Victorian glamour meets contemporary design at The Prestige hotel

Located in the UNESCO World Heritage site of George Town, Penang, The Prestige hotel is a modern-day interpretation of Victorian design. Created by Ministry of Design, the independent luxury hotel is located along Church Street, Penang, within the core zone of the George Town UNESCO World Heritage site. The Prestige is a new-build, joining intricate Victorian buildings, which […]

Carr’s pared-back design for Eazy Peazy highlights the Japanese landscape

Carr has designed a hibachi grill restaurant that takes visitors from the streets of Richmond and into a cool and calm Japanese haven. The practice was briefed by the owners of Eazy Peazy to create the “cheeky sibling” of their premium sake label Toji Sake. Shar and Yuta Kobayashi worked closely with the Carr hospitality team […]

David Mitchell Architects brings a small but bustling slice of Sri Lanka to Sydney

A long, narrow space in inner Sydney makes for a bustling atmosphere, where the sambols, hoppers and curries fly out of the kitchen from lunch until late. Designed by David Mitchell Architects, Lankan Filling Station is a restaurant and bar with a busy open kitchen at one end and a high bar at the other. The […]

Bates Smart wants new Gandel wing to become ‘a national benchmark for patient comfort’

Bates Smart’s recently completed Gandel Wing at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Melbourne, has a cutting-edge design that the architecture firm believes will become a blueprint for future hospital wings.  Bates Smart worked with Cabrini Health for five years to realise its aspirations in upgrading its health precinct and offering state-of-the-art oncology and maternity services. The result […]

Inside the Royal Academy of Arts’ new café by Transit Studio

To coincide with its 250th anniversary, the RA Café, lobby space and courtyard bar at the Royal Academy of Arts in London has been transformed by Transit Studio in collaboration with Lot Studio. The brief and budget were challenging, and Transit Studio had a very short timeframe; the first meeting to opening was just five months. […]

A 21st century nightclub design where technology takes centre stage

Stepping away from the wonder cabinet, safari club and casino lounge style that has pervaded clubs over the past 10 years, Love Machine knows exactly what it is and, more importantly, who its audience is. This is a dance club where audiovisual technology is the main event. With visual touchstones from Stanley Kubrick to Tron, […]

Uncovering a layered history inside a Brisbane brick house

The latest residential project from Marc&Co is a home that has been renovated with care and a design concept executed with expertise. In a subtropical city like Brisbane, the historic housing of which is defined by its timber construction traditions, it is a rare and welcomed challenge for architects to tackle a house made of bricks. Architect […]

Inspired by Melbourne: BCG’s new workplace design by Bates Smart

High in the sky at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne, Boston Consulting Group is enjoying its new workplace created by Bates Smart. There are workplaces and then there are fabulous places to work and the new Melbourne office for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) definitely falls into the latter category. There is every possible amenity and […]

The Asian Grocer is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional market

T A SQUARE’s design for the Asian Grocer at The Glen in Melbourne puts a new spin on the traditional market to suit a modern consumer. Architect’s statement The project takes fundamental elements of traditional Asian markets and has implemented them with a more formal and functional tone. The use of small Asian characteristic elements […]

WeWantMore combines beauty and food for women’s brand Mooy

Located in Antwerp, Belgium, Mooy’s two-fold offering fuses healthy food with premium skincare products. Multiple shades of pink take a leading role in WeWantMore’s design for Mooy, which was inspired by the round shape of a ‘tache de beauté, one of seven attributes of female beauty. The biggest challenge for this 120 square metre shop location, says Mooy, […]

A look at Cumulus Studio’s design for boutique hotel Stillwater Seven

The latest project from Cumulus Studio in Tasmania presents the best of both the old and the new in a design for a boutique hotel that offers every modern comfort within a Heritage overlay. Located on the banks of the River Tamar in Launceston, Stillwater Seven is a slice of Australian history re-imagined as a […]