10 interiors that feature statement kitchens

For this lookbook, ADR has rounded up 10 home interiors from all over the country with kitchens you can’t look away from. Whether it’s checkerboard terrazzo flooring or floor-to-ceiling windows, this selection from our archive, which is filled to the brim with almost two decades’ worth of projects, shows how the humble kitchen can steal the show. Garden […]

Pattern Studio pairs warm-toned timber with industrial aesthetic in surfpark restaurant

Shou Sugi Ban and tactile materials dominate this restaurant designed by Pattern Studio to “lure” Melburnians out of the city and into the airport suburb of Tullamarine. Three Blue Ducks is by the hospitality group of the same name, which opened its first eatery in Sydney’s beachside suburb of Bronte a decade ago. The Tullamarine restaurant […]

Zenith Perth’s showroom peels back layers to reveal Heritage roots

Zenith Perth’s new showroom, designed with TRCB Architects and Milieu Creative, performs a delicate balancing act: reintroducing the idiosyncrasies of the 1906 building to complement the cutting edge constellations of Zenith’s workplace furniture. There’s a precedent for Zenith Perth finding its home in the walls of a Heritage build. The previous Western Australian base for […]

Arent&Pyke contemporises Sydney Federation home with terrazzo

Responding to Polly Harbison’s architecture, the creative team of Arent&Pyke –Juliette Arent, Sarah-Jane Pyke and Genevieve Hromas – has designed an interior that is harmonious, enhancing and entirely considered. Ostensibly an addition to a Federation brick and sandstone home, Harbison’s architecture uses details to make congruous the shift from old to new, while apertures and […]

Agents of Architecture brings a slice of Gippsland to Melbourne restaurant

Agents of Architecture has designed a Melbourne restaurant “steeped in the richness of Gippsland, it’s farmers and producers”.  Following a few COVID-19 delays, Farmer’s Daughters opened recently within the multi-million dollar 80 Collins Street development, and is headed by Alejandro Saravia of Pastuso’s fame. Four years in the making, the restaurant’s menu is the Peruvian chef’s […]

At home with COX design director Joe Agius

The Sydney design director takes us inside his reconfigured terrace home in Glebe, which references Moroccan riads and the pleasures of a central garden. From 19th century Italianate terrace to interwar boarding house, Agius’ Courtyard House acknowledges its eventful, but not always glamorous, history by carefully retaining all elements of the original 1885 structure. In […]

Genesin Studio and Walter Brooke bring Brutalist beauty to Adelaide restaurant

Heritage and the chef’s homeland are at the heart of Adelaide’s eatery iTL, brought to life by Genesin Studio and Walter Brooke as an ode to all things Italian modernism. Creating something from nothing is hard. Creating something that feels established from nothing is even harder. When Genesin Studio teamed up with Walter Brooke to […]

“We don’t want to be just business owners having lunches. We want to design” – Richards Stanisich

The designers behind the IDEA 2020 overall project winner and Residential Single award winner open up about their design process, their creative vulnerabilities and their future as one of Australia’s best loved studios. Kirsten Stanisich and Jonathan Richards made names for themselves as the directors of SJB’s Sydney interior design department. In 2018, they left […]

Inside the Future Food System home by Joost Bakker

Designer, floral artist and ‘no waste’ advocate Joost Bakker’s latest greenhouse in Melbourne’s Federation Square is 25 years in the making. The 87-square-metre Future Food System home on the banks of the Yarra River embraces a zero-waste approach to living and is the fifth iteration of Bakker’s Greenhouse project. Residents, chefs Matt Stone and Jo […]

GOLDEN embraces activity-based working in office fit-out

GOLDEN has ditched the traditional workplace model of offices, meeting rooms, boardrooms and workstations to design an open and modern fit-out conducive for activity-based working. Created for the Australian Financial Services Licensed contributory mortgage investment manager RBML, the new office is located in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Located in the city centre, above […]

studiofour creates “residential scale amphitheatre” in Melbourne home

The green surroundings of a Melbourne suburb are drawn into this two-storey addition by studiofour through a series of stepped levels inspired by amphitheatres. The site was previously occupied by a Heritage-listed Art Deco home that had no connection to the landscape and “turned its back on the borrowed views” available into Malvern East’s Hedgeley […]