architecture

architecture December 4, 2021

The quiet glamour of 52 Reservoir Street

The peacock dress of a new office building in Sydney’s Surry Hills belies its ingeniously modest design.

architecture October 30, 2021

Who made the shortlist for the National Architecture Awards?

The National Architecture Awards are a chance to reflect on the state of the art.

architecture September 18, 2021

New look for Upfield railway line

The new Upfield railway line development is a triumph, restoring parkland to space-starved citizens.

architecture August 7, 2021

Permanent Camping

The Permanent Camping pavilions demonstrate how exquisite small buildings can be – but what does this photogenic asceticism say about how we’re living now?

architecture July 3, 2021

Architect John Ellway’s green thumb

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

architecture May 8, 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.

architecture 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.

architecture December 21, 2019

The burial belt

If death is a certainty, so is the fact that the Earth is running out of space for cemeteries. Two Australians are trying to design a solution.

architecture December 8, 2018

Major project design quotas

Making the case for restoring confidence in the quality of Australian design by stipulating that for major projects, half of all design tenders or competition entrants be local.

architecture October 8, 2016

Bijoy Jain’s Mumbai-inspired MPavilion

The bamboo, rope and wooden pegs of Mumbai architect Bijoy Jain’s MPavilion are in keeping with a global trend in handmade building, even if not everyone can afford it.