Ballarat’s Heritage-listed Provincial Hotel undergoes transformation

Located in Ballarat, The Provincial Hotel has reopened for business as a destination for boutique accommodation and fine food. The Provincial Hotel was originally built in 1909 and is within the portfolio of the National Trust. At various times the ‘grande dame’ has been home to many publicans and their clientele, however, this latest renovation […]

Turner hires Kristi Wayman as director of interiors

Turner has scaled up its interior design team with the appointment of Kristi Wayman as director of interiors and 12 new staff hires following a raft of new project wins. In her new role, Wayman is responsible for leading interior concept and development across the multi-residential, retail, hospitality, workplace, aged care and mixed-use sectors. Principal […]

Designing a cancer centre for children based on development-orientated care

Dutch design practice MMEK’ has designed a new cancer centre for children that supports the centre’s mission of delivering development-orientated care. The Princess Máxima Center in Utrecht, Netherlands, aims to be one of the world’s top five paediatric oncology research institutes in the world. To help realise that aim it wanted a unique interior that would stimulate growing […]

Alexander &CO references Miami Art Deco for Imperial cocktail bar

Alexander &CO has designed the new rooftop cocktail bar for Erskineville’s Imperial Hotel, which has been conceived as an ‘Arts Social Club’ with references to Studio 54 and the Miami Art Deco Scene. Called Imperial UP, the venue houses a 30-seat diner, cocktail bar, private dining room, lounge/dining area and external outdoor bar featuring a pizza […]

Winners revealed: IDEA 2018

A sense of effortlessness, sophistication and ambition were the hallmarks of the winning projects in the 2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).  The winners of this year’s awards were announced at a glittering gala at Sydney’s Centennial Homestead on Friday 23 November, which saw over 500 of the leading lights of the A&D community gather to […]

Redefining the veterinary experience

Montréal-based practice TBA/Thomas Balaban Architecte has turned an abandoned photography studio into a sleek veterinarian hospital, emergency clinic, and four residential units.  Located in Montréal’s Mile End neighbourhood, the once dilapidated storefront space and dark basement have been transformed into a calming space for pets and their owners, which features a minimal palette and raw materials. Stone foundations, […]

Cox Architecture brings the colourful dining culture of Colombia to Adelaide

Cox Architecture has designed the interior of Cumbia Bar & Kitchen, a South American tapas bar located within Adelaide Central Market. The client and interior designers envisioned a sophisticated take on the lively and colourful dining culture of Colombia and greater South America. With a fusion of traditional patterning and contemporary design, the interior features a […]

In conversation with Architects EAT

In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party on 23 November, ADR will be chatting to each of the six design firms shortlisted in the Designer of the Year category.  This week, we catch up with Albert Mo and Eid Goh, directors of Architects EAT, to talk about Australian design and what it would mean to […]

Technē’s design for The Espy focuses on ‘historical layering’

Technē Architecture + Interior Design’s latest work with hospitality group Sand Hill Road brings to light the history and story behind St Kilda venue the Hotel Esplanade, known affectionately as The Espy. Since it was built in 1878, The Espy has lived through many incarnations: it’s been a jazz-era ballroom and was a rock and roll mainstay […]

GroupGSA + Artillery create a law firm design ‘beyond the ordinary’

GroupGSA + Artillery has designed a new office for Melbourne law firm Macpherson Kelley (MK) with a design that goes ‘beyond the ordinary’.  With a 113-year history in Melbourne and two offices, MK wanted to adapt the latest workplace ideas to a law office for its 100-staff Dandenong location. MK’s brief was to create a highly innovative workspace to […]

In pictures: Humanscale’s IDEA Shortlisted Projects dinner

On Tuesday night Humanscale held a dinner, organised by the team at IDEA, to honour the projects and designers shortlisted in the Workplace Over 1000sqm category. Held high above Melbourne at Vue du Monde, it was an opportunity for Humanscale to further support an industry they are passionate about. In attendance were leading designers from each […]