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

Australian interior design agency Nic Graham & Associates has designed the interior for the W Brisbane hotel mixing unexpected design with laidback Aussie vibes.  Based on the design narrative, ‘A River Dreaming’, the design is an ode to the hotel’s location on the banks of the Brisbane River and an appreciation of the historic connection to […]

ISH restaurant’s design is an intersection of old and new India

Designed by Indian interior architect Annu Bains, contemporary Indian restaurant ISH sits at the intersection of traditional and modern. Located in Melbourne’s Fitzroy the restaurant is split across two levels: downstairs, the moody dining room features a palette of tan, warm timber and black. A black leather banquette wraps the floor to ceiling windows at […]

Airbnb to start testing prototype homes in 2019

Airbnb wants to improve the way homes are designed, built and shared and will begin testing its own prototype homes from next year.  It has already disrupted the travel industry and now Airbnb is turning its attention to the architecture industry with the launch of Backyard, an initiative to prototype new ways of designing homes. Backyard […]

Alexander &CO references Miami Art Deco for Imperial cocktail bar

Alexander &CO has designed the new rooftop cocktail bar for Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel, which has been conceived as an ‘Arts Social Club’ with references to Studio 54 and the Miami Art Deco Scene. Called Imperial UP, the venue houses a 30-seat diner, cocktail bar, private dining room, lounge/dining area and external outdoor bar featuring a pizza […]

Cox Architecture brings the colourful dining culture of Colombia to Adelaide

Cox Architecture has designed the interior of Cumbia Bar & Kitchen, a South American tapas bar located within Adelaide Central Market. The client and interior designers envisioned a sophisticated take on the lively and colourful dining culture of Colombia and greater South America. With a fusion of traditional patterning and contemporary design, the interior features a […]

Technē’s design for The Espy focuses on ‘historical layering’

Technē Architecture + Interior Design’s latest work with hospitality group Sand Hill Road brings to light the history and story behind St Kilda venue the Hotel Esplanade, known affectionately as The Espy. Since it was built in 1878, The Espy has lived through many incarnations: it’s been a jazz-era ballroom and was a rock and roll mainstay […]

Ewert Leaf crafts new brewery design

Melbourne design firm Ewert Leaf has transformed a historic former horse training facility into a multi-faceted hospitality space. The owners of St Andrews Beach Brewery, which is set on a sprawling 38-hectare property in the Mornington Peninsula region, briefed Ewert Leaf to design a space that gives back to the local community and honours its heritage […]

Alexander &CO’s latest restaurant design is ‘a study of traditional details’

Alexander &CO has designed a new fitout for Sydney restaurant Stanton&Co, which the practice describes as ‘a study of traditional details and heritage panelling’. The restaurant is housed within Rosebery ‘s greater Cannery precinct, which is a heritage development including other food, beverage and commercial tenants. The project explores various timber panelling, joinery and metal structures […]

Behind the architect and client relationship with Technē and Sand Hill Road

While many client-architect relationships may only cover one project, Technē Architecture + Interior Design has shown how to build a long lasting working relationship with hospitality client Sand Hill Road spanning more than 10 years. In the lead-up to the opening of the Hotel Esplanade in St Kilda, a collaboration between the practice and client, […]

Fretard Design designs bubble tea store Tealive

Fretard Design was commissioned to produce Australia’s first Tealive store, introducing the successful Malaysian bubble tea company to Melbourne’s CBD. The practice has presented a colourful tea stop in the city’s largest transit hub, Southern Cross Station, and the project is a visually stimulating space of vibrant purples and yellow that attracts customers and energises […]

Technē promotes customer and barista interaction with new café concept

Richmond’s Veneziano Coffee Roasters has opened its Melbourne flagship showing the full ‘bean to cup’ process to customers while challenging the regular setup of cafes. Designed by Technē Architecture + Interior design, Veneziano Coffee Roasters in Melbourne offers much more than a standard café. In an industrial Richmond building, Veneziano encompasses a café within a […]