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'Bark Ladies': An exhibition of work by the Yolŋu women of Arnhem Land to open at NGV
Buku is located in a small Aboriginal community called Yirrkala, the place referenced in the exhibition’s title, which is approximately 700 kilometres east of Darwin, the capital of Northern Territory in Australia. According to the staff at Buku, local Yolŋu Law dictates that ‘land’ extends to include the sea, and suggests both dry land and […]
News
26-11-2121
Pascoe Vale Primary School in Melbourne by Kosloff Architecture
Led by co-founders Julian Kosloff and Stephanie Bullock, Kosloff Architecture responded to the brief by creating a generous annexe with a gently curved facade, largely realised in traditional red brick to mirror that of the original structure. Perforated brick detailing adorns its exterior, continuing the framework established by the street-facing windows of the old schoolhouse. […]
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26-11-2121
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Neri&Hu unveils The Chuan Malt Whiskey Distillery in China
Located in the Emeishan region of China’s Sichuan Province, in the country’s south-west, the revered ground upon which The Chuan now sits was a natural source of inspiration for the building’s design. For more than a thousand years, the nearby Mount Emei has persisted as one of the most deeply spiritual places in China, leading […]
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25-11-2121
Fugazzi bar and restaurant in Adelaide by Studio-Gram
The term, derived from the slang word fugazi, roughly meaning ‘fake’, was thrown around in the movie by Mark Hanna, played by Matthew McConaughey, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jordan Belfort. Discussing the reality that nobody really knows whether the stock market is likely to go up, down (or as Hanna says, “sideways or in circles”), […]
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19-11-2121
Cinéma Le Grand Palais in Cahors by Antonio Virga Architects
When designing Cinéma Le Grand Palais, the team from Antonio Virga Architects looked to the existing buildings and their surrounds for inspiration. In particular, a commonality that was shared between each of the structures on-site. “All of the buildings were organised according to a rigorous set of planning rules, in accordance with 19th-century design practices […]
Architecture
21-10-2121
A bunker-like fashion boutique in Japan by Toru Shimokawa
In response to the client’s brief, Shimokawa-san created the Oharasando Building; a bunker-like retail experience that moves away from the typical high-street tenancy where access and sightlines are usually granted directly from the street. The heavy building was dropped down from the bustle of the road, providing a basement level for the men’s fashion offering, […]
Architecture
15-10-2121
Home tour: Tsuruoka House in Tokyo by Kiyoaki Takeda Architects
As an architect who contributes to this alarming trend, Takeda set himself a personal challenge. He was driven to design a home in Tokyo – for humans – that could also support an ecosystem of plants, insects and wildlife. In turn, offsetting his impact on the natural environment and perhaps establishing a blueprint for future residences. […]
Architecture
12-10-2121
Timber and stone form the public shelter by Behark in northern Spain
Herriko Plaza is perhaps the area of greatest public importance in Larrabetzu, predominantly due to its location – a central spot from which the township radiates. The quaint, open-air square sees the coming together of residents and tourists for social, celebratory and recreational activities. But the lack of covered public space in the urban centre […]
Architecture
07-10-2121
'Types of Spaces': A maze of glowing clay bricks by Palma + HANGHAR
Given the name Tipos de Espacio (translating to ‘Types of Spaces’), the temporary exhibit was created by two design offices, Palma from Mexico and Madrid-based HANGHAR, for the duration of Concéntrico – the international architecture and design festival of Logroño. This year marked the seventh edition of Concéntrico in Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, and […]
Design
27-10-2121
Spheres and cylinders: Masquespacio pushes the limits of porcelain in Italy
Roca’s presence in this year’s edition of Cersaie invites visitors “to pause and ‘listen’ to the walls in the space, and get lost in the curves and lines of its perfect geometry,” the designers explain. They add that the guiding inspiration behind the booth is the porcelain material itself – “and the desire to capture […]
Design
01-10-2121
Venus Power collection of rugs by Patricia Urquiola for cc-tapis
Expressed through the metaphor “We all come from Venus”, the message conveyed by Venus Power is equal parts strong, powerful and joyous. “If everyone – men and women – considered and embraced every aspect of themselves, we could add more dimension and colour to the way we approach everyday life,” says Fabrizio Cantoni, CEO of […]
Design
06-09-2121
Daniel Boddam Studio joins Armadillo to showcase nature-inspired furniture and rugs
The Coast installation follows the success of Daniel’s virtual Parisian showroom, launched during the early stages of the pandemic, which prompted the architect-designer to seek out a like-minded partner and showcase his furniture pieces in real time. “The connection with nature resonates with both brands,” Daniel says of his studio’s collaboration with Armadillo. “We each […]
Design
27-08-2121
Step inside Hotel June, the Proper's suave Californian spin-off
With multiple stateside locations, including San Francisco, Downtown Los Angeles and Austin, the Proper hotel group claims to offer a “looser kind of luxury” through its Kelly Wearstler-designed properties, part-owned by her husband Brad Korzen (who is one of three co-founders of the now cult-status brand). There’s even a Proper hotel in Santa Monica, just […]
Interior Design
06-10-2121
Room service: Inside the Ace Hotel Sydney by Flack Studio
News of the hotel arrives as many Australians continue to endure lockdowns, while international travel has been a no-go for almost two years. But as the state of New South Wales now moves swiftly to open its borders, and the city of Sydney prepares to once again unfurl its glittering splendours, overseas tourists won’t be […]
Interior Design
30-09-2121
YSG Studio designed a kitchen inspired by Fantales for Laminex Australia
To me, colour and nostalgia are both wonderful things and each has its place in architecture and design. To be quite honest, I breathe a joyful sigh of relief every time I see an interior swathed in anything other than fifty shades of grey (of all the visuals that book mustered, surely the colour palette […]
Interior Design
23-09-2121
Home tour: Casa R+1 residence in southern Spain by Puntofilipino
The project reflects the “vision of the family lifestyle”, Gema enthuses, adding that the aim of the completed residence was to achieve something which is “timeless and exudes a discreet luxury”. With this in mind, fine examples of classic furniture from France and Italy were playfully juxtaposed with contemporary and custom-made items, achieving the “desired […]
Interior Design
06-09-2121