Biophillic design informs Darwin office by Hames Sharley

Hames Sharley teamed up with international engineer Aurecon to incorporate biophilic design into the latter’s Darwin offices. With offices across Australia, Asia and the Middle East, Aurecon sought to create collaborative multi-functional spaces in its Darwin fit-out. More than 60 workstations were designed to fit into the 500m2 floor plate, alongside a number of project-based […]

Studio Tate creates timber and marble meeting suites in Melbourne

Oak and veined marble dominate these office suites, designed by Studio Tate to complement an existing office in Melbourne. The Melbourne design studio was asked to create an “interconnected, yet acoustically sound” multiple-function suite. The brief asked for the new space to be both private and adaptable to enable collaboration between staff in the head office […]

At home in Paul Conrad’s minimalist Melbourne pad

There is nothing cold or calculating about the minimalist interior Paul Conrad chose for his Melbourne family home, infusing the space with the pared-back natural palette and calming aesthetic that defines his eponymous practice. ADR: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Paul Conrad: This project was a completely […]

Carr designs Japanese-inspired interior for Melbourne Heritage home

A chance encounter in an airport bookstore led this family to entrust the revitalisation of their Melbourne Heritage home to Sue Carr and her design team. On a work assignment in Chiba, Japan, Shaun Rust once stood awestruck at the sight of Vessel, an oversized geometric public sculpture by Melbourne artist Robert Owen. “The sculpture […]

Carrier and Postmus Architects designs dragonfly-friendly home in Perth

Located adjacent Perth’s Jualbup Lake, Red Zephyr Blue (RZB) house was crafted by Carrier and Postmus Architects for an avid music lover and a talented artist. Responding to the brief for an eco-house with no air-conditioning, Justin Carrier and Steve Postmus designed a passive cooling system that uses vents in the roof and troughs filled […]

The Stella Collective channels rock goddess in Melbourne restaurant Hazel

Against the backdrop of one of Melbourne’s oldest buildings, The Stella Collective’s Hazel channels the feminine rock goddess of a bygone era. In the stairwell of one of Melbourne’s oldest buildings, a provocative image of a dark-haired beauty hangs as muse for The Stella Collective’s latest restaurant fitout. “She is very much telling the story […]

Five Australian houses architects have built for themselves

Architects have designed these five houses for themselves, applying their exacting design standards to their own home sweet homes, whether that be a converted warehouse in Melbourne or a weatherboard cottage from the 1920s. Bondi Beach apartment by Adele McNab Caught up in a Miami Vice fantasy, Adele McNab couldn’t resist this apartment, stripping the space back […]

Venice inspires Peter Ryan Architects in Melbourne restaurant San Lorenzo

Arched booths and a feature Venetian plaster wall complement the warm timbers in this Melbourne restaurant by Peter Ryan Architects. San Lorenzo is a fine-dining Italian restaurant located in the Caribbean Business Park in the Melbourne suburb of Scoresby. Peter Ryan Architects took cues from Venice, channeling the menu and aesthetic of the clients’ other […]

COX Architecture pairs slow food with slow architecture in Osteria Tedesca

“Teasing out beauty from the mundane,” COX Architecture preserved much of the original structure of a 1940s English country retreat, transforming it into Osteria Tedesca. Located in the Victorian town of Red Hill, the restaurant serves Mornington Peninsula produce with a kitchen built around a wood fired oven and grill, and is headed by chef […]

Studio Bright restores Edwardian home to include Roman-style bath

Studio Bright has restored and enlarged a prominent corner-sited Edwardian home in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote to include a nod to Ancient Rome. Ruckers Hills house won last week’s 2020 Victorian Architecture Awards – Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) prize and was featured in this year’s Open House Speaker Series, earlier in […]

ARM Architecture channels “la passeggiata” in Melbourne shopping centre

ARM Architecture completely replaced the interior of the Australia on Collins shopping centre in Melbourne’s CBD, inspired by the Italian custom of strolling known as ‘la passeggiata’. The high-end retail centre dubbed St. Collins Lane was shortlisted for last week’s Victorian Architecture Award. The project missed out on a nod, but ARM did take home […]