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.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

Barn House (2015) was designed in collaboration with owner and landscape designer William Dangar and interior designer Romy Alwill.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

Looking at the extension of Jenny’s House from the garden, the roof appears as “a thin plate resting lightly on tiled bookends.”

Profile: Rosevear Stephenson Architects

6 Oct 2016, Judith Abell

Rosevear Stephenson Architects carefully stitches together the qualities of the site and the desires of the client to create honest and elemental houses.

Alec Balcombe (left) and David Houbaer (right) of Dhab Studios.

Dhab Studios: Finding form

14 Jan 2014, Judith Abell

Furniture design graduates David Houbaer and Alec Balcombe launched Dhab Studios.

Profile: Sean Godsell

Profile: Sean Godsell

24 Oct 2013, David Clark

Houses profiles the singular, steely residential work of architect Sean Godsell.

Assemblage’s winning scheme for the Iraqi parliament complex in Baghdad.

Profile: Assemblage

15 Oct 2013, Robert Bevan

Peter Besley talks about his small London practice and its competition-wining design for Iraq’s parliament complex.

Profile: Sam Crawford Architects

Profile: Sam Crawford Architects

13 Sep 2013, Laura Harding

The Sydney-based practice making a mark for tactile and engaging residential projects.

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, potter.

Gwyn Hanssen Pigott

16 Jul 2013, Cameron Bruhn

In a tribute to the great Australian ceramic artist, who died in July 2013, we revisit an Artichoke review.

NMBW Architecture Studio (L–R): Nigel Bertram, Lucinda Mclean & Marika Neustupny.

Profile: NMBW Architecture Studio

7 Feb 2013, Maitiú Ward

Each residential project by NMBW Architecture Studio turns the ordinary into something special.

Architect David Boyle at his studio.

Profile: David Boyle Architect

3 Jan 2013, Natalie Ward

From his NSW Central Coast studio, David Boyle Architect designs playful, individual houses that celebrate domestic life.

Henry Wilson: industrial designer, Supercycler.

Henry Wilson

15 Aug 2012, Peter Salhani

Industrial designer Henry Wilson takes the high ground on designing in a consumerist world.

The practice team: Anna Field, Celia Carroll, Louise Lovmand and Andrew Burges.

Andrew Burges Architecture

1 Aug 2012, Natalie Ward

Expression of scale, compactness and flexible space characterize the residential work of this Sydney practice.

Pirrama Park by Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects in collaboration with Aspect Studios.

Practice Profile: Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects

1 Aug 2012, Gweneth Newman Leigh

Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects designs for the next generation, specializing in creating inclusive, accessible and sustainable modern play environments

Designer Keith Melbourne.

Studio: Keith Melbourne

16 Jun 2012, Rowena Robertson

Furniture designer Keith Melbourne draws on the tenets of his former profession to create a form of “artistic engineering.”

Hillarys Boat Harbour, Hillary, Western Australia.

Blackwell and Associates

12 Jun 2012, Gweneth Newman Leigh

For over twenty years, WA firm Blackwell and Associates has aimed to create work with “a greater authenticity to a place.”

Designer Ross Gardam.

Studio: Ross Gardam

29 May 2012, Cassie Hansen

Founder of design studio Spaceleft Ross Gardam creates furniture and lighting products.

Genevieve and Chris de Campo of de Campo

Genevieve and Chris de Campo

10 Apr 2012, Tobias Horrocks

Specializing in insulated precast concrete construction, de Campo Architects is working towards a sustainable future.

Brian Donovan and Timothy Hill.

Brian Donovan and Timothy Hill

24 Jan 2012, Margie Fraser

Donovan Hill is well-known for its stunning craftsmanship, a by-product of its emphasis on collaboration and experimentation.

Emili Fox and Conrad Johnston of Fox Johnston

Emili Fox and Conrad Johnston

23 Jan 2012, Natalie Ward

Fox Johnston draws on its alteration and addition experience to create innovative design solutions.

Vince Frost worked with Marc Newson to design the new Qantas check-in area, the “Next Generation Check-in.”

A Day in the Life: Vince Frost

20 Jan 2012

What makes a design studio tick? We ask Vince Frost from Frost Design.

Philippe Nigro.

Studio: Philippe Nigro

12 Jan 2012, Esther Anatolitis

The designs by Philippe Nigro are characterized by interlocking forms, striking balance and playful use of colour.

Bunky, for Magis, is made from polyethylene and assembled from four pieces.

Studio: Marc Newson

11 Jan 2012, Cassie Hansen

Arguably Australia’s most successful design export, Marc Newson has added his Midas touch to a wide variety of items.

The Prologue bookstore in the Ion shopping centre, Singapore, 2009.

Colin Seah

20 Dec 2011, Youna Angevin-Castro

Colin Seah talks about experiential architecture, which he achieves under the mantra “question, disturb and redefine.”

Reflective Lullaby, (2008), installation view. Stainless steel, photographic wallpaper and mixed media.

Gregor Kregar

19 Dec 2011, Inga Walton

Slovenian-born, Auckland-based Gregor Kregar is a sculptor whose recent works explore repetition and reflection.

Part of the Monument residential site in Sydney, this garden serves as a bold geometric form 
from above.

Taylor Brammer Landscape Architects

15 Dec 2011, Gweneth Newman Leigh

Taylor Brammer incorporates a sense of site history into its proposals, and has done many heritage and conservation projects.

Glow-in-the-dark funeral jelly at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Bompas & Parr

18 Oct 2011, Mark Scruby

London duo Sam Bompas and Harry Parr blur the lines between food, architecture and experimental art.

Andrew Wong, Diego Bekinschtein, John Wardle and Stefan Mee.

John Wardle Architects houses

6 Oct 2011, Fleur Watson

A survey of houses by John Wardle Architects reveals a design trajectory of exploration and craft.

Job Smeets and Nynke Tynagel in the foundry, 2007.

Belgium: The Book of Job: Studio Job

1 Mar 2011, Penny Craswell

Complete with gilt lettering, a faux leather cover and a reproduction of one of the books of the Bible, The Book of Job: Studio Job is a work of art in itself.

Trent Jansen: Unexpected design

Trent Jansen: Unexpected design

1 Dec 2010, Penny Craswell

Edra founder Massimo Morozzi and Australian designer Trent Jansen talk about humanistic design.

The Andrea sofa, Charles Wilson’s first design for King Furniture.

Studio: Charles Wilson

1 Dec 2010, Hande Renshaw

Charles Wilson’s collaboration with King Furniture.

The Spacecraft studio.


1 Dec 2010, Tai Snaith

A Melbourne-based company with an ever-changing selection of hand-screen-printed designs.