Articles

About Face

Issue 26

Like many home renovators the owner/designer of this semi-detached had to juggle a set of competing demands, not the least being a fixed budget. Her solution was to focus on the simple ambition of bringing the northern light in to where it would be most appreciated.

Narrow Victory

Issue 35

Creating a fully flowing family home from a dark Fitzroy terrace disconnected from its north-facing rear meant careful reprogramming of its five-metre-wide site.

Return To Form

Issue 27

Built in on three sides, skillful siting was the key to a new 7-star home in Melbourne.

Retro Zen

Issue 49

The classic division between in and out-of-doors falls away in this tranquil north-facing dwelling, where the owners’ twin love for Japanese aestheticism and 1950s modernism led the design.

Rocking Rooftop

Issue 47

There’s a meadow growing on the roof of a 1950s apartment block in East St Kilda, and it’s changing the lives of the residents.

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.

Surf & Turf

Issue 45

The humblest forms of shelter and storage – a tent and an implement shed – are the references that sparked the design of this home on the outskirts of Titirangi in West Auckland.

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.

Box Of Surprises

Issue 35

With no glamour view and barely a flat surface upon which to build, this low-budget NZ bush retreat packs quite an architectural punch.

Holidaying At Home

Issue 43

A close Irish family keen to ‘holiday at home’ on a bush block outside Ballarat got just what they ordered with a clever house designed for bushfire safety and dramatically cantilevered to embrace gorgeous views.

Fine Cuts

Issue 38

It takes someone special to make their home in a former butcher’s shop. An exceptional recycler with a touch of the dramatic, for example.

Spiritual Puzzle

Issue 36

The clean, pared-back lines of this new family home belie the knotty problem- solving that went into its design.

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.

Clean Lines

Issue 49

Welcome to our annual bathroom spread, which this year sees a pared back, finely executed series of designs. Whether cocooned in soothing curves or open to the elements, each of these bathrooms reflects the individuality of their location superbly.