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 […]

Fifth ACA pulse check “fairly positive” about COVID-19 rebound

The fifth pulse check survey from the Association of Consulting Architects Australia (ACA) reveals practices are “fairly confident” about how they are rebounding from COVID-19, even finding “unexpected benefits”. The ACA’s first pulse check conducted in mid-March 2020 showed practices were preparing to feel the pain of COVID-19’s impact on economic and work arrangements. Subsequent […]

Getting to know architect and designer Daniel Boddam

There is something very zen about Sydney and Byron Bay-based architect and furniture designer Daniel Boddam. Maybe it’s the very fact he leads an envious Australian lifestyle, splitting his time between homes in both places. Or just because many of his furniture designs embody this incredible calm with an organic beauty and inherent softness. His […]

Much ado about Florence Broadhurst

A lot has been made of the myth making around Florence Broadhurst, so much so in fact, that the first half of the fabulous book, Florence Broadhurst by Helen O’Neil, feels like a tattletale outing. Following recent news that NSW Police is launching a review into Broadhurst’s 1977 murder, Gillian Serisier delves into the world […]

Murray Barker and Esther Stewart insert green ’60s-style kitchen in Melbourne home

Architect Murray Barker and artist Esther Stewart designed a soft green kitchen that references the 1961 original featured in their walk-up Brunswick apartment. Faced with a space that was “too confined” and “disconnected” from the living room, Barker and Stewart reconfigured the layout of the kitchen in their 65-square metre two-bedroom apartment in a recent […]

Five pavilions to (virtually) tour at the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale

Just because we can’t be touring the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale gelato in hand doesn’t mean we can’t still get our fix from the world’s largest architecture festival… at least virtually. The theme for this year’s exhibition is How will we live together? A touch ironic perhaps, but pertinent all the same according to Biennale […]

Jean-Paul Ghougassian named the final judge of IDEA 2021

Melbourne interior architect Jean-Paul Ghougassian of Ritz&Ghougassian has been named the seventh judge for IDEA 2021. IDEA is now open for entries until 11 June. Now in its 19th year, the program is one of Australia’s oldest architecture and interior design awards, with winners selected annually by a panel of seven expert industry judges. Ghougassian […]