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Artichoke Issue 62 March 2018

Artichoke, Australia’s most respected interior architecture and design magazine, presents inspiring examples of design excellence and engaging discussion of design issues to industry professionals and a broader audience of design-savvy consumers. It reviews significant new projects, profiles designers, showcases new products and explores creative design collaborations. It is the national magazine of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

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Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Architecture Media Pty Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

In Australia, the source book on colour for a generation of designers has been Janne Faulkner and Harley Anstee’s book Using Australian Colour (first edition 2002). The rich terracotta soil of the Red Centre, the silvery green-grey of eucalyptus trees and the deep blues of our brilliant beaches have provided a diverse colour palette that is uniquely “us.” Looking through this issue of Artichoke, it’s clear designers are still drawn to this Australian palette, but over time they have experimented further with colour combinations and influences – we see examples in this issue. For the first time in a long time, the pages of Artichoke are filled with confident, colourful interiors. Maybe, finally, the Scandi-Japanese-Kondo-esque approach to minimalist colour is over. The power of colour is extraordinary. The power of colour…

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designing our shared future

Since I wrote my inaugural Comment piece for Artichoke, I’ve had the privilege of spending time over the summer with our members, supporters and fellow travellers in the design community, recognizing the achievements of innovative and inspiring industry leaders through awards programs, honouring the contribution of our elders and luminaries, advocating on your behalf to government and industry groups and meeting the next generation of emerging talent at graduate shows. In my travels (I don’t exist in a design vacuum after all!), I invariably encounter others who don’t neatly fit into any of the above categories, but are curious (and sometimes passionate) about design all the same. In my previous column, I sent out the challenge to my fellow designers to examine not only how they talk with one another, but…

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contributors

Rachael Bernstone is a writer who specializes in architecture and design. She recently moved from Sydney to Perth and is embracing all the wonders of the west. Curtin Connect (page 110) Gus Dalheimer is a Dubai-based designer working in high-end residential and mixed-use development projects. With a master’s degree in architecture he is dedicated to making positive contributions to our built environment and enhancing the way we inhabit spaces. Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera (page 26) Margie Fraser is a Brisbane-based writer specializing in design, art and architecture She has worked in editorial roles on many design-focused magazines. Her travels throughout the Asia-Pacific region inspired her to start the design, travel and food website moremargie.com. RNA Day Spa (page 50) Leta Keens is a Sydney-based writer and editor. She contributes to various publications, including Smith Journal.…

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in brief

Bang Bang by Six Degrees Architects and Chamberlain Architects In designing Bang Bang at the Rifle Club in Elsternwick, Melbournce, Six Degrees and Chamberlain Architects have created an expansive indoor/outdoor hospitality space that draws inspiration from the surrounding greenery and South-East Asia. The club is comprised of a dark, moody wine bar, named the Sanctuary; a main dining area that prioritizes visual connection between indoors and out, called the Jungle; and a festive, high-energy alfresco area called the Night Market. Photography — Shannyn Higgins Six Degree — sixdegrees.com.au Chamberlain Architects — chamberlainarchitects.com.au Toku collection from Schiavello Named after the Japanese word for “talk,” Toku, designed by Gavin Harris for Schiavello, is designed to encourage people to connect, converse and collaborate. Comprised of a range of ottomans, benches, tables and screens, the Toku collection facilitates…

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bondi hall

A “finish” is the interior design term for the outermost surface, the part that the user sees and touches. The finishes at Bondi Hall include steel, concrete, timber, felt and brass. For the work produced by architect Alana Cooke, the word “finish” ought to be replaced with “construction material.” A finish connotes a delicate thinness. Bondi Hall’s materials are more robust than that – they are seriously architectural. Finishes hide the substrate, so it can be made out of … whatever. At Bondi Hall, what you see is what you get. The choice of materials and the way they are put together matters in all interiors, but particularly in hospitality venues, where you are selling the vibe as much as the food and beverages. What difference does it make when the…

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sean connolly at dubai opera

An opera house has the potential to define a city, to conjure a certain magic and, as Australians know too well, can leave a legacy for years to come. Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera is a Tasman-inspired brasserie that evokes the luxury and sophistication of an international salon and contributes to Dubai’s operatic experience. The venue, a late addition during the main building’s construction, required a skilful team to meet an ambitious brief and tight program. Jeremy Bull of Sydney-based firm Alexander & Co quickly enlisted the support of close friend and comrade Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio Architects. The two firms worked together as design partners on both the interior design and architecture. The arrival experience begins through the cavernous hull of the Dubai Opera building. A set of elevators transports…

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