Meet Warren and Mahoney’s managing principal Gavin Kain

There are many architects who discover their love for design and the built environment in childhood and Gavin Kain is no exception. But his interests were always diverse and much more far-reaching than architecture alone. He goes so far as to describe himself as something of a nerd in his passion for reading books about […]

“When the context for design is erased it becomes style.”

Josephine Wilson’s second novel, Extinctions, won the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award. Mark Scruby speaks to her about the key role that furniture and designed objects play in the story. Mezzanine: How would you describe Extinctions to someone who hasn’t read it? Josephine Wilson: I tried to write a book that had many layers, that […]

Liminal Studio takes to the global stage

From the depths of Tasmania, an architecture and design practice is forging a name for itself among the global heavyweights. Liminal Studio may be positioned south of the border, but it is creating projects that embrace the world.  There are many things to recommend life in Tasmania – lifestyle, clean air, room to move and […]

Why timber is having a vigorous revival

Timber may have had a bit of a hard-knock time in the design space for a while there, but in 2018 it’s back and more popular than ever. AR looks into this feel good, beating-the-odds resurgence tale. From houses to ships, furniture to floors, timber has been used in the construction industry – and thus […]

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 […]