Artichoke, September 2014

Artichoke, September 2014


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


Prix Fixe by Fiona Lynch.
Archive | Cassie Hansen | 4 Sep 2014

Artichoke 48 preview

An introduction to the September 2014 issue.


A bulging wall of tall, black columns surrounds the Mandala Room.
Projects | Brett Seakins | 12 Jan 2015

Under the dome: La Trobe Chancellery

DesignInc’s refurbishment of La Trobe University’s chancellery features a dramatic boardroom beneath the building’s original dome.

Hovering above the dining room (and seen here reflected in the bronze mirror), the exposed services and ceiling were painted in apricot.
Projects | Linda Cheng | 27 Nov 2014

Dining with drama: Prix Fixe

Designed by Fiona Lynch, Melbourne restaurant Prix Fixe merges metallics, marble and concrete to create an interior with a sense of theatre.

The willoughby incinerator, designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Nicholls, has had many lives but now lives on as a cafe and art space.
Projects | David Welsh | 10 Nov 2014

The Incinerator

Acme&Co has transformed the dormant Willoughby Incinerator in Sydney’s north into the vibrant The Incinerator cafe.

The entry door hints at the stripped-back and simple interiors within.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 17 Nov 2014

Blonde Venus

Blonde Venus in Brisbane, designed by Richards & Spence, is stamped with the fashion-forward personality of its owner.

An indoor landscape unfolds beneath the pitched roofs and steel trusses of the warehouse.
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 18 Dec 2014

Imagination at play: Camperdown Childcare

A childcare centre that is all about learning through play – a philosophy that not only applies to the youngsters but also informed the design process.

Like a book, the Pamela Coyne Library has been arranged as a sequence of chapters, each marking a transition to the next element of the architectural story.
Projects | Sarah Backhouse | 27 Jan 2015

A novel approach: Pamela Coyne Library

Arranged as a sequence of chapters, this exciting yet homey high school library that encourages students to settle in with a good book.

The lecture theatre has a hemicycle plan, which allows seating and sight lines to encourage a high level of physical interaction and visual connection.
Projects | Philip Goad | 13 Jan 2015

Enlightened learning: William Macmahon Ball Theatre

Designed by Architectus, this lecture theatre at the University of Melbourne has the exquisite quality of natural light.

MUSE provides students with a range of spaces that can be used for group learning or individual contemplation.
Projects | Olivia Hyde | 12 Dec 2014

Agitated space: MUSE

Woods Bagot use evocative and angular spaces to provoke creativity within the student hub at Macquarie University.


Profile: Foolscap Studio
People | Cassie Hansen | 29 Nov 2014

Profile: Foolscap Studio

The projects created by emerging practice Foolscap Studio are functional and detailed, with a playful edge.

More articles

The Bunker houses two companies on the upper level. On entering the building company's side of the office, visitors are greeted with a palette of concrete and plywood.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 1 Dec 2014

Blackwood Street Bunker

Dubbed ‘The Bunker,’ this shared workplace gives new purpose to a building “only an architect could love.”

Science and Engineering Centre, Queensland University of Technology by Wilson Architects and Donovan Hill.
Discussion | Hamilton Wilson | 2 Dec 2014

The future of education design

How can education design meet the challenges of a technology-rich, highly connected world? Wilson Architects education specialist and managing director Hamilton Wilson shares his insights.