DREAMER with Roger Nelson design ethically sourced messmate timber home in Melbourne

Melbourne architect Roger Nelson teamed up with industry newcomer Ben Shields of DREAMER to design his eucalypt-scented new home in the Victorian countryside. Artists through the ages have escaped to the country for quietude, praising the creative benefits of retreat. Describing his coastal property, Roger Nelson follows suit. “The idea of a retreat is really […]

loopcreative channels 2001: A Space Odyssey in Sydney Tower redesign

A retrofuturist slant articulated through bold curves in the vein of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey is at the heart of the Sydney Tower redesign by loopcreative. The newly unveiled Bar 83 is at the centre of the multi-million refurbishment, which saw the Sydney practice overhaul three floors of one of the […]

Richards Stanisich references the ‘colourful joy’ of mid-century modernism in Seidler renovation

Richards Stanisich has created bright and colourful spaces in this substantial Sydney renovation and addition to a single storey house designed by Harry Seidler. Dubbed ‘Private Residence’, the house was built in 1958 as a tribute to the modernism of the city. A self-confessed lover of the post-war era, the client purchased the home with […]

PTID creates office without boundaries for Stockland

PTID has given the new Stockland office in Melbourne’s Rialto Tower an open layout to better reflect the “egalitarian Australian urban community.” “The new workplace aptly branded ‘Evolve’ was an opportunity to reimagine a new way of working,” explains the practice. “The open layout without boundaries or borders provides a diverse landscape of activity settings […]

Maher Design and Lincoln Barker Architecture cantilever extension to Edwardian home

A cantilevering “zinc box” creates more space for a growing Melbourne family in this Edwardian house by Maher Design and Lincoln Barker Architecture. “The sobering realisation that the clients’ teenage children may be slow to move out of home prompted an extensive renovation and addition,” explains the Melbourne practice, which worked on Rowe house with […]

Timber highlights heritage in new multi-res from Milieu Fieldwork and Foolscap Studio

Timber, steel and aluminium reflect the “robust characterful European-Australian and industrial heritage” in the latest residential and mixed-use offering from Milieu with Foolscap Studio and Fieldwork. “Positioned in the more culturally eclectic heart of the bustling, original foodie hub Lygon Street, Brunswick East by Milieu is purposefully designed for hospitality-inclined residents,” says the property group. […]

Studio MKZ wraps Sydney pastry store in white canvas

Studio MKZ used a “stark white” base palette as the foundation for its fitout of Sydney pastry store, Black Star Pastry. With stores in Melbourne and Sydney, Black Star Pastry is behind the internet sensation, the Strawberry Watermelon Cake, which the New York Times dubbed “Australia’s most Instagrammed cake”. The Galeries outlet is the brand’s […]

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 […]