David Adjaye designs Sydney Plaza canopy to evoke Aboriginal paintings

David Adjaye has unveiled visuals of a multifunctional building and public square in Sydney that will be shaded by a perforated metal canopy, designed with Aboriginal artist David Boyd. The scheme, named Sydney Plaza, will be built by Adjaye Associates in the city’s central business district where the Circular Quay Tower by Foster + Partners […]

Mim Design uses perforated metal to brighten Melbourne construction office

Perforated metal screens, glass walls and an open-plan layout help to maximise light throughout this Melbourne office, which has been overhauled by Mim Design. Located in the small inner-city suburb of Cremorne, this office interior was created by Mim Design for Melbourne building company Cobild. The construction specialists asked the local design studio to create […]

Takt Studio shades its workspace with corrugated plastic shutters

Moving shutters of corrugated plastic shade this drawing studio pavilion in the Illawarra Escarpment, Australia, designed by Takt Studio as an extension to its workspaces. Located on a slope and abutting a large retaining wall, The Drawing Room has a long, thin footprint of 1.8 metres by 6.4 metres. It provides a meeting and work […]

Glenn Murcutt unveils minimal MPavilion topped with linear “lantern” roof

A slender, translucent roof overhangs this year’s MPavilion, which Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has installed in Melbourne‘s Queen Victoria Gardens. Pritzker Prize-winning Murcutt has designed the sixth annual summer commission, which was unveiled in Melbourne today. This year’s MPavilion is described as a “sleek and adaptable” shelter that rests lightly on the landscape. It is […]

Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture reveal visuals of Sydney airport

Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture have unveiled the design of an airport in Sydney that is modelled on traditional Australian architecture and natural landscapes. Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, named after a famous Australian pilot, has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture for a rural 1,780-hectare site in the city’s […]

Sydney’s Chica Bonita restaurant evades “over-the-top” colours

Terracotta-coloured surfaces and step-like decor features appear inside this Mexican restaurant in Sydney, which Studio Gram has designed to steer away from cultural cliches. Serving up a mix of tacos and cocktails, Chica Bonita has been designed by Studio Gram to celebrate Mexican culture while avoiding the “over-the-top and over-saturated colour palette” that has become […]

Studio Four channels hygge inside Melbourne family home

Dark surfaces and an array of warm materials helped Studio Four create a cosy series of rooms behind the black facade of this Melbourne family home. Central Park Road Residence is situated in the suburb of Malvern and has been designed to appear as “the definition of hygge” – a Danish term used to describe […]

Hoggs & Lamb recreates features of ancient Babylon in Sydney restaurant

Recessed arches, free-standing stone plinths and hanging rooftop plants are designed to recall the ancient ruins of Babylon inside a restaurant and bar in Sydney. The restaurant, which takes its name from the city of Babylon, is located on the rooftop floor of Westfield shopping centre. Hogg & Lamb designed it with numerous arches and niches from travertine and natural […]

Studio Esteta designs Via Porta cafe in Melbourne to look like an Italian street

Plaster surfaces and paved stone floors feature inside this deli-cum-cafe in Melbourne, which Studio Esteta’s co-director has designed to reflect her Italian roots. Via Porta, which incorporates a deli, cafe and dining room, is the brainchild of Studio Esteta‘s co-director, Sarah Cosentino, and her three brothers. Together they wanted to create a family-run venue that […]

Matt Gibson extends Melbourne terrace with glazed kitchen undercroft

Matt Gibson Architecture + Design has adapted a heritage-listed Victorian house in Melbourne by “weaving” a modern programme into the existing red-brick shell. The studio has refurbished a 19th century house and added a two-storey rear extension made from brick and glass. The home been longlisted in this year’s Dezeen Awards in the Residential rebirth category. […]

Studio Jackson Scott minimises waste in construction of OCM House in Sydney

The size of a standard fibre-cement panel defined the proportions of this simple house in Sydney, designed by Studio Jackson Scott. Locally based architect Scott Jackson designed the single-storey OCM House to minimise waste. The building has a simple, rectilinear floor plan, with both the length and width designed to suit the dimensions of the cladding material. But […]

Steel exoskeleton covers timber extension to Australian bungalow

Takt Studio has added an extension with a steel exoskeleton and sloping roof to a 1950s brick bungalow in the foothills of the Illawarra mountains in Australia. Called Exoskeleton House, the extension has a timber frame which is encased in a steel-frame shell. It abuts the north side of the original house, where it has […]

Biasol looks to Tulum for interiors of Tasmania’s Sisterhood restaurant

Leaf-print walls, rattan seating and deep-green decor details merge to form the tropical interiors of this restaurant in Tasmania which Biasol has designed to evoke the atmosphere of a holiday hot-spot in Mexico. Left inspired after a trip to the balmy shores of Tulum, design studio Biasol worked to create interiors for Sisterhood which “imbue […]

Lovell Burton uses agricultural materials for shed-style Australian house

Architecture studio Lovell Burton has referenced surrounding hay sheds to create a house clad in galvanised steel panels on an agricultural paddock north west of Melbourne. Designed for an author seeking a change from inner-city life, the architecture studio created Springhill House as a rural retreat and place for reflection. The house has been longlisted for […]

Koskela keeps weaving traditions alive with Ngalya lamp collection

Australian design brand Koskela has collaborated with indigenous artisans to make a series of hand-woven lights using locally harvested plant materials and natural dyes. The Ngalya lighting collection was created as part of Koskela‘s Yuṯa Baḏayala project, which translates as “in a new light”. The project saw the brand work with Yolngu weavers from six […]

Layan wraps Light House in a screen of illuminated metal discs

A dynamic screen of illuminated, rotating polycarbonate discs shield the upper level of this home in Melbourne, completed by Layan for the director of local lighting design practice The Flaming Beacon. Layan has extended and renovated a heritage-protected worker’s cottage to create Light House. The Melbourne studio added new spaces to the rear and above the original structure […]

Adam Wright-Smith designs Melbourne restaurant around “sense of adventure”

Australian chef Adam Wright-Smith has turned an old mill in Melbourne into a restaurant spread across a set of formerly industrial buildings with a central kitchen at its heart. Half Acre is designed by the local chef, who took on the industrial plot in the south of the Australian city for the restaurant project. The site […]

Writer’s Shed is a tiny garden studio in Melbourne covered in ivy

Ivy creates a green camouflage across the walls of this garden studio, designed by Melbourne architect Matt Gibson for a writer based in the city. Writer’s Shed is tucked into the corner of the garden at the writer’s home, in Melbourne‘s suburban southeast. Taking up just 10 square metres, the small building offers its owner […]

Lovell Burton completes spacious Barwon Heads House for retired couple

Thick green brush nearly conceals the slanted roof of this house near Melbourne, which architecture studio Lovell Burton has created for a retired couple and their extended family. The house is situated just 100 metres off the beach in the coastal town of Barwon Heads and has been designed by Lovell Burton to accommodate a […]

Alexander & Co creates sunny interiors for Brisbane’s Burleigh Heads Pavilion

White-painted walls and pastel furnishings help create a “sun-drenched” aesthetic inside this beachside pavilion in Brisbane, which Alexander & Co has converted into two eateries. Nestled on the sandy shoreline of Brisbane’s Gold Coast, the Burleigh Heads Pavilion was originally erected in 1987 to accompany a community swimming pool. It now accommodates an à-la-carte restaurant […]

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