Beneath The Skin

Issue 56

The beauty of buildings is that they shift and change, and over time new stories add to the fabric, layer by layer, iteration by iteration, gesture by gesture.

Symphony Of Space

Issue 56

A family home fosters spatial and visual connections throughout, through a progressive program of internal and external rooms with
carefully conceived views.

Let There Be Light

Issue 55

A dark cottage is altered to create the illusion of infinite space and sunshine utilising generous openings and the immediacy of the landscape.

Postage Stamp Oasis

Issue 57

A tiny concrete courtyard in Balaclava that is, technically, half car space, has been transformed into a year-round living room by Acre’s Brett Robinson.

Salvage And Share

Issue 55

Kat Lavers demonstrates the power of permaculture with the transformation of her compact Northcote garden, the Plummery.

Natural Textures

Issue 56

Tim Nicholas embraces harsh conditions and organic elements to create a cohesive garden of diversity and depth.

Island Daze

Issue 55

Picnic Island proves too interesting to simply while away the day, with an abundance of activities and nearby beaches and mountains to explore.

A Modest Marvel

Issue 53

Playful, understated and full of surprises, Courtyard Cottage is no ordinary coastal home.

Trade Craft

Issue 52

This concrete house in Torquay uses a procession of spaces to strike the right note between the public and private realms.

Tree Change

Issue 56

Beneath the surface of a “humble shack” on Western Australia’s wheat belt lies a stunning home in constant dialogue with its surroundings.

The Right Direction

Issue 54

This Ontario home may have won green accreditation but it is its all round livability that makes it truly sustainable.

A Bright Future

Issue 52

Two contrasting buildings make for a surprisingly coherent pair, as art meets architecture and environmentalism.


Issue 55

Our pick of bathrooms for all climates, shapes and sizes, designed and built for longevity.

Eat And Play

Issue 53

Kitchen spaces have reclaimed their place as the heart of the home in the past few years, proving to be more and more flexible – with that in mind we’ve explored six designs brimming with versatility.

Human Ingenuity

Issue 52

Prefab and modular homes are a dynamic force in the housing market right now. As their affordability and sustainability grow more and more popular, so do the ways in which they are designed.