Studio Amble reworks a Californian bungalow in Haselemere Residence

Seeking design autonomy, former SJB, GOLDEN and Mim Design senior interior designer Charlotte Weatherley established her own practice Studio Amble at the start of 2021. “When you work for yourself, you get a taste of indecision,” she tells ADR of the move. “The questioning of the project and teasing out all the elements, really makes […]

Foolscap fills Melbourne office with everything “you can’t get at home”

For its latest South Yarra location, co-working space The Commons tasked Foolscap with a brief to emphasise all those little things you can’t get from working at home. “In the past year, we’ve seen the typology of working from home emerge in parallel to the office,” explains Foolscap founding director Adele Winteridge. “For [this project], […]

Abe McCarthy Architects lines Flinders home with Tasmanian oak

Abe McCarthy Architects has teamed up with AV-ID Design to create a “temple of timber” in the Victorian seaside town of Flinders. The Ballarat-based practice used Tasmanian oak to express form and shape in a family home that it describes as “farmhouse in style” but “distinctly modern” in aesthetic. “Flinders Residence is a study in […]

Ten marvellous Australian architect and interior-designed homes

What better way to kill time during lockdown than to inject some of Australia’s outstanding residences into your daily dullness? From coastal to farmland, these magnificent properties are dotted across the country and the creative masterminds responsible deserve an applause. So kick back and come along as Australian Design Review takes you on a (virtual) […]

Ten bright and bold interiors that make use of colour therapy

For our latest lookbook, we’ve chosen 10 projects that use colour not just with abandon, but with a clever understanding of colour therapy. Also known as chromotherapy, colour therapy is based on the idea that colour can cause subtle changes in our moods and biology. Colour therapy has a long history with records suggesting it […]

Fettle unveils mid-century-industrialist hotel in Munich

LA and London-based Fettle design studio channels mid-century colours and an industrialist aesthetic in its latest hospitality project. Located in the Bavarian capital, a stone’s throw from the site of Oktoberfest, Aparthotel, Schwan Locke draws inspiration from the Deutscher Werkbund movement. Born out of a desire for greater efficiency in the crafts industry, better design for industry and a […]

YSG channels Northern Lights in Sydney penthouse

YSG has infused a Sydney penthouse apartment with rich colour gradations that evoke a “material take on the Northern Lights”. Featuring the “trifecta hues” of musk, lilac and plum, Dreamweaver sits atop of Engelen Moore’s Altair apartments in Rushcutters Bay, overlooking the Sydney Harbour. Home to empty nesters, the apartment’s bold colour story acts, as […]

Platform by Design Office layers white “fins” across the ceiling of Brisbane coffee shop

White “fins” cast “dynamic patterns” of natural light across the surfaces of this new Brisbane coffee shop by Platform by Design Office. Industry Beans in Newstead is the latest project from Platform – a strategy-led design service launched by Melbourne’s Design Office, which focuses on the commercial sector. The new cafe is the third brick […]

Tribe Studio Architects embraces the “eclectic and experimental” in Sydney home

Bright colours and polished timber dominate in Tribe Studio Architects’s reinterpretation of a classic Californian-style bungalow in Sydney’s inner west. Embracing the “eclectic and experimental”, the local studio sought to “channel the spirit” of the two-storey interwar house, which had undergone numerous renovations. “Originally built by the proprietor of a local lumber yard, the house […]

Alexander & Co. explores sustainability and work/life balance in Alexander House

While most of us were baking sourdough and learning Spanish, Alexander & Co.’s pandemic project took the form of an elegant 3,229-square foot multi-functional house and workspace.   Alexander House was constructed over nine months during the 2020 lockdowns. It responds to contemporary design questions of sustainability and work/life balance to become, surreptitiously, a symbol of the times.   “If […]

GOLDEN inserts bold texture in Melbourne bayside home

Brass accents dominate in Brighton Residence by Melbourne studio GOLDEN with impactful finishing touches from Pittella’s TURA Collection. Evoking both transcendent experience and familial comfort, GOLDEN’s latest project is a highly personalised “landmark home” ready to entertain. Pairing unconventional angles with a rounded form, the interior harnesses a “rich patine” of robust, organic surfaces and […]