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“The architecture is the play” at award-winning Bradbury Park Playscape

“The architecture is the play” at award-winning Bradbury Park Playscape

Fresh from a highly successful showing in the Greater Brisbane Regional Architecture Awards, Alcorn Middleton’s genre-hopping project is worth a closer look.

Nature in the Kuala Lumpur sky at Lloyd’s Inn

Nature in the Kuala Lumpur sky at Lloyd’s Inn

Third in the series of boutique hotels under the Lloyd’s Inn brand, Lloyd’s Inn Kuala Lumpur bring the immediacy of nature to the new high-rise hospitality experience in the heart of a bustling city.

Buddhist meditation and bamboo with Vo Trong Nghia

Buddhist meditation and bamboo with Vo Trong Nghia

The Vietnamese architect discusses insatiable construction markets and dwindling urban ecologies. For the latter, he recommends bamboo; for the former, meditation.

Dining in the wilderness with Pig Design

Dining in the wilderness with Pig Design

With a material palette limited to stone, exposed aggregate, recycled wood board, metal and paint, there is a poetic simplicity to Pig Design’s realisation of Wild Back that ties it succinctly to nature.

TAG Espresso flagship cafe by Kaizen Architecture fuses nature and nostalgia

TAG Espresso flagship cafe by Kaizen Architecture fuses nature and nostalgia

At TAG Espresso’s latest cafe, Kaizen Architecture has combined plywood, concrete and aluminium to create a stylish yet welcoming environment for coffee lovers.

Landmark South enhances employee interaction and connection to nature

Landmark South enhances employee interaction and connection to nature

Located on the outskirts of Hong Kong, Landmark South designed by Bean Buro matches environmental focus with a design that is intended to foster communication, collaboration, and employee wellbeing.

BVN is right at home in its classic Queenslander studio, complete with open-air verandah

BVN is right at home in its classic Queenslander studio, complete with open-air verandah

Taking the ‘buildings that breath’ guidelines to the natural next step, BVN has designed its new studio in Brisbane to welcome and embrace nature, while acknowledging place and connection to Country.

LOAM cafe&bar: From art exhibition space to a coffee shop and bar

LOAM cafe&bar: From art exhibition space to a coffee shop and bar

Delve into a transformative journey from a porcelain house in the heart of the West Bund, Shanghai, to LOAM cafe&bar. Designers STUDIO8 have cultivated a blend of openness and privacy while paying homage to the original structure and its surroundings.

The green oasis amidst the urban jungle of Shanghai: LOAM cafe&bar

The green oasis amidst the urban jungle of Shanghai: LOAM cafe&bar

Delve into a transformative journey from a porcelain house in the heart of the West Bund, Shanghai, to LOAM cafe&bar. STUDIO8 has cultivated a blend of openness and privacy while paying homage to the original structure and its surroundings.

‘I want to allow nature to design the building’: Interview with Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

‘I want to allow nature to design the building’: Interview with Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP

Hiroshi Nakamura is doing some of the most interesting work on the contemporary Japanese architectural scene. From residential to retail and urban to rural, his practice is one to keep an eye on for observers in Australia and elsewhere. Timothy Alouani-Roby visited the Tokyo studio to find out more.

Splinter Society brings luxury to the edge of the lagoon at Metung Hot Springs

Splinter Society brings luxury to the edge of the lagoon at Metung Hot Springs

Sitting lightly in the landscape overlooking the Gippsland lakes, about half way along the eastern coast of Victoria, Metung Hot Springs takes full advantage of the unique geographical connection between the mountains and sea at the confluence of three alpine rivers.

Cabin designs that immerse you in nature

Cabin designs that immerse you in nature

Weaving through Victoria’s Grampians (Gariwerd) wilderness is this series of hiking camps and cabins that blend with the pristine natural beauty around them.