B.E. Architecture builds Mermaid Beach Residence with a sense of “permanence”

Heavy concrete walls anchor this family home in Queensland, Australia, to its beachside setting, while hiding it from a busy road nearby. Mermaid Beach Residence is situated in Queensland’s Gold Coast region and has been designed to reflect “a desire to stay and age”. Its owners – a couple with two young children – had, […]

Timber walls pivot to open holiday home to the outdoors in Australia

Moving walls and decked terraces connect the four interlinked pavilions of a holiday home in Point Lonsdale on Australia‘s southern coast by Edition Office – Dezeen’s Emerging architect of the year. Point Lonsdale House is oriented east-west along a narrow site, opening up to a garden to the north while remaining more private to the south. […]

Bence Mulchay adds glass extension to historic Tasmanian villa

Architecture studio Bence Mulcahy has added a black steel-framed glass extension to a 19th-century villa in Mount Stuart, Tasmania. Replacing a former 1987 glass house, the new extension, named the Mount Stuart Greenhouse, was designed to meet the client’s desire to live surrounded by the garden. The red brick house was built in Federation-era style and has […]

Australian architects offer pro-bono design services to those impacted by bushfire crisis

Over 100 Australian architecture studios have formed an organisation called Architects Assist, which will provide pro-bono design services to people affected by Australia‘s bushfire crisis. Architects Assist will offer free design and planning assistance to help people “rebuild their lives” in the wake of the massive fires, which have been blazing across Australia since September 2019. The […]

Black pavilion filled with glass yams examines colonisation in Australia

Hundreds of black glass yams line the interior of this cylindrical pavilion in Victoria, Australia, designed by architecture studio Edition Office – Dezeen’s Emerging architect of the year – and artist Yhonnie Scarce. Titled In Absence, the pavilion explores the physical legacy of Aboriginal people’s dispossession as a result of colonial land theft in the […]

Tom Blachford turns Melbourne into a nocturnal “cyperpunk metropolis”

Photographer Tom Blachford has used extended exposure times and lens rotation to create an upside-down “impossible dystopia” from Melbourne‘s nighttime skyline. Perching 55 storeys in the sky, Blachford took the photos from a carefully chosen rooftop in central Melbourne. The set of mind-bending inverted images were taken in situ, using camera tricks rather than post-processing […]

Golden mesh shades a sports pavilion in Sydney

Golden polycarbonate mesh stretches across the canopy of this pavilion in Marsden Park, Sydney, designed by architecture practice CHROFI . The Marsden Park Pavilion provides changing rooms, a small kiosk and public toilet facilities for the area. Gently curving around the edge of an oval-shaped sports field, the pavilion is raised atop a stepped concrete […]

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 […]

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