeth Felicella, courtesy of Yale University Art GalleryThis article was originally published by Common Edge as "How the Restoration of Louis Kahn’s Yale Art Gallery Helped Kickstart Modern Preservation."I have a distinct memory from my days as an architecture student at the University of California Berkeley in the late ‘80s. During an architectural survey class taught by Spiro Kostof, Louis I Kahn’s Yale University Art Gallery popped up in the slideshow. &
  • House in São João de Ovar / Nelson Resende

    © João Morgado Architects: Nelson ResendeLocation: São João, PortugalArchitect In Charge: Nelson ResendeArea: 244.45 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: João MorgadoStructure: João Almeirante, Engenheiro CivilÁguas, Térmico, Acústico : João Almeirante, Engenheiro CivilInstalações Eléctricas, Gás : Nuno Leite, Engenheiro ElectrotécnicoConstruction: Vários empreiteiros © João Morg

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