Flack Studio draws on migrant architecture for Lagotto wine bar

Inspired by the surrounding migrant architecture and the desire to evoke a strong European sensibility, Flack Studio has imagined a space that speaks of community and a desire for neighbourly connection. Design statement Referencing Italian modernist Gio Ponti, the studio harnessed a strong interplay of materiality that flows in unexpected harmony. A sense of permanency is […]

Finnis Architects designs fine dining restaurant Navi

A new fine dining restaurant Located in Yarraville in Melbourne’s inner west, Navi has the feel of rural, earthy Australia with the background of the Westgate bridge. Designed by Finnis Architects and with interiors by Catherine Francis, Navi was an exercise in creating architecture that would flow on and become an extension to the meals […]

Fostering interaction: seniors’ home by Dominique Coulon & associés

This aged care facility, located directly on the banks of the river Rhine in France, has been designed to encourage residents to interact with one another. Architect’s statement The building consists of 25 fifty-square-meter homes, a restaurant in three sections, a computer room, a hobby workshop, a vegetable garden and a petanque field. Everything is organised to […]

DesignInc Melbourne appoints Megan Morton and Simon McKeown

Architecture practice DesignInc Melbourne has appointed two new associates: Megan Morton and Simon McKeown.  With over 50 years’ experience in the architecture and design industries between them, the pair will commence their roles this month as associates. Based in Melbourne, each brings a high level of technical rigour and design experience to the recently created positions. “I’m excited for the opportunity to […]

A growing A-team: Brunner’s A-Collection

As Zenith’s offering of the Brunner A-Collection grows, ADR takes a look at this unique furniture collection, so named because of the characteristic A-shape of its slender frames. Created by the world-renowned German design duo Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub (jehs+laub), an essential component of the A-Collection design concept is the liquid connection between the […]

Inside k20 Architecture’s new studio

Conceptually framed around the idea of a campfire, the new Melbourne office for k20 Architecture is very much about the collective intelligence. Ostensibly at its design end, the building was cold in winter, hot in summer and while “cool with really good bones” as k20 principal Theodore Kerlidis states, generally feeling its age. That said, […]

Shaw Contract gives designers ‘permission to play’ with new Inside Shapes tool

Shaw Contract has introduced a new digital tool for its Inside Shapes carpet tile collection, which allows specifiers to visualise the myriad design possibilities available to them. A collaboration between the Stockholm-based design studio Form Us With Love and Shaw Contract, Inside Shapes is a flooring system that reimagines how a carpet tile may be […]

‘Winning has been amazing for our business’: Luchetti Krelle on its 2018 IDEA success

Rachel Luchetti, director of Luchetti Krelle, speaks to ADR about the studio’s 2018 IDEA win and the transformative impact the accolade has had on the business.  ADR: What made Luchetti Krelle enter IDEA in 2018? Rachel Luchetti: We enter IDEA every year as we feel that it’s an awards program that celebrates the true nature of […]

Mim Design creates a new retail destination for e&s

Mim Design has created a new retail space for kitchen, bathroom and laundry appliance retailer e&s designed to feel like an extension of home. Retail is dying – haven’t you heard? We are told this constantly with facts and figures announcing that online purchasing is king, while the local high street is a mere shadow […]

Andina Notting Hill: a restaurant with subtle Peruvian references

Barcelona-based studio El Equipo Creativo has designed a new restaurant for Peruvian food chain Andina in London’s Notting Hill, which gives a subtle nod to the South American country. The studio describes its design process below.  The creative process started with a trip to Peru with the client to dive into the Andean culture and get […]

Bates Smart’s Park Hotel design acknowledges the site’s equine past

Bates Smart has released the initial design for Australia’s first Park Hotel hospitality development, which will be located on the former horse stable and livestock auction sale yard, Kirk’s Bazaar in Melbourne. Located at 360 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, the studio will deliver the architecture and interior design scheme for the 23-storey Park Hotel by Roxy Pacific. It […]