At home with FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin

inside co-editor Jan Henderson steps inside the beautiful and eclectic home of FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin and takes the opportunity to admire the perfect architectural and decorative marriage between old and new. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We have lived here for six years. It was […]

Thoughtful design and impeccable resolution define Powell and Glenn’s Inner City Villa

Through the design prowess of Powell and Glenn a recently completed home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne is everything one could want or need in a home. Skilfully designed by principal Ed Glenn, this alteration and addition sets a new benchmark in style and substance. Over the decades Powell and Glenn has carved out […]

Fitout humanises industrial space

Creating a warm and convivial atmosphere in a space designed for the production of gourmet sausages presented an interesting challenge for Sydney architect Adele McNab. The fitout of an existing warehouse space required the creation of additional production and storage space as well as a new product showroom and kitchen. “The kitchen is at the […]

Child Studio draws on British pop culture for Humble Pizza restaurant

Located on London’s King’s Road, the neighbourhood synonymous with British fashion, music and pop culture movements, Humble Pizza restaurant features a quirky interior.  Architect’s statement The inspiration for the design came from the staple of British vernacular post-war architecture – the ‘Formica caffs’, which first appeared in London’s West End in the 1950s, several of […]

Skye Niseko by Architectus concludes first winter season

Architectus designed ski resort Skye Niseko celebrates connection to the Hokkaido winter landscape . Architectus is celebrating the conclusion of Skye Niseko’s first winter season. The premium-grade ski resort, located in Japan’s Niseko Grand Hirafu Resort area on the island of Hokkaido, is unique to Japan and is one of the only resorts set in the […]

Food, music and art underpin the design of this Toronto restaurant

The design concept by Mason Studio for iQ Food Co’s flagship restaurant reflects the brand’s ethos of bringing together food, music, and art in a welcoming environment. Architect’s statement Located within Yorkdale’s west-wing expansion, this is iQ’s largest location to date at 2200 sq ft. The prominent corner location, which includes a 40-person dining room […]

Blending the haptic qualities of land and sea: Sara restaurant

Designed by Odami and located in Toronto, Sara restaurant not only has a strong emphasis on texture and materiality, it also actively encourages diners to abandon their digital devices. The concept for the restaurant in Toronto’s Entertainment District imagined a more intimate setting, where guests could store away their phones and be more present. For […]

Goh Ballet studio design focuses on the technical aspects of dance

Located in Toronto, the architecture of the Goh Ballet Academy is stripped back and minimal to reflect director Chan Han Goh’s early days of dance training in her parent’s basement. The brief to Batay-Csorba Architects was to design a space that is light and airy and can account for the various movements undertaken by the dancers. To […]

Alexander&Co’s revamp of Burleigh Pavilion evokes a 70s Gold Coast nostalgia

Conceived as a quintessential Australian beach pavilion structure, the Burleigh Pavilion is the refurbishment and partial construction of the iconic ocean-facing building and swimming pool at Burleigh Heads. Architect’s statement Across 1, 200 sq m, the venue is divided into three spaces: ‘The Pavilion’, ‘Beach Bar’ and ‘The Tropic’ restaurant. Robust, sun-drenched and faded it […]

Hogg&Lamb recalls a lost, ancient city for Babylon bar and restaurant

Located on the rooftop of Westfield Sydney, Babylon Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is inspired by The Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Designed by architecture and interior design practice Hogg&Lamb, the Babylon dining concept was born from the idea of feasting among the ruins of a lost and ancient city. Archways, colonnades and travertine plinths form a sequence […]

Shaw Contract’s new Sydney showroom designed to positively impact culture

Commercial flooring brand Shaw Contract will open a new showroom/office in Sydney’s Jones Bay Wharf in October, with a design that will promote connectivity, collaboration, productivity, movement and well-being. Designed in partnership with Siren Design, CBRE Project Management, and Hunter Mason, the new showroom opens opportunities to develop a culture that is authentic and aspirational. The […]