architecture

Miss Wong Montreal

Occupying a former nightclub in Laval, a Québécois city next to Montreal, the alluring Miss Wong is a new Asian brasserie inspired by the urban exoticism of Far East Asia. Named after the famed 1920s and 30s Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong, the restaurant was designed by Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkind Architecture & design (MRDK) as a reflection of the...

Shadow House Australia

The existing dwelling, titled “O’Brian house,” is an Art Deco house created in 1938 for John Patrick O’Brian, a librarian. The property is significant due to the highly distinctive gabled and hipped roof, as expressed by unusual brick window hood details and the curved entry porch formed all set on a corner site. The owners required more usable space, light, better relationship to the outside,...

Hecker Guthrie awarded Rigg Design Prize

Melbourne design practice Hecker Guthrie has been awarded the prestigious Rigg Design Prize, the highest accolade for Australian contemporary design. The $30,000 triennial prize was announced last night at the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Rigg Design Prize 2018 exhibition, which features bespoke, purpose-built interior rooms by ten shortlisted Australian interior designers. It is the first major presentation of contemporary interior design in the...

Japanese sensibility

Occupying a prominent corner spot in Westmount, an upscale neighbourhood in Montréal, Canada, that combines grey stone mansions and quaint townhouses with chic boutiques and spacious parks, RYU Japanese sushi bar opened its doors. Designed by Montréal-based studio Ménard Dworkind Architecture & design with an emphasis on natural materials and hand-crafted furnishings, RYÙ is a contemporary urban eatery underpinned by a...

The Screen House Camberwell

This project is for modest yet highly detailed alterations and additions to an existing detached weatherboard Edwardian residence with a rear Western aspect in the leafy Melbourne suburb, Camberwell, Vic. As well as the living area additions, the brief called for the upgrading of existing bath rooms, wardrobes, improved floor plan, a swimming pool, and landscaping. The design solution focused on the interaction...

re-invigorate life Brisbane

Recently awarded a Commendation at the 2018 Houses Magazine Awards and we can clearly see why! This project re-invigorates the life of an existing Queenslander cottage in inner-city Paddington, a new extension is carefully designed to lessen the issues of a steep site and overlooking neighbours, creating platforms and private courtyards. Designed by Hogg & Lamb Internal and external spaces interlock,...

a slower pace – Brisbane

Inspired by architecture with respect for the past, the added structures at Gibbon Street, New Farm - Brisbane, were imagined as a series of relic-like garden walls repurposed to accommodate a living environment. The philosophy in this concept designed by Cavill Architects is the suspension of time, a wild experience, distinguished from the regularity of the modern built environment. Beginning at the front,...

hypnotic family home

In a departure from the conventional a 5-person family was moving from a suburban house to an old town apartment. The family who believe that home is inhabited by people, stories and experiences, and not by things. Thus, their key objective was to live in a ‘minimalist’ fashion – in terms of style as well as in terms of the amount of material things. The brief...