Author(s): John Wardle + Rory Hyde
Established in Melbourne in 1986, John Wardle Architects has grown from designing small dwellings to working on university buildings, museums, and large commercial projects. The office is known for its material craft, lightness of touch, spatio-temporal playfulness, and social engagement. This book details its practice through several notable works, including the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Kew House, Borneo Country House, Captain Kelly’s Cottage, and the Learning and Teaching Building at Monash University, among others. Reflections on the firm’s proposal for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice offer a common thread.