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Bare Necessities

The words “modesty” and “economy” are not often associated with architecturally designed buildings but, for the owners of this tiny holiday cabin on the Coromandel Peninsula on New Zealand’s North Island, they proved the cornerstone of a structure that does its job without fuss or fanfare. The ...

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City of Port Phillip 2014 Design and Development Awards

Creative designs ranging from a skate park to urban art were recognised at last week’s 2014 City of Port Phillip Design and Development Awards. Convic Design carried off the Mayor’s Award for the St Kilda Skate Park at Marina Reserve. All seven category winners were eligible for this overall award. …

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apaiser’s winning reclaimed marble bath

apaiser wins ‘coolest bathroom product’ at hiconnect design, nashville usa 2014 apaiser has won the ‘Coolest Bathroom Product’ award at the Hi Connect Design trade show in Nashville this week. It was a people’s choice award, voted for by over 1200 key designers, manufacturers and members of the hotel and …

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Sense Of Place

No need to mince words – this holiday home in the hinterland of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is flat-out fabulous. Propped elegantly on the shore of a dam big enough to be called a lake, it is but one hour out of Melbourne but feels like a destination somewhere in your …

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2014 Fringe Furniture: LIVING TRACES

The story of human life is told by the traces of our journey through it. Every object we create is a time capsule to be rediscovered, a monument with fascinating tales to tell. From ancient times to the present, the artefacts we design become evidence for coming generations to understand …

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App unveiled for 14th International Architecture Exhibition

A new app has been unveiled by the Australian Institute of Architects, providing a glimpse of what Australia has in store for the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. The innovative technology behind Augmented Australia 1914-2014, curated by felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, is now available for the public to download …

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green Talks Paint

Green magazine recently held its fourth in a series of green Talks, on the topic of paint. Melbourne architect David Vernon provided an insight into projects, both locally and internationally, where the use of colour had served as inspiration in his own work. Haymes Paints Southbank showroom provided the perfect …