Woods Bagot combines modern pleasure with the past in oceanside Victorian retreat

Led by Woods Bagot, The Continental Sorrento is set to be an “extraordinary first-of-its-kind” goody bag of vibrant hospitality and luxury accommodation for locals and tourists to enjoy. Set to reopen early this year, the project brings the world’s largest luxury hotel brand – InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – to Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The long-awaited […]

Melbourne Design Week 2022 set to explore “civic good and making good”

Melbourne Design Week 2022 will encourage participants to think beyond the aesthetics of design and explore its impact on people and planet. Scheduled for 17-27 March 2022, the annual event features an array of exhibitions, talks, films, tours and workshops arranged around two ‘pillars’. The first – civic good – looks past the individual to […]

Pop Architecture injects “contemporary lightness” into Melbourne renovation

Pop Architecture’s brief for South Yarra house specified a reverence for the period features, but also a revitalisation to the space in terms of its engagement with light and texture. In other words, the preservation of the original character with an injection of contemporary lightness and ease. The clients had carefully considered their brief and […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year finalist State of Kin

As we get closer to the 2021 IDEA Awards gala in Sydney, ADR is shining a light on the next generation of emerging designers. Today, it’s the turn of Perth-based multi-disciplinary design studio State of Kin. As an Emerging Designer of the Year finalist, State of Kin has two projects shortlisted in the Hospitality category […]

“Sure, being female-led is a differentiator, but clients are more interested in people without an ego”

As one of the country’s few female-led practices, Pop Architecture in Melbourne isn’t fixed on gender, but on the absence of ego. “We were both in quite different places when we decided to start; it wasn’t particularly conscious or planned,” says co-founder and director Katherine Sainsbery. “I’d left Wood Marsh earlier that year and had […]

JDA Co. honours the riverside in Brisbane family home

JDA Co. architects has delivered a Brisbane family their dream home that observes and respects its river views and steeply sloping site. Located in Highgate Hill, the home is split over two storeys with a generous communal space including the kitchen, dining area and a master bedroom in the upper level. A large open-plan living […]

Heide House returns to its modernist roots in new exhibition

Melbourne’s Heide Museum of Modern Art has been transported back to 1968 for a new exhibition celebrating the institution’s 40th anniversary. Dubbed Heide II: House of Light, the installation resets the interiors as they were when art patrons John and Sunday Reed called the spaces home. Using photographs by Wolfgang Sievers, guest curator Svetlana Matovski […]

IDEA Gala tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2021 are on sale now. Join the best of Australia’s design talent for a night to remember!  This year’s tickets are $220 (includes GST and Eventbrite charges). Buy yours now. The winners of IDEA 2021 will be announced at the new Winx Stand at Royal Randwick in Sydney […]

Luchetti Krelle refurbishes historic Sydney institution

After an extensive refurbishment, the Pumphouse Sydney bar and restaurant has reopened its doors to show off its incredible facelift by Luchetti Krelle. Located at the heart of Darling Square and first built in 1891, Pumphouse Sydney is of the city’s first microbreweries. The sophisticated new space boasts an industrial design with high-end finishes from […]

Top 10 Australian workplaces of 2021

For the past two years, the workplace has been rattled, revolutionised and redesigned like never before. With this in mind, ADR is taking a look back at 10 workplaces that approached the pandemic as the opportunity to finally shake things up. 35 Collins Street, Melbourne – Grimshaw The revisioning of 35 Collins Street retains the […]

Getting to know IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year finalist Dreamers & Shakers

As we near closer to the IDEA gala in Sydney, ADR is shining a light on the next generation of emerging designers. Today, Prue Dabelstein from Dreamers & Shakers is showing us how it’s done. The 2021 winners are set to be announced in person at the IDEA gala in Sydney on Thursday 24 February 2022. Buy […]