Artichoke, September 2019

Artichoke, September 2019


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


Artichoke issue 68.
Preview | Cassie Hansen | 5 Sep 2019

Artichoke 68 preview

An introduction to the September 2019 issue.


Lighting is generally diffused or reflected back on to walls and ceilings helping to make the venue appear to glow at night.
Projects | David Welsh | 22 Jan 2020

A public service: Rose Bay Hotel

Tasked with overhauling an iconic 1929 pub in Sydney, Richards Stanisich has combined rich textures and materials with a historical narrative to create an authentic pub experience.

Referencing the geometry of the late Art Deco period, the S-shaped banquette helps zone the large open dining space, giving patrons a variety of seating options as well as privacy.
Projects | Ella Leoncio | 14 Jan 2020

Glamorous and gritty: Prince Dining Room

IF Architecture has taken cues from the history and culture of the Prince of Wales Hotel in Melbourne’s St Kilda to create a new dining experience in the upstairs restaurant.

Curtin University’s Bentley campus was founded in the 1960s. The design for Think Space was inspired by neo- futuristic architecture of the era.
Projects | Rachael Bernstone | 16 Dec 2019

Educational engine room: Curtin Think Space

In Perth’s south, Curtin University’s new Think Space by Arcadia Design Studio aims to promote collaboration and the cultivation of new ideas between the university and industry.


Primary, shown in Paris in 2015, is a three-sided wall installation illuminated by three LED light sources that reference the primary colours of light: red, green and blue.
People | Colin Martin | 16 Dec 2019

Photon sculptor: Flynn Talbot

In the past decade, this Australian-born, London-based light artist and designer has seen his experiential and monumental installations exhibited around the world.

Education & Training

The space is designed as a central public piazza linked by a clock tower and public forum, pictured here.
Projects | Peter Davies | 18 Nov 2019

Dynamic classicism: Piazza Dell’Ufficio

Branch Studio Architects has updated a dark rabbit warren of office spaces at a high school in Melbourne’s west into a “monastic” central public piazza used by students and staff.

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Colour has been used to differentiate the spaces and to elevate the interiors through playful but complementary colour schemes.
Projects | Genevieve Lilley | 9 Dec 2019

Flying colours: Giraffe Early Learning Centre

In Sydney’s Northern Beaches, architecture studio Supercontext has restored and reused a heritage substation, converting it into a place for children to play and learn.

The upper level of the bridge has been converted into green space, with snaking beds of plants. Fixed binoculars give visitors the opportunity to look out onto busy Lonsdale Street.
Projects | Marcus Baumgart | 10 Dec 2019

Pattern is king: Melbourne Central Arcade

Melbourne architecture practice Kennedy Nolan has revitalized the public arcades of Melbourne Central, strengthening the centre’s character and heightening the user experience.