From the Editor - Surface Australia Volume 4
With the global pandemic front of mind for most of us, this edition of Surface Australia is all about supporting Australian architects, interior designers, builders and developers - all of whom have been impacted by this global tragedy, yet are continuing to design and build with the future foremost in mind.
As a national supplier, we have seen the impacts forced upon thousands of our peers and partners first hand, and the importance of supporting one another as much as possible and maintaining a positive, design-first attitude, cannot be underestimated. By coming together and sharing the successes of the individuals and firms within our industry who are striving for excellence during challenging times, we can aim to improve the outcome for the collective design and construction industry.
There are many words that spring to mind when looking at the affectionately and aptly named James Bond House. Situated in Chandler Queensland, this sleek modern property takes inspiration from the luxurious mansions of the Hollywood Hills, yet surrounded by a blissful backdrop of the Australian landscape.
Intrigued? So were we, so we sat down with interior designer Leila Macaione, director and founder of Studio LMD to find out more about this beautiful project.
With a desire for detail, custom design and high-quality surface materials, project NERO is nothing short of magnificent. Located in Brisbane, designed by Harry Poulos Architects and built by A & M Builders, this modern home offers a truly unforgettable experience. Taking delight in the detail, we sat down with A & M Builders to find out more about the project.
Fuelled by a desire to be different a somewhat ambiguous brief turned into a creative pursuit of excellence. The result? A stunning, light-filled property, with a surprise at every turn and we sat down with Stephen Gray of Liquid Architecture to find out more about this stunning Newcastle home.
Driven by excellence, an emerging trend in apartment living is all about offering resort style accommodation combined with the intimate touches of home. Situated on one of the Gold Coast’s most exclusive beachfront locations, the Burleigh Heads Natura apartments offer uninterrupted ocean views, and an unrivaled level of sophistication, but with home at the heart of the design. We spoke to Design Manager Kent Pinel from Spyre Group about why Natura is truly the epitome of coastal sophistication.
Absolute precision and craftsmanship combine to form the STARWOOD collection by Venis. Designed with the natural world in mind, these porcelain wood-look tilescarefully imitate natural timber with ultra-realistic detail.
The Starwood collection is also a part of our green certified range, meaning it’s not only better for you and your family, but better for the environment too, all designed with sustainability in mind.
Sustainability by design
Prioritising sustainable design and construction methods can be tricky, and taking into account budget requirements and time constraints, sustainability during the design or build process could well be considered somewhat of a luxury.