RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist in pictures

The six buildings shortlisted for the 2022 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building have been announced, all informed by a strong sense of sustainability and purpose. The Royal Institute for British Architecture’s Stirling Prize is handed to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and […]

Pascale Gomes-McNabb named a judge for IDEA 2022

Melbourne-based interior designer and owner of her eponymous studio, Pascale Gomes-McNabb has been named as the seventh judge for IDEA 2022. Gomes-McNabb will be joined by Arent&Pyke founder and interior designer Sarah-Jane Pyke, Smart Design founder and creative director William Smart, Derlot founder and designer Alexander Lotersztain, interior designer Nina Maya, YSG director and IDEA 2021 Designer of […]

Geometric and textured Sonar bath by Laufen

Swiss bathroom manufacturer Laufen has revealed its Sonar bath designed by Patricia Urquiola who was inspired by “the way sound waves travel through water”. The freestanding piece is part of the broader Sonar Collection, including washbasins, vanities and toilets. Featuring thin edges and geometric texture, the Sonar bath is finished in white and is designed […]

GroupGSA announces new principal in Sydney studio

Interior designer Liam Higginbotham has been appointed as GroupGSA principal in the firm’s Sydney studio. The announcement is part of a suite of promotions at the global design practice, including the assignment of four new associates and two senior interior designers earlier this month. The elevated positions signal a trajectory of continued growth for the […]

Technē expands regional investments with new design studio in Albury

Technē Architecture + Interior Design has established the practice’s regional base in Albury, presenting the studio with new and larger opportunities to refresh the local economy and tourism sector. Located on the New South Wales side of the Murray River, the Albury studio, says Technē director Nick Travers, was a “natural step galvanised by numerous […]

PTID rebrands to mark 25 years of design

Interior design practice PTID has recently rebranded to mark over two decades of thought leadership and creativity. The rebrand is also a collaboration with brand identity and design studio Motherbird and aims to celebrate PTID’s expertise across seven primary sectors, which are education, experience, industrial, regeneration, retail, wellbeing, and workplace.  PTID director Cameron Harvey says […]

Sullivan+Strumpf reveals upcoming exhibitions

Sullivan + Strumpf Sydney has unveiled two exhibitions – ‘Into Air’ from Dawn Ng, and ‘Presage’ from Yvette Coppersmith. Opening August 18, Ng’s solo exhibition is the fourth and final iteration of Into Air and sees the Singapore multi-disciplinary artist bring her work to Sydney after sell-out shows in Singapore, Seoul, and London. Her work […]

Gothic-inspired workplace by BVN and Kerstin Thompson Architects

Queens & Collins is a new workplace, retail and hospitality precinct where creativity and conversation merge with the neo-gothic. The striking transformation of Melbourne’s historic gothic bank precinct spans 34,000 square metres and features a disagreeing 34-level tower flanked by three integrated heritage buildings. Unashamed and defiant, the neo-gothic design is non-conformist and is credited […]

Koskela unveils new First Nations fabric range in collaboration with new female artists from across Australia

Purpose-led lifestyle brand Koskela has revealed a new range of fabrics featuring designs from five female First Nations artists, including Penny Evans, Jacinta Lorenzo, Raylene Miller, Lucy Simpson, Regina Wilson and members of art centre Jilamara Arts. The new collection continues Koskela’s mission to bridge the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and […]