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Kirsty Sier


Collaboration Station: ACU Mercy Building by ThomsonAdsett

Australian Catholic University’s Mercy Building, designed by ThomsonAdsett, is a perfect example of human-centred design for the built environment.

Arches + Millennial pink come together at Nikkou

Nikkou – meaning sunshine in Japanese – is exactly what Australian retailer Nikkou Store delivers throughout its curvy, pink-washed concrete space.

To the heart of learning: reshaping the early educational experience at St Andrew’s College

The Wilson Architects-designed Learning Hub at St. Andrew’s Anglican College represents a new approaches to educational best practice in design.

Uncommon encounters: Design at Monash University promotes innovation and autonomy

A university’s purpose is to encourage students to think differently and act autonomously. In Monash University’s Learning and Teaching Building, it is finally being recognised that the architecture needs to mirror this.

Brand-defining workplace design at Escala by Molecule

If engaged at the beginning of a business’ lifecycle, designers can become so much more than the vessels of a new brand. In the case of Escala Sydney, Molecule has had the opportunity to define it.

The Gallery Chair by Chris Connell for Schiavello.

For art’s sake: a chair designed for Australia’s biggest art events

Chris Connell’s new chair design for Schiavello was made specifically to meet the needs of one of the biggest art events Australia has ever seen.

What does IKEA’s string of collaborations mean for the design industry?

As ever, the design giant’s movements reflect the industry pulse. So, what does its recent string of fashion collaborations tell us about the future?

Hospitality bending retail: At home in a bar with HASSELL

HASSELL’s recent Singapore project is evidence that, in the modern retail landscape, the proof is in the amazement.

Suncorp by Geyer offers a future-proofed design.

Future-proofed: Geyer designs new home for Suncorp

Sometimes the most evolved designs are those left incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80 per cent’. The result is a radical take on workplace flexibility. While the building caters to its occupants in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating their needs going into the future.

Nasim Nasr, Women in Shadow, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2011. Photo: Rodney Magazinovic. Architecture and fashion at SCCI.

The (un-)dialogue between architecture and fashion

The latest initiative from the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas is out to prove that the relationship between architecture and fashion isn’t as oblique as we think it is.

An architectural bamboo playground for Barangaroo

Sydney’s redevelopment success story gets its own architecture pavilion, designed by Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia.

Featherston furniture

Grant and Mary Featherston in retrospect

Two of Australia’s most significant Modernist designers – one of them terminally underrated – get a spotlight in the Heide Museum 2018 program.

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