Bergman & CO. inserts ‘modern interpretation of chiaroscuro’ into Melbourne bistro

Bergman & CO sought to create spaces to ‘hideout or hangout’ in its fitout for the new Poodle bistro and bar in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Located in a Heritage-registered double-story dual shopfront Victorian terrace, Poodle’s design brief called for a series of spaces that firmly placed the client at the centre. “The client […]

Woods Marsh ‘discretely tucks’ surf club into landscape

Woods Marsh has taken inspiration from the “corrosive nature of Victoria’s sandstone coastline” in this surf lifesaving club in Ocean Grove. The centre, which opened in July 2019, is ‘positioned lightly’ in the landscape and divided across two levels so as to fit within the footprint of the original building. “Connected to site, landscape and […]

Decus Interiors “builds upon the bones” of Heritage home

Decus Interiors interplayed old and new in this revival of a Heritage home on the Western Australian coastline. The Sydney practice approached the interiors for Coastal Home as a “layered interplay between traditional and contemporary decoration” blending Heritage bones with the new three-storey addition and pool cabana. “The existing heritage build required a more traditional […]

Five projects from IDEA Designer of the Year finalist Studio Bright

With less than two weeks to go until we announce the winners of IDEA 2020, we take a peek into five our favourite projects from Studio Bright – a finalist in the Designer of the Year category. Previously MAKE Architecture, the Melbourne-based practice is known for creating enduring and responsive architecture for people and places. […]

The shortlist: Concrete Blonde by Carter Williamson

Concrete Blonde by award-winning Sydney design studio Carter Williamson is described as an ‘architectural jewellery box’. The light-filled, gem-toned extension has been shortlisted for the Residential Single 2020 IDEA award. In the lead up to the IDEA gala on the 19 February 2021, we’re introducing you to some of our favourite projects in the running […]

Theatre at the heart of new Melbourne hotel from Carr

2020 was anything but an easy year for the latest hotel offering from Carr to open, but Lancemore Crossley St embraces everything we missed about Melbourne during the COVID-19 lockdown. Opened in December, Lancemore Crossley St channels a theatrical design narrative that is a “seamless extension of the city’s creative spirit”. One of the last […]

Architects EAT fills Melbourne restaurant and marketplace with travertine, terrazzo and warm timbers

Architects EAT has brought Japanese “sophistication and simplicity” to a restaurant-to-retail brand in the heart of Melbourne. When approached with the brief to design Calia Emporium, the local studio had Omotesando in mind. A luxury shopping destination and one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Tokyo, Omotesando is, as Architects EAT director Albert Mo describes, […]

Hand-troweled plaster walls and marble feature in Perth clinic by NGID

Hand-troweled plaster walls customised by NGID blend with plush furniture and marble features to give Perth’s Youth Lab a 1970s glam feel inspired by “luxury hotels” and the “private penthouses of New York’s Upper East Side”. Eschewing the typical white and sterile environment commonly found in medical centres, NGID opted for the custom walls as […]

Spowers clads Melbourne aged care home in apricot and espresso carpet tiles

Spowers has developed a carefully curated aged care residence that uses apricot and espresso carpet tiles from Shaw Contract to foster a “calming, uplifting and comfortable” setting for seniors. Japara ‘The Regent’ Aged Care Facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. With outdoor spaces overlooking the […]

Core Collective Architects uses GECA certified carpet in award-winning women’s clinic

Core Collective Architects has designed an environmentally-conscious women’s clinic, specifying a selection of GECA Cradle to Cradle certified carpet from Shaw Contract. A multi-disciplinary healthcare for women at all stages of life, Eternal Women’s Health in Hobart was recently named a winner in the 2020 Shaw Contract Design Awards. Located a short distance from the […]

INK uses aged brass and black Paperock board in Sydney jewellery store

INK Interior Architects fitted out AHW Studio’s Sydney store in aged brass and black Paperock board to reflect the “tactility” of the family-owned brand’s jewellery. The studio’s material choice embodies the brand’s ethos, which celebrates “the beauty of imperfections” when sourcing vintage watches from all over the world and repurposing them into rings, pendant necklaces […]