David Mitchell Architects brings a small but bustling slice of Sri Lanka to Sydney

A long, narrow space in inner Sydney makes for a bustling atmosphere, where the sambols, hoppers and curries fly out of the kitchen from lunch until late. Designed by David Mitchell Architects, Lankan Filling Station is a restaurant and bar with a busy open kitchen at one end and a high bar at the other. The […]

A look at Cumulus Studio’s design for boutique hotel Stillwater Seven

The latest project from Cumulus Studio in Tasmania presents the best of both the old and the new in a design for a boutique hotel that offers every modern comfort within a Heritage overlay. Located on the banks of the River Tamar in Launceston, Stillwater Seven is a slice of Australian history re-imagined as a […]

ODO appointed to design Australia’s first 1 Hotel interiors

Melbourne-based interdisciplinary design firm ODO has been appointed to design the interiors of Australia’s first 1 Hotel. Situated on the northern bank of the Yarra River, 1 Hotel Melbourne will form part of Seafarers, a $450 million mixed-use project by Riverlee that will transform the forgotten site into a lively precinct. The nature-inspired and sustainably-designed […]

Original stone flooring was the design inspiration for this London bar

This coffee-come-cocktail bar in the heart of south-east London’s Deptford was inspired by the site’s original stone flooring. Drawing on the flooring, EBBA Architects decided to use a raw and earthy colour palette for the venue, named Stockton. Instead of simple painted walls, a rough plasterwork was explored to line the walls; a technique that dates […]

Bates Smart’s Park Hotel design acknowledges the site’s equine past

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