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“All urban planning projects must have a carbon neutral objective”

“All urban planning projects must have a carbon neutral objective”

As Warren & Mahoney marks 15 years of carbon neutral operations, it intends to steer its clients in the same direction. Principal architect, Simon Topliss, says all urban planning projects must now have a carbon neutral objective or risk being ‘out of date’ on completion.

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Listen – Robert Puksand on turning 30 years young

Tune in to this podcast with Indesign editor Alice Blackwood and Gray Puksand’s founding partner, Robert Puksand.

Warren and Mahoney is leading the way in architecture and design

Warren and Mahoney is leading the way in architecture and design

More than doubling staff and creating avenues of influence in Australia, Warren and Mahoney is making its presence known as a dynamic architecture and design practice in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Flexible, Creative, Diverse – the new Living Office

Flexible, Creative, Diverse – the new Living Office

In Living Edge’s new Sydney Living Office, work is sensitively blended into the beautiful furniture showcases. It’s a dynamic destination that serves as a specification hub, and the central headquarters for the Living Edge team.

On balance, form and the human endeavour with Richard Archer of Archer Design

On balance, form and the human endeavour with Richard Archer of Archer Design

Behind every great design is a considered philosophy. For Richard Archer, he believes in creating harmonic environments that inspire creativity.

There are no golden rules in retail – Russell & George

There are no golden rules in retail – Russell & George

From hyper-real run-ins to fragmented customer profiles, Russell & George “slams” typologies to design spaces that make you put down your phone.

Heat stroke, wasp bites, and homes with a whole lot of soul

Heat stroke, wasp bites, and homes with a whole lot of soul

Our very own editor at Indesign, Jan Henderson, has co-authored a book with photographer Dianna Snape. It saw them traverse the Australian continent – in the midst of the pandemic no less – to get to the heart of (architectural) matters. Indesignlive chats with the two authors.

Is it possible to be stress-free in the profession of architecture?

Is it possible to be stress-free in the profession of architecture?

Architecture is reportedly a profession of stress. How can workplace culture alleviate the daily pressures that come with the job? Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia resets the priorities of his busy, award-winning firm.

Geyer and Valmont pioneer authentic design-led projects

Geyer and Valmont pioneer authentic design-led projects

As Geyer and Valmont come together, a new collaborative model is taking shape. Gillian Serisier speaks with Geyer/Valmont managing director, Marcel Zalloua, and Geyer global design lead, Adam Mundy.

The ones to watch: The best architecture and design graduates of 2021

The ones to watch: The best architecture and design graduates of 2021

We’ve compiled a list of the architecture and design graduates who have stood out from the crowd in 2021. It might be worth keeping an eye on these ones!

The INDE.Awards and INDE.Summit on 5th August

The INDE.Awards and INDE.Summit on 5th August

Members of the INDE.Awards jury are global leaders in architecture and design and together they make an integral contribution in judging every category of the Awards. Each and every jury member is a leader and through their professionalism, expertise and knowledge they ensure the INDE.Awards is an exemplar on every level.

An extraordinary jury for the 2021 INDE.Awards

An extraordinary jury for the 2021 INDE.Awards

With 16 of the world’s best architects and designers on the INDE.Awards jury this year it’s shaping up to be a singular awards program and one not to be missed.

One giant leap for retail design

One giant leap for retail design

Are you ready for the brave new future of retail design? Here’s how SKP, SYBARITE and Gentle Monster imagine it.

The 10 most iconic buildings in the world

The 10 most iconic buildings in the world

Here’s the greatest, most inspiring buildings the world has to offer, so that when we’re all allowed to travel again, you know exactly where to go!

Good Design Doesn’t Date

Good Design Doesn’t Date

British architecture practice, McLaren. Excell champions emphatic design, adaptive reuse and design for longevity in the fourth short film to be released as part of On Design, an online series produced by VOLA.

RISE: A wellness space upping the game for end-of-trip facilities

RISE: A wellness space upping the game for end-of-trip facilities

101 Collins expands and enhances its end-of-trip facility, ONE, with the wellness and fitness studio RISE, designed by Gray Puksand.

Camille Walala and the amazing technicolour dream hotel

Camille Walala and the amazing technicolour dream hotel

Capitalising on the power of Instagram, SALT of Palmar is injecting more youthful energy into a traditionally older tourism market.

From clicks to bricks

From clicks to bricks

CoLAB Design Studio revitalised Francesca’s Melbourne Central store, translating the online brand and shopping experience into a physical store and stronger offline presence.

A new type of office that’s buzzing with cross-pollination

A new type of office that’s buzzing with cross-pollination

Designed by BVN in association with Jasmax, B:Hive Smales Farm is a vibrant workplace for businesses to thrive.

Fight for affordable housing

Fight for affordable housing

Are we being priced out of our own housing market? Is renting-for-life really so bad? A growing frontline of architects and developers are addressing the challenge with progressive housing models that offer new avenues for entering the housing market.

Sydney Architecture Festival: <em>Making. Housing. Affordable.</em>

Sydney Architecture Festival: Making. Housing. Affordable.

The Sydney Architecture Festival 2019 unveils a series of events that looks at the role and value of architecture and its innate response to the human need for shelter. For one whole week, the city of Sydney turns into a sphere of exploration and research, investigating the rise in urban density and the inimitable housing crisis.

An artful balance of wellness and functionality at Chifley Lifestyle

An artful balance of wellness and functionality at Chifley Lifestyle

Renowned architecture and design firm Gray Puksand demonstrates the importance of a healthy work-life balance with a sophisticated and elegant end of trip facility – Chifley Lifestyle.

The Dezeen Awards Shortlist returns for its second edition

The Dezeen Awards Shortlist returns for its second edition

Dezeen announces the shortlist for the Dezeen Awards 2019 celebrating international architecture, interiors, design and studios to showcase the best of the best within the architecture and design industry.

Richards & Spence exemplifies tropical vernacular

Richards & Spence exemplifies tropical vernacular

For Ingrid Richards and Adrian Spence, Brisbane is more than just the city they call home – it’s a wellspring of inspiration. The pair reflects on lessons learnt in over a decade spent reshaping the civic identity of the Queensland capital.

5 minutes with Seada Linardi, founder of SLAB

5 minutes with Seada Linardi, founder of SLAB

We asked Seada Linardi, the founder of boutique architecture practice SLAB, some questions about design process, running a successful practice and balancing it all as a parent. 

Remaining truly Australian then and now: Kinley Cricket Club

Remaining truly Australian then and now: Kinley Cricket Club

Respective of the site’s history and the role it has played in the state of Victoria, Winter Architecture and Zunica have transformed an existing cricket pavilion at the Kinley Cricket Club into one that fosters community engagement and activation.

Architectural surrealism by MVRDV

Architectural surrealism by MVRDV

Pushing the boundaries of architecture as art, MVRDV has created deep, theatrical façades through draping and imprinting on two buildings at Paradise City near Seoul’s Incheon Airport.

Herzog & de Meuron stitches past and present in Hong Kong

Herzog & de Meuron stitches past and present in Hong Kong

Herzog & de Meuron has joined together 16 structures, breathing new life into the iconic Hong Kong Police Station, Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.

Magnificent arches: Foster + Partners refurbishes The Murray

Magnificent arches: Foster + Partners refurbishes The Murray

Foster + Partners has breathed new life into a conserved building whose magnificent arching architecture provides the starting point for both intimate and public engagement. This is The Murray.

First look: Bates Smart’s Victorian Racing Club via drone

First look: Bates Smart’s Victorian Racing Club via drone

Watch Bates Smart’s brand new Victorian Racing Club from the sky as the building’s shell is completed ahead of the Spring Racing season.

Space to grow: The positives of carpet in multi-residential and education environments

Space to grow: The positives of carpet in multi-residential and education environments

How should designers approach carpet specification for multi-residential and education environments? Download the free whitepaper on carpet specification for these sectors, here!

Designing for designers: The School of Fine Furniture

Designing for designers: The School of Fine Furniture

Driving The University of Tasmania’s sustainable philosophy, Six Degrees has designed the first purpose-built facility for its School of Fine Furniture.

The (un-)dialogue between architecture and fashion

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.

A cave of sound: Toyo Ito’s National Taichung Theatre

A cave of sound: Toyo Ito’s National Taichung Theatre

The National Taichung Theatre in Taiwan was conceived by Toyo Ito & Associates as an integrated spatial-structural system that provides a sense of nature’s dynamism.

Top 10 stadium design ideas to inspire NSW

Top 10 stadium design ideas to inspire NSW

With Sydney poised to potentially see a massive new $2bn stadium project, we take a look at 10 architecturally impressive examples of stadium design we might take inspiration from…

Art, science and digital fabrication with UNStudio

Art, science and digital fabrication with UNStudio

UNStudio is known as an innovator of digital technology with architecture. A recently completed shopping mall in Shanghai by the Dutch studio, Lane 189, offers an opportunity to explore formal complexity and a deep integration of façade and interior space – all inspired by art and science.

5 pubs with intoxicatingly good bar design

5 pubs with intoxicatingly good bar design

The hospitality revolution is here, and bar design has never been hotter. Here are five great places to drink in some great design amongst the cocktails.

Place responsive design: Willinga Park Equestrian Centre

Place responsive design: Willinga Park Equestrian Centre

Place-specific design is so very de rigueur. But beyond the obvious, how is place-driven design being strategically integrated across both macro and micro aspects of a mega development? This was Terry Snow’s objective for his best-in-class Willinga Park Equestrian Centre – and Cox Architecture has delivered.

Following The Curving Land: Mountain Village by MAD Architects

Following The Curving Land: Mountain Village by MAD Architects

MAD Architects has designed a ten-building residential project in China that mimics the surrounding mountains.

Can the Design of a Library Inspire Architectural Thinking?

Can the Design of a Library Inspire Architectural Thinking?

There is a lot that can be learnt from architecture books, but even more so from architecture itself. Quaine Library, designed by Branch Studio Architects, introduces students to architectural thinking, whether they know it or not.

5 Mins With Len Warson of Glenvill Homes/YarraBend

5 Mins With Len Warson of Glenvill Homes/YarraBend

Heard the latest on Melbourne’s upcoming Tesla Town? Catch up with Len Warson, one of the main brains behind YarraBend, to get the scoop on the new tech-savvy development.

Can a workplace raise your game?

Can a workplace raise your game?

Game theory informs Susquehanna’s analytical approach to trading, and the company’s smart new Sydney workplace by Gensler takes its culture to new heights.

The Silo By Heatherwick Studio

The Silo By Heatherwick Studio

Elana Castle wakes up to a sweeping views of Cape Town’s verdant mountain-scape and Waterfront precinct from the innards of an historic grain silo, thanks to an ingenious architectural transformation by Heatherwick Studio.

Retrofit For The Future: Macquarie Uni’s Mitchell Building – IDL

Retrofit For The Future: Macquarie Uni’s Mitchell Building – IDL

NBRS Architecture have transformed one of the oldest structures on Macquarie University’s campus – the Faculty of Science & Engineering’s Mitchell building – to create an energy and space efficient contemporary workspace that encourages collaboration whilst respecting the historical, social and aesthetic significance of the building.

Get A Sneak-Peek Into RMIT’s New Academic Street Led By Lyons Architecture

Get A Sneak-Peek Into RMIT’s New Academic Street Led By Lyons Architecture

The newly refurbished campus connects Melbourne’s CBD to the university, transforms the student experience and is arguably one of the most majorly epic projects we’ve seen this year.

Who You Gonna Call? Airtasker! by Siren Design

Who You Gonna Call? Airtasker! by Siren Design

Airtasker’s new workplace reflects the company’s goals, purpose and growth, and is designed for getting more done.

“Practice what you preach” – WSP by JPE Design Studio

“Practice what you preach” – WSP by JPE Design Studio

WSP’s new workplace provides smart solutions based on a sustainable approach, and is designed to support current changes and adapt to future changes.

Campus Life: XO Dining By Kosloff Architecture

Campus Life: XO Dining By Kosloff Architecture

Monash University’s XO Dining merges informal learning spaces with social dining to create a space for enriching the student experience and university community.

“That Epic Project Everyone’s Talking About”: Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa)

“That Epic Project Everyone’s Talking About”: Zeitz MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa)

How a decommissioned grain silo became Africa’s largest museum of contemporary art. Elana Castle interviews project architect Stepan Martinovsky from Heatherwick Studio about the radical transformation.

The WeWork ‘Money Box’ Branch In Sydney’s Martin Place By TomMarkHenry

The WeWork ‘Money Box’ Branch In Sydney’s Martin Place By TomMarkHenry

Designed by TomMarkHenry, NYC co-working phenomenon WeWork sprouts a new location in Martin Place’s former Commonwealth Bank building, fondly nicknamed the ‘Money Box’.

When Tradition Gets Modern: Y14 by Biasol

When Tradition Gets Modern: Y14 by Biasol

Biasol has looked to Japanese craftsmanship and materiality to create a contemporary design inspired by Tokyo’s izakaya bars.

A Workplace Where Employees Actually Want To Stay: Enzen Adelaide by JPE Design Studio

A Workplace Where Employees Actually Want To Stay: Enzen Adelaide by JPE Design Studio

Enzen’s new Adelaide workplace upholds the company’s vision and values and is designed to appeal to potential employees and encourage their loyalty.

The 2017 Sydney Architecture Festival Is Here!

The 2017 Sydney Architecture Festival Is Here!

The Sydney Architecture Festival offers international and local insights into the city’s built environment with a packed program of architecture talks, exhibitions, panel discussions, children’s activities, open day events and guided tours.

The ‘Affirmatives’ Have It! The NAWIC Great Debate 2017

The ‘Affirmatives’ Have It! The NAWIC Great Debate 2017

Returning for the first time in years, the NAWIC Great Debate was a forceful, no-holds-barred tête-à-tête between the local design industry’s most critical thinkers.

Making ‘The Library’ Cool, Again: North Fitzroy Community Hub by GroupGSA

Making ‘The Library’ Cool, Again: North Fitzroy Community Hub by GroupGSA

GroupGSA creates a multimodal and creative space—North Fitzroy Library and Community Hub project—for the inner city Melbourne.

5 minutes with… Hayball’s Fiona Young

5 minutes with… Hayball’s Fiona Young

“I’m particularly interested in how pedagogy and learning space design can interact to create dynamic learning environments that engage students.” Hayball Studio Director Fiona Young is a tour de force in the Asia Pac design community.

It’s Cool To (Design) Care: Jewish Care Victoria by JCBA

It’s Cool To (Design) Care: Jewish Care Victoria by JCBA

With fluid and embracing forms, the Coppel & Piekarski Family Disability Respite Centre is a responsive, accessible and sensitive building that reflects the client’s approach to caregiving.

Indesign #70 – On Sale Now

Indesign #70 – On Sale Now

Indesign #70 – the ‘consume’ issue – is on the loose! Grab your copy today

When Clichés Become Cool Again: Workshop Bros By Studio Esteta

When Clichés Become Cool Again: Workshop Bros By Studio Esteta

Studio Esteta’s design of Workshop Bros Glen Waverley will refresh your memories and challenge your perceptions of nostalgic Chinese eateries.

Carr Design Stays True To Seidler At Hilton Brisbane

Carr Design Stays True To Seidler At Hilton Brisbane

The conference and events centre at Hilton Brisbane, redesigned by Carr Design Group, is a contemporary and congruous space that honours the integrity of the original design.

Woods Bagot Fosters Company Culture Through Craftsmanship & Materiality For ADCO Constructions

Woods Bagot Fosters Company Culture Through Craftsmanship & Materiality For ADCO Constructions

One highly considered design feature expresses ADCO’s approach to craftsmanship and materials and fosters company culture.

Bringing Global Design Languages To Oz With Luchetti Krelle

Bringing Global Design Languages To Oz With Luchetti Krelle

NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, designed by Luchetti Krelle, captures the exuberance of New Orleans with its charming and colourful architecture and laidback, lively atmosphere.

Five Mins With… Award-Winning Young Designer Nicole Larkin

Five Mins With… Award-Winning Young Designer Nicole Larkin

Nicole Larkin is a young Australian designer establishing a career in architecture and the arts and winning well-deserved awards and scholarships as she goes.

Intuit by Gensler: “A Global Tech Company’s Uniquely ‘Sydney’ Workplace”

Intuit by Gensler: “A Global Tech Company’s Uniquely ‘Sydney’ Workplace”

The city of Sydney has served has a source of inspiration for Intuit’s Sydney workplace. Designed by Gensler, the branded environment is fun and flexible and reflects the company’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Can Kids Learn About Good Design Through Their School Environment?

Can Kids Learn About Good Design Through Their School Environment?

Branch Studio Architects has designed The Quad Canteen a space that has the potential to be more than just a canteen.

Richard Crookes By Futurespace: Can Workplaces Foster One Big Happy Family?

Richard Crookes By Futurespace: Can Workplaces Foster One Big Happy Family?

Futurespace has translated family values and culture into a collaborative and inclusive workplace environment for Richard Crookes Constructions.

How Does Architecture Affect our Psychological Wellbeing?

How Does Architecture Affect our Psychological Wellbeing?

What is A+D’s role in our emotional wellbeing? To create buildings that lift and inspire us on a daily basis through colour, light and form.

Can We Really Translate The Mission Of A Company Into Their Workplace?

Can We Really Translate The Mission Of A Company Into Their Workplace?

This myth-inspired workplace by Studio Pacific for New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development is a stellar, inventive design that imbues the workplace with conceptual meaning that aligns with its mission.

Can Hospitality Design In Workplace Environments Help Build Culture?

Can Hospitality Design In Workplace Environments Help Build Culture?

In preparation for the future and with a nod to the past, the Woods Bagot Perth Studio is an agile workplace with state-of-the-art technology and a distinctive hotel-like aesthetic.

A New Home For Geyer Sydney

A New Home For Geyer Sydney

The award winning interior designer team at Geyer have a new home in Sydney’s iconic Harry Seidler building.

Future-Proofing Is All About Solid Adaptive Re-Use

Future-Proofing Is All About Solid Adaptive Re-Use

A century-old woolstore is redeveloped for another 100 years of use, ready for the new industries that emerge and develop in Pyrmont.

Productivity Rules! Enero By Amicus And The Bold Collective

Productivity Rules! Enero By Amicus And The Bold Collective

It’s mission accomplished at the new Enero workplace in Pyrmont. Designed by Amicus and The Bold Collective, it prioritises productivity and play.

Office Got You Stressed? Not At Dropbox Sydney

Office Got You Stressed? Not At Dropbox Sydney

If Dropbox relieves the stress of people working together, then so too does the Dropbox Sydney office designed by Gensler. Based on the concept of ‘workplace as home’ it could almost be a new interpretation of ‘working from home.’

What Happens To The MPavilions When We’re Done With Them?

What Happens To The MPavilions When We’re Done With Them?

MPavilion 2016 is off to Melbourne Zoo. Gifted by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation to the City of Melbourne, the handmade pavilion will provide a new communal venue for communication and connection.

Atlas Dining by GelliKovic Architects

Atlas Dining by GelliKovic Architects

Atlas Dining is a new restaurant concept in Melbourne that has globally inspired cuisine served in a globe-inspired dining room.

888 Collins Street is Getting Lit

888 Collins Street is Getting Lit

Designed by Ramus Illumination for the Woods Bagot project, the illuminated façade of this Melbourne residential development is putting on a good show – just like the local weather.

Can Design be a Mechanism That Helps our Indigenous Culture to Flourish?

Can Design be a Mechanism That Helps our Indigenous Culture to Flourish?

A standing camp in northeast Tasmania, designed by Taylor & Hinds Architects, is not only based on the cultural stories and aboriginal history of the area, but is a place for these stories and history to be told.

Designing Police Stations can Actually be Cool

Designing Police Stations can Actually be Cool

Find out how Greenway Architects play with materials and colours to design a number of police stations with a strong civic presence, regional context and to reflect the SAPOL brand to shift public perceptions.

Top 5 Events at Sydney Festival for A+D

Top 5 Events at Sydney Festival for A+D

With summer’s Sydney Festival kicking off, we look at five events set to inspire the A+D community from experiential installations to staggering set design.

Who won what at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards

Who won what at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards

The 2015 winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Awards were announced at Sydney Town Hall last night.

Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

Sydney Living Museums presents a major new exhibition on the life and work of renowned architect Harry Seidler.

The Heritage of Seed in a Monochromatic Design

The Heritage of Seed in a Monochromatic Design

Seed’s new store in Melbourne Emporium, by Mim Design, is bold and charming. It captures the heritage of the Australian retailer and celebrates its iconic style in a visually intriguing way.

Rebranding Lloyd’s Inn

Rebranding Lloyd’s Inn

Luxury boutique hotel Lloyd’s Inn, in Singapore near the bustling Orchard Road, has had a re-branding. Part of that meant a re-vamp of the entire design. Multidisciplinary practice FARM has taken a no-frills, minimalist approach, capturing the hotel’s holistic mission. Olha Romaniuk has the story.

SAHMRI Captured on Film

SAHMRI Captured on Film

A new video provides a behind-the-scenes look at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide. Woods Bagot was engaged by the South Australian Government to design and deliver the building, which features nine research modules for more than 600 researchers, fostering innovation and improvements in community health services.

Architect Profile: Michelle Walker

Architect Profile: Michelle Walker

After 20 years in the industry, and working across residential and commercial projects, architect Michelle Walker, of Michelle Walker Architects, has seen “the speed with which projects can be designed and documented” change drastically. She’s also aware that “technology does not replace knowledge, experience and judgement”.

Bangkok’s Iconic Views Multiply: Hotel Renovation by Onion

Bangkok’s Iconic Views Multiply: Hotel Renovation by Onion

Sala Rattanakosin, by the unusually and memorably named, Onion architects, is a renovation project based on view. With some of Bangkok’s most iconic sites as the backdrop, the Thai architects have made sight and images their conceptual focus, blending old and new together at the same time. Words by Tess Ritchie.

NOLITA BY MATA DESIGN STUDIO

NOLITA BY MATA DESIGN STUDIO

Mata Design has transformed Nolita Trattoria from an outdated Italian restaurant into a modernised, yet familiar hot spot for Perth. By Yen Dao

Clad in Corian®: One One One Eagle Street

Clad in Corian®: One One One Eagle Street

The tallest office building in Brisbane has Corian® Solid Surface as facade and interior cladding

Illuminated Design: Melbourne’s Satelight

Illuminated Design: Melbourne’s Satelight

Custom luminaires designed and manufactured locally