An invitation into William Smart’s studio in Sydney’s Surry Hills – once a run-down boarding house and now a bustling architecture and design studio over two levels, with an apartment on the roof where William, his partner and dog Dougal also live – means a behind-the-scenes look at the somewhat secret life of designing buildings. Unlike some design offices where public and studio spaces are separated, here it’s refreshingly all front-of-house and its head designer likes nothing more than showing you around while enthusiastically providing a running commentary.

Read the full article on the Smart Design Studio website here.