Chiaroscuro lights the way in this Melbourne home

In a project that is fused with light that seems to pour into the home from all angles, the combined elements of architecture and interior design coalesce with beautiful intimacy, writes Inside co- editor Gillian Serisier. With a design strategy to play with ideas of chiaroscuro, the play is just that. Rather than pose contrasts […]

At home with FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin

inside co-editor Jan Henderson steps inside the beautiful and eclectic home of FMD Architects director Fiona Dunin and takes the opportunity to admire the perfect architectural and decorative marriage between old and new. How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? We have lived here for six years. It was […]

Thoughtful design and impeccable resolution define Powell and Glenn’s Inner City Villa

Through the design prowess of Powell and Glenn a recently completed home in the inner suburbs of Melbourne is everything one could want or need in a home. Skilfully designed by principal Ed Glenn, this alteration and addition sets a new benchmark in style and substance. Over the decades Powell and Glenn has carved out […]

Meet emerging practice LXN Architecture

For co-directors Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay, LXN Architecture isn’t the duo’s first foray into opening their own practice. Here, they tell AR about having a “second crack” at establishing a studio and doing it “properly”. While Josh Crossin and Sarah Lindsay were both born and raised in Tasmania, the pair had quite different backgrounds. […]

The seven habits of highly effective architects – part one

Effective habits are internalised principles and patterns of behaviour that assist us to perform at our best. AR presents the first in a series of articles exploring the best habits to improve professional and interpersonal effectiveness. Have you ever heard the term ‘knee-jerk reaction’ being used as a compliment, or even in the same sentence, […]

A 21st century nightclub design where technology takes centre stage

Stepping away from the wonder cabinet, safari club and casino lounge style that has pervaded clubs over the past 10 years, Love Machine knows exactly what it is and, more importantly, who its audience is. This is a dance club where audiovisual technology is the main event. With visual touchstones from Stanley Kubrick to Tron, […]

Uncovering a layered history inside a Brisbane brick house

The latest residential project from Marc&Co is a home that has been renovated with care and a design concept executed with expertise. In a subtropical city like Brisbane, the historic housing of which is defined by its timber construction traditions, it is a rare and welcomed challenge for architects to tackle a house made of bricks. Architect […]

Carwoola house: reinventing after a bushfire

Jessica de Rome of de Rome Architects takes AR on the design journey for Carwoola house, a reinvention and relocation of an original dwelling that was destroyed in a 2017 bushfire. Architect’s statement The Carwoola house is located on a 13.37-hectare block in a rural bush setting. The previous dwelling on the site was destroyed […]

Inspired by Melbourne: BCG’s new workplace design by Bates Smart

High in the sky at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne, Boston Consulting Group is enjoying its new workplace created by Bates Smart. There are workplaces and then there are fabulous places to work and the new Melbourne office for Boston Consulting Group (BCG) definitely falls into the latter category. There is every possible amenity and […]