Architecture
Take a peek inside some of Brisbane's iconic spaces during Brisbane Open House
Design

Take a peek inside some of Brisbane’s iconic spaces during Brisbane Open House

If your work day commences when you step foot in the office, you're pretty lucky. More likely, it begins the second you open your eyes – checking emails and making phone calls on the commute to work in an effort to tick off another couple of things on the never ending to-do list. The trade-off for all of this increased efficiency is that often, we miss the journey completely. Think about it, how many times have you arrived at work with absolutely no recollection of the trip? If you're guilty of it (we all are), Brisbane Open House is the perfect opportunity to stop, observe and appreciate some of the amazing architecture and stunning spaces that make this fine city of ours so unique. more

Architecture
Drive into the future – Mercedes-Benz Brisbane debuts its brand-new riverside lifestyle precinct
Design

Drive into the future – Mercedes-Benz Brisbane debuts its brand-new riverside lifestyle precinct

Since we first wrote about it back in 2016, we have been waiting with bated breath for Mercedes-Benz Brisbane to unveil its mammoth new lifestyle precinct at Breakfast Creek Wharf. The waterfront haven is set to redefine auto dealerships, bringing together not only a place to check out the merchandise, but also to experience the full luxe lifestyle that comes with owning a Merc. Well, the wait is over – as of Thursday August 1, Mercedes-Benz Brisbane will officially open its brand-new home to the public. Prepare for futuristic technology, world-class dining and so much more. more


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Architecture
Concept design revealed for new $150 million QPAC theatre
Design

Concept design revealed for new $150 million QPAC theatre

QPAC is set to become the largest – and busiest – performing arts centre in the country when its fifth theatre opens the doors in 2022. This month, the Palaszczuk Government has unveiled design details about the new auditorium conceived by principal consultant design team Blight Rayner + Snøhetta. more

Architecture
Once in a lifetime – the most incredible original 1970s dream home is being put to auction
Design

Once in a lifetime – the most incredible original 1970s dream home is being put to auction

If you’re anything like us, you might sometimes like to kill time by scrolling through real estate websites and fawning over the weird and wonderful properties that sometimes pop up on the market. On this day, we have come across something that has stopped our entire team in its tracks – a totally original 1970s family home that truly has to be seen to be believed. The property at 179 Flockton Street in Everton Park has poached our hearts, and with one scroll through the photos you won’t find it hard to see why. more

Architecture
Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre
Design

Queensland Theatre lifts the curtain on brand-new performance space Bille Brown Theatre

When it comes to names that foster the true spirit of homegrown creatives, Queensland Theatre is right up there with the best. As Australia’s third-largest theatre company, it makes sense that its productions should have a home that is worthy of both their greatness and cultural significance. After a careful incubation period, Queensland Theatre is proud to lift the curtain on its brand-new performance space that is all its own – welcome to the Bille Brown Theatre. more

Architecture
Anticipated luxury hotel The Calile opens on James Street
Design

Anticipated luxury hotel The Calile opens on James Street

Ever since the first details of The Calile emerged, we’ve been daydreaming of enjoying its Hollywood-style extravagances – afternoons lounging by the pool, exquisite food and unbeatable comfort. As of today, Thursday September 27, The Calile is officially open for business. This new James Street icon is reportedly set to redefine lavishness, with a design aesthetic that positions The Calile as a veritable oasis in the heart of Brisbane’s bustling inner suburbs. more