Naomi Stead
is The Saturday Paper’s architecture critic and professor of architecture at Monash University.

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Culture July 03, 2021

Architect John Ellway’s green thumb

John Ellway’s striking homes play on the traditional Queenslander design, bringing the garden into the home.

Culture May 08, 2021

Australian War Memorial

The proposed redevelopment of the Australian War Memorial not only compromises Charles Bean’s original vision for a ‘simple, solemn, exquisite building’, it calls into question our processes of public governance.

Architecture March 27, 2021

ACMI redevelopment

The ACMI redevelopment brings Victoria’s major institution for screen culture into triumphant focus.

Culture February 20, 2021

Pentridge Coburg

The redevelopment of Pentridge prison raises troubling questions about how we preserve our punitive past, and whether it is ever acceptable to exploit misery as a brand.