Artichoke, September 2010

Artichoke, September 2010


Enjoy Australia’s most respected coverage of interior architecture, design, objects, people and products.


Made of: New materials sourcebook for architecture and design.
Discussion | Melanie Joosten | 26 May 2011

Made Of: New materials sourcebook

This book reminds you that no matter how cutting-edge you might be, there is always something sharper just around the corner.

Urban Interventions: Personal projects in public spaces.
Discussion | Melanie Joosten | 26 May 2011

Urban Interventions

The joy exhibited in the project depicted on the cover of this book pervades the entire volume. A swing dangles from the outstretched arm of …


Brother Baba Budan cafe in Melbourne.
Discussion | Cathy Smith | 1 Sep 2010

Essay: Corners & Ceilings

With small spaces on the increase, Cathy Smith writes on confounding expectations of the interior.

Wittner store, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne.
Report | Mark Scruby | 1 Sep 2010

Wittner store

Far from the bland and boxy, Studio Ginger has created a detached haven from the bustle of the megaplex.

Caravaggio pendant light for Light Years.
People | Penny Craswell | 1 Sep 2010

Profile: Cecilie Manz

Danish furniture designer Cecilie Manz has a gift for reducing furniture to one simple idea, illustrating a less-is-more approach.

The long space is split into several smaller dining zones.
Projects | Melanie Joosten | 1 Sep 2010


Edgy and eclectic, the design of this new cafe by Rothe Lowman reflects the dynamism of St Kilda, Melbourne.

Facade Artwork : 10 Transforming Youths by Philip Brophy, 2009
Report | Hélène Frichot | 1 Sep 2010

Signal Youth Arts Studio

A derelict railway signal box is reborn thanks to City of Melbourne architects.

David walley in the yellow diva studio and showroom in melbourne.
People | Esther Anatolitis | 1 Sep 2010

Profile: David Walley

Yellow Diva designer David Walley’s approach to product design is inspired by the narrative of human movement.

Bright blue and green against white and raw MDF sets an upbeat tone.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 1 Sep 2010

Movement Solutions

Coop Creative’s interior for this paediatric physiotherapy practice achieves functional vibrancy within a small space.

Setu chair.
Discussion | Peter King | 1 Sep 2010

Profile: Setu chair

Designed by Studio 7.5, Setu is a chair that instantly adapts to the shape of your body.


The outdoor deck dining features reclaimed timber benches.
Projects | Elana Castle | 1 Sep 2010


Sydney’s funkiest new eatery boasts a grunge aesthetic, character lighting and an environmentally conscious ethos.

The three levels have long and narrow floorplates.


Hassell has created a retail environment for Zenith Interiors that’s full of life.

The new built zones were designed as independent shade pavilions and determined by the natural flow of light.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 1 Sep 2010

Environmental Protection Authority

Woods Bagot’s new design of the Victorian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) manages to make efficiency homely.

A chilled rock in the freestanding viewing pavilion passes under the glass, coaxing the resident panda closer to the audience.
Projects | Rachel Hurst | 1 Sep 2010

Giant Panda Bamboo Forest - Adelaide Zoo

Balancing research with revenue, the new giant panda enclosure at Adelaide Zoo by Hassell is serene and highly functional.

Hotel bedrooms are moody and contemporary with individually selected touches.
Projects | Penny Craswell | 1 Jun 2011

Crown Metropol

Bates Smart has made the biggest hotel in the Southern Hemisphere look boutique.

The 1960s concrete blockwork building is a standalone edifice.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 1 Sep 2010


An industrial building becomes a work space for a range of creatives, from photographers to graphic designers, architects and writers, thanks to Ark Atelier in Brisbane.

A Day in the Life

Drawing of Narbethong Community Hall which is being rebuilt after it was destroyed by fires.
People | 1 Sep 2010

A Day in the Life: Ninotschka Titchkosky

What makes a design studio tick? We ask Ninotschka Titchkosky of BVN Architecture’s Melbourne office.

More articles

Addicted to Architecture.
Discussion | Peter Davies | 26 May 2011

Addicted to Architecture

This book charts the wide ranging work of South Australian architect Robert Dixon, in particular his beautiful houses.

An original ceiling fresco was preserved on the first level.
Projects | 1 Sep 2010

Stella McCartney, Milan

The Stella McCartney flagship store in Milan forms a simple white box embellished with some key creative features.

Trees from floor to ceiling in a forest room.
Projects | 1 Sep 2010

Maison Moschino

Contemporary merges with fantasy in the hottest design hotel in Milan, opened just weeks before the 2010 Milan Furniture Fair.