Against the foreboding clouds of a particularly tempestuous Melbourne morning, the Lexus Design Pavilion makes its presence felt. The ADR team was in attendance at Flemington Racecourse yesterday to experience Mim Design and Joost Bakker’s inspired second collaboration.
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”.
Inside the Lexus Design Pavilion with Mim Fanning
Library at the Dock
ADR speaks to Lindsay Clare of Clare Design about the innovative use of cross-laminated timber at The Library at the Dock, and the nuances of designing an engaging community library for the 21st century.
McKeon’s stellar collaboration with Stylecraft and JamFactory
We catch up with inaugural AFDA winner Seaton McKeon during his visit to Melbourne, after his first meeting with Tony Russell, brand director at Stylecraft, to discuss their upcoming collaboration.
The Invisible Store of Happiness
“Why would you want wood to look uniform?” asks innovative furniture maker Sebastian Cox, collaborating with emerging sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon to create an architectural sculpture that challenges preconceived limitations of timber usage.
Touch wood: an insight into timber
Nothing accrues a beautiful patina in the way a timber surface can. While the warmth, durability and availability that has made timber such a popular construction material persist, advances in materials technology have seen some savvy suppliers exploring new ways of using timber in contemporary interiors.
Retail therapy: Q+A with Design Clarity
We chat with managing director Kristina Hetherington about the role of design in a constantly evolving industry and the present and future of the company.
Potts Point Pied-À-Terre by Arent&Pyke
Arent&Pyke discuss their Potts Point pied-à-terre, an indulgent home resplendent with colour, texture, detail and form.