Articles

Virtuous Circle

Issue 62

Daylesford, Kyneton and Trentham serve up the charm and splendour of country Victoria in spades.

Walking wukalina

Issue 61

A trek in Tasmania morphs into a journey through time, discovering the knowledge and traditions of Indigenous Australians.

Bravo Brugarol

Issue 60

A Spanish sojourn to imbibe the gastronomic, architectural and natural delights of a Catalonian farmhouse and winery.

Unlocked Potential

Issue 63

The resounding glory of the Williams Burton Leopardi Studio belies its humble beginnings as a derelict, 300-square-metre space in the 100-year-old State Heritage-listed Darling Building in Adelaide.

Elemental Communion

Issue 61

From the outset, the owners of Opa Greek Meze Bar wanted to feature copper throughout their venue.

Something Different

Issue 61

Paramount House Hotel was designed to give a unique take on Australian hospitality in Sydney’s Surry Hills.

Remaking History

Issue 63

An 1880s cottage in Sydney is carefully modernised while staying true to the timeless principles of honest construction, quality materials and abundant light.

Vertically Challenging

Issue 63

A five-storey, multi-generational glass-and-concrete home on a tiny St Kilda in-fill site zoned for business sure got the neighbours and council talking. Architect Matt Gibson and design industry clients collaborated closely on this striking presence animated by its surroundings.

Local Character

Issue 62

Light, bright and bold: this architect’s Perth family home is a modern take on gable-roofed character buildings complete with top-notch views.

Message in a Bottle

Issue 62

Clea Cregan of Miniscape Projects has proven how creativity and brilliant design can prosper in projects of any shape and size.

Survive and Thrive

Issue 62

The harsh conditions of a family’s coastal property and their self-confessed plant-killing tendencies culminate in a hard-wearing, unpretentious and welcoming garden.

Cultivating Community

Issue 61

Nick Steiner took a suburban backyard experiment and turned it into a thriving charity organisation that brings fresh produce to disadvantaged Australians.

Coastal Communion

Issue 62

For his own weekend retreat in Wye River, architect Ben Edwards used shipping containers to create a modest building with minimal impact on the land.

Simplicity Itself

Issue 61

'Not a McMansion’ was the brief for this Kerstin Thompson-designed beach house in Somers, which cleverly accommodates a retired couple and their regular guests with a cluster of pergola-linked pods elevated for sea breezes and views.

Ulterior Utopia

Issue 60

A garden-loving client relocating permanently to Sorrento sought help from her landscape designer sister Fiona Brockhoff and architect Clare Cousins to create a private, secure, flexible beach house whose clever arrangement of pavilions, courtyards and gardens offers strong connections to the coastal environment.

Hideaway

Issue 63

Bruny Island Cabin was created to satisfy the client’s yearning for retreat and renewal; a space where she could relish life’s simple pleasures: reading, playing music and stargazing.

Healthful and Heartfelt

Issue 62

A family finds harmony with the natural world through their meticulously composed, sustainability-focused country home.

Living Memory

Issue 61

Drawing on the values, traditions and textures of agricultural history, this New Zealand home pays reverence to the land.

Above and Beyond

Issue 62

Prefabrication (also affectionately referred to as prefab) continues to advance technologically, ever-reducing manufacturing and construction time and so lending itself to a broadening range of uses and settings. We’ve rounded up six of the best projects that prove just how versatile and sustainable prefab can be.

Pushing the Envelope

Issue 61

Bathrooms are not to be architecturally underestimated. They can be extravagant or understated, bountifully colourful or tonally restrained. When it comes to bathrooms, the devil is truly in the detail – fixtures and finishes are carefully selected to work together as a purposeful whole. We’ve chosen a range of bathrooms that rightfully assert themselves as singularly notable spaces.