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Leanne Amodeo


Engaging in sustainability in hotel design

Capable of encouraging deep engagement between people and place, sustainable design is an opportunity that ought to be urgently harnessed in hotel design. Leading the way, some architects and designers are doing just that.

Out with the Old School, in with the Play School

Education as we know it is on the brink of revolution, and playtime will prevail. SolBe Learning Centre in Boston, Massachusetts, designed by Supernormal, presents a blueprint for design in the New School Order.

Make way for the alphas: Early learning spaces for digital natives

The ‘alpha generation’ has never known a world without smartphones. How do we design early learning environments to nurture these digital natives on their own, new-age terms?

Dramatic Statement: John Wardle Architects’ Caulfield Library, Monash university

A Brutalist 1970s library building provides the bones for a Renaissance-like redevelopment at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. The outcome is a dynamic hub that serves a complexity of 21st-century needs. “It was about opening the library up to the central village green of the campus and bringing light into the building,” says John Wardle Architects’ Jasmin Williamson.

Akin Atelier’s sensitive touch: CAMILLA & MARC

Customer experience are the words on every retailer’s lips in 2019. Retail design aficionados Akin Atelier show us what a successful customer experience looks like.

Knowledge capital: Workplaces for creativity and thinking

Idea generation, creativity and mental stamina: this is the currency of the modern-day knowledge worker. What sort of environment is required for the people who innovate through ideation?

Emerging designer Jake Rollins: In conversation

JamFactory’s exhibition, Materials Matter: A Bauhaus Legacy, celebrates and highlights the influence of the Bauhaus on the Adelaide design institution and South Australia’s design industry in general. Leanne Amodeo talks to emerging designer Jake Rollins, whose work in the group exhibition expresses a ‘building block’ style of construction that addresses issues of sustainability and regeneration.

Object-based learning and exhibition design with Jake Barton, Local Projects

Principal and founder of New York-based Local Projects speaks to Leanne Amodeo about creating memorable interactive exhibition experiences.

West End charm: The Boundary Hotel by KP Architects

KP Architects’ renovation of the 155-year-old The Boundary Hotel in Brisbane’s West End brings together old and new with a fresh, reinvigorated aesthetic.

(L-R) Graham Charbonneau and Dave Bickmore, founders of studio -gram.

Studio -gram pushes design boundaries

There is a design studio in Adelaide that is quickly reshaping the entire design landscape of the city – meet studio -gram. And find out why the practice is one of our Prodigy nominees for the 2019 INDE.Awards

Hot desking at HASSELL's Sky News

Hot desking… is it still hot?

Studies reveal that while flexible and agile working modes are designed to empower the individual, they also contribute to low productivity and absenteeism. Can a happy medium between old and new typologies be achieved?

Retro tropicalismo: Kaikaya by Masquespacio

Sitting as far away from minimalism as it could come it a restaurant fit-out that brings tropicalismo vibes by the maximalist darlings – Masquespacio.

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