• Canberra’s ‘most endearing piece of urban architecture’ inspires art exhibition

    The nearly 500 Clem Cummings-designed brutalist bus shelters remaining in Canberra are the subjects of an upcoming art exhibition.
  • Modular housing system rethinks apartment design

    Researchers from the University of Sydney and developer Lendlease have produced a prototype modular housing system for apartments that can be reconfigured based on the needs of its residents.
  • NSW government proposes 1,100-home enclave around western Sydney Metro station

    A proposal for the development of government-owned land around an under-construction Sydney metro station would bring higher-density residential buildings to western Sydney.
  • Woods Bagot’s SAHMRI sequel approved to proceed

    The South Australian planning authority has granted development plan consent for the second South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute in Adelaide.
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  • We’re bringing it back! On the move

    Some of our long-time readers may remember this column from Design Quarterly. We’re bringing it back to digital to send congratulations out to the industry when people move roles, or move up.
    After 18 months of strong growth and several project wins, Architectus has welcomed several new associates across the Melbourne and Sydney offices.
    In Melbourne, Brett Simmonds joins the team as a senior associate with specialities in education, workplace and urban design. Brett has moved
  • To merge, or not to merge your design practice?

    In Australia* there are approximately 10,800 architecture, engineering, planning and related consultant and design businesses*
    Of these:60 per cent of practices have less than five people,
    80 per cent of practices have less than 10 people, and
    90 per cent of practices have less than 20 people.This is just under 10,000 businesses who have a heavy reliance on the principals to bring in the clients, recruit and manage the people, design and deliver projects and control the finances.
    Ultimately, it
  • Reinventing the classic food hall

    Australian hospitality design has reached new levels of excellence in recent years. One need only check out the latest round of awards winners to see the genuinely innovative results being produced. Interestingly, there’s a lot more diversity among projects too.Whereas in the past, the emphasis was on cafés, restaurants and bars, these days the boundaries have been broadened to include other typologies, making for an interesting study in how we currently choose to dine and socialise
  • Reshaping the suburbs: Designing for the ‘missing middle’

    Damian Madigan presents his winning entry in the NSW government's Missing Middle Design Competition, which posits an alternative model for density.
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  • Major Melbourne Airport redevelopment on its way

    Melbourne Airport has revealed a preliminary masterplan for the expansion of passenger terminals, additional runways and a consolidated transport network.
  • Ryue Nishizawa to speak at Melbourne’s Living Cities Forum

    Pritzker Prize laureate Ryue Nishizawa will speak in Melbourne as part of the second annual Living Cities Forum in July.
  • Modo and the charm of Italian lighting

    Recognised internationally for its deep research and knowledge of natural materials and how to best harness them for inspired lighting designs, Modo has quickly become a premier name in the world of lighting. Renowned for its creative freedom in design processes, the resulting lighting products have been used in residential and commercial projects across the globe
    With a passion for the creation of unprecedented lighting effects to create a strong decorative effect, Modo is a name synonymous wit
  • Casa da Porteira / AF Arquitectos

    © Francisco NogueiraArchitects: AF ArquitectosLocation: Belém, PortugalArchitect In Charge: António FragaArea: 30.0 m2Project Year: 2015Photographs: Francisco Nogueira© Francisco Nogueira
    Text description provided by the architects. The Casa da Porteira (literally, “Door-woman’s House”) is inserted into a project of five isolated blocks of residential spaces, with six floors, a commercial space inserted into a section of the ground floor and, additionall
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  • SJCC Glamping Resort / Atelier Chang

    © Kyungsub Shin Architects: Atelier ChangLocation: South KoreaArea: 4950.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Kyungsub ShinContractor: Mind GlampersStructure Design: KwangLimClient : POSTMATE / POSCO (SJCCglamping) © Kyungsub ShinText description provided by the architects. A radical take on the glamping concept has been launched in South Korea, offering guests the experience of being within a natural setting while enjoying the comfort of architecturally-designed, self-contained living s
  • Royal Thai and Zaha Hadid Design launch carpet collection

    The RE/Form collection consists of 22 designs, inspired by four themes that feature prominently in Zaha Hadid’s
  • The Cube House / Reasoning Instincts Architecture Studio

    © Krunal Mistry Architects: Reasoning Instincts Architecture StudioLocation: Ahmedabad, IndiaLead Architects: Ujjaval Parekh (Principal Architect), Bhairavi Dhoot (Principal Architect), Krunal Mistry (Senior Architect), Meel Panchal (Architect), Shruti Talsania (Architect) Structure Design: Innovative Designs, Rutvik Dave, AhmedabadLandscape Design: Green Pastels, Brinda Pancholi, AhmedabadPlumbing Consultant: Chetan Vyas, AhmedabadArea: 710.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Krunal Mistry
  • PCYC Northern Beaches / fjmt

    © Rodrigo Vargas Architects: fjmtLocation: 40 Kingsway, Dee Why NSW 2099, AustraliaDesign Team: Richard Francis Jones, Elizabeth Carpenter, John Perry, Damian Campanella, Iain Blampied, Richard Tripolone, Duncan Shrimpton, Chris Roberts-BrewerArea: 13655.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Rodrigo VargasContractor: Prime Constructions Pty Ltd Structural/Civil/Traffic Engineer: Taylor Thomson Whiting Mechanical/Electrical/Vertical Engineer: Medland EngineeringHydraulic/Fire Engineer: Warren S
  • Chuan's Kitchen / INFINITY NIDE

    Bamboo wavingstretching through the space. Image © Haochang Cao, Songyang Ba Interiors Designers: INFINITY NIDELocation: 4/F, Poly Canal Palza, Foshan, Guangdong, ChinaDirector: Xiaowen WangProject Team: Ruimin Wu, Jiaxun Xue, Yanqiu Lin, Zhirui HuangArea: 450.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Haochang Cao, Songyang BaConstruction: Shanghai Yuanhe Construction Co Ltd.Bamboo Weaving Artists: Guihua Zhai, Baijn Wei, Qianxing Liu, Libin Song, Donglan Xu, Pan Liu, Junxi LiuClient: Guangzhou AB
  • LWK & Partners Releases Design 'Olympic Vanke Centre' Project in China

    Courtesy of LWK & Partners (HK)LWK & Partners (HK) has recently released their design for “Olympic Vanke Centre” in Hangzhou, China. Occupying 13,969 sqm at the city’s CBD and next to its 2022 Asian Games Village, the Centre, to be completed in 2021, includes two office towers sharing one podium for amenities and underground service area. The design features the rotating, lifted podium that opens up cascading outdoor terraces that extends further into the towers.Co
  • C.F. Møller's Green-Centric Proposal Wins Competition for New Train Station in Hamburg

    Courtesy of C.F. Møller ArchitectsActing both as a “visionary landmark and an urban catalyst,” C.F. Møller Architects’ proposal for a new train station development in Altona, Hamburg, emphasizes the significance of green space within the city’s urban fabric. The project will have several uses, ranging from cafes, restaurants, and shops to offices and fitness centers. Its unique undulating roof landscape “embodies a collective a
  • Dallas Arboretum Children’s Adventure Garden & Education Center / Dattner Architects

    © Casey Dunn Architects: Dattner ArchitectsLocation: Dallas, TX, United StatesLandscape Architect: Miceli Kulik Williams Landscape Architects (MKW)Lighting Design: Horton Lees BrogdanArea: 48100.0 ft2Project Year: 2013Photographs: Casey DunnExhibition Design And Planning: Van Sickle & RolleriStructural Engineer: Datum Mechanical Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers, Inc.Civil Engineer: Patcheko Koch Consulting EngineersArchitectural Concrete Consultant: Reginald Hough FAIAVertical Circul
  • Space-Saving Solutions: 33 Creative Storage Ideas

    © Federico VillaThe lack of storage space is a recurrent problem in homes. In most cases, residual spaces or uncomfortable corners are used to solve the lack of shelves, drawers, and closets. To efficiently incorporate these type of spaces into your designs, here are 33 remarkable storage examples.Block Village / HAO Design© Hey! CheeseAnt-house / mA-style architects© Kai Nakamura22m2 Apartment in Taiwan / A Little Design© Hey! CheeseDoehler / SABO projectCortesía de S
  • How the Masters See It: Six Ways to Design with Light

    Sculpted Light: Upper level gallery of the Jumex Museum by David Chipperfield (David Chipperfield Architects). Large skylight monitors with diffusing filters provide even illumination in the top-floor gallery and control the abundant sunlight and solar-heat gains. Image © Simon MengesLight is an important, if complex, tool in architecture. Not only does it lend atmosphere, texture, and vibrancy, but it is increasingly essential in an age where technology alienates us from nature. In this ex
  • Avinguda Catalunya 11 / FITA

    © Jordi Bernadó Architects: FITALocation: Avinguda de Catalunya, 11, 08172 Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, SpainArchitect In Charge: Marc Puig MengualDesign Team: Matthew James Wilson, Andrea González MarotoArea: 768.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Jordi Bernadó, Andrea González MarotoDeveloper: Mengual & Puig Coll, SLContractor: Instalaciones y obras 49 S.L. / Valdomar Instalaciones S.L.Architect Of Record: Belén ÁlvarezConstruction
  • Design Accessible Bathrooms for All With This ADA Restroom Guide

    ADA Design Guide / Washrooms & Showers. Image Courtesy of Bradley Corporation USAIn this article, we provide you with the tools to design more inclusive architecture. Although each region and country has its own accessibility guidelines which you should review in depth before starting a project, the material presented below, based on the ADA and ANSI standards, will help you design comfortable and efficient spaces for all its users.Read on for detailed diagrams
  • "Four Nooks" - Interior of the Apartment in Moscow / Alexey Rozenberg

    © Victor Chernishev Architects: Alexey RozenbergLocation: Moscow, RussiaArea: 115.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Victor Chernishev © Victor ChernishevText description provided by the architects. The apartment is in a high-rise building with a flat façade. The apartment’s space is stretched along the front of the windows and is cut by transverse load-bearing concrete walls into small cells. The transverse walls were set with an indifferent, slightly beaten pace, which c
  • Yellow Box Office / FLXBL Design Consultancy

    © Harsh Pandya Architects: FLXBL Design ConsultancyLocation: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, IndiaLead Architect: Cunal ParmarProject Team: Shail Patel, Itesh Gajjar, Urvil PatelArea: 1400.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Harsh PandyaPre Fab Manufacturer: H V Engineers & Designers © Harsh PandyaText description provided by the architects. The Yellow Office Box Building serves as a sales office for a construction project in Ahmedabad. The building was conceived as a distinctive branding tool
  • Deep Dive Rowing Club / Scenic Architecture Office

    © Shengliang Su Architects: Scenic Architecture OfficeLocation: Century Park, Pudong, Shanghai, ChinaArchitect In Charge: Xiaofeng ZhuDesign Team: Xiaofeng Zhu, Jie Du, Yan ZhouArea: 300.0 m2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Shengliang Su, Schran StudioStructural Consultant: AND office/Zhun ZhangClient: Vanke Education Group © Schran StudioText description provided by the architects. In order to promote and support China's rowing sport for a long term, Vanke Education Group, in collaborat
  • Villa 430 / Moriq

    Courtesy of Moriq Architects: MoriqLocation: Hyderabad, IndiaLead Architects: Riyaz Quraishi, Simeen QuraishiArea: 17006.0 ft2Project Year: 2017 Courtesy of MoriqText description provided by the architects. Earlier Joint Family Homes were a common feature in India but they have dwindled over the years.  Few homes have more than two generations living under the same roof. The residence was built over a massive 1900 sq yard plot and is all about family time and relationships.Courtesy of Moriq
  • Beijing Hongkun Valley / ZOE Architecture

    Architecture and Garden Front. Image © Chaoying Yang, Huiming Zhang Architects: ZOE ArchitectureLocation: Xi-hong-men Town, Daxing District, Beijing, ChinaLead Architects: Huiming ZhangDesign Team: Huiming Zhang, Rong Lin, Ning Han, Xiaoyan Jia, Ming Gong, Fei Liu, Yanyan Liu, Di ZhangArea: 145158.0 m2Project Year: 2014Photographs: Chaoying Yang, Huiming ZhangContractor: China Construction First Building (Group) Corporation LimitedStructural Engineer: EDRI GROUPMep Consultant: EDRI GROUPLig
  • Hawkins\Brown's London Pride Float Celebrates the "Dual Identities" of LGBT+ Architects

    Courtesy of Hawkins\Brown‘A Space For All’ by Hawkins\Brown has been announced as the winner of London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Architects LGBT+’s Pride Float Competition, the design representing architecture in Pride London 2018. Forming a crucial part of the LFA’s 2018 program, the competition was open to students, graduates, emerging practices and established offices alike, with 'exploring identity' being the brief's co
  • Richard Gray Gallery Warehouse / Wheeler Kearns Architects

    © Tom Rossiter Architects: Wheeler Kearns ArchitectsLocation: 2044 W Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, United StatesGeneral Contractor: Graycor Inc.Structural Engineer: Enspect EngineeringLighting Designer: Lux PopuliArea: 5000.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Tom Rossiter © Tom RossiterText description provided by the architects. An old machine shop was found, off the beaten path, up against the tracks.
    A gallery owner asked us to look at it.
    Messed up façade. Tired, listing t
  • Office Manuals from the Past Century Expose the Realities of Architectural Practice

    © Lars Müller via Metropolis MagazineThe guiding principles and priorities that drive the professional practice of architecture are the subject of abundant philosophical ideas and entrenched opinions—but how can we understand the current state of the profession without sweeping generalizations? Towards that goal, OfficeUS (the experimental institution born from the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale) has published a book examining the realities of to
  • ArchDaily at The Midnight Charette Podcast

    Courtesy of The Midnight CharetteIn the ten years since our site was launched, ArchDaily has grown into the world’s most visited architecture website; it is now a project with greater reach and scale than the site’s founders could ever have anticipated. Thanks to our readers, contributors and leadership, the initial iteration of the site (based in Chile and known as Plataforma Arquitectura) has evolved into a global architecture media network that includes the English site you’
  • Global Switch Data Centre / Reid Brewin Architects

    © Jerome Epaillard Architects: Reid Brewin ArchitectsLocation: 9 Rue Petit, 92110 Clichy, FranceArea: 16820.0 m2Project Year: 2011Photographs: Jerome EpaillardTechnical Team: Reid Brewin ArchitectsManufacturers: Renson & Comey © Jerome EpaillardText description provided by the architects. Reid Brewin Architects assisted one of the world’s leading carrier and cloud neutral data centre providers, Global Switch to design a major extension to their Paris campus. The new data cent
  • Learn About Open Floor Plans Via These 6 Iconic Residences

    Villa Tugendhat / Mies van der Rohe. © Alexandra TimpauLe Corbusier's "Five Points of Architecture" functioned in the twentieth century as the go-to guide for architectural production; it is also a significant work in understanding the legacy of modern architecture. Horizontal windows, free design of the facade, pilotis, roof gardens, and perhaps the most significant point, free design of the ground plan form the Franco-Swiss architect's manifesto. In terms of design pra
  • Silent Gliss’ eye-catching blinds

    The combination of gentle colour sequences and contrast-rich shadows in the 3D Vertical Wave system from Silent Gliss creates a wonderful depth effect that that brings a wall to life. From a flowing wave structure to a bulbous honeycomb texture, the design opens up exciting insights, changing as the viewer moves, creating new effects depending on the viewing angle.
    The 3D vertical wave system is an extension of Silent Gliss’ previous product – the Vertical Wave – and uses
  • Learning from Aboriginal designs in architecture

    Aboriginal art and aesthetics are a part of the cultural norm in Australia, but to those outside of the deep contemporary architecture community, Aboriginal designs in building practice are less known.
    Researchers and practitioners use the terms of Aboriginal architecture and Indigenous architecture to refer to architectural projects designed for Indigenous clients or with Aboriginal use in mind – as well as projects that imbue Aboriginality through their through design. Consultation with
  • Miele Dialog Oven uses new technology for fast and versatile results

    While it looks similar to its conventional counterpart, Miele hopes its new Dialog oven will “reinvent cooking.”
  • The Stoic City / Bernd Steinhuber + FIPE Architecture

    © Aldrian Bischoff Architects: Bernd Steinhuber, FIPE ArchitectureLocation: Frankfurt, GermanyArea: 726.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Aldrian Bischoff © Aldrian BischoffText description provided by the architects. At Light & Building 2018 in Frankfurt, visitors encountered XAL in a minimalistic abstract city. It is the background, it is essential.Plan© Aldrian BischoffA city is not merely the sum of its structures, its ambiance, its participants and how they shape it. It
  • Vila do Conde Apartment / Raulino Silva Arquitecto

    © João Morgado Architects: Raulino Silva ArquitectoLocation: Vila do Conde, PortugalTeam: Raulino Silva, Daniela Amorim, João Mendes, Hélder Silva, Cátia SampaioArea: 120.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: João Morgado © João MorgadoText description provided by the architects. Vila do Conde apartment is on the 3rd floor of an 80’s building not very qualified in the design and finishing materials, which is a duplex by the use of the attic
  • Strawinskylaan Bicycle Parking / wUrck

    © Jan de Vries Architects: wUrckLocation: Pr. Irenestraat 45, 1077 Amsterdam, The NetherlandsLead Architect: Oriol Casas CancerDesign Team: Ernst van Rijn, Roeland Bornebroek, Daam van der Leij, Ferdinando d'Alessio, Edu Lamtara, Dirk BotsArea: 4200.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographs: Jan de VriesMain Contractor: Van BoekelCollaborators: Lichtontwerpers.nl, Octatube, Verhoeven and Leenders, HIGClient: Municipality of Amsterdam © Jan de VriesText description provided by the architects. O
  • The top 1.1 per cent of product design honoured at the Red Dot Awards

    The Red Dot Design Awards are among the most regarded in the world; it’s an accolade that brings some tough international competition and this year was no different.
    Taking place in Essen, the winners of the 2018 Red Dot Award: Product Design were celebrated in true style. A red carpet entry was followed by a ceremony, where 1,200 guests attended to hear the results and The Best of the Best were brought on stage to receive a trophy.The evening culminated in the spectacular Designers’
  • 5 Element House / Studio PKA

    © Amit Pasricha Architects: Studio PKALocation: Pune, IndiaLead Architect: Puran KumarDesign Team: Preethi Krishnan, Sonali Nimbalkar, Revina SoniArea: 10000.0 ft2Project Year: 2017Photographs: Amit PasrichaStructural Engineer: Ranavat BuildconCivil Contractors: Mehta AssociatesCarpentry Contractors: Jaswant EnterprisesElectrical Contractors: Vora ElectricalsHvac Consultants: Advent EngineersLandscape Consultants: Oikos Ecological Solutions © Amit PasrichaText description provided by t
  • In conversation with Moshe Safdie

    Few architects have had as much international impact on architecture as Moshe Safdie. His practice Safdie Architects has been progressing architecture and changing skylines across the globe for over 50 years. Recently Safdie was a keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference, which was hosted on the Gold Coast. It is an absolute privilege to have been able to interview Safdie during his Australian visit.
    Moshe Safdie, photographed in 2004. Photo by Norma Gò
  • Shuyang Art Gallery / UAD

    Main Entrance. Image © Qiang Zhao Architects: Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang UniversityLocation: Nanjing W Rd, Shuyang Xian, Suqian, Jiangsu, ChinaLead Architects: Danshen DongDesign Team: Jian Chen, Jian Ni, Yi CaiArea: 10475.0 m2Project Year: 2013Photographs: Qiang ZhaoStructural Engineer: Kaizhong Wei, Shuai WuMep Consultant: Yi Yang, Pang Li, Minmin Zhang, Dahong Pan, Xing ZhouLighting Consultant: Peiyu ZhouQuantity Surveyor: Chaohui QiuLandscape Consultant: Xia
  • A grand reveal: North Melbourne Terrace

    Drawing on design details of North Melbourne’s eclectic housing stock, this addition to a grand Victorian terrace by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design delivers a cohesive and simple built form, which reveals its adaptations over time.
  • The German alliance: Wilkhahn + COR team up to revolutionise the commercial interior

    Yep. ‘The Office’ has changed … irrevocably. 
    Here’s what we all know: commercial interiors have become agile and adaptable, evolving into multi-dimensional and multi-functional spaces with more flexibility than ever before. Under new demands – from commercial clients, their employees, and a host of new standards certifications – the A+D world is being tasked with catering for diverse interactions and holistic experiences. To this end, furniture s
  • Kengo Kuma unveils sea cucumber-inspired installation for Design Canberra Festival

    Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has unveiled a prototype of what will be a mammoth three-metre-high, 12-metre-wide installation for 2018’s Design Canberra Festival.
  • Be Our Guest: 5 Mins with Kylie Javier Ashton of Momofuku Seiōbo

    As the General Manager of Momofuku Seiōbo, Kylie Javier Ashton has arguably one of the coolest gigs in Australian hospitality. To whet your appetite for the ‘The Bottom Line at the Frontline’ session at the inaugural FRONT event, which Kylie joins as a Featured Speaker, we sat down with her to learn about Australia’s evolving hospitality scene, the relationship between food and theatre, and why fancy tablecloths are on the decline.
    Read more interviews in this se
  • White Pagoda Temple Hutong Courtyard Renovation / B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

    © Zhi Xia Architects: Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko Fujii,Yang Yujia,Wang DanliProject Location: No. 14, Gongmenkou 2, Xicheng District, Beijing, ChinaClient: sth.hereSite Area: 246.0 m2Project Year: 2018Photographer: Zhi Xia
    Text description provided by the architects. Nowadays, an increasing amount of young people choose to leave their old houses in Hutong and settle in the new areas of the city surrounded by concrete jungles. The old city has become a rundown area full of seniors. An essent

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