With a sculptural steel frontage, Timmins+Whyte’s Little B residence injects personality to an industrial North Melbourne streetscape.
Bates Smart reinstates glamour to InterContinental Double Bay
Once the hotel of choice for debutantes, the sailing elite and travelling socialites, the InterContinental Double Bay had faded. Bates Smart’s refit reinstates luxury to both the hotel and Double Bay with a fitout that suits locals and visitors alike.
Vicland Property Group by Travis Walton Architecture
Travis Walton Architecture’s brief for the Vicland Property Group office was to ‘blur the distinction between business and pleasure’. The space does just that, with the pièce de résistance a rooftop pavilion complete with a full-service bar. Don Draper of Mad Men would be most impressed.
Bootylicious on the inside: a closer look at Premier Tower
“What we would hate is for the public to just think we were trying to make a building look like Beyonce,” says lead architect Jansen Aui, revealing Elenberg Fraser’s thoroughly detailed interpretation of the muse with lead interior designer Emma Phythian.
Q+A with Architecture Architecture
“Most (high-rise apartments) seem to be built… with very little consideration for quality of life for the occupants.” Michael Roper and Nick James of Architecture Architecture discuss their view on high-density apartments, along with projects from their recent body of work.
The appeal of intimate spaces: an interview with Thomas Heatherwick
Heatherwick Studio employs a team of over 160 architects, designers and makers who work on projects across a range of scales based in Kings Cross, London. Penny Craswell speaks to founder Thomas Heatherwick for AR140 – Small Spaces.
Kennedy Nolan: a practice that makes perfect
Kennedy Nolan is an architectural practice devoted to creating beautiful, thoughtful and innovative projects for life and living. (inside) co-editor Jan Henderson looks at how experience, connectivity and innovation form the building blocks of its design.
HASSELL and Distillery announce merger
“Our clients both in Singapore and internationally will benefit from the collective design talent, knowledge and resource base of the two practices,” says HASSELL’s managing director, Rob Backhouse.
Waste efficiency soon to be a reality in Sydney new guidelines
The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has developed and launched Operational Waste Guidelines to help building owners, property managers and waste companies to work more effectively using a standard across their portfolios.
National Art School receives $8.7 million dollar revamp
Australia’s oldest art school has undergone a major refurbishment, overseen by chief architect Barry McGregor and funded by the New South Wales State Government.
New V-Zug showroom opens
Last week a taste of Switzerland launched in Melbourne with the opening of the new V-Zug showroom in East Kew. The showroom, designed by Whiting Architects, is all substance and style, and perfectly showcases the ovens, cooktops and laundry appliances from the upmarket Swiss company.
Working Farm House
Updated in collaboration with Sally Draper Architects, Nexus Design takes us through their respectful, light-filled adaptation of a 1970s rural Victorian house.