French chic: a visit to Hôtel Bachaumont
Paris is a city with a rich history, but it also has the capacity to celebrate the modern. Located in the Montorgueil neighbourhood, the newly renovated Hôtel Bachaumont is a fine example of this – a petit bijou of design and comfort, as inside co-editor, Jan Henderson, finds.
Green overhead at 88 Angel Street
“We’re facing a crisis. I call it ‘ecofatigue’. Many architects and designers feel sustainability is a bit of a fad, or a style. Almost constraining enough to rebel against.” Steele Associates architect and founder, Oliver Steele, discusses the challenges and rewards of innovating sustainable home design.
Photo-graphics: behind the lens
MEZZANINE magazine takes a journey through the personal work of a select group of Australia’s leading interior and architecture photographers, to discover the works they create for the walls they inspire.
Idiosyncratic: Abedian School of Architecture
￼Expanding the Bond University’s Gold Coast offering, the Abedian School of Architecture sits within the faculty of architecture and sustainable design, as co-editor of inside magazine Gillian Seriser finds, while Cook Robotham Architecture Bureau’s (CRAB Studio) design works splendidly with Arata Isozaki’s campus design of the ’80s.
Public art: creating connections
“Public art can bring back intimacy”, says artist Elliat Rich. A look at recent and upcoming projects across the country yields myriad works that interact with the environment and the public in subtle and multi-stranded ways, facilitating a creative connect between people and their surrounds.
The future of hotels with Rosie Morley
“The perception of luxury has largely shifted, particularly in the Australian context.” Carr Design Group’s Rosie Morley discusses the contemporary shift in hotel design, and their current hotel project in Mornington Peninsula.
Hides to seek: the return of leather
In line with the resurfacing of timber and other natural materials in interior and furniture design, leather is on its way back and not always as you would expect. Stephen Todd looks at the ways the material is being used in product and interior design for MEZZANINE magazine.
Milan with Chris Hardy
“In my opinion, Hay seems always to be creating a buzz, and this year at Milan was no different.” Following his trip to Salone del Mobile, Canberra-based furniture designer Chris Hardy gives his insight on the stand-out exhibitions and highlights this year.
Creating homes for intergenerational living
With open-plan living on the way out and our homes becoming hubs for multifunctional inter-generations, MEZZANINE magazine explores how the facilitation of privacy and social interaction inspires the decisions architects and designers make when forming the spaces we inhabit.
Trent Jansen in Milan
“I feel that we are in a very conservative cycle of design,” says Trent Jansen. The acclaimed designer touched down in Milan as part of the exhibition New Craft, with his Briggs Family Tea Service design on display as part of XX1 Triennale International.