How Amber Road is challenging preordained design solutions

Inside co-editor Gillian Serisier explores the ways in which Amber Road’s unique approach sets its work apart. Reimagining the prime-positioned apartment in a cool palette of black and white, Amber Road used an art collection as its starting point for its design. More than a curated selection of works, the art objects are a personal […]

Architects: To register or not to register?

Having recently transitioned from an architectural graduate to a registered Victorian architect, Amelyn Ng reflects on the process. This is not your classic story with the concluding mandate to ‘get registered’. This is also by no means a representative or aggregative picture of architectural registration in Australia. Instead, this is a retrospective incursion into the thoughts […]

A home for elegant entertaining

A new, contemporary home with an interior by Regina Levine of Regina Levine Design Office ticks all the boxes for both client and site with a sumptuous interior that is both elegant and appropriate. From the moment of entry to Havelock the scene is set for a home that is anything but ordinary. The house […]

Emerging practice: Taylor + Hinds

Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds cite the local landscape and their own values as informing their designs. Here they talk about their early influences and starting up their practice. Hailing from the small yet culturally rich location of Tasmania, Poppy Taylor and Mat Hinds are the architects behind the state’s award-winning practice Taylor + Hinds. […]

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 […]