Vodka, weights and protein shakes: raising the bar of gym design

It’s a new way to work out and go clubbing… at the same time. So what is this place? inside co-editor Jan Henderson sees Ascot Vale in a different light, albeit a dim one inside a gym with attitude, and discovers getting fit can be so much more than working up a sweat. They say […]

A coastal surgery with a residential tone

When Coastal Neurosurgery in Gosford, NSW turned to Ricci Bloch Architecture + Interiors to overhaul the design of its practice, ergonomic considerations were custom tailored into a contemporary aesthetic. There is a serene beauty to these rooms that hides an enormous amount of task-specific thought. From a client flow and internal referral perspective, the entire layout has […]

In pictures: Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2018 launch

2018’s Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) – Australia’s largest and most successful independent design awards program – launched yesterday at an event in South Melbourne. Now in its 16th year, IDEA was launched by inside magazine and celebrates the best of Australian interior and product design across 13 categories and five Special Awards. “Every year […]

Industry experts on legacy

As part of a regular series, AR asks a panel of industry experts their response to the following question: What does legacy mean to you and what would you like yours to be? Elizabeth Watson Brown LFRAIA Design director, Adjunct Professor, School of Architecture, University of Queensland You know you have been around for a long […]

The challenges for design in aged care

As Australia’s ageing population increases, Chantelle Balliro, head of Interior Design for CHT Interiors, and Joshua McAlister, associate director of CHT Architects, talk to inside about the changes and challenges for design in the sector. inside: CHT Interiors is very involved with designing aged care and seniors living accommodation. What changes have you seen over the […]

Working with Heritage

AR spotlights a recent Heritage intervention by Six Degrees Architects, a practice that is expert in adaptive reuse. The project addresses the needs of a progressive contemporary school, while celebrating early 19th and 20th century construction and materials. Hard hats and speed sketches Compared with new construction, Heritage work generally delivers more surprises and changeable […]

Emerging practice: Robeson Architects

In year five Simone Robeson was the co-founder of the make-believe Simone and Christine’s Architectural Company. Now, she is founder of the real-life Robeson Architects. Sara Kirby talks to her about how she took her childhood dream and made it a perfect reality. Some of us don’t work out our career paths and passions until […]

How to prepare your practice for growth

In the latest of a series of articles focusing on the business plan, ADR reveals that when it comes to preparing for growth, the best thing you can do is plan, plan and then plan some more… A successful business plan will lead to the expansion of the practice, which brings its own set of challenges […]

At home with: Vanessa Bird and Neil de la Coeur

Vanessa Bird and Neil de la Coeur spend their time living in their beautiful home and working together in their very successful practice, Bird de la Coeur Architects. As inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the front door, the invitation is extended to step inside and explore their private world. inside: How long have you […]

Living well with less

Small houses are increasingly popular in Australia, as land in our urban centres becomes scarcer and more expensive. We talk to Catherine Foster, author of the recently published book, Small House Living Australia, which celebrates some of our country’s tiniest new homes, to find out how we can do more with less. Australian Design Review: […]