Urban

Pre Loved

Issue 29

Using the ingenuity of a designer on a tight budget and the talents of various artisan friends, a creative couple has built a home packed with surprises – including a large green roof – and materials that are either reclaimed or handcrafted and have intriguing stories to tell.

Solid Gold

Issue 46

Architect Jamie Sormann snapped up a tired townhouse because he knows good bones when he sees them.

Crafted Spaces

Issue 48

The home of Melbourne-born ceramicist Andreas Tesch and his partner, architect Stefan Gessler, merges old-world Berlin with a modern life where everyday objects are a work of art.

Sociability

Issue 39

Architect James Russell has further developed his distinctive style, so informed by the Brisbane climate, with this bold renovation of a classic weatherboard.

Built To Last

Issue 40

The marriage of traditional materials and contemporary design makes for an environmentally ambitious house with mass appeal.

Blank Canvas

Issue 22

It’s not often an architect is given completely free rein when it comes to designing a house, but an interesting St Kilda subdivision in Melbourne’s inner south offered Fiona Winzar just that. Her playful response to a small, park- side site so charmed her clients they decided to sell their existing home and move right in.

Northern Exposure

Issue 24

Driven by the wish to live more sustainably, a Melbourne family has undergone a two-year project to transform a “renovator’s delight” into a highly efficient, individualistic home.

Sideways

Issue 26

This renovation of a classic Brisbane timber cottage was all about maximising, not necessarily increasing, space – and taking advantage of a precious side block.

Paddo Push

Issue 40

A derelict deceased estate in Paddington provided the building envelope for a modern, new family home.

Tailor Made

Issue 31

Sustainable design consultant Megan Norgate’s dilapidated Californian Bungalow in Melbourne’s Fitzroy North came with the works: Merri Creek, bike paths, a sloping site ideal for permaculture and an old-school neighbourhood where kids roam happily between houses.