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Cushman & Wakefield delivers a ‘return to office’ reality check

Speculation over if the world will realise a ubiquitous return to office sometime in the foreseeable future is superfluous, going by the contents of Cushman & Wakefield’s latest report – the real question is when?

The first glimpse inside Neil Perry’s new restaurant in Sydney

Restaurateur Neil Perry and designers CAON Studio and ACME tell us how a humble vision shaped the design of Sydney’s most coveted new restaurant, Margaret.

Who knew student life could be so picturesque?

The romanticised university experience has been realised for current and future residents of Trinity College Student Accommodation, thanks to Hayball.

The best of Indesign is now available at your fingertips

Access to Habitus and Indesign magazine editions, past and present, is now at your fingertips for as little as $5.99 per issue via the new Indesign Media apps.

Seating areas in House of Celeste by Studio Lotus

Studio Lotus conjures a tropical oasis in The House of Celeste

Studio Lotus have executed a truly tropical dining experience encompassing a cafe, patisserie, restaurant and bar in House of Celeste.

Enter Haworth’s world to create your own

Transcending the boundaries of the physical world, the global furniture manufacturer’s Virtual Showroom takes clients and designers on a journey through the ‘ideal workspace’.

Specifying your next office fitout just got much simpler

Would-be competitors Wilkhahn and Teknion prove to be quite a team, streamlining the specification and procurement of innovative, sustainable commercial furniture.

Fairley Batch on building less and giving more with Breathe

We talk with Fairley Batch on how Breathe is leading the way in sustainable multi-residential design and innovating to reshape ideas of development in Australia.

The best kitchens unveiled

Drawing the inaugural edition of the Gaggenau Kitchen of the Year Design Contest to a close, we’re thrilled to announce the competition’s very first winners.

Craig Andrade outside his shop, The Raconteur.

“We all need joy like this in our lives” – a whimsical new Paddington Store

Craig Andrade brings joy to Paddington in time for Sydney’s reopening, with his artisanal fragrance store focussed on Australian-botanics.

Milliken-Ontera helps Growth Australia showcase its expertise at new headquarters

When the time came for Growth Australia to redesign its own new headquarters, Milliken-Ontera, and its modular carpeting, were there to lend a hand.

How BAR Studio achieved a mid-pandemic international expansion

IndesignLive sits down with BAR Studio’s Felicity Beck and newly appointed Madrid director Maria Garcia-Arribas to find out how an amalgamation of opportunities led to an international expansion at one of the most trying times in recent global history.

Are you the winner of Indesign Magazine #84 subscription competition?

Find out if you’ve been selected as last edition’s winner and see how you can have the chance to win a trending Markian rug, valued at over $4000.

Bird's eye view of Nike and Accept & Proceed's recycled Basketball court

This basketball court is made from 20,000 recycled sneakers

London design firm Accept & Proceed has paired up with Nike on the brand’s ‘Move to Zero’ initiative to deliver a revamped and recycled park and recreation area in New Belgrade, Serbia.

7 therapeutic interiors designed with mental health in mind

To celebrate Mental Health Week this year, we explore 7 artfully therapeutic environments that have been designed with mental health front of mind.

Calling all architects and designers to Dance For LIFE, 2022!

No thanks to Covid-19, the Australian architecture and design industry’s biggest mental-health fundraising event has had a hiatus. But it’s time to dust off your dancing shoes and pull your costumes out of storage, because Dance For Life is back!

Astro Lighting: International design with a British core

We sit down with Astro Lighting’s Cofounder and Design Director, James Bassant, to talk about the design philosophy fuelling the international success of the brand, the importance of being accessible – and why Astro never aspired to be achingly cool.

Emphasis on the bold in the bathroom

Austaron’s Mario Romano Walls flow easily to bathroom fit outs, giving designers a true alternative to tiles and grout that provides outstanding visual quality.

A bed and ochre and eucalyptus furnishings by David Flack in Ace Hotel

4 chic new hospitality spaces to discover as Sydney reopens

As Sydney tentatively reopens, we’ve gathered some of the city’s newest and most beautiful venues to check out.

designmilkstudio brings luxe sustainability to regional NSW

Returning to Australia after 12 years abroad, architecture-interior designer Christine McKanna-Farr is bringing designmilkstudio to the Hunter Valley.

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Products Blob, Talk Sofa High Back, Talk Sofa, Seventy Five Easy Chairs, Play Tables, Sputnik Side Table, Halo Ottomans, Pedrali Log Seating, Pedrali Malmo Table 2, Pedrali Arki Standard Tables, Dome Chairs, Babila Stools, Babila Timber Chairs, Workways Chairs, Little Perillo XS Chair, X-Code Ergonomic Chairs, Speed-O Ergonomic Chairs, Slim Bar Stools, Sonny LG Chairs, […]

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Plateau Collection

Architect: Warren and Mahoney Architects Project Manager: BECA Builder: NZ Strong (Mason Bros), Hawkins (Innovation SA) Structural Engineer: Holmes Consulting Services Engineer: Mott MacDonald Landscape Designer: Boffa Miskell   Furniture Mason Bros furniture throughout, Tim Webber, Fletcher Systems, Aspect, IMO, Simon James. Mason Bros kitchen fixtures, IMO.   Lighting Mason Bros lighting throughout, Christopher Boots, Targetti, KKDC, PLN Group.   Finishes […]

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Plateau Collection

Interior Designer: Group GSA + artillery Builder: Plan Group   Budget: $110,000 Duration: 4 months   Furniture ‘Climate’ workstations, Schiavello. ‘Stua Gas’ task chairs, ‘ESO Rix’ lounge chair, ‘Prostoria Monk’ lounge chair, Stylecraft. ‘Crop’ bar stool, Relm Furniture.   Lighting ‘TW’ solid oak pendant lighting, Temperature Design. Lighting generally throughout, Stokes Lighting.   Finishes Upholstery throughout, At […]

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Plateau Collection

Interior Design: Aplin Creative Project Manager: Nik Drakoulis Builder: i4 Design and Construction   Budget: $80k Duration: 12 weeks   Furniture ‘Prostoria’ Oblique easychair, Meizai.   Lighting ‘Nebular’ Chandelier, Ross Gardam. ‘Attalos’ pendant light, Marz Designs.   Finishes Gather Co ‘Malina’ terracotta tiles, Di Lorenzo Tiles. Solider engineered oak flooring, Aspire Floors. Lime Plaster, Rockcote. Sandstone finishes, Kellyville […]

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Plateau Collection

Architect: Palassis Architects Builder: PACT Builders Concrete Precast Specialists: SA Precast Structural Engineer: Fozdar Engineers and John Woodside Engineers Services Engineer: Lucid Consulting Australia Landscape Designer: Palassis Architects   Duration: 18 months Budget: $4.5m   Furniture Custom furniture stalls, Saltwood Designs with Palassis Architects   Lighting Christopher Boots feature light, ‘Delta’ base lights, Inlite Australia. ‘Dynalite’ lighting automation, Light Application.   […]

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Plateau Collection

Architect: Kennedy Nolan Builder: Reliance   Duration: 8 months   Furniture ‘Gubi’ furniture throughout, Cult.   Lighting ‘Conehome’ lighting, Laal. ‘Flux’ lights, Ambience.   Finishes Limed floor boards, Feast Watson. Limed birch joinery, Maxi Plywood. ‘Indi’ broadloom carpet, Supertuft. Stitch handle, Made Measure. Pain throughout, Dulux.   Fixed & Fitted Dish drawer, fridges, Fisher & Paykel. ‘Hay’ […]

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Plateau Collection

Architect: John Wardle Architects Builder: Hansen Yuncken Structural & Building Services Engineer, Sustainability Consultant: Irwinconsult Landscape Architect: Taylor Cullity Lethlean [TCL] Signage and Wayfinding: Buro North Audio Visual: CHW Consulting Artist: Rose Nolan   Budget: $39m Duration: 21 months   Furniture ‘Tip Ton’ student chair, Vitra. ‘Pearl’ lounge chair, Jardan. ‘Hay About A Lounge’ lounge chair, Cult. ‘Jasper’ task chair, Zenith. ‘I.AM’ […]

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Plateau Collection

Architect/Interior Designer: Stewart Hollenstein in association with Stewart Architecture Builder: John Holland Group Structural & Services Engineer: Arup Landscape Architect: Hassell   Budget: $61m   Furniture Chairs and tables, Ross Didier. Lounge chairs, Jardan. ‘Tacchini’ occasional chairs, ‘Derlot Editions’ modular furniture, Stylecraft. Bean bags, Koskela. Desks, Schiavello. Moveable shelving, Raeco. Concierge furniture, Instinct Furniture.   Lighting ‘Wastberg’ desk lights, […]

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Plateau Collection

Interior Design: Unispace Architect: Cox Architecture (Base Build Architects) Project Manager: Insight Project Services Builder: Multiplex Structural Engineer: ARUP Digital Artworks: Wayfinding Café Design: Mim Design Digital Design: Accenture Specialty Furniture: Glen Holst   Duration: 32 months   Furniture Muuto, Walter Knoll, Herman Miller, PROOF furniture, Living Edge. Vitra office furniture, Vitra. Jardan furniture, Jardan. EDO chairs, Tacchini, Cosse, Thinking Works furniture, Stylecraft. Rossetto […]

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Plateau Collection

Interior Designer: Koichi Takada Architects Architect: Atelier Jean Nouvel Project Manager: ASTAD Project Management Builder: Devoto Design Lighting Fixtures: ERCO and IBL Lighting   Duration: 16 months   Lighting Koichi Takada designed ceiling LED, ERCO. Koichi Takada designed linear LED, IBL Lighting.   Finishes Solid European oak timber finishes, Piarottolegno SpA. Timber cladding and joinery execution, Devoto Design. ‘Rubio Monocoat’ […]

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Plateau Collection

Interior Design: Akin Atelier Project Manager: emac construction Builder: emac construction Structural Engineer: Edmund Design Services   Furniture “Nicos Zographos” tables, 1stdibs.   Finishes Timber herringbone flooring, Oslek Timber. ‘Pallediana’ terrazzo tiling, Mediterranean Marble. Custom render walls, Marmorino.   Fixed & Fitted Smeraldo Quartz shelving, Artedomus.   Want to find out what went into making this project? Read about […]

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Plateau Collection

Architect & Interior Designer: Denton Corker Marshall Project Manager: Denton Corker Marshall + Schiavello Builder: Schiavello Structural Engineer: Arup Services Engineer: Umow Lai   Budget: $1.5m Duration: 12 months   Furniture ‘Krossi’ workstations, ‘Denton Corker Marshall’ reception desk, Schiavello. ‘Denton Corker Marshall’ banquet seating, MAP. Herman Miller ‘Eames’ Segmented Base ET166 meeting tables, Living Edge. ‘Vitra’ and ‘.04 Maarten Van […]

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Plateau Collection

Interior Design: Tom Mark Henry Builder: Schiavello Project Manager: JLL   Budget: $7.5m Duration: 12 weeks   Furniture Furniture throughout, Haworth. ‘Herman Miller’, “vitra’, ‘Stellar Works’, ‘E-15’ furniture, Living Edge. ‘Steelcase’, ‘Viccarbe’, ‘Turnstone’ furniture, Steelcase.   Lighting General lighting, Dowel Jones, LPA, Versalux, Pierlite, Light Lights Lights. Inlite lighting, Delta light, Inlite. ‘Luciferos’, Gineico. Flos lighting, Euroluce. CTO […]

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Plateau Collection

Design Practice: Woods Bagot Builder: IQ Construct Project Manager: TM Commercial and Leisure   Duration: 8 months   Furniture Conference table, chairs, stool, Stella Works. Paolo Cappello for Miniforms ‘Caruso Music Cabinet’ feature console, James Richardson.   Lighting Custom guestroom lighting, Mass & Co. ‘Wink Houtique’ feature pendants, Masquespacio.   Finishes ‘EGE Canvas Collage’ corridor carpet by Nicolette […]

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Plateau Collection

Design Practice: Gray Puksand Builder: Tandem Building Group Project Manager: Volo Projects Quantity Surveyor: Prowse Quantity Surveyors Service Engineer: Rudds Consulting Engineers Structural Engineer: Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec   Duration: 19 months   Furniture Furniture throughout, District, Simon James, Project 82, Tom Fereday, Jardan, Something Beginning With, Walter Knoll, Armadillo and Co   Lighting Lighting concept throughout, NDY Light   Finishes Carpet […]

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Plateau Collection

Yancoal Sydney Workplace Architect: Hammond Studio Project Manager: Generate Property Group Property Advisory: Counsel Builder: FDC Services Engineer: Evolved Engineering   Length: 6 months   Furniture ‘Host System’ Worklife work stations, ‘Roundish’ armchairs and sofa, ‘Hiroshima Chair, SeeHoSu. ‘On Chair’ task chair, Wilkhahn. ‘Soft Shell’ meeting room chairs and reception tables, Vitra. ‘Lunar’ meeting room armchairs, ‘Vizu’ and ‘Nerd’ meeting room […]

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Plateau Collection

University of Adelaide Common Teaching Area Architect: ARM Architecture Project Manager: Rob Hutson, University of Adelaide Builder: Sarah Constructions Structural Engineer: WGA Services Engineer: BCA Engineers Acoustic Engineer: Marshall Day A&V Technology: University of Adelaide Building Certifier: Katnich Dodd   Budget: $1.9m Length: 24 weeks   Furniture Breakout Spaces: ‘Moooi’ extension chair, new antique container stools & tables, Space Furniture. ‘Nau’ rev stool, […]

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Plateau Collection

Perth Children’s Hospital Architect and Interior Design: JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership with HKS Inc. Managing Contractor: John Holland Group Structural, Civil, Façade and Traffic Engineer: Aurecon Services Engineer: Norman Disney & Young Landscape Architect: Newforms Landscape Architecture Compliance Consultant: Philip Chun and Associates Wayfinding: Buro North, Diadem BIM Management: PDC Consultants   Budget: $1.2bn Duration: 89 months […]

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Plateau Collection

Light Warrior Architect: WOWOWA Interior Designer: WOWOWA Project Manager: WOWOWA Builder: BuiltPlus   Furniture ‘Herman Miller Aeron B’ desk chairs, Living Edge. ‘Danube’ occasional tables, ‘Marilyn 7C40’ occasional chairs Café Culture Insitu. ‘ORBIS EA 180-DEG’ workstations, Zenith.   Lighting ‘WOWOWA – Monroe’ pendant light, Rakumba.   Finishes Brass pipe wall cladding, Austral Wright Metals.   Get an understanding from the […]

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Plateau Collection

CSIRO Architect: BVN Interior Design: BVN Project Management: RPS Project Management Builder: Laing O’Rourke Structural Engineering: Taylor Thomson Whitting BCA & Fire Engineering: AE&D Civil/Traffic Electrical/Comms/Av Security/Acoustic Engineering: Aurecon Mechanical/ESD Engineering: Steensen Varming (Aust) Pty Ltd Hydraulic Engineer: THCS PTY. LTD. Landscape Designer: ASPECT Studio Accessibility: Eric Martin & Associates   Budget: $110m Duration: 34 months   Furniture ‘Artek’ dining chairs and stools, ‘Krossi’ round tables, […]


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Plateau Collection

Throughout the years, Australian designer, Ross Didier has spent his career creating products that harmoniously balance the boundaries of art, design and function. Add a touch of craft, expert engineering and utilitarian-luxury, and you enter the world of Didier Design Studio. “Art and design are very different, and I feel very aware of sliding the […]

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Plateau Collection

In reinterpreting the iconic Herman Miller Bubble Lamp to represent themes of diversity and inclusion, Woods Bagot began with an idea of creating a kaleidoscopic effect using colour, shape and movement, which evolved to include Indigenous starscapes and astronomy. As a global studio, Woods Bagot is no stranger to diversity and often works across multiple […]

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Plateau Collection

When Cox was asked to reinterpret the iconic Herman Miller Bubble Lamp to articulate themes of diversity and inclusion, the studio’s response was to look outwardly towards Australia’s Indigenous story and inwardly to designers’ individual backgrounds. These notions of diversity and history informed the material choices and design decisions behind Cox’s reinterpretation. “The primary focus […]

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Plateau Collection

Tasked with reinterpreting the iconic Herman Miller Nelson Bubble Lamp to articulate themes of diversity and inclusion, SJB created a design whose strong base reflects the importance of community support and, in the process of working on the project, rediscovered as a team the joys of in-person collaboration within the office. In responding to the […]

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Plateau Collection

You’ve asked and we’ve listened – you now have 2 more weeks to enter the INDE.Awards! Have your entry submitted by April 1st to join the 2021 cohort. Since opening entries last December, the INDE.Awards have been flooded with entries from all corners of the Indo Pacific. As an event that shines a spotlight on […]

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Plateau Collection

November 2020 marked the release of the Pam Table, the inaugural design product to come from the newfound collaboration between Cosentino and Savage Design. And frankly, it was time. Set aside the fact that the two esteemed manufacturers originate from opposite sides of the globe, and Cosentino and Savage Design have a lot more in […]

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Plateau Collection

Through the years, Scandinavian design has remained a constant influence of global design narratives. Built around an appreciation for simplicity, minimalism and the collision of beauty and functionality, the Scandianvian aesthetic continues to inspire and inform us to this day. However, the geographic distance between our two regions means we don’t always get to delve […]

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Plateau Collection

From humble beginnings, Woven Image has evolved into one of the leading interior finishes company across the globe. With sustainability, product innovation and design leadership at its core, the Australian brand prides itself on delivering superior commercial textiles and acoustic finishes for every environment. The Embossed Acoustic Panel Collection by Woven Image represents their latest […]

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Plateau Collection

Join us for an exclusive live virtual Q&A with preeminent lighting designer Michael Anastassiades as he talks about his inspirations and processes when designing, as well as insights into his latest collection for Flos – Coordinates. The Cypriot-born, London based designer has created an exceptional range of lighting throughout his career, with many of his […]

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Plateau Collection

When Angela Kasimis purchased a derelict corner block in Sydney’s inner city suburb of Glebe, she was taking a leap into the unknown. With no hospitality or design experience, she had visions of a boutique wine bar that traded grunge for something decidedly more continental. Enter Pattern Studio, who took Kasimis’ ideas and transformed them […]

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Plateau Collection

As light defines shadow, shadow delineates light. In this session we explore the possibilities that can shine on a project bringing an interior to life in all its glory. It’s simply about the best product and placement and Kreon has the answers. Whether it is lighting for the home or office, a cafe or bar, […]

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Plateau Collection

The world is already full of products. That’s why all Flokk’s brands, always demand that their products make the world a little better. Offecct is one of our Swedish furniture brands, developing innovative products on the planet’s terms. In collaboration with designers from all over the world, Offecct push the boundaries for techniques and sustainable […]

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Plateau Collection

What is it that makes a product great and a company an exemplar? These are questions that can be difficult to answer unless we are talking of King furniture and it’s singular collections. Before a finished product is placed on the floor, there is a complex process of design thinking coupled with experience and collaboration […]

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Plateau Collection

Discover the latest design-led appliances that are a must-have in all your client’s homes. Our Showroom Manager and Kitchen Design & Architect Lead, Daniel Ryan will showcase the latest products to incorporate into your clients kitchen & laundry design. From seamlessly integrated gas burners through to at home dry cleaning units.

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Plateau Collection

Designing with your client’s taste and preferences should always be top of mind. Kate McGlone (Winning Appliances) and James Garvan (James Garvan Architecture) will showcase the different kitchens in the Winning Appliances Richmond & Chadstone showroom, demonstrating how each kitchen suits different customer’s lifestyle needs from the entertainer through to the sustainably conscious client. Kate […]

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Plateau Collection

Discover the latest appliances for your customer’s kitchens. From steam ovens to warming drawers, and downdraft induction cooktops, hosts Chloe Skipp (Winning Appliances) and James Garvan (James Garvan Architecture) will showcase the must haves for any kitchen, from the masterchef and entertainer to the traditional home cook. Chloe will also demonstrate several recipes using these […]

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Plateau Collection

In an exclusive conversation uniting speakers in Italy, Denmark and Melbourne: Cult Design, in partnership with Fritz Hansen, present In Conversation with Carla Sozzani & Christian Andresen. Bringing together acclaimed design curator, editor and gallerist Carla Sozzani and Christian Andresen, Head of Design at internationally renowned Danish brand Fritz Hansen, this live conversation moderated by […]

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Plateau Collection

Join Cult Design and Four Pillars Gin for an exclusive cocktail hour discussing drinks, design and the story behind the world’s most awarded (and arguably most delicious) craft gin brand.

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Plateau Collection

Design for longevity is not just a value, it’s a way of life. And it all begins with the designer and manufacturer. Meet four of Australia’s most sustainably led design brands as they discuss their distinct approach to design for longevity and unique vision for modern living. From their innovation hubs to your home, each […]

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Plateau Collection

In this session renowned architect John Wardle and Camilla and Neil from Durbach Block Jaggers come together to discuss Sydney’s new Phoenix Central Park. This extraordinary gallery and performance space originated with a flexible, open-ended brief. In this intimate one-hour session, we gain rare insight from both architect and client, as they discuss the inception […]