Artichoke, March 2018

Artichoke, March 2018


Artichoke issue 62


Artichoke issue 62.
Archive | 7 Mar 2018

Artichoke 62 preview

An introduction to the March 2018 issue.


Artist and florist Lisa Cooper.
People | David Clark | 30 Apr 2019

The butcher’s daughter: Lisa Cooper

The daughter of a butcher and granddaughter of a painter, Lisa Cooper creates extraordinary floral works that are at once beautiful, layered and sublime.


Spotted gum and cedar are used in the reception area, including a signature circular pattern perforated across standout panels of the gum.
Projects | Emily Potter | 6 Feb 2019

Victorian Auditor-General’s Office

Baumgart Clark Architects has created an office environment in Melbourne that exudes gravitas and dignity, but also prioritizes wireless and paperless technology.

The brief required a coworking venue offering a range of different workspaces.
Projects | Peter Davies | 20 Nov 2018

Work smarter: Building No. 2

The sturdy blockwork and steel-framed windows of this mid-century industrial building in Melbourne give little clue to its rich history, but Wolveridge Architects has celebrated its past in a reimagined coworking space.

Education & Training

At the heart of the campus is Building 102, a brutalist structure that contains a timber-lined performance theatre complete with its original stage.
Projects | Rachael Bernstone | 7 Feb 2019

Polished jewel: Curtin Connect

With a university population of more than 58,000 students, Perth’s Curtin University engaged Geyer to overhaul its student services interface, restoring a campus jewel in the process.

More articles

The restaurant’s vaulted tile ceiling is a nod to ornamental Islamic mosque architecture and the Sydney Opera House.
Projects | Gus Dalheimer | 1 Jun 2018

Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera

In the shadow of the world’s tallest tower and concealed within the Dubai Opera performing arts centre, Alexander & Co with Tribe Studio Architects has designed a hidden treasure befitting of a city that does not do things by halves.

Vacation Cafe by Therefore.
Projects | Ella Leoncio | 16 Nov 2018

Grown-up playground: Vacation Cafe

Neighbouring the serious Ernst and Young tower in Melbourne’s CBD, Vacation Cafe designed by Therefore occupies the streetscape like a kid in a rainbow parachute jacket among a sea of suits. It exudes a relaxed playfulness laced with eighties childhood nostalgia.

The long lounge is delineated by a broad tiled ledge. It can be divided into smaller rooms by filmy white curtains.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 5 Feb 2019

Ritual and relaxation: RNA Day Spa

In Brisbane, Cameron & Co has designed a day spa that not only reflects Queensland’s subtropical aesthetic and lifestyle, but also distils the rituals of pampering and relaxation.

 A custom joinery piece takes centrestage at the entry. A curved wall guides guests through to the gym and five treatment rooms are hidden behind it.
Projects | Hannah Wolter | 11 Feb 2019

Body confident: Life Ready

In the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell, Russell and George has designed a physiotherapy studio that challenges the idea of cold medical spaces and aims to speed up the rehabilitation process through colour.