Saltwater Community Centre by Croxon Ramsay

1 Aug, 2016

Wyndham City Council’s Saltwater Community Centre, winner of the Melbourne Prize and Sustainable Architecture Award at the Victorian AIA awards and located in Point Cook, is in many ways a ‘pilot case’ for the council and the municipality, departing from the prototypical community centres recently deployed to fledgling communities on…

Black & White House

26 May, 2016

It’s not often that a client approaches an architect after they have chosen their cabinet maker. But in this case, the owners, a family of four including two horticulturalists, wanted to build the project themselves and selecting Cantilever Interiors as the kitchen manufacturer was the first piece to lock in. Having…

The New Day

20 Apr, 2016

This new project by Derlot, Morning After cafe, in Brisbane’s West End, is as fresh as. The design team, under the art direction of Alexander Loterzstain and Head of Interiors Pamela Georgeson, applied their signature holistic approach to the job, incorporating both their existing Derlot Editions furniture pieces as well as specially designed elements such as…

Light Work x 2

6 Apr, 2016

A joint project between two Brisbane practices has resulted in a sweet office fit-out with carefully considered design. Lachlan Neilsen from Neilsen Workshop and Morgan Jenkins from Morgan Jenkins Architecture are not only mates but have similar ideas about their work. They collaborated on the design for this North Lakes office warehouse fit-out and built it….

Dresden Mobile

1 Mar, 2016

Dresden Mobile is coming to a street near you. Dresden is a new eyewear company that is set to revolutionise eyewear making it affordable, fun and sustainable. Dresden mobile is a transportable workshop that will allow Dresden to revolutionise commerce by taking the product to the people. Dresden mobile will be touring…

Winning Collaborations

24 Feb, 2016

The team behind SPUD in the UK have recently developed some exciting collaborations between artists, designers and the community to deliver two engaging projects. With a brief to design a temporary place to live and work while studying the ‘littoral’- the watery edge of the Beaulieu River in Exbury, artist Stephen Turner (the…

Watch Out

6 Jan, 2016

For such a small project, Mark Richardson and Studiobird really pack a punch with their security “Hydronaut” at Monash University’s Caulfield campus. Addressing “security challenges” the demountable structure takes up five parking bays to house security staff and gives them a perfect position to watch out for trouble brewing. With a brief including semi-permanence and waste…

A Fine Romance

28 Dec, 2015

The Jane, a sweet 46 foot cruiser is as beautiful inside as out, thanks to the very personal involvement of designer Rodney Egglestone of March Studios. The sun is caressing the horizon, the sea turning silvery grey as I hurry up St Kilda pier. Usually dotted with people, tonight the pier is emptying as…

Up Lights

18 Dec, 2015

One of the most successful and inspiring design projects we have seen is the “PET Lamp” project designed by awesome Spanish designer Alvaro Catalán de Ocón in response to an invitation by the country of Colombia to be a part of a project focused on the reuse of these bottles which were suffocating the Colombian Amazon. The…

New Digs

17 Dec, 2015

A new cafe, Denis the Menace, in Melbourne’s Cremorne, is the third for seasoned proprietor Adam Wilkinson. He engaged Simon Cookes of Duckbuild to prove that “every bit counts when it comes to sustainability”. Natural light from the warehouse ceiling ensures herbs and fruit trees will be happy, as will the 12,000 worms munching on coffee grounds…