Articles

Suburban Pad

Issue 32

This small, one-person house in a Brisbane suburb is redefining the granny flat.

Modern Dugout

Issue 36

Christopher Polly’s extension of a Sydney semi to accommodate a family of five targetted its under-utilised undercroft area and ... a jacaranda tree.

Pre Loved

Issue 29

Using the ingenuity of a designer on a tight budget and the talents of various artisan friends, a creative couple has built a home packed with surprises – including a large green roof – and materials that are either reclaimed or handcrafted and have intriguing stories to tell.

Room With A View

Issue 39

Designed in tandem with new outbuildings, this rich and complex garden plays a central part in the life of the house. And vice versa.

Inherited Passion

Issue 44

After 25 years in the business, green wall designer and builder Mark Paul has used all of his specialist plant knowledge to transform his own sandstone-based garden.

Evolving Beauty

Issue 40

This lush seaside garden is thriving after only a year despite its dry climate and starting point of sandy soil. The key, as ever, was having a great foundation …

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.

Into the Woods

Issue 42

A simple cabin nestled on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula has been dramatically transformed by a compact, angular addition shaped, quite literally, by the architect’s expertise in landscape design and sculpture.

Perched

Issue 42

With an idyllic view but a fiendishly difficult site on NZ’s Waiheke Island, architects Atelier Workshop pushed the envelope on sustainability whilst delivering a high level of beauty.

Outboxed

Issue 38

Award-winning architect Drew Heath’s take on the shipping container as a house has plenty of design and a lot of nerve.

Sense of Place

Issue 34

If you’re blessed with a glorious natural attraction, such as a lake, why not make the most of it? And so they did.

Keeping It Real

Issue 45

Architect Chris Gilbert and his sculptor brother Ben have been building things together since childhood. Their ‘non-house’ for Ben, which won a Victorian Architecture Award, is alive to the elements and was designed on the fly.

Open Kitchen

Issue 41

The kitchen has become the most versatile space in the home. Beyond producing food, it’s now a place to display art, do homework, lounge and party. We celebrate six of this year’s most covetable designs.

Floor Show

Issue 38

Whatever your aesthetic and textural preferences, there’s a sustainable flooring option to suit.

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.