PTID decks out Melbourne office with teal wall

PTID has unveiled its “flex-focussed” Flinders Street workhub with rich colour and design choices that “foster genuine curiosity and interest”. Drawing upon its experience of last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, the PTID WorkHub was designed to encourage its team, clients and industry partners to “connect physically and virtually. “PTID believe in creating spaces that positively shape […]

Foolscap Studio delivers nightclub design to South Yarra fitness destination

Adrenalin. Pumping music. Neon lights. Hard surfaces. A raging nightclub immediately springs to mind – this is the embodied experience of 1Rebel’s new gym designed by Foolscap Studio. What distinguishes UK-based 1Rebel’s (1R) first foray in Australia from typical gyms is its innovative approach to design, driven through strategic research into the psychological journey and […]

K.P.D.O. overhauls ’80s Melbourne addition to accommodate art collection

Warm white walls and pale timber floors serve as the background to a vast collection of art in this Melbourne renovation by K.P.D.O. The studio, which is led by 2016 IDEA Gold Medallist Kerry Phelan and Stephen Javens, were approached by a client looking transform an “uninspiring 1980s addition” to a Victorian villa. “The project […]

studiofour adds dramatic black zinc extension to Federation-era Melbourne home

Focused on “fusing old and new”, studiofour has expanded a Federation-era family home with the addition of a dramatic black zinc-clad extension. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern East, Central Park Residence presents an unchanged face to the streetscape of similarly built Federation homes. It’s only until you step to the back of the […]

JDA Co. inserts rooftop bar into Heritage-listed Brisbane shopping strip

JDA Co. has “perched” a new bar onto the rooftop of one of Stanley Street’s Heritage-listed shops in the Brisbane inner-city suburb of Woolloongabba. An addition to the modern French restaurant that occupies the shop beneath it, the newly opened Le Bon Bar was designed under stringent local Heritage restrictions. “We designed the structure to […]

Splinter Society Architecture screens Melbourne apartments in bronze

Splinter Society Architecture has screened its latest collection of Melbourne apartments in a bronze mesh designed to capture the “euphoric afternoon light”. Nicknamed the Auburn Apartments after the “bronze veil” that mimics nearby trees, the project in Hawthorn is a collection of individual homes that share a facade. “Both natural and lustrous, the facade is […]

Murray Barker and Esther Stewart insert green ’60s-style kitchen in Melbourne home

Architect Murray Barker and artist Esther Stewart designed a soft green kitchen that references the 1961 original featured in their walk-up Brunswick apartment. Faced with a space that was “too confined” and “disconnected” from the living room, Barker and Stewart reconfigured the layout of the kitchen in their 65-square metre two-bedroom apartment in a recent […]

Video house tour: Future Food System with Joost Bakker

Designer, floral artist and ‘no waste’ advocate Joost Bakker’s Future Food System home on the banks of the Yarra River is 25 years in the making. The 87-square-metre home on the edge of Melbourne’s Federation Square is a self-contained world, where incredible design extends beyond aesthetics. For resident chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett – […]

GOLDEN uses rendered walls and concrete flooring in Melbourne clothing store

In its third store for Australian clothing brand Viktoria & Woods, GOLDEN has created a “minimal and restrained” interior that acts as a “calming contrast” to its surroundings. The Melbourne studio and IDEA 2020 Designer of the Year finalist fitted out the store with blush-coloured rendered walls and a concrete floor imbued with natural texture […]

State of Kin frames views with timber shutters in Perth home

Mechanical timber shutters frame views of Lake Monger, while also creating “sensations of secluded privacy” in this Western Australian home from State of Kin. Located in the Perth suburb of Wembley, the 628-square-metre Shutter House was built on a “drastically sloping site” that called for the strategic use of floor levels and the creation of […]

“Monolithic” concrete bar features in tiny coffee shop from Pierce Widera

A “monolithic” concrete bar forms the heart of this 24-square-metre cafe from Pierce Widera, completed during Victoria’s second COVID-19 lockdown last year. The tiny Dux Coffee “hole in the wall” in the inner city suburb of Hawthorn is taller than it is wide, with a raked ceiling that measures 6.5 metres at its highest point, […]