Adelaide, A City in Colour

Until recently, colour seemed to have disappeared from bars, restaurants and offices across the city. Now, Adelaide is experiencing a return of vibrant interiors and façades that help create richer, energetic and more dynamic experiences around the city. Here are five key local projects – some new, some not – that showcase colour at its best.



National AIA Conference Precinct Tours

As part of the National Architecture conference, ‘How Soon Is Now?’ the Australian Institute of Architects is running a series of precinct tours to highlight new growth, trends and innovation in some of Adelaide’s public and private spaces.



Hey Reflect’o: Hi-Vis, High Fashion

Since launching two years ago, Penney’s business has gone from strength to strength. With word of mouth spreading, and the hi-vis vests acting as their very own form of mobile marketing, Penney makes sure she is present at cycling events and attends local market to reach new customers.



Design Institute of Australia Announces GOTYA Awards

The Design Institute of Australia SA/NT (DIA) last night announced the winners of its Graduate of the Year program (GOTYA), with winners in the fields of Industrial Design, Interior Design and Graphic Design.



Oxigen: A Breath of Fresh Air

Oxigen’s Halifax Street office won the Office Fitout Category prize at the 2015 National Sustainability Awards late last year, lauded as a “truly inspirational space” by the jury.



Ross Harding is Finding Infinity

He’s worked with architects Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster, thrown a solar-powered party for Vivienne Westwood in London, master-planned an entire ski resort in Switzerland, and met with Julian Assange. Adelaide-born Ross Harding tells The Adelaide Review why music sounds better when it comes from the sun, and how he believes Adelaide can become self-sufficient in 10 years.

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Call for nominations: 2016 Excellence in Urban Design Awards

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is inviting design professionals and the general community to nominate locally responsive renovations and developments which improve the quality our built environment, and in doing so contribute to the city as an attractive place to live, work and play.



Institute Previews: Change is Coming for PIA

Not surprisingly as the Planning Development and Infrastructure Bill continues to travel through Parliament, the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) will be watching and weighing in on the debate.



Institute Previews: AILA’s Active Engagement

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects – South Australian Chapter (AILA SA). This important milestone provides an opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the profession and its aspirations for the future.



Supporting Australian Design

Explore this collection of the foremost Australian design from established and emerging Australian designers.



Australian Design: Furnishing a Reputation

Australian design is on the rise and, excitingly, for local design lovers, there are several designers who call South Australia home making a name here and abroad, such as Takeshi Iue, Huw McConachy, Rhys Cooper, Demelza McCrindle and Liam Mugavin.



Italia Ceramics: Always looking forward

Italia Ceramics is one of Adelaide’s leading tile and stone suppliers, and prides itself on the innovation and inspiration it brings to the market for interior designers, architects and consultants.



2015 Planning Institute Awards

The 2015 PIanning Institute of Australia (SA) Awards for Planning Excellence were an opportunity for the planning industry to recognise the contribution of urban planning and urban planners to the creation of sustainable communities and great places.