Alexander &CO’s latest restaurant design is ‘a study of traditional details’

Alexander &CO has designed a new fitout for Sydney restaurant Stanton&Co, which the practice describes as ‘a study of traditional details and heritage panelling’. The restaurant is housed within Rosebery ‘s greater Cannery precinct, which is a heritage development including other food, beverage and commercial tenants. The project explores various timber panelling, joinery and metal structures […]

A look at award-winning Mercedes Me by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

ADR takes a behind the scenes tour of the Mercedes Me concept store, which earlier this year was announced as a final winner in the 2018 Shaw Contract Design Awards. One of seven concept stores globally, Mercedes Me Melbourne occupies a highly prominent position in an area of the city currently undergoing extensive regeneration and […]

Futuristic cinema design

London-based architectural firm Sybarite has a designed a futuristic cinema for high-end Chinese retailer SKP using bold and distinctive branding as well as luxurious materials. The cinema, the first for the retailer, is housed in it’s new 20-storey luxury department store in the ancient Chinese capital of Xi’an. The cinema spans two floors, which are linked with […]

Askdeco’s design for this Beirut apartment is ‘industrial with a luxurious twist’

Askdeco, a full-service design firm based in Lebanon, has designed a luxury apartment that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and ancient Roman ruins on one side, and the vibrancy of downtown Beirut’s colourful streets on the other.  “One Oak 3&4 B2 is a modern family duplex owned by a young couple with a baby,” explains Nisrine […]

Ikea teams with University of Technology Sydney for Future Living Lab

Ikea has joined forces with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to launch the IKEA x UTS Future Living Lab to generate new ideas and produce prototypes, exhibitions and events. Located at the UTS campus in Ultimo, Sydney, the lab will “push the boundaries of innovation, research and experimentation to develop new design approaches and smart technologies for the unique […]

Ewert Leaf injects ‘homely feel’ into Carman’s new headquarters

Ewert Leaf has transformed a former chocolate factory in Melbourne into the new headquarters for Australian breakfast and snack brand Carman’s. Located in the city’s industrial sector of Huntingdale, the space acts as a hub to welcome employees and consumers alike. The idea behind the design is to “reinvent wellbeing within the workplace while cultivating an […]

Archier turns the “sterile and transactional experience of showrooms” on its head

Melbourne-based design practice Archier has designed a new showroom for Australian bathroom manufacturer Caroma that is a step away from the traditional showroom set up.  The brief for the showroom and office space for Caroma in Sydney, called Caroma on Collins, was to make physical the values and history of Caroma. Contained within that simple brief […]

GroupGSA designs flexible workspace for Sydney Trains

GroupGSA has just completed its Sydney Trains workspace fitout commissioned by Transport for New South Wales (TFNSW). Located in Pitt Street, the innovative 2200sqm project combines traditional and collaborative workplace strategies to accommodate today’s changing work styles and more mobile workforce. The brief was to create a high-quality, bespoke, warm and flexible environment for TFNSW client, Sydney […]

In conversation with Hassell’s Rob Backhouse

In the lead up to the highly anticipated IDEA Gala party in November, ADR will be chatting to each of the six design firms shortlisted in the Designer of the Year category.  This week, we catch up with Rob Backhouse, chairman of Hassell to talk about Australian design and what it would mean to the practice to walk away […]

Waterproofing luxury

Commercial carpet and flooring provider Shaw Contract has introduced a new range of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also 100 percent waterproof, making it perfect for areas with topical moisture like bathrooms and kitchens. Defined by strength and tempered by texture, the new Concrete & Composed collection is constructed […]

A look inside Gaggenau’s new flagship showroom

Luxury appliance brand Gaggenau has recently opened its flagship Australian showroom in South Melbourne creating a meeting place to showcase its sleek suite of products. The purpose-built premise, designed by Carr, has been curated for clients to experience the professional-grade home appliances in surroundings that befit the brand. Carr has produced a dramatic interior that […]