Architecture
Entries close soon for House Awards
Design

Entries close soon for House Awards

Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards is an annual program celebrating the country’s best residential projects. Last year, Brisbane practice James Russell Architect’s Bisley Place house took out the top prize, while A-CH (Atelier Chen Hung) won the New House under 200 sqm category for its Keperra House. Delivering insight into the contemporary residential architecture scene, the awards showcase the result of innovation and design thinking applied to the humble home. Entries close on Friday March 28. more

Interiors
TWE Trestle table
Design

Kit out your studio with a trestle table desk

When setting up your studio with the perfect desk, there’s no need to skulk toward an office supplier for a filing cabinet-containing, heavy contraption on which to conduct your affairs. We’ve foraged together a few trendy trestle tables to consider. more

Interiors
TWE monomoka
Design

The MONOMOKA sisters hand-knit furniture

There’s often a private connection that exists between twins that produces a remarkable bond and likeminded perspective of the world. Polish twins Kasia and Monika Gwiazdowska together envisaged the project MONOMOKA as a symbol of their inseparable, sisterly connection and joint perception of creativity. more

Architecture
Jezzine Barracks precinct to launch in Townsville
Design

Jezzine Barracks precinct to launch in Townsville

The Jezzine Barracks land in Townsville will be launched in April as a multi-use public parkland following a $40 million redevelopment. Along with parkland, the 15-hectare redeveloped site will include an amphitheatre, playground, ethno-botanical trail, coastal walk, lookout and the Kissing Point Fort. more

Interiors
TWE Domo
Design

Take a final summer sprawl in a Domo lounger

With the end of summer on the horizon, we’ve got afternoons soaking up those last warm rays of sunshine on our mind. Whether out in the courtyard with the dappled light projecting hazy dots onto our weekend reading material, or out by the pool fully exposed to the golden glow, a design-savvy sitting contraption is required to make extended lounging all the more comfortable. We’ve spotted a few chairs worthy of a lazy afternoon sprawl. more


Product
TWE Chain Reaction
Design

Collective curation on show in Chain Reaction at artisan

While it seems we constantly comment on the six degrees of separation that comes with living in Brisbane, sometimes the connections and partnerships between local creative practitioners are less obvious. New artisan exhibition, Chain Reaction is bringing this creative web under the spotlight. more

Interiors
TWE Deka Design
Design

Learn to restore furniture at a Deka Design workshop

Grandma’s favourite chair, grandfather’s work bench – the furniture passed down through family hands is not only riddled with comforting memories, but preserves the local design history of times gone by. If there’s a beloved heirloom in need of a little love stashed under your Queenslander, perhaps it’s time to roll up those chambray sleeves and bring out its former glory. more

Architecture
Brisbane Design Awards
Design

Enter your project in the Brisbane Design Awards

A snapshot of local design culture and industry development, Brisbane Design Awards is calling for entries for its 2014 program. Launched in 2013, the awards are open to individual designers, companies, commissioners and students who are active in Brisbane. From architects to textile designers to illustrators, a broad range of modes and mediums is considered. The awards are run by Design100, which also runs programs in New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney, as well as mobile and app awards in Australia, Asia, the UK and US. Find a list of specific categories and current entries online. Interested folk can also rate each of the shortlisted entries. Enter your project before February 16. Image via Marxcraft. more

Architecture
Wilden Street house, Paddington, Shaun Lockyer Architects
Design

Old meets new in Wilden Street house, Paddington

Owners of a construction company, Hugh and Kim Bridle wanted to achieve a combination of old and new in their next personal renovation project, so when they happened upon a run-down cottage to call their own, the pair sought out local architect Shaun Lockyer to collaborate with. more

Architecture
Brisbane architect designs Iraqi parliament
Design

Brisbane architect to design Iraqi parliament

Brisbane expat Peter Besley of London-based architecture firm Assemblage is behind the redesign of the new Iraqi parliament. Having worked on projects in the UK, Australia and the Middle East, the firm won an international competition run by the United Nations in 2011 to design new housing and towns in Iraq. Assemblage has since been awarded the opportunity to design Iraq’s new parliament in Baghdad. Drawing on ideas of citizenship, a transparent, democratic relationship between citizens and government, accessibility and positive progression of the government has led to an urban design with green spaces and opportunity for interaction between politicians and the public. more

Interiors
stylecraft brisbane
Design

Stylecraft launches showroom on James Street

A sleek dining table handcrafted from sustainable oak, a copper-topped coffee table balancing a small stack of books, a signature armchair with natural leather cushioning and smooth cherry armrests – when dreaming up your perfect living space, the possibilities are endless. more

Architecture
Queensland Architecture Awards
Design

Nominations open for Queensland Architecture Awards

The ball has started rolling towards the announcement of the 2014 National Architecture Awards, with nominations now open for the Queensland Architecture Awards. Categories for the Queensland chapter include Public Architecture, Residential Architecture – Houses (New), Commercial Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design and Heritage, amongst others. Nominations close on Friday January 31, with the Brisbane event to be held on May 16. Submit your project via the Australian Institute of Architects. Image credit: Wesley House by Fulton Trotter Architects in association with Architectus. Photographer: John Gollings. more