‘Bark Ladies’: An exhibition of work by the Yolŋu women of Arnhem Land to open at NGV

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Prior to 1970, the Yolŋu women of north-east Arnhem Land would never have painted sacred themes on bark or larrakitj (the name given to hollow timber poles). Certainly not in their own right. However, in recent decades, a number of female artists have taken to these media, becoming renowned… Continue reading ‘Bark Ladies’: An exhibition of work by the Yolŋu women of Arnhem Land to open at NGV

Pascoe Vale Primary School in Melbourne by Kosloff Architecture

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Located just 10 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, the Pascoe Vale Primary School represents a fine example of neo-classical school design. Devised in 1929 by Edwin Evan Smith, chief architect of the Department of Public Works, the original two-storey building is considered “significant” by the Heritage Council Victoria. But since… Continue reading Pascoe Vale Primary School in Melbourne by Kosloff Architecture

Neri&Hu unveils The Chuan Malt Whiskey Distillery in China

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Three years ago, Shanghai-based architecture firm Neri&Hu won the competition to design the distillery and home-base for Pernod Ricard’s first whiskey venture in China. Named The Chuan Malt Whiskey Distillery, the facility has this month opened to the public. From the outset, the project for the French wine and… Continue reading Neri&Hu unveils The Chuan Malt Whiskey Distillery in China

Fugazzi bar and restaurant in Adelaide by Studio-Gram

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. You have to hand it to Studio-Gram. Not only has the Adelaide-based firm succeeded in designing an out-of-the-box bar and restaurant with Italo-New York connections. (Where there’s not a red-and-white checked table cloth in sight.) They’ve also managed to lean into the wild ride that is the 2013 film… Continue reading Fugazzi bar and restaurant in Adelaide by Studio-Gram

This birch-clad pavilion in Germany frames views via an arched ‘experience portal’

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Located on Democracy Square in Weimar, Germany, a temporary exhibition pavilion has been installed by Berlin-based architect Helga Blocksdorf. But this is no typical structure. Clad in a layer of birch bark and titled Portal at the Stadtschloss, the installation tempts visitors from the stone-lined plaza up a series… Continue reading This birch-clad pavilion in Germany frames views via an arched ‘experience portal’

‘Not just another museum’: M+ in Hong Kong by Herzog and de Meuron

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Thought of as “not just another museum” by its architects, Swiss firm Herzog and de Meuron, the M+ facility is set to become a landmark vessel for 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and moving images. Displayed among the museum’s plentiful galleries, the 6000-piece collection hails from China,… Continue reading ‘Not just another museum’: M+ in Hong Kong by Herzog and de Meuron

The Depot in Rotterdam makes accessible 151,000 pieces of art and design

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Located at Museumpark in the centre of Rotterdam, Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen is the first art depot of its kind, offering a no-holds-barred approach to the city’s 151,000-piece collection. “The assignment was to offer a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum world and make the whole art collection… Continue reading The Depot in Rotterdam makes accessible 151,000 pieces of art and design

Swirl power: Henry Holland’s love affair with marbled ceramics continues

WATCH: Global architecture and design highlights. Whether you look to the shops, galleries or influential tastemakers for the 411, there’s no questioning that handmade ceramics are experiencing a global renaissance. More locally, it’s a shift in Australian homeware trends that perhaps hasn’t been matched in momentum since the heydays of Pates or Bendigo Pottery. Today’s… Continue reading Swirl power: Henry Holland’s love affair with marbled ceramics continues