Anton James is a landscape architect and artist who creates unique outcomes that blur the boundary between art, landscape and architecture. He is one of 3 Directors at the Sydney based firm JMD Design, with a staff of 25.
Tim has an interest in existing urban fabric and the cultural elements it embodies, treating each project as an individual opportunity to create fresh contemporary forms. Recent multi-award winning projects under Tim's directorship include Carriageworks at Eveleigh: Contemporary Performing Arts Centre; Scots Church Redevelopment Apartment Building known as 'Portico'; The Paddington Reservoir Gardens, Cloudy Bay Shack and The Glasshouse Arts Conference and Entertainment Centre.
Adrian has extensive experience in projects including single residential, multi residential, environmental, urban design and institutional. Adrian has worked in Berlin, Germany as a ‘project architect’ with Professor Manfred Schiedhelm creating new housing prototypes for up to 10,000 residents, in 1999 he founded iph architects with Finn Pedersen and Martyn Hook.
Kennedy Nolan was established in 1999 and has since developed a reputation as a design focused practice with a distinctive approach to built form. The practice is dedicated to the production of architecture that is highly responsive to its context and seeks to form a strong relationship with landscape.
‘As architects, we believe in the transformative potential of good design. Our projects are well researched, rigorous and sensitive to site and context. We aim for a timeless and durable architecture that is also playful and original in conception. We consider our approach as a form of storytelling – a way of framing a client’s brief and ambitions whilst at the same time responding to broader issues, be they social, environmental or material.
This month up on the blog, we shine our architect spotlight on Liam Proberts. Liam is an award-winning architect & designer. As the Creative and Managing Director of bureau^proberts, he works collaboratively with clients to develop projects that are economically viable, unique and make a valuable contribution to the community.
Drew Heath is the Director of Drew Heath Architects, an Architectural firm based in Avalon, NSW specializing in handcrafted buildings with low environmental impact. Drew has concentrated on being involved in making houses, both designing and building, for the last 25 years, including being involved directly in three Wilkinson Award winning houses (the highest Institute award in NSW). The designs that Drew creates concentrate on craftsmanship, the use of real materials, architectural sophistication and some connection or enabling of landscape within a complex.
Emma is a co-founder and Director at CODA, a multi-disciplinary practice based in Western Australia. Under Emma's leadership, CODA has grown a portfolio of built and research works that have led it to be recognized as one of Australia's most innovative practices. CODA works mainly in the delivery of community infrastructure, from affordable housing projects to urban design and research. The practice is driven by the need to make a positive contribution to the lives of its clients.
This project is special to us as it was one of the first built projects that encapsulated some key interests at MAKE, interests that are still being explored in our larger projects now. This project was about building small and thinking big. The idea that small scale projects can activate and make contributions to our communities and suburbs.
Stephen Varady is an innovative and respected Australian architect, designer, competition advisor, and educator. He is also an architecture critic, writer and photographer, with writings published in Architecture Australia, Monument, ar, inside and the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia, as well as AD and World Architecture in the UK.
Venice is a daunting location to display contemporary art and architecture.The portfolio that exists there is hard to match; the Piazza San Marco which Harry Seidler...
Wormy™ Chestnut is the unusual name for a timber that was once the Cinderella of Victorian hardwoods. It was considered to have low value and consigned to menial tasks such as roofing tile battens. But first some history.Wormy Chestnut was a high-value American timber from trees that were all but wiped out by a disease in the early 1900s.Today in the US, it usually available only as reclaimed timber.
An elegant new designer outlet has landed in King Street, in Perth’s fashionable west end. It’s chic and sophisticated, and housed in a gorgeous heritage building. Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Tiffany are just down the street. The Brickworks Building Products Design Studio at 67 King Street is a showroom for Australia’s most stylish and innovative building materials from such iconic brands as Austral Bricks, Bristile Roofing and Auswest Timbers.
Brick sales and display centres have traditionally serviced outer suburban greenfield developments. In response to the demands of an increasingly sophisticated market, they have evolved to feature more life-like presentations and greater use of indoor displays in recent years. Austral Bricks® and its associated companies have now taken the next big step and created two new gallery-like Studios in Sydney and Melbourne that are focused at architects and the inner-urban market.