interiors

Australian Interior Design Awards – 2019 Winners

A genuinely clever concept with a daring aesthetic that’s memorable, hair salon USFIN by George Livissianis, has been presented with the 2019 Premier Award at the Australian Interior Design Awards (AIDA). The way George Livissianis’ USFIN has reinvented the standard hair salon and given considerable thought to the customer experience and employee satisfaction was a key factor in it being...

PURO Lodz hotel

The recently opened PURO Lodz hotel located in the Polish city of Lodz is best known for being the centre of the country’s textile industry is the latest venture by design-led hospitality brand PURO Hotels, aims at showcasing this little known aspect, most notably through its own in-house cinema, which hosts weekly movie nights, and a comprehensive collection of artworks by local creatives displayed throughout...

Interlinked beach house – Point Lonsdale

The Point Lonsdale House is a linear-formed beach-house composed of four interlinked pavilions, each defined by its own vaulted roof. The house is shaped to allow the living spaces to engage with the long garden. Each of the pavilion forms is divided by a series of private courtyard gardens and sheltered decks, which provides the house with a complex relationship to a number of external...

Family heirlooms & mid-century gems – Texas

Ridgeview House is nestled within a grove of heritage live oak trees on a 3/4 acre lot in the Barton Hills neighbourhood of Austin, TX. The wooded, hilly neighbourhood was subdivided in the fifties and is populated with ranch-style houses clad in rugged limestone veneers. The clients wanted to build a house that respected the mid-century character of the neighborhood,...

BERTAZZONI OPENS IN MELBOURNE

One of Italy’s most successful family businesses, Bertazzoni has chosen Melbourne as the city to launch its first Australian cooking appliances showroom. Family members, Nicola and Valentina Bertazzoni flew into Melbourne to host the official launch party. The showroom located at 325 Clarendon Street South Melbourne has been designed to reflect the brand’s values of elegance and simplicity with a key...

Curves and Light – Sydney

The transformation of this Sydney terrace has a lot to do with light. The house was laid out in a traditional Victorian format with characteristically dark front rooms. A skylight now spans the length of the kitchen, and the formal rooms open onto the airy new combined living space. A double height light reveal floods the dining room and boys’ room above with additional light. The...

Embellishment of craftsmanship – Melbourne

Wolveridge Architects were engaged twice to design this Ascot Vale home, firstly as a conventional two-story ‘box’ type structure. However, once handed over to the client, a heritage overlay was introduced which forced the clients to undertake a stressful re-design which was then decided by a local tribunal. With the assistance of a heritage consultant and under instructions to provide minimal change to the floor...

Burleigh Pavilion – Gold Coast

Conceived as a quintessential Australian beach pavilion structure the Burleigh Pavilion is the refurbishment and partial construction of the iconic ocean facing building and swimming pool at Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast. Across 1200 sq m, the venue is divided into three spaces: ‘The Pavilion’, ‘Beach Bar’ and ‘The Tropic’ restaurant. Robust, sun-drenched and faded it is the next genesis in the story of Burleigh Heads. Alexander...

Extruded House Sydney

The brief for Extruded House was full of common needs such as more living space, an extra bedroom, a nicer master suite, better connection to the exterior zone, somewhere to work from, etc. The magic happened when the clients embraced their own journey and accepted that in simplicity, they would find their most exceptional outcome. The brief made mention of two other important design clues: 1)respecting...

The translucent hotel

Little Shelter is located in Chiang Mai where the local architecture is characterised by wooden structures with shingle pitched roofs.  The hotel roof pays homage to the local architecture has a little reinterpretation with an asymmetrical form blending naturally with the surrounding tree top silhouette.  The design continues the local architectural character through the use of the predominant traditional material – wooden shingles.  Small units...