Blending the haptic qualities of land and sea: Sara restaurant

Designed by Odami and located in Toronto, Sara restaurant not only has a strong emphasis on texture and materiality, it also actively encourages diners to abandon their digital devices. The concept for the restaurant in Toronto’s Entertainment District imagined a more intimate setting, where guests could store away their phones and be more present. For […]

ADR launches the Business of Architecture and Design podcast series!

Australian Design Review (ADR) is excited to announce the launch of the Business of Architecture of Design (BOAD) podcast series, created to help architectural and design practices run their businesses better. Each episode will bring you interviews with leading architects and designers who will share their business experiences and expertise and give you valuable insights into running […]

Goh Ballet studio design focuses on the technical aspects of dance

Located in Toronto, the architecture of the Goh Ballet Academy is stripped back and minimal to reflect director Chan Han Goh’s early days of dance training in her parent’s basement. The brief to Batay-Csorba Architects was to design a space that is light and airy and can account for the various movements undertaken by the dancers. To […]

IDEA 2019 Gala tickets on sale now!

Tickets for the 2019 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) are on sale now. Join the best of Australia’s design talent for a night to remember! Book your tickets here now IDEA 2019 is excited to invite you to an evening of celebration as the hotly anticipated winners of this year’s awards are revealed. The Gala will be held […]

Alexander&Co’s revamp of Burleigh Pavilion evokes a 70s Gold Coast nostalgia

Conceived as a quintessential Australian beach pavilion structure, the Burleigh Pavilion is the refurbishment and partial construction of the iconic ocean-facing building and swimming pool at Burleigh Heads. Architect’s statement Across 1, 200 sq m, the venue is divided into three spaces: ‘The Pavilion’, ‘Beach Bar’ and ‘The Tropic’ restaurant. Robust, sun-drenched and faded it […]

Hogg&Lamb recalls a lost, ancient city for Babylon bar and restaurant

Located on the rooftop of Westfield Sydney, Babylon Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is inspired by The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Designed by architecture and interior design practice Hogg&Lamb, the Babylon dining concept was born from the idea of feasting among the ruins of a lost and ancient city. Archways, colonnades and travertine plinths form a sequence […]

Shaw Contract’s new Sydney showroom designed to positively impact culture

Commercial flooring brand Shaw Contract will open a new showroom/office in Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf in October, with a design that will promote connectivity, collaboration, productivity, movement and well-being. Designed in partnership with Siren Design, CBRE Project Management, and Hunter Mason, the new showroom opens opportunities to develop a culture that is authentic and aspirational. The […]

BAR Studio designs secluded mountain resort Park Hyatt Niseko

Melbourne-based BAR Studio’s design for the luxury hotel was inspired by the warmth of alpine lodges, Japanese craftsmanship and the welcoming nature of a mountain village. Located on the northeastern side of Mount Niseko Annupuri, the Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono has a strong connection to nature, with the design responding to the landscape by terracing around the natural […]

Ben Callery Architects designs a house that interacts with the elements

Designed by Ben Callery Architects, Elemental house is a low impact, off-grid retreat on an exposed ridgeline in High Camp, an hour north of Melbourne. Architect’s statement In a compact 10m x 10m footprint, this house has one bedroom, one bathroom and one living room. But while it shuns some of the excesses of modern […]

The unique needs of a research organisation are met with this bright office space

Hong Kong-based workplace design practice, The Office as a Project, was met with two very specific needs for this infrastructure research organization; maximising light and space and accommodating the unique needs of researchers.  Located in London, the brief for the office space involved turning a previously dark, uninspiring office for 36 workers into a bright, flexible […]

Australian workplace design is for the future, not just for show

Is Australia spoilt for choice when it comes to having the most progressive workplaces in the world? According to Hassell’s Domino Risch and Anthony Dickens, compelling evidence points to the level of innovation in Australian workplaces as being higher, on average, than anywhere else. It’s something we should be proud of, particularly when talking about […]