Melbourne pretzel shop gets pretty in millennial pink

Chapel Street’s newest bakery, Pretzel, has unashamedly painted its entire interior in one millennial-defining colour. Teaming up with draftsman Jordan Edwards, Pretzel owner and founder Brittany Garbutt is behind the colour-blocked Melbourne fitout, which is clad in the brand’s signature shade. Garbutt started Pretzel at 23 as a late-night snack stop for nightclub punters in […]

Cera Stribley lights up Melbourne creative agency office in neon

The new workplace of creative agency Thinkerbell designed by Cera Stribley features an interior that has been designed for success on every level. As the first project completed by Lucy Marczyk in her position as creative director of interior design at Cera Stribley, Thinkerbell is perfect. What’s not to like about hot pink and acid […]

Rob Mills’ Ocean House encourages us to live “among the wilderness”

In designing Ocean House, Rob Mills set out to live “between the forest and the sea” and actively escape the “manmade environment” that surrounds us. “I don’t really have a lot of respect for suburbia,” he tells ADR. “I think it’s a bit of a flawed model, where we insert these traditional gardens using plants […]

Landini creates “recognisable neutrality” in flagship Moscow McDonald’s

Built over three floors with multiple mezzanines, the new design for the fast food giant was dreamed up by Landini Associates as a way to “hero the food, the service and the people who come to enjoy it”. The Sydney-based design studio overhauled the 30-year-old, 1087-square-metre Puskin Square McDonald’s that was Russia’s first with a […]

WOWOWA embraces Heritage in Melbourne warehouse redesign

WOWOWA transforms a warehouse in Melbourne’s inner city into a family home that has been expertly realised in both function and form. Moving into an inner city warehouse from an established home in the outer suburbs is an exciting and eventful decision for many empty nesters. While downsizing generally means condensing living into a smaller […]

Adam Kane Architects goes open plan in new office

Dark greys dominate in Adam Kane Architects’ new office in South Melbourne, a choice the practice made after transforming the space into one open plan studio. “As we removed all of the internal load bearing walls to let in more natural light, we were able to utilise a darker palette to create a somewhat moody […]

PTID designs new Zenith showroom as a play on traditional workspace

Zenith collaborates with award-winning design studio PTID to create their hybrid showroom, workspace and event forum in Melbourne. Visitors enter Zenith’s new flagship Melbourne concept space through a timber tunnel illuminated by recessed linear lighting. The tunnel opens wide to reveal a light, layered and textural open-plan space in which architectural features and Zenith’s workplace […]

Greg Natale revisits a grand dame in Melbourne showroom and restaurant

The pairing of designer Greg Natale and design house James Said is a virtuosic exploration of Hollywood Regency that just gets better and better with the impeccable James Said showroom and Le Plonc restaurant and wine bar. Housed in an old theatre in the leafy suburb of Armadale in Melbourne, the space is vast, really […]

“Maintain a mindset to continue the innovation of your team,” says Jeremy Bull

“Stay positive and protect your capital so that you can explode out of the gates when the market finds its new normal” is Alexander & CO. principal Jeremy Bull’s advice to practices dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. In the first of our Working from Home series, where we speak to Australian interior designers and architects […]

Terence Yong Architecture puts colour to work in Sydney Harry Seidler restoration

Terence Yong Architecture used colour to solve conflicting requirements between an ambitious brief and cost constraints in its refurbishment of a Harry Seidler-designed commercial building in Sydney. The brief was to return the upper levels of a deteriorating mid-century architecture in Haymarket, which had been used commercially in different ways over the last six decades, […]

Technē weaves one floor of Melbourne Central with web pattern

Melbourne studio Technē Architecture + Interior Design has just completed a makeover of Melbourne Central, infusing the complex with a web pattern that emphasises “connections between spaces and destinations”. The studio focused on overhauling the third floor of the city shopping centre, replacing the red fluorescent lighting battens with strings of lights and gold tubing. […]