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Curious Practice
Warren Haasnoot (35) and Greg Lee (36) have more in common than a passion for architecture. They both graduated from TAFE and worked in architecture practices locally before completing their Masters of Architecture at the University of Newcastle. Aft
Architectural Review Asia Pacific5 min lettiArchitecture
Edgars Creek House
Edgars Creek house is emblematic of Breathe Architecture’s respect for Australia’s native landscape. Nested on the steep banks of Edgars Creek, in the inner Melbourne suburb of Coburg North, the residence quietly renegotiates existing hierarchies bet
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Parry Street
The project included Heritage and sustainability considerations, retaining all of the historic brickwork and reimagining the space with a contemporary rear addition, an external timber veiling and a new flood of natural light. What were your ambitio
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Home Sweet Hemp
A few years ago McCloud’s company Hab (Happiness Architecture Beauty) delivered a 42-home project called The Triangle in Swindon, Wiltshire in the UK, using hempcrete as the building material. “I look at the range of materials out there and I cannot
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Sans Limitations
You only have to spend a few minutes chatting to Matiya Marovich to understand why Sans-Arc Studio is the perfect name. Founded in Adelaide, the emerging practice’s designation means ‘Without Architecture’ – a playful riff on the fact that founder, M
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Showcase
Developed by Samsung with world-renowned French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, The Serif blurs the lines between modern design and technology, for TV that blends seamlessly into your space. Sharp and sophisticated, the signature I-shaped profi
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Where To Even Begin?
Waiting to catch a breath is the sensation of 2020. The devastation of this summer’s bushfires was followed far too closely by the global coronavirus pandemic, splintered by a reckoning on racial inequity prompted by the Black and Indigenous Lives Ma
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Bookshelf
Raisbeck goes beyond standard biographic and chronographic accounts of architecture in this thorough and occasionally scathing book. As he writes, “The global architectural system is a totalitarian state… warlords rule over scavengers, tribes seek to
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Breathe Architecture On The Architect’s Responsibility In A Crisis
Breathe Architecture’s founding director Jeremy McLeod doesn’t like the trope of the solitary, dyed-in-the-wool genius architect. Raised by leftist political activists, McLeod credits them with his social conscience – a critical foundation that he ca
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Death Of The Great Australian Dream
Writing the following article 11 years ago, I expressed the hope that Australian architects and planners would learn from the deadly bushfires of the previous month and rethink their commitment to the single-family dwelling and the Great Australian D
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Connecting Country
As powerful Black and Indigenous Lives Matter marches bring a wave of feet to Australian streets, it’s heartening to see so many non-Indigenous allies realise that now is the time to stand up. That they must speak out against systemic racism more bro
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How To Build Trust In Remote Teams
Whenever there is change and uncertainty, employees will naturally withhold expending too much energy into a team, until it feels safe to do so. Continuing to boost your team’s trust levels is critical, while everyone is learning the ropes. This is t
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Track Your Marketing Metrics To Improve Your Impact And Reach
When things are going well, marketing and business development tend to slide towards the bottom of your practice’s long to-do list. However, the current operating environment – caused by the coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent shutdown – has seen
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Where Do We Work From Here?
Is the workplace dead? How do companies optimise performance when creativity is at the heart of their business? There are loads of quick fixes to getting people safely back to their workplaces, but if innovation is crucial for your business the focus
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How Will Covid-19 Change Hospitality Design?
We are experiencing the biggest global experiment of our times – forcing swift change and a rapid uptake into future technologies and working models that were previously academic. While many businesses no doubt feel unsteady, this current state force
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How Covid-19 Is Shaping The Future Of Seniors Living
With the elderly community most at risk, seniors’ housing (retirement living and aged care) is at the coalface of change to manage COVID-19 and any future infectious diseases. For the past few weeks, the focus of seniors’ living providers, especially
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The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Architects – Part 2
In the previous issue of AR, we examined the benefits of being responsive and not reactive, and how the ability to pause and process before making a decision or taking action is a highly desirable trait to develop. This issue, we look at the big pict
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Living In A Material World
Axolotl was founded by founders Kris and Kim Torma back in 1995, and now employs 24 full-timers in its Australian headquarters. Based in Sydney, but with factories in the UK, Hong Kong, China, India and the US, it has a truly global reach. The compan
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Managing Debtors
Late paying clients are one of the biggest frustrations for small business owners in the architecture industry. They have a detrimental effect on your business’ cash flow, causing you not only unnecessary stress and worry, but some serious financial
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AUSTRALIA MODERN Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad CONCRETE HOUSES Joe Rollo
Concrete Houses is an elegant coffee table book with a diverse array of domestic architecture from around the world. It focuses on concrete houses in both hemispheres. It is apparent from the outset that author Joe Rollo is passionate about his topic
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Five Ways To Make Sure Your Video Content Gets Seen
One of the biggest mistakes I see people make when producing video content is thinking that the job is done once the video is uploaded to their website. In actuality, that is only the beginning of your video asset generating some return on your inves
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Showcase
The elegant Tribu Tao table is a lesson in perfectly balanced contrasts – bold sculptural pedestals and slim table tops that are pleasing to the touch. Italian designer Monica Armani has used refined concrete to give a look of elegant solidity to thi
Architectural Review Asia Pacific4 min lettiLeadership
Navigating Change: How To Remove The Stress From Redundancies And Contract Work
The architecture and design industry is one filled with creativity, imagination and hard work, but it is also an industry that is incredibly fluid and ever-changing with many hiring contractors or working as contractors. The industry can often be unp
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Brain Trust
In terms of advancing the industry, augmentation is the big thing. Combine bigger and better screens – digital drawing boards – like the Microsoft Surface Studio and Surface Hub 2 with augmented reality headsets to improve visualisation, and ‘ear pod
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Cloudy With No Chance Of Erp
ERP (enterprise resource planning) was born around the time the first ‘[Something] for Dummies’ book was published*. It’s typically inflexible, uncompromising software designed for large businesses, like banks, large corporations, manufacturing and s
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It Is What It Is
Earlier this year, I sat for registration. In my interview I was asked why a client should hire an architect, in place of a building designer or the like. I replied a prescribed and studied statement, but in actuality, I honestly do not know. As a yo
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Friend Or Foe
Diversity is key when it comes to how we define our future habitats. But can the design capabilities of management-style consultancies ever match those whose business model relies solely on built environment commissions? That is the multimillion-doll
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There’s No Place Like Home
AR: Can you talk about the foundation of Karakusevic Carson Architects? When I formed the practice, public housing design was not really a subject in the UK; however, we persevered and our first housing brief was for a small community housing trust
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Ownership Builds Better Communities
Travelling to South Africa and India while studying at university, HY William Chan met with vulnerable slum communities on the very fringes of urban sprawl. “That helped me to really understand the skillsets of an architect, and how to apply those sk
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