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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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Trias is a collective of three highly accomplished individuals (from left): Jonathon Donnelly, Casey Bryant and Jennifer McMaster.

Vitruvius’s disciples: Trias

26 Jun 2018, Linda Cheng

Australia’s architectural scene is brimming with new talent. Linda Cheng chats with the young designers who make up Trias, a small emerging practice with big plans for the future.

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Burleigh Heads-based architect Matthew Eagle, founder of ME.

Matthew Eagle’s inventive residential architecture

15 Jun 2018, Katelin Butler

Rigorous analyses of Queensland’s distinct housing typology and a subtle approach to challenging norms underpin Matthew Eagle of ME’s work. His inventive residential architecture brings the suburban fabric to the fore.

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Phoebe Goodwin at the Balukhali refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

Prospect of refuge: Phoebe Goodwin on architecture and humanitarianism

13 Jun 2018, Josh Harris

Phoebe Goodwin provides insights on her humanitarian work with UNHCR in refugee camps in Bangladesh, Greece, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and elsewhere.

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Norman Edwards.

Vale Norman Edwards

15 May 2018, James Colman

James Colman remembers Australian architectural educator Norman Edwards who left his mark on young architects all over the world.

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Matt Chan of Scale Architecture

Matt Chan of Scale Architecture

19 Apr 2018, Leanne Amodeo

Drawing on a fascination for the quirkiness in how people live, Scale Architecture designs efficient and visually refined houses that are customized to the client.

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Architect, brand developer and businessperson Jan O'Connor.

The entrepreneurial architect: Jan O’Connor on tea, success and architecture

7 Mar 2018, Tania Davidge, Christine Phillips

Architect, brand developer and businessperson Jan O’Connor co-founded the highly successful tea retail business T2.

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Understanding the messiness of life: Kali Marnane

Understanding the messiness of life: Kali Marnane

7 Mar 2018, Patrick Hunn

Ahead of 2018 International Women’s Day – this year focused on the role women play in humanitarian planning – Kali Marnane relays what she has learnt about Australian architecture in an Indian slum.

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Vale Brian Smyth, 1931–2017

Vale Brian Smyth, 1931–2017

28 Feb 2018, Geoff Fitzpatrick

Brian Smyth, the Australian designer of the Valiant Charger for Chrysler Australia, died in Adelaide in January 2018, aged 86.

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Simona Castricum is a musician, a performer, a DJ and an architecture academic

Simona Castricum: Finding a place for empathy in architecture

14 Feb 2018, Josh Harris

Architecture academic and musician Simona Castricum, in advocating for a “queering” of space and practice, wants to find a place for empathy in architecture.

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Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco and Wright Architects (cropped).

Looking outward: Baracco and Wright Architects

2 Feb 2018, Ross Brewin

With each new project, Louise Wright and Mauro Baracco of Baracco and Wright Architects aim to contribute to the broader urban ecology of a place.

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Clerehan House II by Neil Clerehan, 1968.

Vale Neil Clerehan, 1922–2017

24 Jan 2018, Philip Goad

Philip Goad remembers the life of “one of Melbourne’s great architectural figures” – architect and writer Neil Clerehan, who passed away on 10 November 2017.

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Helen Lochhead.

Helen Lochhead appointed chair of Sydney planning panel

22 Jan 2018, Editorial Desk AAU

An architect has been made the chair of one of Sydney’s planning panels as part of a series of appointments made by the NSW government.

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Decorative modernism: Arent and Pyke

Decorative modernism: Arent and Pyke

3 Jan 2018, David Clark

Residential interiors by Arent and Pyke employ colour and textiles to create a decorative modernism that feels particularly Australian.

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Jeremy Till, architect, writer and pro-vice-chancellor of London’s Central Saint Martins.

Central Saint Martin’s Jeremy Till on being ‘brutalized’ by architectural education

30 Nov 2017, Amanda Sun

“The culture of architecture school is preparing students for the exploitative culture of the workplace,” says architect and pro-vice-chancellor of London’s Central Saint Martins, Jeremy Till.

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Dutch designer Gijs Bakker.

‘Never assume’: Gijs Bakker

7 Nov 2017, Stephen Todd

Renowned Dutch jewellery and industrial designer Gijs Bakker has a career that spans more than fifty years and a body of work with an amorphous design ethic.

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Catherine Ramsay and Andrew Croxon of Croxon Ramsay.

Socially grounded: Croxon Ramsay

24 Oct 2017, Emily Potter

Collaboration and social value are driving forces for Melbourne practice Croxon Ramsay, which, over a decade, has built a reputation for innovative civic design.

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Torben Madsen, head of design at Link Arkitektur, the practice behind the design of Danish brand Vola’s tapware and accessories products since 2006.

A lasting impression: the design and drive of Torben Madsen

16 Oct 2017, Mary Mann

Torben Madsen is head of design at Link Arkitektur, the practice behind Vola’s tapware and accessories since 2006. He says we all have an obligation to stop making things that we just throw away.

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Jade Vidal, Anna Dutton and Chema Bould of Bower Architecture.

Revealed rather than crafted: The houses of Bower Architecture

10 Oct 2017, Marcus Baumgart

Over the last ten years, Bower Architecture has carefully refined its collection of signature elements and spatial techniques to create houses with “completeness and specificity about them.”

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Christina Cho

Christina Cho awarded 2017 Queensland Emerging Architect Prize

8 Sep 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Christina Cho, an associate at Cox Architecture, has been awarded the Australian Institute of Architects 2017 Queensland Emerging Architects Prize.

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The Geelong Library and Heritage Centre by ARM Architecture.

From ‘unemployable’ graduate to Gold Medallist: Ian McDougall in conversation

28 Jun 2017, Natalie Bradburn

ARM Architecture’s Ian McDougall speaks with Natalie Bradburn about architecture, practice and “fetishization of the detail.”

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Dimitty Anderson, Steve Grieve and Paul Gillett (left to right).

Profile: Grieve Gillett Andersen

16 Jun 2017, Leanne Amodeo

A pursuit of conceptual and aesthetic clarity and an ability to solve problems thoughtfully are evident in the residential work of Grieve Gillett Andersen.

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Nick Searle

Vale Nick Searle

6 Jun 2017, Stuart Harrison

Stuart Harrison remembers architect Nick Searle of Searle x Waldron.

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Madeline Lester.

Vale Madeline Lester AM, 1948–2017

1 Jun 2017, Joanne Cys

Joanne Cys remembers interior designer and former DIA national president Madeline Lester.

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Sir David Adjaye was a keynote speaker at the 2017 NZIA in:situ conference.

‘World’s most influential architect’ discusses race, social justice and architecture

24 May 2017, Justine Harvey

Sir David Adjaye speaks to Justine Harvey about how architecture can contribute to an understanding of history and social justice.

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Profile: Phorm Architecture + Design

Profile: Phorm Architecture + Design

19 May 2017, Margie Fraser

With an appreciation of vastness, infinite variety and our temporary occupation of land, each residential project by Phorm Architecture and Design has a deep connection to its site.

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I. M. Pei's Australian legacy

I. M. Pei’s Australian legacy

3 May 2017, Linda Cheng

In honour of I. M. Pei’s 100th birthday, ArchitectureAU takes a look back at his Australian legacy.

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GroupGSA Perth studio principal Will Lakin.

GroupGSA appoints Will Lakin as principal of new Perth studio

18 Apr 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

Architecture and design firm GroupGSA has announced that architect Will Lakin will head up the firm’s expansion into WA.

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A series of photographs of Apparatus 3 by 227768c superimposed to show its behaviour over time.

‘Dubious concepts’ in a temporary city: 227768c

6 Apr 2017, Patrick Hunn

A Melbourne-based collective works “across and between” architecture, art, events and technology to make work that challenges architectural assumptions.

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Vale Kjell Grant, 1927–2017

Vale Kjell Grant, 1927–2017

30 Mar 2017, Geoff Fitzpatrick

Geoff Fitzpatrick pays tribute to celebrated industrial designer and influential educator Kjell Grant.

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Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand by Shigeru Ban, 2013.

The good architect: Shigeru Ban

21 Mar 2017, Julian Worrall

Ahead of Shigeru Ban’s first Australian exhibition, to be presented at SCAF in March, Julian Worrall provides insight into the architect’s distinguished portfolio and ethical approach to architecture.

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Vale Matthew Si

Vale Matthew Si

21 Mar 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

The architecture community farewells Matthew Si, an architect at Woods Bagot who died in the Bourke Street tragedy in Melbourne.

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Koos de Keijzer.

Going Dutch: Koos de Keijzer on the design values of The Netherlands

17 Mar 2017, Patrick Hunn

Ahead of a Melbourne talk on Dutch design values, Koos de Keijzer discusses the particular lessons Australia can learn from The Netherlands’ approach to participatory urban design.

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'The buildings we deserve': Andrew Waugh on CLT construction

‘The buildings we deserve’: Andrew Waugh on CLT construction

15 Mar 2017, Editorial Desk AAU

British architect Andrew Waugh, a pioneer in the use of CLT, talks about the ways engineered timber can revolutionize construction and, in the process, address housing affordability.

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Eva-Marie Prineas of Architect Prineas.

Generosity and authenticity: The houses of Architect Prineas

8 Mar 2017, Genevieve Lilley

With a solid technical grounding and a “brilliant nuance in mixing old and new,” Eva-Marie Prineas creates generous and pertinent projects with authenticity.

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Juliet Moore and Ben Edwards in the Edwards Moore studio.

Three-dimensional craft: Edwards Moore

8 Feb 2017, Mark Scruby

A look at the recent built projects of Melbourne studio Edwards Moore reveals a delightful body of work underpinned by conceptual rigour, spatial complexity and a “cheeky tilt.”

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Simon Drysdale.

Marchese Partners appoints new principal for Melbourne office

7 Feb 2017, Louisa Wright

Marchese Partners has appointed Simon Drysdale as the new principal of its Melbourne office.

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Going with the flow: Bruce Rowe

Going with the flow: Bruce Rowe

31 Jan 2017, Marcus Baumgart

Through an inherent love of making, architect Bruce Rowe has transformed himself into a creative individual who has found his “flow” producing ceramic products.

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Rewi Thompson.

Obituary: Rewi Thompson

18 Jan 2017, Deidre Brown

Deidre Brown honours the life and work of internationally renowned New Zealand architect Rewi Thompson.

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The design of the Together dining table for De La Espada was limited to the maximum dimensions considered conducive to comfortable conversation.

Making the normal special: Studioilse

9 Jan 2017, Jill Pope

Working across interior and product design, London-based Ilse Crawford of Studioilse aims to make the “small moments of every day matter.”

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