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The Salon Electric

Be seduced by the alluring glow of neon. The Design Lounge on level 2 will be luminescent when we flick on the lights for The Salon Electric, a celebration of neon signs in Queensland and the Asia Pacific. We will look at the process of making neon, its relationship to night life subculture and its … Read more

Design Finds with John Ellway

Designer John Ellway was surprised how easy it was to search through SLQ’s collection of books and ephemera when he was asked to participate in APDL’s Design Finds. We were interested to see the approach John took with his research task and, of course, curious to know what he would choose to research. Read more about John’s … Read more

Design Finds with Amalie Wright

Landscape architect Amalie Wright of Landscapology was one of our very first Design Finds pioneers. Last year, APDL began exploring the idea of what could be achieved when contemporary designers are let loose in SLQ’s immense collection of books, journals and ephemera. What collection items do they gravitate to and how do they respond creatively to the items they … Read more

Winners of 2017 Arch-I-Spy

What a great collection of Arch-I-Spy  instagram photographs we received during the eight week series of the UQ Architecture lecture series! The  overall winner was Steffen Tuck  for her photograph of Brisbane Square designed by Denton Corker Marshall. She won a tour of the iconic mid-century home Jacobi House. You can experience our Jacobi House through this video on … Read more

ARCH-I-SPY 2017

T’is the season to be snapping, for Arch-I-Spy is back for the UQ Architecture lecture series! Each year in conjunction with our UQ Architecture lecture series, we run a competition called Arch-I-Spy, an architectural game of I-Spy that aims to celebrate our built environment and the architecture that shapes the Asia Pacific region. All you have … Read more

Win ArchitectureAP Symposium tickets

APDL is celebrating the upcoming Asia Pacific Architecture Forum (APAF) 18 March – 31 March with a competition! Thanks to Architecture Media, we’re giving away two tickets for the ArchitectureAP Symposium which will be held at State Library of Queensland on Friday 24 March 2017. This is your opportunity to hear from Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect … Read more

How might we…

Please welcome Adam Jefford who starts as the new Manager Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in January 2017. A colleague recently asked me what I’m about.  I had no easy answers as I realised I’ve spent a significant amount of my career asking the questions.  While I try to take some solace in the often … Read more

APDL summer reading 2016

Summer holidays are on the horizon which means the APDL summer reading guide is out! We loved curating this list of our favourite design books to help you while away those free hours during the holidays. See what made this year’s list… Chenoa’s picks Program Coordinator, Chenoa is heading to a secluded beach and has a swag of … Read more

A detailed eye on SLQ building

The APDL is celebrating the 10th anniversary of State Library of Queensland’s building redevelopment in the Design Lounge. The redevelopment was a monumental project that effectively doubled the size of the original Robin Gibson designed building. It was part of a major $291 million Millennium Arts Project which was a state wide infrastructure program by the … Read more

APDL is six

Asia Pacific Design Library is six years old! In October 2010, APDL was launched to coincide with the Asia Pacific Design Triennial with the aim to develop SLQ’s capacity to build strength in the key collection area of design. It’s been a busy six years: we have grown an enviable design collection; formed excellent partnerships … Read more