Woods Bagot flies high in design stakes
Woods Bagot’s Business Lounge at Los Angeles International Airport exemplifies design of the highest esteem. It is no surprise the firm has been shortlisted for Designer of the Year in this year’s Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
In contrast with ubiquitous high-shine accessories, shine-free fixtures and finishes exude a subtle tactility and pared back luxury – particularly in wet areas; where glazed porcelain, mirrors and polished chrome have long been the standard.
Jeffrey Smart Building by John Wardle Architects
John Wardle Architects, in collaboration with Phillips/Pilkington Architects, has created a truly unique, state-of-the-art public space with its Jeffrey Smart Building at the University of South Australia.
Tribe Studio thinks outside the box
House in Double Bay, designed by Tribe Studio, is a simple, rectangular prism, clad in timber and painted black. It reveals a hint of its interior softness through double-height window openings, lined in twinkling white tiles.
Technē makes a mammoth mark in Armadale
Occupying a triangular tenancy wedged between Malvern Road and Beatty Avenue, Mammoth Café’s unique dimensions provide a dynamic setting for the café’s quirky stylised interior.
Matt Gibson Architecture and Design: abstract composition
Double-fronted Edwardian brick houses in leafy Melbourne suburbs are to be desired, but if you renovate, modernise and include an addition, the appeal is heightened tenfold. (inside) co-editor Jan Henderson visits one such gem and is taken by the style and tone of the design.
Flack Studio meets all the CRITERIA
How does an emerging design studio create a beautiful retail fit out that doesn’t steal the limelight from its products on sale? Emily Taliangis looks at how Flack Studio have managed to do so with CRITERIA, shortlisted in this year’s Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
TomMarkHenry produces Bondi’s Best
Bondi’s Best, shortlisted in IDEA 2015, represents a new direction in seafood restaurant design, turning away from the starkly lit and over themed. Designer TomMarkHenry has juxtaposed natural and artistic elements against luxurious accents are crafted with high quality design workmanship equal to the established calibre of culinary technique.
Pham Tuan Viet Architects designs a St Kilda Icon
With a focus on atmosphere, materiality and light, Pham Tuan Viet Architects have taken a Scandinavian approach to designing St Kilda’s Icon Cafe. Located within the Icon St Kilda apartment building, the cafe serves as a stylish hub for both residents and passers-by.
Intermode’s southern belle
The central concept behind the design of Southern Highlands House was to create a transparent pavilion that hovered above the landscape. Designed to blend seamlessly, the internal and external spaces are conceived as one. This frames and maximises views of the surrounding landscape while creating a sense of retreat and calmness within the interior.