The Ranley Grove House by Paul Owen and Steve Hunt of Owen Architecture is a wonderful, intimate expression of domestic life. inside delves into its interior, revealing a home that celebrates the ceremony of family ritual and brings a sense of delight to those who live within.
Designed by HASSELL, this London global headquarters for a large mining and resources company exudes luxury with its contemporary sophisticated interior, as Jan Henderson discovers for inside.
Elwood House by Therefore Studio
MEZZANINE speaks to Alex Lake of Therefore Studio about the process behind the practice’s recent Elwood House. The studio provides a guided tour of the furniture, fittings and objects both specified and styled.
Home run: Airbnb’s hyper local approach
Airbnb’s particular brand of home-inspired style – which takes cues from actual Airbnb listings – has become a signature feature of its offices worldwide. Airbnb’s in-house Environments team, led by Aaron Taylor Harvey and Rachael Yu, have collaborated with local architects and designers for the company’s new offices in London, Sao Paolo and Singapore.
Marginal white: Ranley Grove House
Flat-packed with designer cred?
With icons like Tom Dixon and Danish brand Hay now in collaboration with the Swedish furniture giant, why is IKEA still such a dirty word in design circles?
A refuge from the snow: Grant Amon Architect’s Astra Lodge
“From the dark bark of tall, strong green trees to the silvery snow gums and to the burnt ghost sticks from the 2007 bushfire, it is a narrative of the surrounding environment.” MEZZANINE takes a look at the Astra Lodge in Victoria’s Falls Creek, a recently upgraded ski lodge that takes design cues from its graceful surrounds.
Balance of power: Ben Russell
Responsible for illuminating some of Melbourne’s shining lights in hospitality design, Ben Russell of BREC sheds some light on the process of powering up a project in the latest issue of MEZZANINE.
The technology workplace
A research project by Bates Smart has examined the tech industry, which culminated in a white paper: ‘The Technology Workplace’. The paper shows how tech companies are flipping the traditional office model due to their unique way of working. Kellie Payne, Bates Smart associate director, discusses the findings of the paper with inside co-editor Gillian Serisier.
Higher Ground Q&A with Mark Simpson and Damien Mulvihill
“Our design approach is very much driven by the emotional sensibility and function of spaces – these are the qualities which stay with you, make the place work and keep customers returning.” Mark Simpson and Damien Mulvihill of DesignOffice discuss their work on Higher Ground, the new CBD café from the team behind Kettle Black and Top Paddock.
Flexible future: reimagining in the workplace
Drawing on their diverse experience in building workplace culture, Gavin Harris (senior associate and design director at futurespace), Bradford Gorman (director of Gorman/Birrell), and Keti Malkoski (principle of people and consulting at Schiavello) give their insights on the many factors shaping our offices, the increasing integration of work and life, and how this will affect us in years to come.