Transforming a brothel into a family home

Fieldwork has honoured a former brothel’s colourful past through a residential restoration in Melbourne’s Fitzroy. The architecture practice was approached by client Paul Ghaie, co-founder of wine and craft beer store Blackhearts & Sparrows, who was keen to celebrate the space’s sordid history, rather than erase it. The brief was to design a beautiful and practical […]

Shaw Contract announces 2019 Category Winners for global Design Awards

Shaw Contract has released the Category Winners for its annual Design Awards, which recognise the creative vision of the architects and designers who inspire new ways of living, working, learning and healing. This year’s program saw over 700 submissions from around the world. To select the Category Winners, Shaw worked with a panel of ten […]

ALDI enters China with store design by Landini Associates

German food retailer ALDI has entered the Chinese market for the first time, opening two prototype stores in Shanghai last week.  The format and design is an evolution of Landini Associates’ work for ALDI Australia, aimed at celebrating and conveying product quality and value. There are key differences however in scale, layout, and tone. In […]

Carr designs penthouse that will ‘double as a live-in art gallery’

Carr Design Group’s vision for the penthouse of the $2.8 billion Melbourne Square precinct in Southbank is that of a ‘live-in art gallery’.  The penthouse forms part of the building’s Couture Series: an arts-led collection located on levels 55-68 which draws on Melbourne Square’s location on the doorstep of the Arts Precinct. Carr, in collaboration […]

Original stone flooring was the design inspiration for this London bar

Flack Studio draws on migrant architecture for Lagotto wine bar