Emlyn Olaver founded Olaver Architecture after garnering valuable design experience.

One to Watch: Olaver Architecture

13 Jul 2020, Peter Davies

Olaver Architecture founder Emlyn Olaver draws on a diverse range of influences, including French New Wave film and inner-city skateboarding.

Karen Alcock, director of MA Architects.

Wisdom of youth: MA Architects

2 Jun 2020, Marcus Baumgart

A practice growing out of its “teenage years,” MA Architects is ready to evolve its language and move on to new things.

Dobie house, Buderim, 1972.

The inspirations and convictions of a ‘bloody rebel’ – Gabriel Poole

21 May 2020, Elizabeth Musgrave

In November 2015, the late Gabriel Poole sat down with academic Elizabeth Musgrave and Lindsay Clare for a wide ranging interview. This edited transcript is published for the first time.

South Australian graduate Matthew Alfred.

Graduate wins travelling fellowship to research ‘radical practice’

19 May 2020, ArchitectureAU Editorial

Matthew Alfred is a graduate of the University of Adelaide and is currently working at ARM Architecture’s Adelaide office.

Jack Mundey was awarded the NSW President's Prize at the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards.

Green bans hero Jack Mundey dies

12 May 2020, Josh Harris

The key force behind the green bans movement that saved large parts of Sydney’s built heritage has died.

"Whittling Bird" at "Waterview" Bruny Island, 2020.

John Wardle’s autodidactic curiosity

6 May 2020, Rory Hyde

Gold medalist John Wardle’s curiosity has spawned a brand of architecture that pushes the limits of design, manufacturing and materials, alongside buildings that leave space to be filled by our own curiosity, says Rory Hyde.

Roland Catalani, a principal at Fender Katsalidis, died on 27 April 2020.

The quiet achiever: Vale Roland Catalani 1948-2020

5 May 2020, Karl Fender

Karl Fender remembers his friend and colleague Roland Catalani, an architect and mentor with a natural talent and an unparalleled attention to detail.

Gabriel at the drawing board, 2016.

Vale Gabriel Poole, 1934–2020

8 Apr 2020, Lindsay Clare

Lindsay Clare remembers Gabriel Poole LFRAIA, 1934–2020, “a complex, enigmatic and memorable character.”

Renato works in collaboration with his wife, interioir designer Belinda Brown.

The houses of Renato D’Ettorre Architects

23 Mar 2020, Peter Salhani

Drawing on time spent working in Italy, Renato D’Ettorre launched his Sydney-based studio, creating projects that reference classical architecture in a manner that is emblematic and enduring.

Peggy Deamer, founder of The Architecture Lobby.

Architects are workers: The Architecture Lobby’s Peggy Deamer

6 Mar 2020, Josh Harris

Architect and Yale professor Peggy Deamer wants us to see architecture as work, and architects as workers.

At Courtyard Apartment, BMA has turned a dark dwelling into a free-flowing series of airy spaces.

One to watch: Brcar Morony Architecture

2 Mar 2020, Stephanie McGann

Natalie Brcar and Michael Morony run a practice grounded in principles of environmentally sustainable design.

Shannon Battisson.

Shannon Battissonn becomes new ACT chapter president

19 Feb 2020, ArchitectureAU Editorial

Shannon Battissonn begins her two year term as president of the Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter.

Chulalongkorn University Centenary Park in Bangkok by Landprocess.

‘Humans are the key to change:’ Kotchakorn Voraakhom

17 Feb 2020, Emily Wong

Landscape Australia speaks with the Bangkok-based landscape architect about leadership, encouraging engagement and design in an age of globalization.

Rob Kennon, director of Rob Kennon Architects, takes a “people-focused ” approach to design.

‘It’s all about people’: Rob Kennon Architects

10 Feb 2020, Marcus Baumgart

The consistent body of work by Rob Kennon Architects is bolstered by the belief that the people they design for and other collaborators are the most interesting impetus for architecture.

15 Clerkenwell Close.

Amin Taha: Signs of use and past presences

29 Jan 2020, Anthony Brand

Anthony Brand meets Amin Taha, discusses the rise of “amnesic architecture” at an Oxford conference, and finds several practices countering the trend.

Jefa Greenaway and Tristan Wong.

Venice Biennale 2020 Australian Pavilion preview: In | Between

28 Jan 2020, Josh Harris, Patrick Hunn

Architecture Australia catches up with the curators of the Australian Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Roman Pavlyshyn (1964).

Vale Roman Pavlyshyn, 1922–2019

20 Jan 2020, Don Watson

Émigré architect and civil servant Roman Pavlyshyn’s influence on the development of public architecture in 20th Century Queensland was profound.

Victoria King, winner of the RIBA Silver Medal.

Finding opportunities for renewal in a post-industrial Sydney Harbour

17 Jan 2020, Josh Harris

Victoria King, a University of Melbourne graduate who won the Royal Institute of British Architects’ prestigious student prize, speaks with ArchitectureAU.

Brunswick House (2018) displays a degree of craftsmanship akin to furniture. Photograph: Benjamin Hosking.

One to watch: Winwood McKenzie

8 Jan 2020, Gemma Savio

Thom Mckenzie of Winwood Mckenzie formed his Melbourne-based studio after working in New York and Milan. His approach is based on an intimate understanding of the construction process and interrogating how things are built.

Primary, shown in Paris in 2015, is a three-sided wall installation illuminated by three LED light sources that reference the primary colours of light: red, green and blue.

Photon sculptor: Flynn Talbot

16 Dec 2019, Colin Martin

In the past decade, this Australian-born, London-based light artist and designer has seen his experiential and monumental installations exhibited around the world.

Ted Worsley.

Vale Edmond Worsley, 1923–2019

22 Nov 2019, Geoff Fitzpatrick

A foundation member of the Society of Designers for Industry, Edmond “Ted” Worsley is remembered for his dedication and foresight.

Will Fung and Tina Engelen at the CO-AP studio in Sydney.

Modernism of a contemporary kind: The houses of CO-AP

18 Nov 2019, David Clark

The distinct yet complementary methods of CO-AP Architects principals Tina Engelen and Will Fung are united in the work by the practice, bridging design generations to make a marked contribution to Australian architecture.

Sharon Egretta Sutton.

Rebellion, revolution and disruption: Sharon Egretta Sutton

6 Nov 2019, Sarah Akigbogun

In this wide-ranging interview architect, activist and academic Sharon Egretta Sutton reflects on action and rebellion in the 1960s, income inequality, and the urgent need for disruption in architecture schools today.

Blauwe Theehuis by Studio Modijefsky.

Designing a ‘stage’ for good hospitality: Esther Stam

30 Oct 2019, ArchitectureAU Editorial

For Esther Stam, founder and creative directure of Amsterdam-based interior architecture studio Studio Modijefsky, good hospitality design happens when there is robust collaboration.

The (new) Old Clare Hotel was designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

Hotel manager Timo Bures on ‘balancing freedom’ in hospitality projects

24 Oct 2019, Josh Harris

German-born, classically trained hotel manager Timo Bures doesn’t believe in hotels as “homes away from home.”

Next Architects' design for Dafne Schippersbrug (Dafne Schippers Bicycle Bridge) in Oog in Al, Utrecht integrates a bicycle and pedestrian bridge with a school and a public park.

Marijn Schenk: Catalyzing connections

17 Oct 2019, LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk

Marijn Schenk, co-founder of Dutch practice Next Architects, spoke with Landscape Australia about collaboration, new perspectives and the pursuit of social and ecological agendas.

Winter Park Cellar House, designed by Graeme Gunn and developed by Merchant Builders.

Vale David Yencken, a modern-day polymath

16 Oct 2019, Graeme Davison, Alan Pert

Graeme Davison and Alan Pert remember the late David Yencken, a prodigious contributor to the built environment and Victoria’s “unofficial minister for design and environmental planning.”

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.”

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colin Stewart.

Vale Colin Stewart, 1947–2019

1 Aug 2019, Ken Maher

Ken Maher remembers an architect who was passionate about cities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.