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Journey of refinement – Melbourne

400 Gradi is an Italian restaurant located in East Brunswick, Melbourne. It features an interior inspired by the rustic Italian heritage of the food and the venue, featuring terrazzo surfaces and concrete render textures. Dean Dyson Architects reimagined this existing industrial heritage interior into a modern version of refined rustic, creating and capturing the owner's passion for...

Meet the new Grande Max

We’ve all heard the saying, “Italians do it better,” which rings true when it comes to Italian made Porcelain slab/tiles. The new Grande Max range is made from porcelain which is formed from a combination of clay, kaolin, feldspar, silica and quartz. Occasionally mixed with other fusible materials to give different visual effects. Together they form a body of white clay. This is...

The tea house – Adelaide

The tea house was conceived as a gathering place, a place to share and come together in and spend quiet time with each other, away from the distractions of modern life.
In 2017 architect Paul Cooksey from Northern Edge Studios was chatting to his good friends about their plans to renovate their lean-to kitchen of their bungalow home...

Bloom Adelaide

Bloom is a cafe and function space located near the river banks of the Karrawirra Parri / River Torrens in the Adelaide suburb of Thebarton. Tucked in behind the old West End Brewery, the space is layered, full of light and embraces its natural surrounds. Though the client took on a 10-year lease, Sans-Arc Studio wanted to...

The Standard hotel – Melbourne

Created in 1999, The Standard hotels are known for their taste-making clientele, their pioneering design, and their unrelenting un-standard-ness. With 7 hotels in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, most recently London and the Maldives, the goal of every Standard project—be it a hotel, a rooftop discothèque, or a magazine—is to defy conventions, up the aesthetic stakes, and...

The Adelaide Project – Toronto

The Adelaide Project is a first-of-its-kind collaborative lighting studio, demonstration centre and workspace for TPL Lighting. Located in the intimate setting of an elegant heritage home in Toronto’s vibrant King West neighbourhood, The Adelaide Project seeks to create an intimate approach to experiencing and learning about today’s most innovative lighting solutions.
While The Adelaide Project is, at its core, a collaborative presentation center and...

Fitzroy House – deceptively spacious

This renovation and extension to a narrow single fronted terrace house was the beginning of a family’s unconventional move from suburbia to inner city Fitzroy. Mitsuori Architects clients sought to create an edgy yet comfortable urban home for themselves and their two grown up children.
The challenge was to transform a compact terrace house into a functioning family...

Cannabis retreat-inspired dispensary

SeaWeed is a retreat-inspired dispensary that embraces the restorative powers of cannabis. In its various forms -flowers, edibles, vapors- cannabis connects us to healthy rituals that keep mind and body energized and balanced. To visit SeaWeed is to be transported to a destination where your comfort and well-being is our highest concern.
Designed by MAAM, the flagship store...

Environmentally resilient – United States

Toro Canyon Residence is located on a 10-acre site in Montecito , United States, which is approached via a narrow, tree covered drive, ending at a small clearing with views of the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The residence is sited on axis with the canyon and views beyond. The building presents three one story, wedge shaped volumes; a carport /service volume to...

Created from coastal sand – Mexico

Located in front of the Pacific Coast and immersed in the landscape of La Barra de Colotepec, Mexico,in the state of Oaxaca and designed by the Mexican architect Alberto Kalach, Cassa Sforza hotel develops from the idea of being aware of the environment, the contemplation and respect for the environment where the delta of the Colotepec river...

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