Architects and designers from around the world celebrate at IDEA Gala 2019 party

Architects and interior designers from all over Australia cheered on extraordinary local design at The Timber Yard in Melbourne for this year’s IDEA Gala party. The event, on 22 November, celebrated the 16 project category winners and five overall design award winners, which were revealed on the night. Flack Studio, Genesin Studio, BVN, Woods Bagot, HASSELL and Travis Walton Architecture were […]

A look at the 2019 finalists for IDEA’s Australian Designer of the Year

Tonight, at the 2019 IDEA Gala Party, one practice will take home the coveted Designer of the Year award. Here’s an overview of the six finalists along with ADR’s favourite project from each. Kennedy Nolan  The work of Kennedy Nolan has always existed in a symbiotic relationship with its architectural context, simultaneously referencing and informing it. Drawing on […]

Axolotl expands support of Sculpture by the Sea to West Coast event

Following the success of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Axolotl, a supporting partner of the event and material sponsor to three exhibitors, has signed on to support Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, set for March 2020. In a three-year commitment, Axolotl will expand its support of the Australian art and design community both […]

John Wardle Architects redefines education architecture for Monash University

The 2018 IDEA winner for the Institutional category, Monash University Learning and Teaching Building (LTB) was designed by John Wardle Architects, renowned for its conceptual approach to architecture and design through placemaking, coupled with significant experience in the changing typology of the education sector. Information and communication technology has significantly impacted student learning and more […]

Perversi-Brooks’s Cabinet of Curiosities House

Architect Sam Perversi-Brooks continues his knack for attracting unconventional briefs with this blue and green-themed home in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood.  In keeping with the unique list of projects Perversi-Brooks undertaken since establishing his practice in 2014, the brief for the recently completed Cabinet of Curiosities House came with its own set of idiosyncrasies. The […]

Travis Walton’s Armadale residence is a spectacular homage of style and panache

These days substantial homes situated in the suburbs are often sprawling monolithic creations that are well-designed and bang on trend, but lack a distinct personality. Nothing could be further from the truth, however, when talking of Armadale residence. The project, designed by Travis Walton, principal of Travis Walton Architecture & Interior Design, is a spectacular […]

New Shaw Contract showroom unveiled in style at Seaside soirée

Shaw Contract has launched its new showroom on Sydney’s iconic Jones Bay Wharf in style with staff and guests joining to celebrate the opening of the recently completed multi-level facility. Those in attendance were welcomed into the space that was designed in partnership with Siren Design, CBRE Project Management and Hunter Mason to promote connectivity, […]

Chiaroscuro lights the way in this Melbourne home

In a project that is fused with light that seems to pour into the home from all angles, the combined elements of architecture and interior design coalesce with beautiful intimacy, writes Inside co- editor Gillian Serisier. With a design strategy to play with ideas of chiaroscuro, the play is just that. Rather than pose contrasts […]

A closer look at Lexus’s Australiana-inspired design pavilion

In its second year on millionaire’s row, Lexus’s design pavilion for this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is a marriage of Japanese values and Australian flora.  The Japanese car company chose to ditch the glitz and glamour abounding elsewhere in the Birdcage pavilion in favour of embracing its brand value, ‘Omotenashi’, which it describes as “wholeheartedly looking […]

IDEA 2019 Shortlist: The Stella Collective’s Pine Ave Townhouse Interiors

In anticipation of IDEA 2019, we’re taking a look at some of this year’s shortlisted entries. This week we step into The Stella Collective’s entry in the Residential Multi category. When conceptualising the interior design of a collection of eight townhouses in Melbourne’s fashionable bayside side suburb of Elwood, The Stella Collective started out by imagining […]

At home with FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin

inside co-editor Jan Henderson steps inside the beautiful and eclectic home of FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin and takes the opportunity to admire the perfect architectural and decorative marriage between old and new. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We have lived here for six years. It was […]