Civilization: The Way We Live Now opens at NGV: Ian Potter Centre

Civilization: The Way We Live Now opens at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia today, an international photography exhibition featuring over 100 contemporary photographers from Australia and across the globe. The exhibition features over 200 original photographs from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Presented in collaboration with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, […]

Studio Ginger and Edge Concepts merge to launch new creative studio Sandbox

Luke Cannon of Studio Ginger and Richard Oakley and Fonda Valasis of Edge Concepts have announced they have merged their businesses to form new creative studio Sandbox, offering an expanded design approach for retail clients. Sandbox will unite staff from Studio Ginger and Edge Concepts in a new headquarters in the Bayside suburb of Hampton, […]

Technē promotes Sam Sempill to associate

Technē Architecture + Interior Design has announced the promotion of architect Sam Sempill to Associate. Sempill has worked at Technē for the past 16 months and has 15 years’ industry experience under her belt. Her project work has spanned a variety of sectors including hospitality, residential, commercial and education. “Sam is a great asset to […]

Gensler designs Hyatt’s global headquarters to reflect 21st century working

With a lack of connection between the staff at headquarters and hotel properties, Hyatt employed Gensler to consolidate several offices throughout Chicago and bring them into the 21st century. Architect’s statement Hyatt’s move to 150 N. Riverside Plaza brought this Chicago-based hospitality corporation’s colleagues together under one roof in a new architectural landmark. With a […]

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 […]