Café Culture + Insitu rebrands to Design Nation

Australian design supplier Café Culture + Insitu has rebranded to Design Nation to better reflect the wide range of solutions it now offers architects and designers. The change, which comes into effect from today (11 February), also marks 20 years in business for the company. Founded in 1998, Design Nation originated as a business-to-business furniture […]

Reimagining Lapland: Finnish-Italian practice VOID designs a contemporary resort

Helsinki-based architecture firm VOID has designed a series of distinctive wooden houses with large glazed surfaces and spacious interiors, which aim to shake up the holiday accommodation in Lapland.  Collaborating with Finnish timber house manufacturer Honkatalot/Polar Life Haus, VOID has created the apartments with comfort, generosity of space, and views towards the surrounding forest and sky as […]

Dutch practice Concrete designs hotel with ‘eternal sunshine’

Netherlands-based architecture and interior design firm Concrete has designed a hotel in Bergen, Norway for travellers seeking a unique accommodation experience.  With just an average of 50 hours of sunlight per month in winter, the city of Bergen is starved of daylight for a large chunk of the year. To combat the feeling of seasonal affective […]

Dean Dyson Architects creates theatrical experience for 400 Gradi

Dean Dyson Architects has designed the interior for 400 Gradi South Australia, a modern Italian restaurant and bar, situated on the leafy Parade in Norwood. At the heart of the design concept for 400 Gradi is the creation and exploration of spatial drama and illusions, inspired by the idea of theatrical experience. A large sculptural void is calved […]

Woods Bagot designs ‘eclectic spaces and sinuous organic forms’ for Market Grounds Perth

Nic Graham & Associates ‘pushes the boundaries of design’ for W Brisbane