GOLDEN’S Nine Yards restaurant is designed to feel quintessentially Australian

A colour palette drawn from native flora and terrain helps channel Australiana nostalgia inside this South Melbourne restaurant, designed by Kylie Dorotic and Alicia McKimm from the Melbourne studio GOLDEN.  The young duo designed Nine Yards to subtly evoke “images of the bush and the sea”. The bones of the restaurant are heritage – it’s a former stable […]

Peaches Cocktail Bar brings our candy-coloured childhood fantasies to life

Perched above the three-storey American barbeque restaurant Cheek in Swanston Street, Melbourne’s Peaches Cocktail Bar is like something out of a child’s mood board, if that child lived for Miami Vice and oversized philodendron.  The colour palette is simple and obvious – it’s peach (like the name) – but what could have been tacky and predictable in less capable hands is beautifully executed by […]

Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce’s 2019 NGV Architecture Commission opens to the public

Set among the European pin oaks of the National Gallery of Victoria, Edition Office and Yhonnie Scarce’s installation for the 2019 NGV Architecture Commission is as much about what isn’t there as what is.  In Absence opens to the public on 27 November and will be on the Melbourne museum’s grounds until April 2020. ADR toured the installation […]

Axolotl expands support of Sculpture by the Sea to West Coast event

Following the success of this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Axolotl, a supporting partner of the event and material sponsor to three exhibitors, has signed on to support Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, set for March 2020. In a three-year commitment, Axolotl will expand its support of the Australian art and design community both […]

John Wardle Architects redefines education architecture for Monash University

The 2018 IDEA winner for the Institutional category, Monash University Learning and Teaching Building (LTB) was designed by John Wardle Architects, renowned for its conceptual approach to architecture and design through placemaking, coupled with significant experience in the changing typology of the education sector. Information and communication technology has significantly impacted student learning and more […]

New Shaw Contract showroom unveiled in style at Seaside soirée

Shaw Contract has launched its new showroom on Sydney’s iconic Jones Bay Wharf in style with staff and guests joining to celebrate the opening of the recently completed multi-level facility. Those in attendance were welcomed into the space that was designed in partnership with Siren Design, CBRE Project Management and Hunter Mason to promote connectivity, […]

Chiaroscuro lights the way in this Melbourne home

In a project that is fused with light that seems to pour into the home from all angles, the combined elements of architecture and interior design coalesce with beautiful intimacy, writes Inside co- editor Gillian Serisier. With a design strategy to play with ideas of chiaroscuro, the play is just that. Rather than pose contrasts […]

A closer look at Lexus’s Australiana-inspired design pavilion

In its second year on millionaire’s row, Lexus’s design pavilion for this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is a marriage of Japanese values and Australian flora.  The Japanese car company chose to ditch the glitz and glamour abounding elsewhere in the Birdcage pavilion in favour of embracing its brand value, ‘Omotenashi’, which it describes as “wholeheartedly looking […]

At home with FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin

inside co-editor Jan Henderson steps inside the beautiful and eclectic home of FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin and takes the opportunity to admire the perfect architectural and decorative marriage between old and new. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We have lived here for six years. It was […]

Thoughtful design and impeccable resolution define Powell and Glenn’s Inner City Villa

Through the design prowess of Powell and Glenn a recently completed home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne is everything one could want or need in a home. Skilfully designed by principal Ed Glenn, this alteration and addition sets a new benchmark in style and substance. Over the decades Powell and Glenn has carved out […]

Fitout humanises industrial space

Creating a warm and convivial atmosphere in a space designed for the production of gourmet sausages presented an interesting challenge for Sydney architect Adele McNab. The fitout of an existing warehouse space required the creation of additional production and storage space as well as a new product showroom and kitchen. “The kitchen is at the […]