Articles

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.

Furneaux Foraging

Issue 59

Can you keep a secret? Whether intentionally or otherwise, the Flinders Island locals have managed to keep quiet about this extraordinary isle off north-eastern Tasmania.

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.

Borrowed Landscapes

Issue 61

Panovscott has turned a workers cottage inside out and back-to-front to borrow from and contribute to the surrounding landscape.

Materiality

Issue 61

An unassuming home is reworked into a finely detailed family environment that subtly honours craftsmanship.

Exercise in Efficiency

Issue 60

Penny Fuller and Jad Silvester’s reconfiguration of their 40-square-metre one-bedroom apartment was an exercise in efficiency. The architects, who lead their own practice, Silvester Fuller, made dimensional improvements and utilised visual tricks to maximise the space functionally and visually.

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.

Melting Pot

Issue 61

Steeped in history and blessed with rich soil, this eclectic Melbourne garden is a patchwork of cultures and memories.

Divine Inspiration

Issue 60

The spiritual values of a school in Brisbane’s north are expressed and explored in the redesign of its campus.

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.

Living Memory

Issue 61

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

Where Old Meets New

Issue 60

This bold extension to a countryside Victorian cottage cleverly reuses materials and creates a warm family environment topped off with serious sustainable credentials.

Seasons Change

Issue 59

Edition Office’s award-winning home for an architecturally adventurous Fish Creek couple has used the constraints of its elevated site to create an expandable home of protected pavilions and courtyards with killer views to Wilson’s Prom.

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.

Recipe for Success

Issue 60

Identifying the ingredients to create sustainable, practical and inventive multi-residential developments.

Kitchen Catalogue

Issue 59

The kitchen is the place where many things come together. We cook and eat there, we socialise there; most importantly, we make memories there. Kitchens are the focal point of many homes and their designs must combine necessity with form. We’ve rounded up six kitchens that prove it’s possible to have it all.