Regional

In Situ

Issue 22

For a climber and an artist, this remote harsh area of New Zealand’s South Island offered a rare opportunity. Martin Hill had been based for many years in Auckland but the attraction of the mountains and lakes of the Wanaka region in the Southern Alps provided an environment for him to delve more deeply into his art and photography.

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.

Rubble Riser

Issue 39

Built from slate mined quite literally outside its front door, this undoubtedly modern house is in fact a celebration of the region's history in more ways than one.

To Size

Issue 32

When it comes to persuading clients to go for a smaller footprint, a West Australian design couple has let their own home do the talking.

Setting Up Camp

Issue 28

In a forest outside Bendigo in central Victoria, where temperatures swing from freezing winters to scorching summers, a local architect has used lessons learned during a stint in Brisbane to conceive and build a compact, affordable “camp” for his young family.

Red Alert

Issue 48

Many bush retreats take great pains to merge into their surroundings. Not this one! Designed for an adventurous couple on a modest budget, it demands to be noticed.

Spiritual Puzzle

Issue 36

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

Raw Elegance

Issue 39

With holiday houses getting larger and shoutier, it's telling that a small, budget weekender is the one turning heads.

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.

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.