Artichoke, September 2018

Artichoke, September 2018


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


Artichoke issue 64.
Preview | 3 Sep 2018

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An introduction to the September 2018 issue.


Once a tired part of Canberra Centre, Monaro Mall’s two refurnished levels have been invigorated and include the new Beauty Arcade.
Projects | Eugenie Keefer Bell | 31 Oct 2018

Material culture: Canberra Centre

London-based architecture firm Universal Design Studio with Mather Architecture has restored and redeveloped the historic Canberra Centre into a sophisticated urban retail precinct.

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The space is layered with texture and detail, from the speckled terrazzo horseshoe-shaped bar to the tassels on the stools and the monochrome patterned floor.
Projects | Hayley Curnow | 4 Feb 2019

A French affair: Bouzy

In Melbourne’s prestigious suburb of Armadale, Jason M. Jones and Brahman Perera have created a Parisian-inspired wine bar that is about “making a special occasion of every day.”

The restaurant's interior takes cues from Tokyo Metro stations and train carriages.
Projects | Rebecca Gross | 21 Jan 2019

Time traveller: Susuru

Designed by Prevalent, the futuristic interior of this restaurant in Newcastle enlivens the 1900s building it inhabits.

On the ground floor, House Bar features a patinaed copper bar at the rear of the space and seating with views to the harbour.
Projects | David Welsh | 25 Jan 2019

‘Sophisticated treehouse’: Barangaroo House

Designed by Etic and H and E Architects, the interiors of Barangaroo House in Sydney aim to redefine Australian dining, offering three levels, each with its own personality and appeal.

Paramount House Hotel by Breathe Architecture.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 23 Jan 2019

No place like home: Paramount House Hotel

Located in the former headquarters of Paramount Picture Studios in Surry Hills, Sydney, this hotel designed by Breathe Architecture explores the narrative between place and home.

A honed dolomite reception counter appears morphed from the floor.
Projects | 29 Jan 2019

Architectural vintage: Mitchelton Winery Hotel

In country Victoria, Hecker Guthrie has created a fifty-eight-room hotel on a winery estate with a rich architectural pedigree.

The five-star Intercontinental Perth City Centre has 240 rooms and a penthouse suite.
Projects | Rachael Bernstone | 1 Feb 2019

Sophistication incarnate: Intercontinental Perth City Centre

Perth’s new Intercontinental hotel, designed by Woods Bagot and Chada, is the second reincarnation of a 1970s office block and proof that the finer things get better with age.

The tectonic forms of the new additions were designed to “appeal to children’s imaginations.”
Projects | Sing d'Arcy | 30 Jan 2019

A child’s castle: Waranara Early Learning Centre

In Sydney, architecture firm Fox Johnston has reimagined a hospital’s 1935 outpatients’ building into an uplifting space for kids to learn and play.

The faculty’s original 1930s engineering workshop has been reimagined to become a focal point for the school precinct.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 12 Feb 2019

Spatial drama: The University of Melbourne Engineering Building

Working within the University of Melbourne’s original 1930s engineering workshop, Designinc has opened up the student spaces to put engineering on display.