PHAB Architects took out the Grand Prix at last night’s Dulux Colour Awards, as well as the Commercial Exterior prize, for their work on the Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery.
Modscape: a new life for prefab homes
Prefabricated homes have taken on a new life in recent years, now presenting a wealth of options with some added benefits for those on a strict time-frame. MEZZANINE looks at the new generation of prefab homes, complete with design flexibility and an individually-tailored approach.
Maria Danos on hospitality design
After a career spanning almost 20 years as senior associate of MA Architects and Neometro, Maria Danos has embarked on a new professional phase by launching her own practice – Maria Danos Architecture. Built within what was formerly a mechanics’ studio, her latest project, Mister + Miss café, is an upscaled space that embraces its past.
AM Architecture’s Sorrento sensation
Andrew Mellios was given a brief to design a seaside home on the Victorian coast with heritage and a vista that defies description. inside co-editor Jan Henderson steps inside the Sorrento Beach House to experience the exceptional levels of style and substance it provides.
Iredale Pedersen Hook: outback architecture
The complexity of multicultural Australia requires an increased awareness of language, custom and culture. Having worked for many years with Aboriginal Australians to produce culturally sensitive architecture, Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects shares its experience of cultural competency.
PHAB Architects’ Condensery takes out two prizes at Dulux Colour Awards
Studio Y’s raw interior
For Melbourne’s specialty dessert bar Raw Trader, Studio Y has created an interior that envelops the patron in a tactile and rustic industrial environment.
Public art: creating connections
“Public art can bring back intimacy”, says artist Elliat Rich. A look at recent and upcoming projects across the country yields myriad works that interact with the environment and the public in subtle and multi-stranded ways, facilitating a creative connect between people and their surrounds.
The future of hotels with Rosie Morley
“The perception of luxury has largely shifted, particularly in the Australian context.” Carr Design Group’s Rosie Morley discusses the contemporary shift in hotel design, and their current hotel project in Mornington Peninsula.
Change of tack: taking architectural cues from nature
Architects in Perth are like sailors, taking their tactical cues from the skies and winds, to deliver homes that do more than merely shelter. MEZZANINE explores a selection of homes that are designed to incorporate and take complete advantage of their natural surrounds.
Hides to seek: the return of leather
In line with the resurfacing of timber and other natural materials in interior and furniture design, leather is on its way back and not always as you would expect. Stephen Todd looks at the ways the material is being used in product and interior design for MEZZANINE magazine.
Plans for London’s first wooden skyscraper revealed
London’s first wooden skyscraper, designed by PLP Architecture in collaboration with Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture, could become a reality after plans for the design were recently put to Mayor Boris Johnson for consideration.