The same blue-sky thinking that underpins Woodside’s energy exploration, development delivery and supply business set the tone for its new global HQ in Perth, designed by Cox Architects and Unispace.
How, as adults, do you design a hospital from a child’s perspective? That was the challenge given to the team behind Perth Children’s Hospital: JCY Architects and Urban Designers, Cox Architecture and Billard Leece Partnership (BLP), with HKS Inc.
An owner-occupier client with a program more diverse than most and a need for information sharing in a constantly evolving sector – led to an uplifting and pragmatic design outcome that supports healthcare professionals to ‘walk the walk.’
We came out in droves for Orgatec 2018 – the year that Australians dominated the German commercial furniture fair quite unlike ever before.
The rise of ‘softer’ workplace designs and blurred typologies leaves an opening for a new kind of materiality. We take a look at how this area is being explored at Orgatec 2018. Hint: it’s about the convergence of technology and materials.
The new Parliament Square development symbolises the current rejuvenation of Hobart and the Salamanca Building is the key.
Dance for Life is a rare opportunity for the architecture and design community to really let its hair down and party – all for a good cause. 2018’s dance celebration was no exception.
Instyle has teamed up with Derlot’s Alexander Lotersztain to launch two new acoustic products, Intersect and Float – both in Instyle’s intelligent Ecoustic collection of acoustic environmental products.
Capturing the refined exuberance of an expertly poured glass of bubbly, Foolscap Studio’s sumptuously reimagined Domaine Chandon winery brings renewed effervescence to a well-loved Yarra Valley destination.
The National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Brisbane Headquarters, NAB Place, designed by global architecture firm, Woods Bagot, sets a new benchmark in collaborative workplace environments.
Sometimes the most highly evolved designs are incomplete. When conceptualising the new Suncorp headquarters in Sydney, the interiors team at Geyer worked to the idea of ‘designing to 80%’. The result is a radical take on the oft-used idea of workplace flexibility. While the building caters to the needs of its residents in the present, it comprehensively avoids dictating what these needs will be in the future.
When builder/developer Mirvac decided half-way through the development process for the EY Centre at 200 George Street, Sydney to move their headquarters into six levels of the building, it was a vote of confidence in their own project.
Biggie Smalls’ new Windsor restaurant blends street art and hip-hop influences with an elegant New York City diner aesthetic.
Place-specific design is so very de rigueur. But beyond the obvious, how is place-driven design being strategically integrated across both macro and micro aspect of a mega development? This was Terry Snow’s objective for his best-in-class Willinga Park Equestrian Centre – and Cox Architecture have delivered.
Dance For Life (DFL) supports ReachOut, a platform for youth dealing with mental health issues. With current statistics stating that up to one in five Australians experience symptoms of mental illness, it is something that many in the design community, and the wider community, come into contact with.
After a 4-year hiatus, Dance For Life returned to the design community in March this year. Next year, it’s back again at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney’s Circular Quay — promising to be bigger and better than ever.
Instyle’s stunning acoustic range has been expanded with Blade, a tile and panel range that adds a new dimension and aesthetic to a space.
Design that reflects its local environment is a huge focus for practising architects and designers, and Sydney’s Barangaroo development is a hotbed for this kind of thinking. Gilbert + Tobin’s new Barangaroo workplace, designed by Woods Bagot, draws inspiration from the rich history and landscape of the site, while nestling nicely into Sydney’s new commercial identity.
What defines the luxury resort of 2017? As the goalposts of modern travel continue to shift, Mim Design offers up a vision of post-millenium luxe with the news Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas. Welcome to resort living 2.0. Determined to balance the exoticism of 1980s glamour with time-honoured contemporary design, Mim Design lobbied for elements of the original hotel to be preserved and even reinstated.
Instyle has introduced a new aesthetic to its intelligent acoustic panel range with the launch of the Axis and Opus prints.
How does the world’s most influential auditing firm self-audit? Designed by Geyer, the new Deloitte Head Quarters in Perth is a stellar case study for self-analysis and designing for the (sometimes opposing) needs of many in a single space.
Workplaces are no longer just singular production hubs, but company showrooms used by and with clients. Designed by Davenport Campbell, the new KPMG headquaters in Barangaroo transforms the brave new world of agile working into a workplace to call home.
Charming and cute, we outline all the FF&E specified in Samantha Eades’ Staple Cafe in St Kilda.
Whether a brief is abstract, detailed, or, as in the case of this project, non-existent, understanding the client and designing to their needs is always a recipe for success.
The success of any restaurant is judged on that unique combination of food, service and fit-out. But just as important are the bathrooms which, in the case of Hawker Hall, actively contribute to the socially energised atmosphere.
How might the agile working model influence the design of education spaces? University of Sydney’s new state-of-the-art Business School presents an interesting experiment.
Siren Design’s quirky and inventive design for Lonely Planet’s new iconic headquarters in Melbourne, is a veritable ‘world on a shoestring’. Let the interactive brand journey begin!
Ecoustic Veneer is a new award-winning acoustic modular system with a timber aesthetic designed to minimise noise in modern interiors, letting you indulge in a little peace, quiet, and style.
In 2017, Instyle is celebrating 30 years of trend setting fabric design. We were lucky enough to sit down with founder Michael Fitzsimons to talk about the past and future of the great brand.
Ecoustic Veneer is a new, award-winning acoustic modular system with a timber aesthetic, designed to minimise noise in modern offices.
Elmosoft, the renowned leather available from Instyle, has received a new colour range courtesy of British designer Georgina Wright.
The latest release from Instyle is a luxurious collection that embraces the past, reinterpreting traditional arts and techniques for the modern day.
Instyle’s soon to be released Atelier fabric collection is beautiful, soft and luxurious velvet.
Instyle has released new fabrics in its Feel and Tonic upholstery ranges that feature fresh new colours inspired by a mid-century aesthetic.
Instyle has released two new print designs to their Ecoustic® range, a sophisticated and innovative collection of panel, screen and tile products designed to provide superior sound absorption and superior pinability.
The new Muse, Cocoon and Tailor fabrics from Instyle celebrate fine craftsmanship and the art of making.
British-born and Hong Kong-based designer Michael Young has released a range of three new exciting textiles, available locally through Instyle