Keith Melbourne elevates and evolves Zenith collection

Zenith’s Lois Collection deepens the precision and fluidity that designer Keith Melbourne established with his 2010 Ellis Collection.  “I saw the opportunity to revisit the Ellis collection and evolve it to suit the current market,” says Keith Melbourne of his latest collaboration with Zenith. The evolution and elevation from Ellis to Lois is found in […]

Biasol inserts Wes Anderson’s cinematic world into Melbourne café

The “idiosyncratic visual style” of director Wes Anderson is instantly recognisable in the latest café project from Biasol. The Budapest Café in Carlton, Melbourne, comes off the success of the similarly named cafe in Chengdu, China, which Biasol also designed in 2017. Both were inspired by Anderson’s distinctive style and Melbourne’s café culture with the […]

Bates Smart infuses 1930s glamour into Melbourne’s first Hilton

Bates Smart has completed its refurbishment of the Melbourne Heritage-listed Equity Chambers building, transforming it into the site of the city’s first Hilton hotel. Designed by architects Oakley & Parkes in 1931, the original building on the corner of Little Queen and Bourke Streets was the first synagogue in the state and had been the longest continuously […]

Shaw Contract’s EcoWorx carpet tiles are now 100% carbon neutral

Shaw Contract has announced all EcoWorx carpet tile products sold in Australia and New Zealand are now 100 percent carbon neutral. On average, people spend almost 90 percent of their time indoors. With this in mind, Shaw Contract is working to ensure the time we spend working, playing, healing and learning in the built environment […]

Inside the Future Food System home by Joost Bakker

Designer, floral artist and ‘no waste’ advocate Joost Bakker’s latest greenhouse in Melbourne’s Federation Square is 25 years in the making. The 87-square-metre Future Food System home on the banks of the Yarra River embraces a zero-waste approach to living and is the fifth iteration of Bakker’s Greenhouse project. Residents, chefs Matt Stone and Jo […]

GOLDEN embraces activity-based working in office fit-out

GOLDEN has ditched the traditional workplace model of offices, meeting rooms, boardrooms and workstations to design an open and modern fit-out conducive for activity-based working. Created for the Australian Financial Services Licensed contributory mortgage investment manager RBML, the new office is located in the south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Located in the city centre, above […]

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal win Pritzker Architecture Prize 2021

Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal have been awarded the 2021 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The French duo best known for its social housing, cultural and academic institutions, public spaces and urban developments, made a name for itself most recently with its transformation, alongside Frédéric Druot, of Tour Bois le Prêtre. The crumbling 1960s tower block in […]

Make Architects transforms chocolate factory into boutique office

Make Architects has transformed a former chocolate factory in the Haymarket district of Sydney into a boutique office that retains the look and feel of the old building. Located on Cunningham Street, the 20th century building is 413 square metres spread across three floors. In its refurbishment, Make Architects maintained the original steel beams, timber […]

New book chronicles career and experiences of Kerstin Thompson

For more than 25 years, Kerstin Thompson has explored how architecture can “respond to local conditions to positively shape lives and communities”. In Kerstin Thompson Architects: Encompassing people & place, the extensive body of work of the practice and the achievements and lessons learnt by its founder are chronicled in what publisher Thames & Hudson […]