“The librarians’ brief was for a contemporary people environment. That means moving away from the traditional model of a library as a quiet and meditative study environment to one that celebrates community interactions and exchange,” says Andrea Wilson, Principal at ARM Architecture.
Australasian furniture supplier and manufacturer Zenith has added a Singapore showroom to its portfolio. The newly-opened eleventh space adds to the brand’s Asia Pacific offering, and follows the opening of the Hong Kong showroom last year.
White Grotto: the sustainable and streamlined washroom
Featuring a monolithic washbasin counter, greenery, and irrigation sourced from grey water, the White Grotto washroom, designed by Ida & Billy, sets a benchmark in the commercial and retail sectors for sustainable design.
An office fitout that facilitates staff wellness
BVN’s new 3,700sqm office fitout in Sydney’s suburbs is designed with the health and wellbeing of staff in mind.
A library for community interaction: Geelong Library one year on
Beyond the vitreous layers that shield our homes, contemporary glass is taking on a dynamic new dimension. Stephen Todd writes for MEZZANINE.
Matt Gibson A+D announced as winner of Miele ‘Forever Better’ competition
The team at Matt Gibson A+D has been announced as the winner for the Miele Immer Besser design competition, with their proposal for an ultra-flexible apartment space.
Creative workings: the offices of designers
The offices of designers and architects are home to the ideas that help us work in new ways. Mezzanine discovers the secret to creativity when it comes to their own studios.
Bilbao’s Miró Hotel
The Miró Hotel was the first boutique hotel in Bilbao and offers only 50 rooms for guests. Albeit small, the attitude of the hotel is grand, with every convenience for guests at hand and an interior that is stylish and contemporary.
As the lines between private and public domains increasingly blur, architecture is expanding notions of community with houses designed to be multifunctional and/or multigenerational, or play a wider role. Peter Salhani explores this blurring for MEZZANINE.
2016 IDEA winners revealed
inside Interior Design Review has revealed the winners of its prestigious 2016 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) at an event in Sydney on Friday 18 November. Now in its 14th year, IDEA showcases the best of Australian interior and product design, as well as the designers behind the work.