Coastal

Horizontal Commons

Issue 58

Victoria's first 10-star house is designed by Clare Cousins and championed by the developers behind The Commons as an affordable, beautiful and environmentally healthy future for volume building.

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.

Kiwi Cool

Issue 10

Designing an environmentally friendly house on a remote island in New Zealand has been a challenging yet rewarding task for both owner and architect.

Pretty Fab

Compact, stylish and sustainable, this beach home by ArchiBlox is another reason why prefabs are gaining in popularity across the country.

Everyday Camping

Issue 48

After purchasing a eucalypt-covered block in a Tasmanian beachside suburb, a couple decided their new home would embrace the trees, rather than see them as an obstacle.

Dare To Dream

Issue 46

A cave-like retreat on a secluded bay on NZ’s South Island is the stuff dreams are made of. Its architect, Andrew Patterson, is more down to earth about its environmental ambitions.

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.

Shacking Up

Issue 43

Spared the wrecking ball, a quintessential fibro cottage on Sydney’s southern beaches is preserved and extended for the next generation.