Separated At Birth

Issue 51

When architect Alex Lake of Therefore Studio took on his first residential project, the brief was to not only transform a dilapidated Californian bungalow by the Elwood canal, but the bog-standard plans that came with it.

Freo Wins

Issue 47

With a small footprint and height restrictions, the design for this infill home is a masterclass in space efficiency and climate control.

Part & Particle

Issue 50

This extension in Brisbane is remarkably strong – both in the clarity of its design and in the impact of its dominant material, engineered particleboard SIPs.

Garden Habitat

Issue 14

With a growing reputation for creating gardens that draw from the beauty of the Australian landscape, what is Phillip Johnson’s own garden like? Meredith Kirton went on a trip up the mountainside outside Melbourne to take a look.

Urban Escape

The city falls away in this tranquil bushland garden only a 10-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.

Urban Food Street

Out in the ‘burbs of Buderim, Queensland, a neighbourhood has banded together to reinvent their streets as edible gardens.

Kiwi Cool

Issue 10

Designing an environmentally friendly house on a remote island in New Zealand has been a challenging yet rewarding task for both owner and architect.

Pretty Fab

Compact, stylish and sustainable, this beach home by ArchiBlox is another reason why prefabs are gaining in popularity across the country.

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.

Base Camp

Issue 51

When your working life is spent on the ocean waves and your digs are a cabin and a galley kitchen afloat, living in tight angular rooms is the norm. For Tom Aveling, a superyacht skipper, small spaces aren’t a hardship to be endured, they’re a joy – it’s no surprise he wanted to live in one.


Issue 15

Like most architects, Richard Loney experimented a bit with his own house. Susanne Kennedy visited his glass-walled box hunkered into a valley in Tasmania.

Inside Out

Issue 51

A strikingly contemporary home on NSW’s Northern Tablelands speaks eloquently of Australia’s unique rural vernacular.

Walk On The Wild Side

Issue 50

The new Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula is a feat of design and engineering that matches its peerless setting. An instant classic.

Clean Lines

Issue 49

Welcome to our annual bathroom spread, which this year sees a pared back, finely executed series of designs. Whether cocooned in soothing curves or open to the elements, each of these bathrooms reflects the individuality of their location superbly.