Yoga with a view – Soma finds a home near Byron Bay

Nestled among the rolling hills of Ewingsdale on the outskirts of Byron Bay is Soma, an oasis of modern architecture, natural elements and the ancient practice of yoga. Byron Bay has become the epicentre of Australia for yoga retreats, meditation gurus and all forms of alternative practices and lifestyles. For Vedic meditation teacher and yogi, […]

HMAS Platypus Renewal by Lahznimmo Architects – a holistic approach to design

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust engaged Lahznimmo Architects and Aspect Studios for the ​​HMAS Platypus Renewal project. The HMAS Platypus Renewal by Lahznimmo Architects is located in North Sydney on the shores of Neutral Bay. “The site already had a very strong architectural expression through the industrial typology of the existing buildings,” shares the practice founding […]

Cracking the Code with HDR: Making Practice Equitable for Everyone

Today, HDR managing principal Cate Cowlishaw shares her commentary on making practice more equitable for everyone. Touching policy, practice, and projects, Cowlishaw discusses why diversity, equity and inclusion will not only broaden opportunities for everyone but can help to solve complex project challenges more effectively and ultimately deliver better architecture. Prescribed gender norms have typecast […]

Teolam Architects revives workers cottage with grandeur and openness

Bell house by Teolam Architects (TLA) is a contemporary home located in Balmain, Sydney. TLA worked closely with interior designer Jacqui Koska, Don Gee Building, and the client, Mark Bell – also a landscape designer – to maximise a small site for a family of four. Bell house is an exercise in squeezing every ounce […]

Design to fit how we sit – Lightly Chair by Zenith

Made from plants and waste, the Lightly Chair may be small in profile but it’s powerful in performance. Available at Zenith, Lightly throws the rulebook out the window on conventional chair design. Designed by research-led studio Formway – a global leader in furniture form ideation – Lightly is all about treading lightly on the environment […]

Viv’s Place – Designing a safer future with ARM Architecture

Designed for women and families escaping domestic violence and homelessness, Viv’s Place has a unique accommodation model, incorporating trauma-informed design to create a safe and secure space. Questioning the traditional model, ARM Architecture and Launch Housing aim to change what Australian social housing can look like. Collaboration – a word describing the action of working […]

Discover First Nations lighting range Mirii by Koskela

The Mirrii collection by Koskela focuses on lampshades stemming from a very special collaboration with the artists of Yinarr Maramali. Entitled Mirii (star), the First Nations lighting range is the first NSW-based lighting collaboration which builds on the success of the Yuta Badayala, Tili Wiru, Yuttu Dugitj and Kapu Minaral collaborations. Yinarr Maramali is a […]

Australia’s biggest showcase of collectible design – Melbourne Design Fair

Presented as part of Melbourne Design Week, the Melbourne Design Fair is a commercial showcase of limited edition, rare and one-of-a-kind collectible designs by Australian creatives. Curated by the NGV and delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation, the Fair is Australia’s largest presentation of contemporary and twentieth-century collectible design by leading Australian and […]

Sikata house by The Designory — the elusive charm of imperfections

Sikata house by The Designory sits within a square feet corner site in Byron Bay’s coveted golden grid, mirroring the sandy warm tones of the surrounding beaches, clifftops and bushlands.  Exuding all the hallmarks of the global travel experience, Sikata house is an exploration of the concept of wabi-sabi, the elusive beauty of imperfection, aptly […]