Profile: Nicholas Gurney
Gillian Serisier meets Sydney-based designer, Nicholas Gurney – a rising star with big ambitions for compact living.
The Park Royal by HASSELL
Informed by its location on Sydney’s Darling Harbour, HASSELL’s design for the revitalised Park Royal draws its design cues from both the Harbour and the CBD, delivering an expertly crafted hotel interior.
Designer winter escapes
Three design hotels in Italy, Sweden and Switzerland have some very impressive credentials, with the likes of Sir Norman Foster and Peter Bohlin featuring in their creation.
Insight: Decorative details
Bold and adventurous or painstakingly intricate, weaving a story into the fabric of an interior is a technique stretching back centuries. From metallic tiles to experiments with digital printing, Annie Reid investigates a number of recent projects in which the devil is in the detail.
Interview: Russell & George
Having crafted a stable of acclaimed fitouts, Russell & George is well-placed to discuss the changing face of retail. Directors Byron George and Ryan Russell talk about their design process.
Travis Walton transforms the distinctive pattern and geometry of fashion label, Gorman, into built form to create a rich, timber-wrapped store at Melbourne’s Highpoint shopping centre.
Tonka by Techne Architects
Tasked with a difficult inner-city site, Techne Architects pairs an ethereal installation with a welcome element of restraint to produce a distinctive new bar and restaurant in Melbourne.
Fronting up to the ostentatious excesses of retail in Dubai, Studio Toogood’s design for fashion store, Mahani, delivers visual respite in the form of a raw and robust interior shell.
Beneath a rippling ceiling of suspended terracotta pots, March Studio’s first foray into hospitality design supplants the ordered interior of the former Press Club with an edgy and mischievous new fitout for George Calombaris’ street-food inspired venture, Gazi.
In its design of the new Melbourne office for developer and construction group Mirvac, Woods Bagot incorporates residential design elements within an adaptable workplace that supports a shift in Mirvac’s organisational culture.