Licht Architecture takes cues from history for floating sauna

Boom and bust were the inspiration behind this floating sauna in the Tasmanian holiday hotspot of Derby by Licht Architecture. “Derby, once a booming tin mining town, then almost ghost town, is now home to Tasmania’s world class mountain biking trails,” says the practice. Taking cues from this rollercoaster history, Licht Architecture designed a boutique […]

GOLDEN designs ‘suburban sanctuary’ for Melbourne nail salon

GOLDEN has transformed a “hole in the wall” on a busy shopping strip in Melbourne into a boutique nail salon. Buff Nail Studios in the inner city suburb of Brighton sits behind a pale blue door on Church Street, down a “discreet hallway” that leads to a “subterranean sanctuary”. Inside, the exisiting vaulted ceiling has […]

A stone floor brings the European countryside to this Adelaide addition by Georgie Shepherd

Cobbled archways and stone floors define the transition between two paces of life in this addition to a South Australian bungalow by Georgie Shepherd. The layered materiality of The Pavilion is best felt underfoot. Designed by Adelaide-based studio Georgie Shepherd Interior Design, The Pavilion is the second entertaining space for a family of six. The […]

Cumulus Studio incorporates shou sugi ban into 200-year-old mansion in Tasmania

Cumulus Studio overhaul a 200-year-old Tasmanian mansion with characteristic comprehension and consideration, and little dash of Japanese shou sugi ban. Georgian mansion houses have been part of the Tasmanian landscape for the last 200 years, often standing, sentry-like, overlooking land adapted for livestock and cropping. Their cliff-like walls, small paned windows and narrow eves lend […]

Studio Tate creates timber and marble meeting suites in Melbourne

Venice inspires Peter Ryan Architects in Melbourne restaurant San Lorenzo