Melbourne Design Studios showcases a better way of building in net-zero energy home

Designed for a young family, Hütt 01: PassiveHouse by Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) is an inner-urban oasis on a tiny footprint. MDS is an interactive studio for high-end contemporary architecture and sustainable design. Recently, the studio was the recipient of the Sustainability award for IDEA 2022 for the project Hütt 01: PassiveHouse. The Sustainability category […]

Oborozuki by Giant Design brings Japanese flair Down Under

Giant Design’s recently completed project Oborozuki is a modern take on Japanese aesthetics at the heart of Sydney. ‘Oborozuki’ roughly translates to hazy moon, an allusion that provided ample inspiration for the interior direction. A year and a half in the making and with a budget of almost $5 million, Oborozuki was been a labour of […]

Escape entrenched in beauty – Lancemore Milawa by The Stella Collective

After undergoing a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, Lancemore Milawa is showing off its face-lift by Melbourne-based studio The Stella Collective. Located at the gateway of King Valley in Victoria’s northeast, wedged between the twisting grapevines of Brown Brothers winery, the 40-room lodge now welcomes guests to the High Country with a contemporary Mediterranean embrace. Embedded with a […]

Eight colourful interiors in Australian design

In our latest lookbook, ADR has collected eight interiors across Australia that showcases character and purpose through colour. This selection is from our IDEA 2022 Colour finalists, which all demonstrated outstanding use of colour. Whether for aesthetics, form, delineation, utility or brand presence, the project’s colour can be found in not only on the wall, floor, and […]

Compass South by Flack Studio – an escape from the metropolis

Inviting guests to explore the subtlety and complexities of a coffeehouse through colour, texture and theme, Compass South by Flack Studio is a “gentle fusion of nostalgia and artistic elements juxtaposed with luxurious accents.” Located in South Melbourne on the ground floor of a new office building and housing 60-seats, Compass South draws inspiration from […]

Kerstin Thompson and Figureground Architects design a collection of dining experiences in Aru restaurant

Oriented by the central hearth, Aru is a restaurant full of earthy and warm colours with bespoke bricks, spotted gum timber, and low lighting. Located in Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Aru offers Sino-Indonesian-Australian cuisine. The colour palette underpins themes of heat and spice with a gradient combined with level changes defining dining areas. Speaking on […]

Smac Studio designs a luxurious and modern reception area in Rose Bay

Covering only 24 square metres, Ray White’s boutique by Smac Studio refers to the relaxed glamour of a lush home – not a display office. Situated in Rose Bay, Sydney, Ray White Boutique Reception is where prospective buyers are shown high-end apartments to buy off the plan. The client, Ray White associate director Daniel Ungar, […]

Fifteen hospitality projects to check out for summer

For today’s lookbook, let’s start preparing your summer social calendar with an extensive list of excellently-designed hospitality projects in Australia. This selection is from our IDEA 2022 finalists, which all demonstrated the most sophisticated functionality and personality of the venue to deliver that all-important memorable experience, drawing the clientele back for more. Winners were announced […]

Vivacious and chromatic – Circles of Hair by State of Kin

Featuring block colours and geometric forms, Circles of Hair by Perth design studio State of Kin is an ambient and memorable hair salon like no other. Located in the trendy suburb of Subiaco in Perth, Circles of Hair is considered an institution in the local area. With a devout cult following, strong social media presence, […]

Cera Stribley creates a fun-loving flagship store for the memo

With an upbeat appeal with playfulness at its core, Melbourne-born boutique the memo has unveiled its flagship store designed by Cera Stribley. Located in High Street, Armadale, the memo is a Mum-and-bub retailer and is conceptualised to elevate the shopping experience for new and expecting parents. Architecture and interior design studio Cera Stribley has designed […]

In the name of fashion – Henne by Brahman Perera

Tasked with designing Australian fashion label Henne’s first ever bricks-and-mortar store in Melbourne, Brahman Perera sought inspiration from art and the artisan craftsman, both local and far-flung. It’s a scene from another time, the sort of experience that Melbourne does so well – or did so well, before COVID – the rise of fast fashion […]