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Rebecca Gross

Rebecca Gross

Rebecca Gross specialises in writing about architecture and design. She has a Masters in History of Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons School of Design in New York and is interested in understanding cultural history through the lens of architecture and design. Rebecca writes for Australian and New Zealand publishers, architects and designers and served as editor for New Orleans: An Intimate Journey Through a City With Soul by Professor Geoffrey H. Baker.


Tom Mark Henry serves up ’90s nostalgia and sass at C.C. Babcoq

C.C. Babcoq is a playful and bold carvery and cocktail bar, with colour, pattern and personality inspired by its muse.

5 minutes with HY William Chan – the recently awarded “Forbes 30 Under 30”

Recognised for his game-changing disruption of the architecture and design industry, HY William Chan has earned a well-deserved place on Forbes magazine’s coveted “30 Under 30” list for architectural leadership and advocacy in 2019.

SJB writes a new chapter for UNSW Bookshop

SJB transforms the UNSW Bookshop into a dynamic retail space that encourages people to spend time in a setting that fosters ideas and discussion.

Balance by Studio 103 brings a balanced design

Balance by name and balanced by design, this wellness studio designed by Studio 103 is a tranquil, peaceful space for AMP employees to look after their health and wellbeing.

Cultural fusion: Tang Hotpot by New Practice Studio

The cultural and culinary prowess of New York City and Chinese Tang Dynasty are fused together in Tang Hotpot, designed by New Practice Studio.

Creating a village square: Green Square Library

Tipped to become Australia’s most densely populated precinct, Sydney’s Green Square required a truly memorable gesture for its community hub. The Library and Plaza redefines the meaning of architectural literacy with its incredibly visual and graphic structures. And it also happened to snag INDE Gold in The Learning Space category, partnered with Living Edge.

A layered materiality: Hunan Slurp by New Practice Studio

A timber canopy wraps around the ceiling and walls of Hunan Slurp, evocative of the slippery strands of noodles served in the New York City venue.

Getting spicy: Chilli Everest by Architects EAT

The colours, textures and profiles of Nepal inspired the design of Chilli Everest, creating a sensory and appealing experience for customers.

Marvellous Melbourne inspires BCG’s new workplace

Bates Smart looked to the characteristic attributes of Melbourne to bring the vitality of the city into a high-performance working environment.

Subverting shopping at Subtype by Noise Noise Noise

Subtype’s new flagship Melbourne store encourages sneakerheads to explore, Instagram and return time and time again.

Now you see it, now you don’t: The Fantauzzo by SJB

SJB has designed The Fantauzzo hotel with a tonal, fractal façade that visually recedes into its natural and manmade surroundings.

Branding for Hella Good

Sign of the times: Branding fast-food venues

How branding studios are cutting through the visual clutter with distinctive, integrated and complementary design.

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