Luchetti Krelle’s design for Mode Kitchen & Bar oozes grandeur and glamour

 Luchetti Krelle has drawn on the refined glamour of the 1920’s golden days of grand hotels to create a luxe and immersive dining at the Four Seasons-owned Mode Kitchen & Bar in Sydney. The interior design practice was tasked with creating an intimate dining venue within a challenging and disconnected space. The original restaurant was […]

Unraveling challenges in collaborative design

Lighting design plays a crucial role in the overall functionality and mood of a building. So how can design professionals collaborate effectively to ensure a space is cohesive, well-lit and exceptionally designed? Like never before, lighting design is playing an important role in the design of buildings, interiors and public spaces. Yet there are still […]

In pictures: Design Nation’s anniversary roadshow

To celebrate 20 years and to introduce its new business name,  Cafe Culture + Insitu (now Design Nation) recently held a series of celebratory events in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. If you couldn’t make the event or want to check out a snap of yourself, have a scroll through the images below.

The new open plan: creating a room-within-a-room with BuzziBracks

As Zenith introduces BuzziSpace’s BuzziBracks, ADR takes a look at how the new product can revolutionise the open-plan workplace. Work environments are increasingly being designed in an open-plan fashion and at the same time organisations need to provide a variety of zones to support the various ways – and places – people work today and […]

ITN Architects updates Australia’s oldest operating cinema

The Classic Cinema in Elsternwick is the oldest continuously operating cinema in Australia, open since 1911. ITN Architects added four new cinemas above the original cinema and refurbished the old cinema and foyer and bar. The geometric patterning of the wall panels of the new cinemas are derived from the remnant mosaic tiling of the […]

SDS’ design for optometrist Optique is light-filled and colourful

Smart Design Studio (SDS) has designed a fresh new space for Optique, an optometrist and eyewear retailer. Located within the dynamic Barangaroo precinct, this was the third store commissioned by owner Susan Green. Light continues to be the central idea, building on the already established visual identity. Colourful mirrored boxes bounced light around the two […]

Jumpthegap design comp challenges young talents to plan the design of the future

The eighth edition of Roca’s International Design Competition jumpthegap is underway, offering a platform for international students and professionals of architecture and design under the age of 40 to show their talent by providing sustainable and innovative conceptual solutions for the bathroom space of the future. Jumpthegap proposes young designers and architects to think of […]

A leap in technology: Rocks On’s new product launch

Rocks On, supplier of porcelain floor and wall tiles, has launched a slew of new product lines underpinned by new technologies. Launching 13 new product lines last week in Sydney, CEO Mark Boyle promised to complete this year with a total of 55 ranges. Extraordinarily beautiful, the ceramic porcelain tiles mimic stone, limestone, timber, marble and […]

ShubinDonaldson transforms a guitar amp warehouse into a slick office space

American online custom beauty product company eSalon tasked ShubinDonaldson with renovating an existing guitar-amp manufacturing warehouse for their growing multifaceted needs. The primary focus was to establish a fully-functioning manufacturing line, salon, and an office environment that promotes team collaboration. “The design resolved eSalon’s program with a clear spatial orientation, maintaining the connective tissue between […]

Designer Michael Young uses an ‘animated algorithm’ to create acoustic wall panels

British designer Michael Young has designed three acoustic performance wallcoverings using a specially created algorithm.  The large-scale wallcoverings, designed in collaboration with textile company Woven Image, can be used to help control acoustics in open interior spaces, creating calm environments. “By setting up an animated algorithm we generated a changing two-dimensional pattern and freed the animation […]

LAAB Architects designs an art gallery with a kinetic entrance

Hong Kong-based LAAB Architects has designed a photography gallery which harnesses smart technology to deliver a kinetic entrance way. Designed in collaboration with Carlow Architecture & Design, f22 foto space offers exhibitions, a photo book shop, a camera boutique and café. To create a ‘cinematic’ entrance, the design team studied camera development and used design elements […]