Melbourne articles

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Retail Trends 2019: The Post-Screen Premium

While e-commerce will always be king, online businesses are discovering that there are aspects of brand building that are impossible to achieve without a physical footprint.

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How to encourage conversation in a workspace? Build intelligently

Melbourne – Australian architecture firm Studio Tate designed Our Community House, a co-working space that uses intelligent planning to bring together different employees. 

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Openings: Hospitality hotspots in Santa Monica, Shenzhen, South Africa and beyond

Our latest Openings list includes a variety of hospitality spaces designed with cross-cultural references in mind.

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Why a Melbourne lifestyle concept store is supposed to look better offline

Melbourne – Inspired by Syrian art and architecture, The Stella Collective designed homewares shop and café Zoobibi to help shoppers digitally disconnect.

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Yes, we swear: this warm and sculpted space is actually a secondary school

Melbourne – Using (shock!) inexpensive cardboard tubes, Branch Studio Architects managed to create an elegant and humane update for a secondary school in Australia. 

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Covet luxury eyewear? This Melbourne optical studio indicates the industry’s global staying power

Melbourne – Vision Studio by Studio Edwards is an example of the fashion industry’s spatial impact on the luxury eyewear market.

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In Melbourne, shopping for archival fashion makes the digital physical

Melbourne – Dot Comme Collection invited Sibling Architecture to design a space that merged physical retail, digital display and the archive.

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In Melbourne, terrace house King Bill gives back to the community

Melbourne, Australia – A residential renovation by Austin Maynard Architects focused on sharing its garden spaces with the neighbours.

Photo John Gollings
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OMA makes a big statement with one of its smallest projects

MELBOURNE, Australia – OMA designs the MPavilion as well as its cultural programme as part of its ‘bridging’ strategy into the Australian architecture and design landscape.

Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold
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Mark A-to-Z: G is for Gold

There's a distinct possibility that this shiny, metallic gesture isn't used often enough within architecture, so as a special treat, we bring you five projects that make magpies of us all.

Makris House by Kavellaris Urban Design. Photos Billy Kavellaris
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KUD designs a contemporary house as a 'conversation of dualities'

MELBOURNE – Victoria is geographically the smallest state in Australia; it is also the most densely populated and this is creating a shift in its architectural language.

Chalres House by Austin Maynard Architects. Photos Peter Bennetts
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Light pervades the moody spaces in Austin Maynard Architects' house of contrasts

MELBOURNE – A luscious and dynamic garden brings Charles House to life. The house itself was realised a little over a year ago but it is only now that the landscaping is finalised.