Articles

Industrial Strength

Issue 34

Nestled in a quiet street in South Yarra, Melbourne, this distinctive house with its warehouse-like exterior recently won the 2013 BDAV Building Design of the Year award and collected an impressive total of eight awards across various categories.

Cubomania

Issue 38

This highly textured renovation of a heritage-listed house by Phooey architects, both respects the past and propels it into the present.

Beautiful Tricks

Issue 44

With little going for it except its inner city location, this Victorian terrace needed some serious work. Architect David Boyle’s brilliant redesign creatively employed a number of tricks to solve some fundamental problems.

Via Palm Springs

Issue 48

There are two contrasting gardens at this Sydney address: in front, a grove of eucalypts shelters a calm, grey-green space, while behind the house, a riotous explosion of colour enhances the Palm Springs vibe.

Return to Buena Vista

Issue 45

This idyllic property on the NSW coast is now in the hands of a fourth generation and they are passionately forging a new era for the farm.

Mr Cactus

Issue 42

Who doesn’t love a spectacular cactus collection? We visited one of the best on the long, hot highway out of Dubbo.

Site Specific

Issue 35

With a superb site on the Tasman Peninsula, the owners put their trust in a firm of young architects. It was a leap of faith that led them in a direction they would never have thought of.

Everyday Camping

Issue 48

After purchasing a eucalypt-covered block in a Tasmanian beachside suburb, a couple decided their new home would embrace the trees, rather than see them as an obstacle.

Surf & Turf

Issue 45

The humblest forms of shelter and storage – a tent and an implement shed – are the references that sparked the design of this home on the outskirts of Titirangi in West Auckland.

An Aunt’s Story

Issue 29

This new beach shack on a bay south of Hobart combines the spirit of the past with the clean lines and airy atmosphere of the present.

Rubble Riser

Issue 39

Built from slate mined quite literally outside its front door, this undoubtedly modern house is in fact a celebration of the region's history in more ways than one.

Future Perfect

Issue 37

The clients of Tasmanian architect Misho Vasiljevich – a couple in their 70s – had a clear view of how they wanted to live now and into the future.

Beautility

Issue 47

A great kitchen draws everyone to it – the cook, the kids, friends and family. It’s a tricky brief to pull off but we reckon these ones have what it takes to succeed.

Get Appy

Issue 38

With the arrival of smart phones, home automation was always going to take off. But how can you be clever about using all this smart technology?

modern dugout

Issue 45

A nook at home or industrial open plan, in the city or the bush – the modern office is a place of inspiration and flexibility.