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 […]

Splinter Society Architecture builds Melbourne home in quarry stones

In an ode to the quarries that once stood in the area, Cornerstone House by Splinter Society Architecture is designed as the intersection between raw and refined. The home in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote took shape from a series of large boulders positioned at key moments throughout the project. The suburb was home to […]

Activist design in the age of COVID-19

COVID-19 presents an opportunity to move design from offshore production systems to local manufacturing. Dr Guy Keulemans, practice-led researcher at UNSW Art & Design, says that the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on offshore production models is a reminder of the fragility of these systems and represents an opportunity for Australian design to reinvest in local manufacturing. […]

Biasol is peachy keen in Melbourne bubble teashop design

The look for Melbourne bubble teashop Ambrosia by Biasol is a peach-tinted landscape with feminine undertones and light, natural timbers. The popularity of bubble tea has been shaking up the beverage industry in recent years as the frothy, effervescent drink finds a market of faithful fans. Bubble tea is traditionally made with tea, fruit, milk […]

Studio-gram creates “hyper-local” interior for Adelaide’s Fino Vino

Adelaide-based studio-gram pledges loyalty to South Australia in its fitout for the CBD home of restaurant Fino Vino.  The fitout for the 70-seat wine bar and restaurant is a marriage of textures, and arrangements. Marble melds with wood, leather meets velvet and brick and stone are both left naked. Booths, shared tables and bar seating are […]

Adele McNab walks us through her award-winning workplace design

We chat with New Zealand-born, Sydney-based architect Adele McNab about her IDEA 2019 winning workplace design, the Marrickville Warehouse. Before the coronavirus outbreak was a reality, I caught up with McNab in a bakery cafe on the outskirts of Sydney, and over lemon tarts and coffee, she walked me through the project that earned her […]

stu.dere brightens Portuguese laundry with handmade tiles

Portuguese studio stu.dere lined the walls of a self-service laundry in Vila Meã, Amarante, with handmade green tiles that allude to the ceramics of old washhouses. The tiles, which were made by local brand Aleluia Ceramicas, dominate the 200-square-metre Lavandaria Morinha that merges two former stores in the district of Porto, in the north of […]