interiors

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...

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...

Playing with glass – London

Mulroy Architects increased the floor space in this family home by 25% with this full house refurbishment in the Muswell Hill, North London. The brief was to maximise available space throughout the property without disturbing the original Victorian bay window at the rear. The concept was to create a courtyard between a rectangular new extension and the...

Inspired by the Blue Mountains

Perched on the edge of a leafy lane at Blue Mountains, NSWm Australia, the linear composition of the Blackheath house presents an abstract facade of timber and steel to the street and creates carefully screened entry, central and rear courtyards to the home.
Designed by Sydney-based practice, Pearson Architecture. The streamlined industrial aesthetic references the corrugated iron of...