GOLDEN designs Sydney clothing store with textiles in mind

When designing the new Viktoria & Woods store in Sydney, GOLDEN set out to mimic the movement of the Australian clothing brand’s textiles. “In keeping with the Viktoria & Woods philosophy, enduring design is enriched by natural materials and carefully sourced, locally produced furnishings,” GOLDEN tells ADR. The all-white shop is inspired by “architectural gallery […]

Splinter Society Architecture builds Melbourne home in quarry stones

In an ode to the quarries that once stood in the area, Cornerstone House by Splinter Society Architecture is designed as the intersection between raw and refined. The home in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote took shape from a series of large boulders positioned at key moments throughout the project. The suburb was home to […]

Activist design in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to move design from offshore production systems to local manufacturing. Dr Guy Keulemans, practice-led researcher at UNSW Art & Design, says that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on offshore production models is a reminder of the fragility of these systems and represents an opportunity for Australian design to reinvest in local manufacturing. […]

Biasol is peachy keen in Melbourne bubble teashop design

The look for Melbourne bubble teashop Ambrosia by Biasol is a peach-tinted landscape with feminine undertones and light, natural timbers. The popularity of bubble tea has been shaking up the beverage industry in recent years as the frothy, effervescent drink finds a market of faithful fans. Bubble tea is traditionally made with tea, fruit, milk […]

Studio-gram creates “hyper-local” interior for Adelaide’s Fino Vino

Adelaide-based studio-gram pledges loyalty to South Australia in its fitout for the CBD home of restaurant Fino Vino.  The fitout for the 70-seat wine bar and restaurant is a marriage of textures, and arrangements. Marble melds with wood, leather meets velvet and brick and stone are both left naked. Booths, shared tables and bar seating are […]

Adele McNab walks us through her award-winning workplace design

We chat with New Zealand-born, Sydney-based architect Adele McNab about her IDEA 2019 winning workplace design, the Marrickville Warehouse. Before the coronavirus outbreak was a reality, I caught up with McNab in a bakery cafe on the outskirts of Sydney, and over lemon tarts and coffee, she walked me through the project that earned her […]

stu.dere brightens Portuguese laundry with handmade tiles

Portuguese studio stu.dere lined the walls of a self-service laundry in Vila Meã, Amarante, with handmade green tiles that allude to the ceramics of old washhouses. The tiles, which were made by local brand Aleluia Ceramicas, dominate the 200-square-metre Lavandaria Morinha that merges two former stores in the district of Porto, in the north of […]

Alexander Pollock Interiors design art-filled Melbourne family home

Alexander Pollock took a focus on art and a neutral palette throughout this Melbourne family home with carefully curated furniture to complement the client’s existing artwork. The project was for a newly married couple with children who were building a brand new home. Aaron Wong, principal designer at Alexander Pollock Interiors, was commissioned to design […]

White dominates in Ministry of Design’s Singaporean co-living space

When Ministry of Design (MOD) had a tight budget and just four months to design, source and fit out a heritage shophouse in Singapore, it chose to paint the entire space white and name it Canvas House. “Blurring the boundaries between space and object, MOD conceptually blanketed Canvas House with a layer of white that […]

What to do if you’ve had projects cancelled or postponed

Postponed or cancelled projects are nothing new, but the government’s stop-work orders following the coronavirus outbreak has transformed what was a rare occurrence into an industry wide phenomena. We spoke to a handful of Australian designers and architects as well as an industry expert to get their strategies for dealing with postponed or cancelled projects. […]

TRIBE brightens semi-detached home in Sydney’s south-eastern beaches

TRIBE Studio alters and adds to this family home on the Sydney coast, swapping poky and dark for airy and light-filled. When the owners approached the studio, Clovelly House was an elevated single-storey dwelling with a gabled facade mirrored by its neighbour to give the street impression of one larger house. The formal living was […]