Articles

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.

Angular Charm

Issue 36

It took 20 years before owner Nikki Maloney was ready to say goodbye to her 1890s weatherboard. In architect/builder Drew Heath she found someone who understood how to retain some of the old while radically reconfiguring the unusual site.

Sweet Dreams

Issue 31

It took three essential ingredients to turn this old sweet factory into a spectacular family home: a brave client, a visionary architect, and a building with scrumptious, wholesome bones.

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 …

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.

Via Palm Springs

Issue 48

There are two contrasting gardens at this Sydney address: in front, a grove of eucalypts shelters a calm, grey-green space, while behind the house, a riotous explosion of colour enhances the Palm Springs vibe.

No Frills

Issue 23

Designed with a certain nostalgia, this new weekender takes the best of the fibro shack ideal – simple amenity in a beautiful location – and interprets it with contemporary materials and the essentials of sustainable design.

The New Undercroft

Issue 33

A classic beach house style of the 1950s was the inspiration behind this Neeson Murcutt weekender on Sydney’s north coast.

Bare Necessities

Issue 29

With a brief that asked for “the opposite of a beach mansion”, the owners of this 40-square-metre hut got exactly that. And couldn’t have been more pleased.

Happy Valley

Issue 50

With the cost of building being what it is, Folk Architects came up with an affordable model for a young family wanting to continue living on the land.

An Aunt’s Story

Issue 29

This new beach shack on a bay south of Hobart combines the spirit of the past with the clean lines and airy atmosphere of the present.

Spiritual Puzzle

Issue 36

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

Office Talk

Issue 39

Eight offices have caught our eye in the last year – because of their low-budget style, clever reinvention of materials, energy efficiency or just because they look like fun places in which to work.

Small Home, Big Life

Issue 48

The trend to live close to the city and its amenities, often in much smaller homes, has put the focus on re-thinking the available space. And that means some really clever ideas and detailed design skills.

Joint Purpose

Issue 46

The art of carpentry is being used in a myriad of ways these days. Here’s our pick of the year’s most inspiring examples.