Diverse Australian style shortlisted in Restaurant & Bar Design Awards
It would seem that our famous café culture has given us an edge in this year’s Café category. Five of the nine shortlisted Café entries are Australian, with the dramatic, moody Lune by Studio Esteta and the airy Kitty Burns by Biasol Design Studio neatly demonstrating the breadth of our local aesthetic.
Hay Fever: A contemporary design success story
Gone from whoa to global superstar in 14 years, HAY is a brand that now boasts a presence in most capital cities, as well as flagship stores across a number of regions, including Australia. Key to HAY’s success is a dual strategy of perpetual evolution coupled with timeless foundations, as inside finds out.
Soho Sensation: Ham Yard Hotel
The latest London hotel from the burgeoning portfolio of Firmdale Hotels is open for business and creating waves in the design world. inside co-editor Jan Henderson visits Ham Yard Hotel and discovers why designer Kit Kemp is talk of the town.
Home brewed: Liam Mugavin’s Coffee Bondi Beach
Tapping into a network of skilled designers and makers can bring a level of authenticity to every touchpoint of a hospitality project, as MEZZANINE discovers in Bondi’s new take on the traditional coffee shop.
Design on a plate: The work of Pascale Gomes-McNabb
At the forefront of many of Australia’s iconic restaurants, Pascale Gomes-McNabb (PGMD) is a force to be reckoned with in the world of hospitality design. She talks with inside about carving a career as an innovator, complimenting food with design, and opening her own restaurant alongside her partner.
Arent&Pyke’s Alex Hotel: Who is Alex?
“‘Home’ in the true sense should be warm hearted… A place of refuge. A place of intimacy, domesticity, meaning and freedom.” Sarah-Jane Pyke discusses the two points of inspiration behind the Alex Hotel’s design: the concept of the hotel as home, and a curious character named Alex…
Eating IDEAs: Hospitality category retrospective
As we prepare to close IDEA entries for 2016, ADR takes a look back at the Hospitality winners of years gone by. Featuring projects by Breathe Architecture, DesignOffice, and Acme&Co, IDEA presents Australia’s most inspiring venues in which to share a meal and a drink (or two).
Sublime to sublime: setting the scene for the arts
From homes to hospitality, the way an interior shapes our experience is remarkable. When the experience is fleeting, as with theatre, dance, opera and performance, the designer’s role is sharply honed. Our performing art institutions deliver impact, ambiance, and story telling, and inside magazine celebrates the talent behind them.
Light work: AGL by HASSELL
Australian designers and architects know about workplace design. We lead the world with innovation and creativity that has become our own. The new Melbourne AGL office space designed by HASSELL is yet another workplace that perfectly fits the form and function bill, but offers so much more in substance and quality, as inside magazine finds out.
Mel Bright on winning and judging IDEA
Mel Bright founded her studio, MAKE Architecture, a decade ago – a practice that focuses on socially and environmentally driven design. With last year’s Single Residential category award under her belt, Bright is now bringing her expertise to the IDEA judging panel for 2016.