Calls for entries to Roca jumpthegap design competition

The entry deadline for the 2021 Roca international jumpthegap design competition has been extended to 6 September. Sponsored by the Spanish sanitary producer in collaboration with the Barcelona Design centre, jumpthegap calls on architects and designers around the globe to produce creative solutions for the bathroom space. The 2021 edition is the first in the […]

Recycled timbers dominate in Sydney Theatre Company wharf redesign from Hassell

Hassell has preserved the Heritage qualities of the Sydney Theatre Company’s Walsh Bay wharf home in its $60 million redevelopment unveiled earlier this year. The timber-lined interiors of the newly renovated The Wharf on the Sydney Harbour highlight the 100-year-old history of the Heritage-listed warehouse, which was first transformed from a wool store into a […]

Pittella sponsors the IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year award

Luxury Italian door and bathroom fitting manufacturer Pittella has been named the new sponsor of the IDEA 2021 Emerging Designer of the Year award. IDEA 2021 entries close at midnight AEST on 11 June 2021. Enter now. From its 1970s-era store in Victoria Street, Footscray, Pittella was the first of its kind to import and sell […]

Splinter Society Architecture screens Melbourne apartments in bronze

Splinter Society Architecture has screened its latest collection of Melbourne apartments in a bronze mesh designed to capture the “euphoric afternoon light”. Nicknamed the Auburn Apartments after the “bronze veil” that mimics nearby trees, the project in Hawthorn is a collection of individual homes that share a facade. “Both natural and lustrous, the facade is […]

Stylecraft to begin selling Haworth office products in Australia

Stylecraft is set to become an official dealer of US furniture company Haworth across its network of Australian showrooms starting from 1 July 2021. The strategic distribution arrangement is being described by the as way to establish a “more robust market presence” for both brands, while continuing to provide “premium service and commitment” to the […]

ARM Architecture covers new HOTA Gallery in coloured “cellular-looking web”

ARM Architecture has completed its $60.5 million overhaul of the Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gallery, drawing inspiration for its 3D cellular facade from a Voronoi – a network of tessellating five-sided cells that occurs in nature. The Gold Coast gallery is the third phase of a staged masterplan, completed by ARM in 2013 in […]

Interstudio welcomes winter outdoor entertaining with these collections

Winter might be setting upon us, but that’s no reason to bunker down inside, especially with these pieces from Australian furniture company Interstudio. Outdoor entertaining may not have an actual physical roof to go through, but there is no doubt that its popularity is soaring right now. The reasons couldn’t be simpler. To begin with […]

Holcim Australia unveils low carbon ECOPact concrete

Global building materials and aggregates company Holcim has just released its new low carbon ECOPact concrete onto the Australian market. Unveiled in April 2021, ECOPact reduces embodied carbon by 30 to 60 per cent, using “upcycled waste by-products” in place of natural resources. Holcim designed the product after pledging to achieve net zero carbon emissions […]

10 days left to enter IDEA 2021

There are just 10 days left to get your project in front of some of Australia’s best architects and interior designers by entering IDEA 2021. IDEA stands apart for its emphasis on Australian design and Australian designers. It’s the country’s oldest independent architecture and interior design awards and distinguishes itself for its national focus. For established […]