Design Minds Lumifold Workshops

Looking for fun ways to engage students in the classroom? Illuminate those young design minds literally! Learn new techniques to integrate the arts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEAM). Presented by Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in partnership with QMI Solutions and Inspiring Australia, educators, students (aged 10+) and enthusiasts will construct a Lumifold lamp … Read more

Q&A with Vokes and Peters


As part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, Artisan in Brisbane is showcasing the work of architecture practice Vokes and Peters, renowned for its unique exploration of the Queensland house and its aesthetic of austerity. Stuart Vokes and Aaron Peters have kindly let us in to their day-to-day life as they discuss design and the inspirations which … Read more

Win tickets to ArchitectureAP Symposium


We are offering architecture professionals and students the opportunity to win a one-day ticket to ArchitectureAP Symposium  on Friday 4 March. In order to nurture the next generation of architects, designers, thinkers, collaborators and innovators, APDL in association with Architecture Media is offering  two one-day tickets to attend ArchitectureAP Symposium. Giving emerging student practitioners and experienced … Read more

2016 UQ Architecture Lecture Series

Photo by Orion Zuyderhoff-Gray

Are you passionate about all things architecture and design?     The UQ Architecture lecture series will bring together cutting-edge architects and leading design thinkers who will bring new knowledge and challenge existing paradigms in the world of our built environment. In this invaluable lecture series you will think, learn and discover more about contemporary … Read more

APDL Design Finds Talk and Exhibition


Design Finds is an intimate exploration of the nature of Queensland’s architecture, its past and inspirations. For this event, Asia Pacific Design Library and State Library of Queensland’s Queensland Memory collections have collaborated with our community of local architects and creatives to delve deeply into SLQ’s collection asking them to get in touch with their inner-librarian! … Read more

2015 Year in Review

apdl 5th birthday

Designer and media artist Erik Adigard said, “Design is a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.” With the milestone anniversary of five years now firmly under the APDL belt, we hope you enjoyed the design milieu we offered, and look forward to sharing the colourful mix for the next five-year phase for design … Read more