atelier Luke plays with light and shadow in Kyoto terrace house

atelier Luke creates a shaded journey through Japanese and Australian design vernaculars in the studio’s second Kyoto row house renovation. In his slim but enormously influential 1933 book on the Japanese aesthetic In Praise of Shadows, Junichiro Tanizaki warns against the “evils of excessive illumination”. “We find beauty not in the thing itself, but in […]

Carr incorporates biophilic design principles into mixed use building in Melbourne

An “unstructured” inner courtyard and decorative steel mesh facade covered in foliage are among the features Carr has included in this mixed use building that offers residents a strong connection to nature. Designed by the Melbourne practice together with 360 Degrees Landscape Architects for developers Supalai PCL and Gersh Investment Partners Ltd, Brunswick Yard draws […]

Jolson inserts “curvaceous” white staircase into Melbourne home

The “fluid sculptural form” of the white steel staircase is at the heart of a complete renovation of this Melbourne home by Jolson Architecture Interiors. Designed in 2001 by Cox Carmichael and completed in 2003, Arc Side, located close to the ocean, was originally two standalone apartments, but was “reinvented” by Jolson after the clients’ children […]

Noise Noise Noise uses colour for Stylerunner’s first brick and mortar in Melbourne

Noise Noise Noise embraced colour to transition Stylerunner from an online-only presence into a brick and mortar store in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale. After eight years online, the activewear brand called on the Melbourne studio to create a new logo, identity and colour palette for its first physical location. “The go-to for womens activewear […]

“Design is scaleless” – COX’s Patrick Ness on bespoke design via Osteria Tedesca

In spearheading the bespoke interiors of Osteria Tedesca, COX director Patrick Ness proves you can teach an old practice a new tune. Ten years ago, Brigitte Hafner sat down and wrote a manifesto to one day cook somewhere that had heart, wine, music, nature, architecture, stories, theatre and joy. In a journey that took her […]

Munns House and mid-century design in focus for DESIGN Canberra

With two weeks left until DESIGN Canberra comes to an end, we’re looking at one of the festival’s upcoming highlights – an architectural stroll through some of the capital’s most iconic mid-century homes, including the little known Munns House. I caught up with the home’s owner, Amy Wilson, recently to chat about the property, which […]

CAMILLA AND MARC unveils new flagship store by Akin Atelier

CAMILLA AND MARC has teamed up with long-time collaborator Kelvin Ho of Akin Atelier to design its new flagship store in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale. “As the neighbourhood flagship, we designed CAMILLA AND MARC Armadale as an ode to community and a celebration of the human touch,” explains Ho. “We began to develop the […]

Board-formed concrete walls define Sydney home from CHROFI and We Are Triibe

Affectionately called Khayalethu (‘our home’ in Ndebele), Church Point house by CHROFI and We Are Triibe combines a life lived in South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It’s the board-formed concrete walls of Khayalethu Residence that stay in your mind long after you’ve turned the page and moved onto the next project. They’re what drew […]

Flack Studio designs timeless family home in Melbourne

Over cheese in the library and finishes room, Flack Studio presented the design for this two-storey Edwardian family home in Melbourne. Created for two adults and two teenagers, Middle Park is a place dedicated to family, cooking and entertaining, and was designed as a forever home not just for its current inhabitants, but future generations […]

DREAMER with Roger Nelson design ethically sourced messmate timber home in Melbourne

Melbourne architect Roger Nelson teamed up with industry newcomer Ben Shields of DREAMER to design his eucalypt-scented new home in the Victorian countryside. Artists through the ages have escaped to the country for quietude, praising the creative benefits of retreat. Describing his coastal property, Roger Nelson follows suit. “The idea of a retreat is really […]

loopcreative channels 2001: A Space Odyssey in Sydney Tower redesign

A retrofuturist slant articulated through bold curves in the vein of Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film 2001: A Space Odyssey is at the heart of the Sydney Tower redesign by loopcreative. The newly unveiled Bar 83 is at the centre of the multi-million refurbishment, which saw the Sydney practice overhaul three floors of one of the […]