Architectural minimalism informs new bathroom collection from Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola has teamed up with Laufen to bring together the “rigour of architectural minimalism” and the “dynamism of water and sound waves” in a new basin and freestanding bathtub. Featuring a gently rippled exterior that mimics the way sound waves travel through water, the new products complement the traditional smooth surfaces found in the […]

The shortlist: Concrete Blonde by Carter Williamson

Concrete Blonde by award-winning Sydney design studio Carter Williamson is described as an ‘architectural jewellery box’. The light-filled, gem-toned extension has been shortlisted for the Residential Single 2020 IDEA award. In the lead up to the IDEA gala on the 19 February 2021, we’re introducing you to some of our favourite projects in the running […]

“Resi-mmercial will continue to dominate the workplace” in 2021 – Shaw Contract

With less than a month until the IDEA 2020 winners are announced, we’re talking trends with a few of our favourite industry leaders. This week, it’s workplace design trends with Shaw Contract. Shaw Contract designs and manufactures carpet and resilient products that give foundation to spaces and support to the people within them. For decades, […]

Woods Bagot’s ‘gritty’ Adelaide Central Market redevelopment approved

The $400 million Central Market Arcade Redevelopment has been approved by South Australia’s State Commission Assessment Panel. Designed by Woods Bagot, the redevelopment enhances Adelaide’s much-loved Central Market as well as adding more than 8,000 square meters of retail, food and educational settings and three new towers to the neighbouring Market Square.  Market Square is […]

Competition opened for Australian architects to design NGV Contemporary

The Victorian Government and the NGV have launched a design competition to select an Australian architectural team to design Australia’s largest contemporary art and design gallery, NGV Contemporary. Located at 77 Southbank Boulevard in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct, the new gallery will be dedicated to showcasing contemporary art, design, fashion and architecture […]

Architects EAT fills Melbourne restaurant and marketplace with travertine, terrazzo and warm timbers

Architects EAT has brought Japanese “sophistication and simplicity” to a restaurant-to-retail brand in the heart of Melbourne. When approached with the brief to design Calia Emporium, the local studio had Omotesando in mind. A luxury shopping destination and one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Tokyo, Omotesando is, as Architects EAT director Albert Mo describes, […]

Architectus creates new national leader urban futures & resilience position

Leading Australian architecture and design firm, Architectus, has appointed Alexandra Lawlor to a newly created position of national leader urban futures & resilience. The new leadership role will see Lawlor focus on resilient design strategies for large-scale urban renewal and precinct projects, as well as lead the development and implementation of a national sustainability framework […]

Noise Noise Noise gilds Sydney store in gold

Noise Noise Noise pays homage to Sydney’s second oldest Heritage site – 350 George Street – with a “conceptual retail space” dipped in gold. Drawing inspiration from the building’s marble-lined semi circular foyer, bronze grand staircase and trachyte stone facade, Subtype Sydney is, explains Noise Noise Noise director Blair Cooper, an “expressionist example” of a […]

Navigating the builder-architect relationship

Ray Brown explores the triumphs and pitfalls of the builder-architect relationship and offers strategies to ensure a successful collaboration. When I first began renovating my house on the Mornington Peninsula, I, like many other homeowners, was in denial of the number of headaches that were headed my way. Of course, I expected some project delays […]