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Odile Decq.

‘I work like a parasite’: Odile Decq

15 Oct 2019, Stephen Todd

Stephen Todd profiles French architect Odile Decq, who has spent her career “swimming against the tide.”

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Karl-Martin Buch Frederiksen.

Designing schools with ‘joy and optimism’

8 Oct 2019, Patrick Hunn

“The future is not so dangerous and it is precisely the interesting questions for the future that make us draw better projects.”

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Directors of Bangkok-based landscape architecture practice Shma (left to right): Namchai Saensupha, Prapan Napawongdee and Yossapon Boonsom.

Advocacy through design: Shma

16 Sep 2019, Ricky Ray Ricardo

In Bangkok, vibrant young studio Shma is working to transform the public realm through a series of self-initiated, community-oriented projects.

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Emili Fox and Conrad Johnston, directors of Sydney-based practice Fox Johnston.

Elegant resolutions: Fox Johnston

9 Sep 2019, David Welsh

Fox Johnston shows how the tenets of good design are transferable and a human-focused approach to architecture essential.

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Kin Architects’ growing design portfolio is built on the compatible skill sets of directors Leah Gallagher and Marjorie Dixon.

One to watch: Kin Architects

6 Sep 2019, Michelle Bailey

Leah Gallagher and Marjorie Dixon, of Kin Architects, formed their Brisbane-based practice in 2017 with a desire to design people-centric architecture that respects the history and context of their city.

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Dan Sparks at the Sparks Architects studio in Peregian Beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Mindfulness in the unspoiled wilderness: Sparks Architects

3 Sep 2019, Michelle Bailey

With a fearless yet holistic approach to site, Sparks Architects imbues its climate-responsive work with lyricism and a careful regard for the intangible energy of a place.

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Peter Wilson at MSD’s Japanese Room.

Understanding the networked landscape: Peter Wilson

19 Aug 2019, Sophie Hill

Australian-born architect Peter Wilson, winner of Institute’s Gold Medal, on his relationship to Melbourne, and a practice model built on winning competitions.

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Paulette Christophersen.

PLH Arkitekter’s Paulette Christophersen on the future of workplace design

8 Aug 2019, Patrick Hunn

Ahead of an appearance in Sydney, Paulette Christophersen, of Copenhagen-based practice PLH Arkitekter, explains her response to the fluidity of the modern workplace.

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Colin Stewart.

Vale Colin Stewart, 1947–2019

1 Aug 2019, Ken Maher

Ken Maher remembers an architect who was passionate about cities.

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Andrew Scott and Anita Panov, directors of Panov Scott Architects.

Transformations not speculations: The houses of Panov Scott

23 Jul 2019, Peter Salhani

Armed with a finely crafted material palette that evokes memory and invites patina, Sydney practice Panov Scott Architects creates thoughtful architecture that embraces people and the pattern of the city.

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Keera Le Lievre.

Vale Keera Le Lievre, 1928–2019

3 Jul 2019, Geoff Fitzpatrick

A passionate advocate for Australian design, pioneering interior designer Keera Le Lievre has passed away.

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Rolf Heins.

Vale Rolf Heins, 1936–2019

27 Jun 2019, Geoff Fitzpatrick

Born Roelof Heins on 18 May, 1936 in Palembang in Indonesia to Dutch parents, Rolf Heins made a remarkable impact on interior design practice in Australia.

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Griselda Balian, founding partner at BAAG (Buenos Aires Arquitectura Grupal).

Densifying with quality in Buenos Aires: Griselda Balian

19 Jun 2019, Josh Harris

Griselda Balian, founding partner at BAAG (Buenos Aires Arquitectura Grupal), will speak at the Housing Futures conference in Melbourne on 26 July.

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James Fraser founded MORA four years ago on the Central Coast of NSW.

One to watch: MORA

4 Jun 2019, Linda Cheng

Cultivating a dialogue between architecture, community, and context, James Fraser, director of Makers of Responsive Architecture (MORA), designs homes inspired by landscape.

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Paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi.

Weaving memories of India: Gunjan Aylawadi

28 May 2019, Tobias Horrocks

Sydney-based industrial designer and self-taught artist Gunjan Aylawadi makes paper weavings inspired by her memories of India.

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Enrico Taglietti.

A Canberra visionary: Vale Enrico Taglietti 1926 – 2019

9 May 2019, Howard Tanner

Architect Howard Tanner remembers the late Enrico Taglietti, who brought a European sophistication and sensibility to the national capital.

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Artist and florist Lisa Cooper.

The butcher’s daughter: Lisa Cooper

30 Apr 2019, David Clark

The daughter of a butcher and granddaughter of a painter, Lisa Cooper creates extraordinary floral works that are at once beautiful, layered and sublime.

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Broderick Ely, Jonathon Boucher and Andrew Piva, directors at B. E. Architecture.

Chasing timelessness: B.E. Architecture

29 Apr 2019, Marcus Baumgart

Exhibiting an affinity for sculpting space and material, B. E. Architecture has rigorously honed its craft for more than two decades, resulting in an extensive portfolio of refined residential architecture.

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David Toussaint and Kirsty Volz, co-directors of Toussaint and Volz.

Future proofing the suburbs: Toussaint and Volz

24 Apr 2019, Linda Cheng

Alert to the contemporary complexities of housing affordability and an ageing population, this emerging Brisbane practice is designing progressive residential architecture to future proof the suburbs.

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Oliver Wainwright.

How money shapes architecture: Oliver Wainwright

21 Mar 2019, Linda Cheng

Oliver Wainwright, the Guardian’s architecture and design critic talks to ArchitectureAU editor Linda Cheng about the link between financial markets and the shape of our cities.

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Joseph Lovell and Stephanie Burton, codirectors of Lovell Burton Architecture.

One to watch: Lovell Burton

19 Mar 2019, Katelin Butler

Joseph Lovell and Stephanie Burton only officially opened their studio in 2018 and have already completed two houses and won a Houses Award, and they have many more projects in the pipeline.

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UK architect Amin Taha spoke at the 2019 New Zealand Institute of Architects in:situ conference. He leads the firm Groupwork, based in London.

Material and craft: Amin Taha

14 Mar 2019, Julia Gessler

Ahead of an appearance in Auckland, London-based architect Amin Taha explains his belief in the importance of material as the basis of design.

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Louis Hailey.

Vale Louis H. Hailey AM, 1926–2019

14 Mar 2019, Grant Buglar, Bruce Wolfe

Queensland architect Lou Hailey, who brought a “fresh, modernist design approach” to Brisbane, is remembered by Bruce Wolfe and Grant Buglar.

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Christian Bason.

Design thinking and regional cities: Christian Bason

12 Mar 2019, Linda Cheng

Danish Design Centre CEO Christian Bason on leveraging design thinking and local cultures, skills and capabilities to help regional centres regenerate after industrial decline.

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The studio's day-to-day operations are characterized by a sense of playfulness and collaboration.

‘Camaraderie and delight’: Marston Architects in profile

8 Mar 2019, Leanne Amodeo

Highly collaborative and solution-focused in its approach to designing, Marston Architects creates homes that connect people with the beauty of the natural world and enhance the enjoyment of day-to-day life.

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[L-R]: Phillip Nielsen and Aaron Nicholls of the Regional Design Service.

A country practice: Regional Design Service

5 Mar 2019, Patrick Hunn

Against all caution, city dwellers Phillip Nielsen and Aaron Nicholls established a now-thriving architecture studio in a rural town deprived of an architect since 1973.

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Fondazione Prada

Reinier de Graaf on ‘the creative tension between thinking and doing’

27 Feb 2019, Alexandra Brown

Reinier de Graaf, co-founder of OMA’s research arm AMO, discusses its investigations, the profession’s current interest in research and architecture’s cardinal sins.

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Boonserm Jok Premthada.

Designing for the senses: Boonserm Jok Premthada

25 Feb 2019, Thomas Tsang

Ahead of an appearance at The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane, architect Boonserm Premthada of Bangkok Project Studio talks about designing for the senses.

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Pursuing spatial romance: Philip Stejskal Architecture

Pursuing spatial romance: Philip Stejskal Architecture

19 Feb 2019, Rachael Bernstone

Despite starting his practice during the Global Financial Crisis, Philip Stejskal has grown his practice to encompass modest alterations and additions to elaborate new houses.

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One to watch: Clayton Orszaczky

One to watch: Clayton Orszaczky

18 Feb 2019, Linda Cheng

In the past three years, Clayton Orszaczky has completed eleven projects, with many more in the pipeline. Co-directors Rebekah Clayton and Michelle Orszaczky discuss their approach to residential design.

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Geoffrey Pie.

Vale Geoffrey Pie, 1938–2018

17 Jan 2019, Don Watson

Don Watson remembers the life and work of Queensland architect Geoffrey Pie, who passed away on New Year’s Eve.

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Mel Bright of Make Architecture

Mel Bright of Make Architecture

9 Jan 2019, Marcus Baumgart

Make Architecture skilfully balances the public life of the city and the private domain in its growing suite of carefully considered, highly crafted residential projects.

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Alison Brooks talks architecture's ‘role in making people feel valued’

Alison Brooks talks architecture’s ‘role in making people feel valued’

19 Dec 2018, Donald Bates

Alison Brooks, principal and creative director of Alison Brooks Architects, sat down with Donald Bates to discuss her career beginnings, philosophy, and her award-winning projects.

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Entrepreneurial and inventive: Alana Cooke

Entrepreneurial and inventive: Alana Cooke

13 Dec 2018, Katelin Butler

Emerging designer Alana Cooke enjoys designing within small spaces and prides herself on forming genuine friendships through her work.

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Simon Cookes.

Architect and start-up founder Simon Cookes changing the landscape of site surveys

5 Dec 2018, Linda Cheng

The architect behind a digital start-up launching in December wants to create the “Uber” for spatial information.

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Christopher Procter.

Vale Christopher Procter, 1964–2018

23 Nov 2018, Bill Tsakalos

Architect and urban designer Christopher Procter was blessed with a “perfect cocktail of humility, humour, intelligence, energy and empathy.”

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NZIA Distinguished Fellow, founding partner of Warren and Mahoney and beloved architect Maurice Mahoney passed away on 31 October at age 89.

Vale Maurice Mahoney

8 Nov 2018, ArchitectureNow Editorial Desk

In remembrance one of New Zealand’s most quietly influential architects.

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Alec Tzannes.

The poetics of performance: Alec Tzannes

24 Oct 2018, Philip Oldfield

Philip Oldfield sets Alec Tzannes’ legacy of sustainable architecture, including the “remarkable achievement” of International House Sydney, against the backdrop of the challenges of climate change looming in the coming decades.

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Marwa Al-Sabouni.

Architecture is the ‘arena’ for social dynamics, says Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni

30 Aug 2018, Patrick Hunn

Architect and author Marwa Al-Sabouni speaks about her ideas for rebuilding war-torn Syria and creating platforms for a country “hungry for knowledge.”

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MMA Design Studio founder Mphethi M. Morojele.

Re-building a country: Mphethi M. Morojele on indigeneity, animist architecture and sending off Nelson Mandela

15 Aug 2018, Josh Harris

In Australia for the Indigenous Design Symposium in July, Johannesburg-based architect Mphethi M. Morojele spoke with ArchitectureAU about the nature of indigeneity and architecture’s role in transforming South Africa.

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Daniel Libeskind.

‘Architecture is the closest thing to a human being that something can be,’ says Daniel Libeskind

2 Aug 2018, William Feuerman

Self proclaimed “people’s architect” Daniel Libeskind speaks to William Feuerman about his design process, humanistic architecture and the importance of inscribing a narrative to a place.

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