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Rachael Bernstone


How to talk (constructively) about sustainable design

Rachael Bernstone distills her 18 years’ worth of wisdom on architecture and sustainable design down to 5 pertinent steps that architects and design practices can action now.

Designing for a climate-changed future

The events of this past summer have led to Australia being viewed as the global canary in the coal mine. So how might we respond to this threat to our homes and communities: both to limit further damage, and to prepare for a climate-changed future?

Indigenous co-creation: Punmu and Parnngurr by Kaunitz Yeung Architecture

“These projects can stand on the world stage against any other kind of health project, and be successful. They aren’t Aboriginal projects; they are architecture for a specific community, that meets and exceeds the brief,” shares Kaunitz Yeung founding principal, David Kaunitz on the INDE.Award winning Punmu and Parnngurr projects.

Hidden treasure: Cadogan Song School by Palassis Architects

Transforming a crypt-like space into a vaulted vessel of sound, Palassis Architects re-creates the exultant musical qualities of a cathedral in Perth’s oldest architectural precinct.

Blue-sky thinking: Woodside Perth by Cox and Unispace

As the ‘well’ movement gathers momentum, we see numerous workspaces re-skinned as colourful, enticing work-life centres. But just how well do these workplaces deliver on the promise? Enter, Woodside.

The Living Edge Perth showroom

The beauty of age

Perth’s new Living Edge showroom in a converted merchant building in the CBD sets a new benchmark for high-end retailing in the city, offering global brands such as Herman Miller, Walter Knoll, BassamFellows, Muuto and Vitra.

Putting innovation centre stage: IQX @ UWA

Taking the opportunity to create a space to foster innovation for recent graduates, while connecting the university and industry, IQX @UWA is a new kind of working co-share typology.

UBT Sydney By Unispace, Where Co-working, Collaboration And Hospitality Converge

UBT’s new Head Office at Sydney’s Olympic Park – The Precinct – brings the luxury of a boutique hotel to an agile workplace typology designed for networking and collaboration.

The [UQLD] West Wing by BVN

Step inside BVN’s West Wing refurb for the TC Beirne School of Law and Walter Harrison Law Library within the University of Queensland’s famed Forgan Smith Building.

Blue Sky Thinking For Blue Sky Alternative Investments by Marc&Co

This office fitout in Brisbane’s CBD reflects the client’s innovative approach to business and philosophy of alternative thinking. Working for the aptly named Blue Sky Alternative Investments, Marc & Co was charged with transforming the 41st floor of 111 Eagle Street into a ‘workplace wonderland’, says interior designer Rachael Gwaro.

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