“Public art can bring back intimacy”, says artist Elliat Rich. A look at recent and upcoming projects across the country yields myriad works that interact with the environment and the public in subtle and multi-stranded ways, facilitating a creative connect between people and their surrounds.
"The perception of luxury has largely shifted, particularly in the Australian context." Carr Design Group's Rosie Morley discusses the contemporary shift in hotel design, and their current hotel project in Mornington Peninsula.
In line with the resurfacing of timber and other natural materials in interior and furniture design, leather is on its way back and not always as you would expect. Stephen Todd looks at the ways the material is being used in product and interior design for MEZZANINE magazine.
"In my opinion, Hay seems always to be creating a buzz, and this year at Milan was no different." Following his trip to Salone del Mobile, Canberra-based furniture designer Chris Hardy gives his insight on the stand-out exhibitions and highlights this year.
The company says that unlike traditional building materials that rely on natural resources, its new product is made using natural biological cements, which makes it not only environment-friendly but also durable and high-strength.
Image courtesy: BioMason
The Dragonfly project at Broken Head, south of Byron Bay, involves the addition of a bedroom/studio space with an en suite sauna, patio, deck and outdoor shower to an existing holiday home.
Architect: Built-Environment Practice
Text: Michael Parsons