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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stacked zinc boxes form multi-generational house in Melbourne

Australian architect Matt Gibson has created a multi-generational home from a stack of zinc-clad boxes on a narrow infill site in Melbourne. According to the architect multi-generational living, which is becoming increasingly prevalent in Australia, lent itself to the thin site on Wellington Street. The irregularly stacked boxes that form the house allow it to be segmented vertically to cater […]

Splinter Society transforms Melbourne bungalow into Japanese-inspired home

Australian studio Splinter Society has redesigned a Californian-style bungalow in Melbourne, as a Japanese influenced house with strong connections to its garden. Located in Elwood, a suburb of Melbourne, the building was constructed in 1920s as a typical Californian-style bungalow. Splinter Society combined its history with a Japanese aesthetic to create the home. “We borrowed specific qualities […]

Newly built townhouses in Melbourne channel art-deco era architecture

Cera Stribley Architects teamed with interior design studio The Stella Collective on a series of eight, three-storey townhouses in a Melbourne suburb that reflect the area’s art-deco architecture. Called Pine Ave, the townhouses are located in the Melbourne suburb of Elwood and are the latest project by longstanding Melbourne developers, Angle and BuxtonGroup. The area is known […]

Adam Kane Architects completes minimalist bridal boutique in Melbourne

White plaster walls, concrete floors, and grey marble fixtures helped Australian practice Adam Kane Architects avoid an “overly feminine” aesthetic inside the Mariana Hardwick bridal boutique in Melbourne. Decked out in cool tones and natural materials, the Mariana Hardwick boutique has been designed by Adam Kane Architects to be the antithesis to typical bridal retail spaces. “We […]

Federation Square’s Foster + Partners-designed Apple Store axed

A controversial Apple Store designed by Foster + Partners for Melbourne’s Federation Square has been cancelled after plans were blocked by Australian heritage authorities. Heritage Victoria ruled against plans put forward by Federation Square management to knock down the Yarra Building, one of the existing structures on the publicly owned plaza, to make way for a AUS$50 […]

Winter Architecture creates community-focused cricket pavilion in Melbourne

Winter Architecture has teamed with Zunica Interior Architecture to transform a historic Melbourne cricket pavilion into a flexible community hub. Mindful of the history of club, which was established in the 19th century, Winter Architecture has created a flexible space that could serve a variety of functions, while also enhancing its relationship with the cricket oval and […]

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