PTID creates office without boundaries for Stockland

PTID has given the new Stockland office in Melbourne’s Rialto Tower an open layout to better reflect the “egalitarian Australian urban community.” “The new workplace aptly branded ‘Evolve’ was an opportunity to reimagine a new way of working,” explains the practice. “The open layout without boundaries or borders provides a diverse landscape of activity settings […]

Maher Design and Lincoln Barker Architecture cantilever extension to Edwardian home

A cantilevering “zinc box” creates more space for a growing Melbourne family in this Edwardian house by Maher Design and Lincoln Barker Architecture. “The sobering realisation that the clients’ teenage children may be slow to move out of home prompted an extensive renovation and addition,” explains the Melbourne practice, which worked on Rowe house with […]

Timber highlights heritage in new multi-res from Milieu Fieldwork and Foolscap Studio

Timber, steel and aluminium reflect the “robust characterful European-Australian and industrial heritage” in the latest residential and mixed-use offering from Milieu with Foolscap Studio and Fieldwork. “Positioned in the more culturally eclectic heart of the bustling, original foodie hub Lygon Street, Brunswick East by Milieu is purposefully designed for hospitality-inclined residents,” says the property group. […]

Studio MKZ wraps Sydney pastry store in white canvas

Studio MKZ used a “stark white” base palette as the foundation for its fitout of Sydney pastry store, Black Star Pastry. With stores in Melbourne and Sydney, Black Star Pastry is behind the internet sensation, the Strawberry Watermelon Cake, which the New York Times dubbed “Australia’s most Instagrammed cake”. The Galeries outlet is the brand’s […]

Licht Architecture takes cues from history for floating sauna

Boom and bust were the inspiration behind this floating sauna in the Tasmanian holiday hotspot of Derby by Licht Architecture. “Derby, once a booming tin mining town, then almost ghost town, is now home to Tasmania’s world class mountain biking trails,” says the practice. Taking cues from this rollercoaster history, Licht Architecture designed a boutique […]

GOLDEN designs ‘suburban sanctuary’ for Melbourne nail salon

GOLDEN has transformed a “hole in the wall” on a busy shopping strip in Melbourne into a boutique nail salon. Buff Nail Studios in the inner city suburb of Brighton sits behind a pale blue door on Church Street, down a “discreet hallway” that leads to a “subterranean sanctuary”. Inside, the exisiting vaulted ceiling has […]

A stone floor brings the European countryside to this Adelaide addition by Georgie Shepherd

Cobbled archways and stone floors define the transition between two paces of life in this addition to a South Australian bungalow by Georgie Shepherd. The layered materiality of The Pavilion is best felt underfoot. Designed by Adelaide-based studio Georgie Shepherd Interior Design, The Pavilion is the second entertaining space for a family of six. The […]

Cumulus Studio incorporates shou sugi ban into 200-year-old mansion in Tasmania

Cumulus Studio overhaul a 200-year-old Tasmanian mansion with characteristic comprehension and consideration, and little dash of Japanese shou sugi ban. Georgian mansion houses have been part of the Tasmanian landscape for the last 200 years, often standing, sentry-like, overlooking land adapted for livestock and cropping. Their cliff-like walls, small paned windows and narrow eves lend […]

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 […]