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New identity for Sydney’s underground retail hub

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GRAY PUKSAND has completed the refurbishment of 52 Martin Place for REST Industry Super and Colliers International. This sees the underground concourse and retail hub in the Sydney CBD revitalised for the first time in 25 years. The concourse connects Martin … Continue reading

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Field House creates delight in its amorphous architecture

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ARCHITECT ROBERT PUKSAND describes Field House as a living sculpture. Externally and internally his home is designed to be seen as an arrangement of planes that appear to float and connect in unexpected ways, to create a field where the … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s historic trams live on in Hawthorn.

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OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE is held on the last weekend in July and offers archilovers and history buffs an opportunity to indulge their curiosity and visit buildings they have admired from afar. For as long as I can remember, the Hawthorn Tram Depot … Continue reading

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Redefining engineering learning environments

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This story first appeared online in ArchDaily in December 2015 and in print in inside INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW, issue #90 March/April 2016. GRAY PUKSAND has completed a $53.3 million multi-level education facility for Deakin University’s School of Engineering at Waurn Ponds in Geelong. … Continue reading

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The Watch Tower by Elizabeth Harrower

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AUSTRALIAN AUTHOR Elizabeth Harrower’s fourth novel The Watch Tower sat on my shelf for months amongst many other novels and non-fiction books waiting to be read. My decision to buy the book may have been influenced by Joan London’s compelling introduction in this 2012 edition. … Continue reading

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Adrift

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    Tectonic plates collide beneath my feet Rattled to the core Unsettled and heady We are set adrift you and I Our destiny unknown It’s dark then light as hours pass Ours is a silent and protracted death Yet you … Continue reading

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Luke Neil talks furniture and adaptive reuse

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This story first appeared in Design Online in August. IT TAKES A KEEN EYE and imagination to see creative potential in large discarded household goods. When it comes to repurposing these items into unique and beautiful pieces of furniture, practical ability … Continue reading

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Majestic Walls creates vibrant 3D wall art

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VANESSA FIEBIG was destined to make her mark as an artist. She grew up in the romantic region of Tuscany, Italy, in a house where you couldn’t see the walls for the artworks that adorned them. Art was her father’s … Continue reading

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Illustrative art of Eddie Botha

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This story first appeared on Design Online in May 2015. EDDIE BOTHA sits at his desk in a large, shared artists’ studio surrounded by multiple artworks in various states of completion. Shelves and crates are stacked high with artists’ media, … Continue reading

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ArtistaStyle comes to Wall Street at Décor + Design, Melbourne.

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This story first appeared on Design Online in April. AUSTRALIAN ARTIST Rebecca Coulter has great admiration for botanical and scientific illustrators who captured the flora and fauna of newly discovered lands long ago. Their meticulously detailed artworks were created for … Continue reading

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