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Putting back better: Circularity and regeneration, not sustainability

Putting back better: Circularity and regeneration, not sustainability

Following a recent panel discussion during Melbourne Design Week, Collectivity Talks Founder, Genevieve Brannigan sat down with Sally Evans, Director of Graphic Design and Product Development at Nexus Designs, to interrogate the role of biofabrication.

Performing arts hubs: A case for cross-disciplinary creativity and community with Hayball

Performing arts hubs: A case for cross-disciplinary creativity and community with Hayball

In this comment piece, Hayball’s Owen West, David Tweedie and Emma Parkinson make the case for an important dimension of education design.

Atmosphere and composition: Meet photographer, Thurston Empson

Atmosphere and composition: Meet photographer, Thurston Empson

In our series, The Photographers, we present those whose professional life involves photographing all manner of commercial and residential architecture and design. Today, meet Thurston Empson.

A Melbourne Design Week conversation: New Epping’s journey to celebrate Country

A Melbourne Design Week conversation: New Epping’s journey to celebrate Country

During Melbourne Design Week, Riverlee highlighted its collaboration with Wurundjeri Elders to integrate traditional knowledge into the New Epping masterplan.

Head, heart and the big picture: Meet Luminary, Shimul Javeri Kadri

Head, heart and the big picture: Meet Luminary, Shimul Javeri Kadri

Shimul Javeri Kadri is an architect and a woman of stature. As a Luminary in the 2024 INDE.Awards, she is accorded the accolades she so richly deserves that sees her as a force for great design, for women and sustainable living.

Closing soon! Sustainability Awards with juror, Georgios Anagnostou

Closing soon! Sustainability Awards with juror, Georgios Anagnostou

We spoke to the Studio Johnston Director and juror as entries for the 2024 Sustainability Awards are extended to 10th July.

“It’s a bit like writing a little song or a Japanese haiku:” Patrick Jouin on design, collaboration, and a partnership for the ages

“It’s a bit like writing a little song or a Japanese haiku:” Patrick Jouin on design, collaboration, and a partnership for the ages

Pedrali and Patrick Jouin celebrate more than ten years of collaboration with new evolutions to their iconic designs

We know you don’t believe in ‘trends’ but here are five from Milan anyway

We know you don’t believe in ‘trends’ but here are five from Milan anyway

From colour and materiality to textures and even the odd column, here are some offbeat, oblique observations from the great Italian festival of design.

Today’s students expect more: Q&A with Architectus

Today’s students expect more: Q&A with Architectus

We spoke to Architectus Principals, Marina Carroll and Diana Rosenthal, about meeting the needs of students today and the evolution of tertiary institutions.

Monumentality with a certain softness: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton on Powerhouse Parramatta

Monumentality with a certain softness: Moreau Kusunoki and Genton on Powerhouse Parramatta

We met the architectural design team behind Powerhouse Parramatta as they gave a talk on the milestone project at Western Sydney University.

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