interior design

Part 2 – Dulux Colour Awards finalists!

Part 2 our feature story of this years finalists for Dulux Colour Awards, we'll be previewing some hospitality and commercial Interiors that have been recently announced following a record-breaking entries from Australian and New Zealand design professionals. After viewing the finalists there seems to be many common shades across residential, however the commercial and hospitality sector seems to be fabulously adventurous! The judging panel will select...

The Cuckoo House

The Cuckoo House is a house for a family of 4 combined with a coffee shop located in Da Nang, Vietnam. Built from local clay bricks the house is reminiscent of the shape of a Cuckoo Clock. Designed by Tropical Space the house contains 4 blocks which are all interconnected, each block is place on another rectangular block with the...

The Long House – Victoria

Nestled atop the Great Dividing Range 100km north of Melbourne, Australia in Trentham, a slow-paced country town is the Long House which is a delicately balanced moment between old-fashioned simplicity and the conveniences of contemporary life. Located within a recent semi-rural development on the periphery of the town, the project brief was to design an energy efficient, low maintenance single dwelling on a large, north-facing...

Purist Escape

"Island Friends”is located near a reservoir in the suburban area of Wuhan, China on a small peninsula, off the beaten track surrounded by pristine scenery and tranquil waters. Designed by Advanced Architecture Lab[AaL] + WIKI the project is an exploration of community-based natural life. The intention of the project is with the minimal existence of the buildings to make the occupants closer and deeper...

2019 DULUX Residential Interiors finalists

This years finalists for Dulux Colour Awards, Residential Interiors have been announced following a record-breaking entries from Australian and New Zealand design professionals. After viewing the finalists there seems to be many shades of blue and greens that are dominating this sector, from azure through to dark navy – seen in cabinetry, trims through to feature walls. Meanwhile, greens ranging from soft sage to emerald...

Hand-crafted and sleek

Pompen & Verlouw is a new, all-day restaurant located in Den Bosch, a picturesque Dutch town in the south, that takes its name from the 1930s garage that used to occupy the spot. Inspired by the building’s past incarnation as a garage back in the days when cars were still a product of both industrialization and craftsmanship, Amsterdam-based...

Sensitive Australian beach house

Red Rock Beach House is carefully nestled into its' natural coastal landscape. Significant trees have been mapped and take precedence, with components of the building footprint located sensitively in between the primary Moreton Bay Ash and Banksia trees throughout the site. Designed by Bark Design Architects the house celebrates its natural, coastal setting, the house provides its occupants with an inextricable link...

Superficial @ NGV Melbourne Design Week

Part of NGV Melbourne Design Week is Superficial. When everyday and familiar objects are presented differently, it make us look beyond their functional value. The exhibition Superficial highlights how our perception of objects sometimes is only skin deep and how easily we can be tricked and our expectations can be challenged. Through new works by Melbourne-based designers Yan Huang, Manuel Canestrini and Colin Whitehead, it...

Sydney Harbour Dream Home

A play of geography, geometry, and light, the Crescent House is an undulating sculpture that weaves through lush, coastal gardens with enchanting views across Sydney Harbour. The clients had long awaited to build their dream home for their young family. They chose the Vaucluse site for the northern aspect, panoramic vistas and direct access to Sydney Harbour foreshore. Designed by Matthew...