Marcus Baumgart is a founding partner of Baumgart Clark Architects, based in Melbourne Australia. He is a long-time freelance contributor to Architecture Media magazines, and the author and editor of the blog www.help.design, which explores issues relating to design, the built environment and life.
At Tarrawarra Estate in the Yarra Valley, Kerstin Thompson Architects uses a “spatial negative” as a delicate counterpoint to the two architectural structures this cellar door sits between – one by Graeme Gunn, the other by Allan Powell.
This converted warehouse project responds to increasing housing density with quality spatial thinking. The design of the townhouse insertions respects the original structure’s heritage while adding a new layer of function and detail.
The design of brick-and-mortar stores is an ever-changing process. Skincare company Aesop has used branding, sophisticated e-tailing and the in-store experience to build a formidable brand name.