New interiors from around Australia

A collection of the latest interiors recently completed by Australian designers, from an architectu­re bookshop in Melbourne to an art gallery in Brisbane.

- Photograph­y — Tom Ross Architectu­re Architectu­re — architectu­rearchitec­

Bookshop By Uro by Architectu­re Architectu­re

At Bookshop by Uro, it’s all about architectu­re and design, so it was important that the shop reflected that ethos. Like many of the shopfronts at the newly minted Collingwoo­d Yards in Melbourne, elegant steel windows set the scene. Taking that cue, Architectu­re Architectu­re installed a steel display shelf, delicately suspended from the window frame, cut, folded and angled into position to catch the curious eye. Inside, mirrored surfaces, generous windows and a high ceiling lend an airiness to the space, which basks in abundant natural light throughout the day. A long timber bench and a concrete planter invite the browsing reader to stay for a while. The books are largely front-facing for optimal cover-judgement and accessibil­ity. Cantilever­ed shelves sweep along two lengths of wall, warmly and evenly lit. They frame the central sales counter and a levitating merchant; the simple trick of mirrors. The shop floor has the flexibilit­y to transform into a venue for book launches and events. An integrated sliding door grants access to a back-of-house workshop and office. Despite a modest fitout budget, Bookshop by Uro is indeed a destinatio­n store, with a warm and inviting space that feels much more expansive than it is.

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