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Written by Paul McGillick

Jon Johanssen, photo by Charles Dennington.

Indesign Luminary: Jon Johannsen

Jon Johannsen’s career has been about buildings and their context. He is led by the conviction that liveable communities are diverse in their demographic engagement. This is his story.

An Xbox shaped building: CSIRO Canberra by BVN

CSIRO’s Synergy building entices scientists out of their labs and into open, collaborative spaces. It was an ambitious proposition from the architects, BVN, but in making the hypothetical a reality the team has created a workplace that is nothing short of award-winning having taken out The Work Space category at the 2018 INDE.Awards.

Mark Landini

Indesign Luminary: Mark Landini

Mark Landini is not a man to mince his words. His relationship with retail design is one of practicality and inventiveness. Because there’s no room for ‘experiential’ and ‘fashionable’ design when you’re faced with fickle consumers and a booming e-retail economy.

Salamanca Building by fjmt

Ministry by design: fjmt’s Salamanca Building

When the politics of a project involve Parliament itself, the architectural facilitator must be expert in multi-party negotiation. fjmt brings the design conversation back to the land and its people with Salamanca Building at Parliament Square, Hobart.

Portrait by Kara Rosenlund.

Indesign Luminary: Michael Banney, m3architecture

Michael Banney likes to talk and write architecture into existence. It’s an “inclusive habit” that allows him to step outside the architect’s mindset, but still inhabit the role. He talks to Indesign about what makes m3architecture so idiosyncratic.

(L-R) Jeremy Ward, partner, and Con Cayas, director. Photo by Emma Nevison.

Clubs, pubs and the burbs: Cayas Architects’ on community-building hospitality

It may surprise some hipster urbanites, but hospitality design is helping re-shape our suburbs. Paul McGillick meets up with Con Cayas and Jeremy Ward at their Kelvin Grove studio in Brisbane.

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