Articles

Shine On

Issue 63

Byron Bay has long shed its dreadlocked hippie image, but sustainability remains a priority in a lively green precinct on the outskirts of town.

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.

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.

Promise Kept

Issue 64

How does a young, design-savvy Elsternwick family update a compact classic by Czechborn modernist pioneer Ernest Fooks, commissioned in 1951 by the client’s grandfather? Sensitively, and in calm collaboration with an unflappable builder and an architect who shares their love of relaxed mid-century style.

Horses for Courses

Issue 64

With a slew of awards and accolades to her name, architect Kerstin Thompson is nothing short of a high achiever – and she’s not done yet.

Root to Tip

Issue 63

Time, effort and a good measure of risk-taking have paid dividends in this nifty New Zealand home for two couples.

Perched Paradise

Issue 63

Architect Adam Haddow’s Sydney apartment proves that when it comes to gardens, height is no obstacle.

Regrowth

Issue 63

Wide Open Agriculture is devoted to restoring the landscape and people of the West Australian Wheatbelt.

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.

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.

Evolutionary

Issue 64

Architect Ben Daly spared no time, effort or thought when it came to carefully restoring a New Zealand railway cottage.

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.

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.