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.
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.
Maria Danos on hospitality design
Elliat Rich: Central ideas
With a creative output as vast as the territory she inhabits, Elliat Rich is at the centre of a shift in the way design can unify cultures and improve the quality of everyday lives. MEZZANINE explores the work of the diverse creative, and the ways in which she is giving back to the community through her work.
Exploring art with DiMase
Wander along St Georges Road in the Merri Village precinct of Fitzroy North and a delightful visual experience awaits. Via a shop-front window exhibition of sculptures and creative objet, DiMase Architects is engaging with the residents of their neighbourhood, providing accessible art and promoting a vehicle for interaction.
Fine lines: designing furniture with Keith Melbourne
Mezzanine’s Marcus Piper chats with Keith Melbourne, a new breed of furniture designer who is fusing industrial processes with creativity to help local industries forge ahead.
Industry’s first trend forecast released next month
In anticipation of the February release of Niche Media’s first ever Global Architecture and Design Forecast, we introduce the esteemed co-directors of the trend report, Dr. Paul McGillick and Stephen Todd.
Design duo: Doshi Levien
Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien have built a career as partners in life and creative practice, producing distinctive work alongside some of the world’s highest profile brands. ADR caught up with the talented duo during their recent trip to Perth for the 2015 Design Circus, as guests of Mobilia and major Australian furniture group Schiavello.
Q&A with Jill Garner
ADR contributor Sara Kirby speaks with recently appointed Victorian government architect Jill Garner about the most fulfilling projects in her career, her new role and her views on Melbourne as Australia’s “only real residential major city”.