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Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

Caulfield Library Refurbishment, from John Wardle Architects

What are students’ expectations of academic libraries? This is a question John Wardle Architects tackled when renovating and expanding Monash University’s Caulfield Library.

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

Microsoft Technology Centre, by Tom Mark Henry

How to make a global tech giant with a transient workforce feel at home? Find out with Sydney’s new Microsoft Technology Centre.

Naim by The Stella Collective

Naim by The Stella Collective

Designer Hana Hakim of The Stella Collective hopes the food and design at Middle Eastern café Naim will inspire curiosity and help bridge cultural divides.

Red Energy Melbourne

Red Energy Melbourne

Pavilions, hubs, neighbourhoods, precincts and the like are fast becoming a popular staple in the agile workplace diet – but why? In their latest project for Red Energy Melbourne, iconic studio Carr sees the significance of these spaces as allowing users to claw back some personal ownership of their working environment.

Garden State Hotel by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

Garden State Hotel by Techne Architecture + Interior Design

What does it take to redesign a tried and tested model? For centuries, the iconic Australian pub has shaped our country’s communities, quenching the thirsts of millions of Aussies and offering social solace at the end of a long, hard day. This side of the new century, our shifting lifestyles, played out in the concrete jungles of our capital cities, has bred a new brand of beer o’clock. But just how ‘refreshing’ is it?

Harry The Hirer, Melbourne, by SJB Interiors

Harry The Hirer, Melbourne, by SJB Interiors

How are designers problem solving the often opposing needs of the one-size-fits-all space? Harry The Hirer is a solid success story in puzzling together a series of complex needs.