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Regional design and the tactful art of rebuilding communities

Regional design and the tactful art of rebuilding communities

Takt is designing architecture that is sustainable, sensitive and desirable. This studio is leading the way as a beating architectural heart in the regions and is in sync not only with the landscape but with the local communities who call it their home.

Cornering the inner city design scene with Boffi | DePadova

Cornering the inner city design scene with Boffi | DePadova

With a diverse product range stretching across kitchen, bathroom and furniture systems, the Italian masters have opened a new showroom in a hot pocket of Sydney design. Welcome to Boffi | DePadova, Surry Hills-style.

Bara Bridge: The gateway with the swollen belly of an eel

Bara Bridge: The gateway with the swollen belly of an eel

Linking the nearby light rail with Centennial Park, Sam Crawford Architects has designed a symbolically rich bridge that is also striking in form and materiality. It draws on Indigenous history and architectural archetypes to sit with natural ease on the site.

Gathering around the campfire at Westpac’s new office hub

Gathering around the campfire at Westpac’s new office hub

Group GSA has delivered Westpac’s new office hub in Parramatta. Taking inspiration from a different type of gathering, the new workplace prioritises connection without compromising productivity.

Sam Crawford Architects and the fire-ravaged puzzle of Parramatta Park

Sam Crawford Architects and the fire-ravaged puzzle of Parramatta Park

In 2016, a fire destroyed a cafe in Sydney’s Parramatta Park. With a sensitive touch, both materially and historically, the architects have brought new life to the site by designing a pavilion that respects what was there before.

“Designing our future”: Mapping a process of self-reflection with Tzannes

“Designing our future”: Mapping a process of self-reflection with Tzannes

Sydney architecture studio Tzannes is launching its new website. What began as an exercise in arranging a portfolio of award-winning work has evolved into a profound process of self-reflection as the practice readies itself for a multigenerational future.

Albury Summer Place launches by rethinking the familiar

Albury Summer Place launches by rethinking the familiar

Re/place has been installed for this year’s Albury Summer Pavilion! Studio Chris Fox has partnered with Bollinger+Grohmann engineers, the University of Sydney and Swinburne University of Technology to create this temporary installation with an experimental approach to materials and circular economy.

“Most significant cultural building since the Opera House”: Sydney Modern opens

“Most significant cultural building since the Opera House”: Sydney Modern opens

The North Building at the Art Gallery of New South Wales is complete. Part of the Sydney Modern Project and designed by Japanese practice SANAA, with Architectus as executive architects, it is a magical, ethereal spatial experience and a globally significant building.

Sydney sporting history echoes through Cox Architecture’s new stadium

Sydney sporting history echoes through Cox Architecture’s new stadium

Cox Architecture brings a new level of functional sophistication to the Sydney Football Stadium site while also reinforcing its strong connection to place. It’s a new architectural landmark for the city.

Architecture to affect change: Regional Architecture Association

Architecture to affect change: Regional Architecture Association

In the regions, architects and those interested in the built environment are pooling their knowledge to help affect change. Jan Henderson introduces us to the Regional Architecture Association and what it does.

Lose yourself inside a labyrinth of high fashion and immersive design

Lose yourself inside a labyrinth of high fashion and immersive design

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum hosts the latest Gucci Garden iteration. It’s an immersive experience bringing together fashion, design, psychology and pop culture in a multisensory walk-through exhibition.

The brainchild of Ben Quilty: Southern Highlands’ first gallery

The brainchild of Ben Quilty: Southern Highlands’ first gallery

The Ngununggula gallery provides a platform for local and Australian artists to convey their works in a gallery space that holds five exclusive exhibitions a year.