Alexander &CO. combines the old with the new in Genovese Coffee House

Conceived to showcase the Genovese coffee brand, the flagship store by Alexander &CO. references Italian-street front shops and European Classicism. Genovese Coffee House is a multi-functional hospitality space set within an industrial heritage site. This project has been shortlisted in the Hospitality category for IDEA 2022 with winners to be announced on Thursday 24 November at […]

Studio Bright rejuvenates a city block in the heart of Sydney

8 Loftus St – Quay Quarter Lanes is all about civic ambitions beyond the apartment. Designed by Studio Bright with styling by Megan Morton, this multi-residential project proves that inner-city dwelling doesn’t have to compromise on life quality. Situated in the heart of Sydney, Quay Quarter Lanes is home to 31 apartments and two levels […]

Gucci exhibition designed by Archivio Personale arrives in Australia

The immersive multimedia exhibition Gucci Garden Archetypes, designed by Italian design studio Archivio Personale, has arrived in Sydney at Powerhouse Ultimo. Gucci Garden Archetypes, a compilation of cutting-edge technology, elaborate hand-crafting and innovative interior design to create a sequence of distinct, immersive worlds, has been designed by Archivio Personale. The design studio has transformed Gucci’s […]

Modern Times explores ‘unwinding’ in final exhibition for 2022

Opening today until Saturday 10 December, A Gentle Unwinding showcases the world of artists from the Modern Times community. A Gentle Unwinding explores the relationship between relaxation, tension, and the various stages of unwinding resulting in more than 80 artworks that span a variety of methods and practices. As we come to the end of […]

Kerstin Thompson takes out Urban Design prize at Melbourne Awards

Announced on Saturday 12 November, the Melbourne Awards recognises inspirational Melburnians making extraordinary contributions to our community. This year’s awards acknowledge the outstanding work of 27 finalists across eight categories – Aboriginal Melbourne – ganbu guljin, Arts and Events, Community, Hospitality, Knowledge and Innovation, LGBTQI+, Sustainability and Urban Design. This year, Kerstin Thompson Architects with BVN was awarded the Urban […]

Tim Ross to host IDEA Gala!

It’s getting close! The IDEA 2022 Gala party is this Thursday 24 November 2022. And it’s shaping up to be a sensational night full of dancing, celebration and good vibes. If you haven’t got your tickets yet, come party with us at Melbourne’s Timber Yard. We could all use an excuse to dress up and the […]

Balancing parenthood and work, with Billard Leece Partnership’s Daniel Rhodes

The idea of climbing up the career ladder in architecture and design can be daunting if you also plan to have kids. An industry known for perfection and punishing hours might deter someone who wants to start a family and vice versa.  Can you have both? And is the culture changing to better cater to […]

Retreat by the sea – Tinderbox house by Studio Ilk

Responding to the many natural and man-made constraints of the site, this highly crafted Tasmanian home from Studio Ilk is an attempt to add to an ecosystem rather than impose upon it. Dramatic in nature, the southern Tasmanian coastline is rugged, exposed to the elements, unforgiving even and soaring in its scale. It demands a […]

Wearthy’s Dan Rimes reimagines play spaces

Wearthy’s award-winning registered landscape architect Dan Rimes is designing bespoke, tailored playgrounds that are paving the way for the future of play, worthy of all children. Acclaimed landscape architect Dan Rimes has created more than 100 unique play spaces across Australia with Wearthy, including a number of award-winning designs. One of those, POD Early School, […]

A home for the ages – Uxbridge house by Tim Stewart Architects

Located in Brisbane, “Uxbridge house is the quintessential family home,” says Tim Stewart Architects. Spanning two levels and situated on a 400-square-metre site, Uxbridge house is a fresh take on the classic Queenslander. Generally, a Queenslander home is a weatherboard house with battens underneath. Tim Stewart sought to flip this by placing battens on the […]

The Charles Grand Brasserie & Bar by COX Architecture and H&E Architect, an epicurean playground

Sydney’s Charles Grand Brasserie & Bar, COX Architecture and H&E Architect’s most recent collaboration, is a tribute to splendour and future nostalgia. 66 King Street is where two forces in the architecture and design industry – COX Architecture and H&E Architect – met and joined forces to create a head-turning new hospitality venue, the Charles […]