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Austin Maynard Architects adds steel-and-glass extension to brick cottage in Melbourne

January 22, 2021 James Parkes 0
Facade of Union House by Austin Maynard Architects

Playful accents including an indoor slide and a climbing wall fill Union House, a steel-and-glass home with an original Dutch-gabled facade designed by Austin Maynard Architects in Melbourne, Australia. The Dutch-gabled facade is all that remains of the original home in the inner-city suburb of Brunswick, Melbourne, which has been given a steel-and-glass extension. Recycled

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Biasol plays off Wes Anderson’s whimsical style with The Budapest Cafe in Melbourne

January 18, 2021 James Parkes 0
The Budapest Cafe by Biasol

Melbourne-based interior design studio Biasol used earthy hues and stylised architectural motifs to create a destination inspired by Wes Anderson’s symmetry and nostalgic colour palette. The Budapest Cafe in Carlton, Melbourne is Biasol’s second edition of its Wes Anderson-informed concept, following a first location in Chengdu, China, that featured marble surfaces and pale pastel greens.

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Danielle Brustman decorates children’s centre in Melbourne with pastel hues and rainbow murals

January 7, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Interior of Brighton Street Early Learning Centre by Danielle Brustman

Designer Danielle Brustman used pastel colours, marmoleum flooring and playful hand-painted murals to create the interior of the Brighton Street Early Learning Centre in a brutalist building in Melbourne. Each playroom in the concrete building, which was converted by Perkins Architects into a childcare centre, was allocated its own motif, which includes a river, meadow,

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Kengo Kuma designs tessellated Botanical Pavilion as “tridimensional puzzle”

December 19, 2020 Cajsa Carlson 0
Botanical Pavilion, NGV Triennial, by Kengo Kuma and Geoff Nees

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma and Australian artist Geoff Nees have created a tactile, circular pavilion using timber collected from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. Botanical Pavilion slots together like a puzzle without the need for metal supports. Kuma and Nees’s design was commissioned for the NGV Triennial in response to Korean artist Lee Ufan’s 2017 painting named

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Freadman White completes Napier Street apartments in Melbourne

December 14, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Living rooms of Napier Street apartments by Freadman White

Architecture practice Freadman White has created an apartment block in Melbourne’s Fitzroy neighbourhood, finishing its interiors with gleaming brass accents. The Napier Street apartments were designed by Freadman White for property developers Milieu. It is situated directly beside Whitlam Place, another residential block designed by the practice. Whilst Whitlam Place has a green-hued exterior clad

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Edition Office rearranges The Melburnian Apartment around oak wood volumes

October 29, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
The Melburnian Apartment by Edition Office features oak storage volumes

Towering, pale wood volumes hide the functional elements of this apartment in Melbourne, Australia which has been overhauled by local architecture studio Edition Office. The Melburnian Apartment – which is shortlisted in the apartment interior category of this year’s Dezeen Awards – is set within a residential building in the Southbank neighbourhood, overlooking the city’s

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Skybridge crowns Collins Arch skyscraper by Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects

October 18, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
Collins Arch in Melbourne by Woods Baggot and SHoP Architects

Two tapered towers linked by a multi-storey skybridge form Collins Arch, a mixed-use skyscraper by Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects in Melbourne, Australia. Located at a prominent site in the city’s central business district, the 164-metre-high Collins Arch contains apartments, a hotel, offices and public facilities. Its glass-lined arched form was developed from the inside

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Ritz & Ghougassian uses bricks and Australian wood inside Melbourne’s Prior cafe

October 7, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Prior cafe in Melbourne features brick-lined interiors

The rustic materiality of this Melbourne cafe designed by architecture studio Ritz & Ghougassian is meant to reflect the fuss-free dishes on the menu. Prior is situated along the lively high street of Melbourne’s Thornbury suburb, taking over a building that once served as an industrial printing house. When Ritz & Ghougassian were brought on board

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Simon Pole and Annabel Dundas design their own home in Melbourne

August 8, 2020 India Block 0

Design director Simon Pole and graphic designer Annabel Dundas have built their own home, named River House, in Melbourne around their collection of art, sculpture and furniture. Set on the bank of the Yarra River, the house was also designed around outdoor activities for the couple’s children, with a swimming pool, basketball court and boat

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Biasol channels 1980s nostalgia inside Melbourne restaurant Billie Buoy

July 30, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Billie Buoy restaurant in Melbourne designed by Biasol

Design studio Biasol clashed hot pink and midnight blue to form the bold interiors of this 1980s-inspired restaurant in Melbourne, Australia. Billie Buoy occupies a corner plot in Melbourne’s Essendon neighbourhood and has been designed by local studio Biasol as a “1980s character who was radical, hip and a little offbeat”. To capture the mood

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