Skeletons | The Eiffel Tower

In Skeletons, we take a look at the origins of notable and iconic structures and how they’ve withstood the ravages of time to now stand testament to the timelessness of good design. The Eiffel Tower was built between 1887 and 1889 in Paris. Named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, it was originally built for the 1899 World’s […]

A house of light

The Amado house was designed by multi award-winning Melbourne firm Make Architecture for a culturally blended family returning to Australia after many years living in Japan. Given that the clients are half Japanese, half Australian, part of the brief was to find an architectural language that reflected and celebrated these cultural differences. Melissa Bright, principal […]

Schiavello celebrates at Sydney Opera House

On a warm and windy evening, Schiavello hosted its Sydney end of year client Christmas Party at the Sydney Opera House. Photographer Oscar Coleman was there and shared some images with us.

A boxful of space

With two young kids and a much-loved bungalow, the clients of Michael Gay at MSG Architecture decided they didn’t want to move from their Fremantle home. Rather, by utilising some of the driveway, they now have all the space they need through a modern extension. When explaining the approach to the design, Gay says, “By […]

Immersive design key to award-winning hospitality projects

“Guests need to be engaged and transported if they are to maintain long-term engagement with a brand. It’s simply no longer enough to create beautiful spaces.” Ronnen Goren, Co-Founder and Strategy Director of Fabio Ongarato Design. A slew of awards this year for Jackalope, a 46-room hotel designed around the theme of alchemy, has brought the […]

MIM Design’s coastal rainforest retreat

Coastal retreat, Edge of Rainforest, is situated in Little Cove next to Noosa’s picturesque National Park and beaches and has recently undergone an architectural and interiors update by award-winning Melbourne studio, Mim Design. Inspired by the lush vibrancy of Edge of Rainforest’s surrounds, the Mim Design team added a light and bright extension to the 15-year-old […]

Australian Regency meets Japanese Zen

Bringing in influences of Japanese Zen, homeowner and architect Renjie Teoh rejigged this 1920s Regency-style Heritage apartment into an uber-functional space, all on a shoestring budget. Proving that a clever floor plan and sensitive approach can result in a comfortable and thoughtful home, Teoh’s apartment in Sydney’s Rosebank also brings in plenty of personality, but […]

Top 5 Alexandra Buchanan

Alexandra Buchanan is the founder and director of Alexandra Buchanan Architecture (ABA), a boutique studio based in Brisbane, whose residential projects are dotted all along the eastern seaboard. 1. Favourite item in your own home I have a beautiful Sri Lankan planter’s chair that I love! My husband bought it for me for Christmas one […]

How does your urban garden grow?

  While increasing urban density is pushing more people into apartment living, the desire to stay in touch with nature has become more pressing. So, when it comes to gardening, how can we do more with less. We asked Byron Smith the director of Urban Growers.   Australian Design Review: Many Australians now live in apartments. Which […]

Designing workplace collaboration

When online ‘prop tech’ start-up PEXA brought its three separate offices and over 200 staff together into a new futuristic workplace in Collins Square, Melbourne they employed Futurespace to ensure collaboration was at the heart of the new space. PEXA was ranked as the fifth fastest growing tech start-up in the Deloitte 2016 Technology Fast […]