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 […]

Carr brings the vineyard to the boardroom for Treasury Wines

Conceived as having one foot in the boardroom and the other in the vineyard, Carr’s design for Treasury Wine Estates brings the vineyard to Collins Street. With no previous client relationship the project was won through a tender that saw Carr reimagine the idea of a vineyard as a subtle flow of nuanced references without […]

A look inside Snaidero’s Sydney showroom by Greg Natale

Underwritten by an elegant cohesion, the sprawling expanse that is the Snaidero Sydney showroom, exemplifies the design acumen of Greg Natale, as inside co-editor Gillian Serisier discovers. Launched in late 2018, the Snaidero showroom is very much about the sense of arrival: the sense that the customer has arrived at something extraordinary, and the sense […]

What are the growth opportunities in aged care?

The proportion of the Australian population aged 65 and is expected to grow even more rapidly between now and 2028,
 as more baby boomers reach the age of 65. Their accommodation requirements mean serious opportunities for architectural practices looking to work in this sector. Over one million people in Australia currently receive aged care services. […]

Hassell’s vision for a settlement on Mars

Not content to design only for the here and now, Hassell’s Xavier De Kestelier, head of Design Technology and Innovation, and his team entered a competition devised by NASA to present a world for life and living on Mars. The entry shows a new way of design thinking for our future and perhaps one day […]

The art of designing a theatre

Architects looking to work with theatre companies need to think outside the black box. Stephen A Russell spoke to three practices embracing dramatic flourish. Hamish Lyon, director of architecture and design at NH Architecture, was thrilled and a little overwhelmed when the practice was appointed to work on the redesign of Arts Centre Melbourne’s (ACM) […]

Nightingale Village: a test of design collaboration

The latest Nightingale residential development in Melbourne brought together seven of the city’s top firms and asked them to leave ego at the door. It could be said that there’s no better way to test your powers of collaboration and the resilience of the peer review process than to produce a large residential project with […]

At home with Hayball’s Bianca Hung

inside co-editor Jan Henderson knocks on the door of Bianca Hung’s charming home and is given the guided tour of an interior that is refined and perfect for a life filled with design. inside: How long have you lived here and what drew you to the property? Bianca Hung: I have been here for 12 […]

How Winter Architecture is shaking up the traditional business model

Winter Architecture’s intriguing business model makes it stand out as a likely way of the future. Winter Architecture was established less than three years ago, but the architects involved all have solid experience working for larger firms before that, and the practice has already won or been shortlisted for a number of high-profile prizes, including […]