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5 Top New Designer Cafes

Strong design credentials and bold branding have become integral, success-determining elements in our increasingly competitive hospitality industry. With so many impressive interiors in our midst, designers are constantly pressured to up the creative ante. Elana Castle looks at a few of the standout restaurant and cafe interiors to emerge in recent months.

Bringing the backyard back to Brisbane

The brief was to create a contemporary, inner city home for four without sacrificing the warmth that comes from a family home. The result, from Plazibat Architects, is a modern, generous L shaped house based around a private inner courtyard.

Charming Melbourne Renovation: A Photo Essay

A newly renovated home in Melbourne's inner city showcases a timeless aesthetic and immaculate build from Nest Architects.

See the tropical renovation of a Federation dwelling

When a Danish couple became enamoured with Australia and set about making a home for themselves in North Sydney, they probably didn't anticipate the tricky design process ahead of them.

This is not a stamp shop

Opened in late 2014, Mrs. Pound is a speakeasy and restaurant discretely perched on a sloping corner in Hong Kong’s famous antiques district, Sheung Wan.

Why Design an L-Shaped House?

Located on a steeply sloping site, the design of 23 Olive Road in Singapore celebrates the spirit of living in a tropical climate where boundaries between exterior and interior spaces are blurred, writes Justin Farmer.

An especially sustainable home: Westgarth Timber Project

Using a diverse array of recycled, re-milled and salvaged timbers, Ben Callery Architects have created a thermally efficient and low embodied energy home, which is visually compelling writes Justin Farmer.

En Suite Inspiration

Usually small spaces, the en suite can prove a tricky room to make comfortable. Here, we see a range of designs that work - and beautifully.

Using Mirror to Create a Sense of Space

In this luxury two-unit renovation at Bondi Beach, mirrors enhance a sense of space in the small bathroom.

WHAT DOES THE AUSTRALIAN BATHROOM OF THE FUTURE LOOK LIKE?

When Australia’s SJB Architects were invited to design the Bathroom of the Future for Kohler’s Flagship store in Shanghai, China they envisaged a luxurious cocoon of new age materials. Here it is.

A private residence in a very public space

It sounds like a contradiction, but yes, this house is private despite being in an awkward corner site by a roundabout with a high volume of traffic.

6 Bathrooms that Feature Tiles

Above: Brandling street Home by Elaine Richardson Architects / Photography by Florian Grohen   1 [&hellip

What makes a Family-friendly Kitchen?

As we begin a month dedicated to kitchens and bathrooms, in preparation for Habitus Magazine's first ever special issue, we look at a project by David Bartlett - which won the 2014 KBDi NSW Kitchen Designer award for Large Kitchens.

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