Austin Maynard Architects bring a touch of the German Alps to Melbourne

With its striking contextual exterior, RaeRae house by Austin Maynard Architects brings a hint of the German Alps to Melbourne inner city living, combining two Victorian-era terraces into one cleverly designed family home.  RaeRae house’s owners Fiona and Tim were originally intending to renovate and extend their single-fronted terrace when the neighbouring house became available […]

Luchetti Krelle returns old world glamour to Bathers’ Pavilion

Luchetti Krelle embraced 1920s Spanish mission style in its overhaul of a much beloved Sydney icon. What makes the Bathers’, as it is locally known, so very special is the whole kit and caboodle – the view, the incredible food (French Canadian chef Serge Dansereau), the interior, the grown-up coastal sophistication and, yes, the series […]

Alexander & CO. infuses Sydney restaurant with “organic and warm” palette

Alexander & CO. used clever zoning to break a “stark, voluminous, double-height glass box” into a “lively eating, dining, entertainment destination” in North Sydney. “As the podium tenant, Glorietta presented various key constraints,” says the Sydney studio. “A cold and commercial character, including an open ceiling to allow for the base build utilities to remain […]

We Are Triibe “magnifies the essentials” in Sydney store

The duo from We Are Triibe squeezed a whole lot of design into the tiny flagship store for fashion brand The Horse in Manly. The 34-square-metre store is for a leather goods and watch brand launched in 2009 by two Sydney friends. The Manly store is located inside a “classic Sydney Victorian building” and uses […]

Recycled bricks frame a contemporary pavilion addition by Kreis Grennan Architecture

NSW-based Kreis Grennan Architecture has framed its contemporary addition to a Heritage cottage in Petersham with on-site recycled bricks. The single-storey addition was attached to the freestanding Federation-style cottage to considerably increase the floor space for the exisiting residents. With its exterior of local recycled bricks, the addition frames the new building and “creates a […]

Kuzman Architecture restores Melbourne home to “former glory”

Tasked with transforming a 1990s’ replica addition into a “light filled living wing that marries heritage features with contemporary detailing”, Kuzman Architecture kept the material palette raw and minimal. The clients bought Moor House in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell several years ago with “the view to restoring the grand double fronted Victorian back to […]

Foster + Partners installs handcrafted undulating roof in Turkish villa

In its first private house since 2006, Foster + Partners has topped this Turkish villa with a rippling timber roof to complement its rugged setting. The Dolunay Villa is located along the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey’s southwestern province of Mugla. Accessed from the north, with a curving road that leads to the drop-off […]

Noise Noise Noise takes an “anarchic” approach in Melbourne retail store

Noise Noise Noise has embraced raw steel and textured vermiculite, creating an homage to “upcycled waste” in its interior for the 120-square-metre streetwear concept store Relic. Drawing from the history of Melbourne’s Flinders Lane textile wholesale industry, the design acts as “a juxtaposition of references from eras of the past stitched together and remade with […]

DesignInc looks to nature for design inspiration in new workplace

Inspired by central Australian terrain and Indigenous culture, DesignInc uses landscape as an anchoring principal in its interior for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Executive Workplace. Home to the Peter Mac and the University of Melbourne’s Health Services Research and Clinical Informatics Hub, the space brings together researchers and clinicians to connect, share insights and work. […]

Studio Tate elevates the shopping centre restroom experience

Inspired by neighbouring luxury fashion houses such as Bvlgari, Hermès and Balenciaga, Luxe Mall Amenities by Studio Tate located at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, elevates the humble restroom experience to a sense of inspired occasion. Including lavish expanses of Norwegian rose marble, chrome metal detailing and fluted glass, the new conveniences are akin to […]

GOLDEN designs Sydney clothing store with textiles in mind

When designing the new Viktoria & Woods store in Sydney, GOLDEN set out to mimic the movement of the Australian clothing brand’s textiles. “In keeping with the Viktoria & Woods philosophy, enduring design is enriched by natural materials and carefully sourced, locally produced furnishings,” GOLDEN tells ADR. The all-white shop is inspired by “architectural gallery […]