Perched amid nature’s beauty, Dune house by Zenibaker Architects mimics its natural surroundings

The two-storey beach house by Zenibaker Architects capitalises on expansive views through dipping dunes, invigorating bushland and the stunning coastline of St Andrews Beach. The 400-square metre house was designed by Zenibaker Architects and built by Saltvu Builders. Perched between the sand dunes of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, the elements of nature were carefully […]

‘This is not your typical bakery’ – Ewert Leaf on Lune Armadale

Restrained but inviting, Lune Armadale is “all about showcasing the art of croissant making,” says Ewert Leaf senior interior designer Tess Carpenter. Completed in late July, Lune Armadale is the pastry company’s third iteration in Melbourne, joining stores in Fitzroy and the CBD. The specialist croissant company engaged Melbourne-based multidisciplinary architecture and design firm Ewert […]

State of Kin: This is such a time period of growth for the industry

When it comes to Perth studio State of Kin, it’s a family affair. Alessandra and Ara Salomone are business partners and sisters-in-law. The pair have joined Australian Design Review’s 30UNDER30 on the panel of esteemed judges to give back to an industry that is literally in the family. Ara and Alessandra talk to 30UNDER30 about how […]

Zero-waste stool named chair design winner for MPavilion 2022

Drawing inspiration from all(zone)’s billowing and striking canopied structures in its MPavilion 2022 design, Re-pete is a lightweight chair with sustainability at its core. Designed by University of Canberra trio Sam Tomkins, Ian (Max) Maxwell and Dr Ben Ennis-Butler, Re-pete is the 2022 chair design commission for MPavilion – selected from more than 40 design […]

Bates Smart transforms corporate workspace in Sydney’s CBD

Architecture and interior design practice Bates Smart combines Art Deco style with contemporary workplace needs in Hub Wynyard. Bates Smart joined forces with privately-owned flexible workspace operator Hub Australia to refurbish two levels of the recently-completed Brookfield Place. As one of Australia’s premier precincts located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, the workspace features 4,000 […]

Balmy Palmy house – a home among the trees by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Seeking a compact home that could blend with the surrounding trees and soak up sunlight, the owners of Balmy Palmy engaged CplusC on a tight budget and complex site. Situated on a vacant site on the Palm Beach peninsula some 40 kilometres north of the centre of Sydney, Balmy Palmy is for a semi-retired couple, […]

Living Outdoors – Cult welcomes GUBI’s new Al Fresco range

Already known for its distinctive indoor collections, GUBI ventures into the open air with a new, all-encompassing, contextual take on outdoor design with the Al Fresco range, exclusive to Cult. With pioneering aesthetic expression and effortless product-category coverage, GUBI’s Al Fresco range adds new collections from archival and contemporary designers, while also introducing outdoor versions […]

John Wardle Architects appoints first Sydney-based partner

A long-time senior leader in the Australian practice John Wardle Architects (JWA), Jasmin Williamson has been appointed as partner. Representing the firm’s growth, JWA has along with Williamson’s elevation, also engaged in a series of promotions across the board. In an effort to recognise “outstanding contributions” to the practice and the “growth of practice management […]

MondoClad at Sydney Wharf Apartments

MondoClad was the product of choice for building contractor CJ Duncan when it replaced the combustible cladding at Pyrmont’s Wharf Apartments in Sydney. CJ Duncan is a building contractor specialising in remedial and insurance façade solutions, fitouts and refurbishments. In April 2021 it was awarded the contract to replace the combustible cladding at Sydney Wharf […]