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Stephen Crafti


Stephen Crafti (left) chose to work with architect Robert Simeoni (right) having followed his work closely for 20 years.

What does a ‘good client’ bring to the table?

In this comment piece, Stephen Crafti reflects on his experience collaborating with architect Robert Simeoni on the renovation of his own home, casting a quizzical eye over the relationship between architect and client.

This store is the Girlboss of retail experiences

DesignOffice’s latest project, Mastani, is a retail experience that creates the perfect environment for the serious shopper.

Rei Kawakubo’s Offbeat Beauty at Collecting Comme

The latest exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) inspired by Rei Kawakubo and her vision for fashion will blow you away.

Anything but clinical

The architects of Cabrini Malvern’s new Gandel Wing have envisaged wards that feel both polished and hotel-like in quality. But it’s the focus on safety requirements and functional needs of patients and staff that really shines through.

Meet the neighbours

Set within general residential zoning on Hoddle Street in Melbourne, McCorkell Brown Group’s offices by Ha Architecture achieve a fine balance between appeasing the neighbours and preparing for the next 20 years in business.

Inside DCM’s office

Moving ‘uptown’ from five floors to a single open studio, Denton Corker Marshall has eschewed the popularist office palette of soft pastels and soothing timbers. “It’s a fairly stripped back fit-out, but it’s honest and conveys the way we work, as much as how we design,” says DCM’s founding director and architect, Barrie Marshall.

As honest and open a space as possible

Bergman & Co’s office fit out for Armitage Jones reflects the staff’s need for a collaborative space and have created a calming and tranquil environment that fits the firm’s needs perfectly.

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