Greg Natale shows off signature style in flagship store

Sydney designer Greg Natale has opened his first flagship store – a highly polished space in the city’s Potts Point’s Gowrie Gate building. Built in 1938 and designed by architect Dudley Ward, the Gowrie Gate building has a distinctly Art Deco look. Natale wanted the store’s interiors to accentuate that design era, while also making […]

What will the interior design industry look like in the new decade?

What is the future of interior design? With the rise of social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest – both of which launched in 2010 – the industry experienced, perhaps for the first time, changes that went beyond trends and colours to include new marketing strategies, the threat of the DIY-stylist and the increasingly difficult […]

ADR’s top 10 profiles of architects and designers for 2019

We love a good profile. This year had its fair share of movers and shakers making waves in the design world from artists telling architects to find a new job to women speaking about the challenges they face in the industry. For our review of the year, we look at the 10 top profiles. “Everywhere […]

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 […]

Five projects from emerging designer INK Interior Architects

Here’s a look at five projects from INK Interior Architects, shortlisted for the Emerging Designer award at this year’s IDEA. The Emerging Designer award is only open to design studios that have been in practice for less than five years. The winner will be announced at the IDEA Gala in Melbourne on 22 November. The face behind INK, Dana Vuletic, first opened shop in 2014 with a focus on high […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australia’s top commercial photographer announced

Sydney-based professional photographer, Gavin Jowitt, was named Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year at the 2019 Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) this week. Organised by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), APPA is the most prestigious competition for professional photographers. This year saw 1647 entries judged over three days with the results announced at a […]

Unispace appoints Julie Watts as design principal

Workplace interior design and fit-out business, Unispace, has appointed Julie Watts to the position of design principal, based in Melbourne. Watts joins the practice from Cox Architecture, adding to the growing number of women specialising in workplace design within Unispace, globally. With a passion for sustainability and a broad range of experience from hospitality to healthcare, […]

The art of designing a theatre

Architects looking to work with theatre companies need to think outside the black box. Stephen A Russell spoke to three practices embracing dramatic flourish. Hamish Lyon, director of architecture and design at NH Architecture, was thrilled and a little overwhelmed when the practice was appointed to work on the redesign of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) […]

At home with Hayball’s Bianca Hung

inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the door of Bianca Hung’s charming home and is given the guided tour of an interior that is refined and perfect for a life filled with design. inside: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Bianca Hung: I have been here for 12 […]