Issue 61

Issue 61 hits the stands from May 7 – subscribe here.

This issue champions creativity and unorthodoxy in design, an imaginative approach that is epitomised in our cover of a bathroom by Austin Maynard Architects which includes an open net suspended over the home’s study. Along with this project, our annual bathrooms feature delves into an eclectic variety of bathroom spaces, each entirely singular in its form and design.

The tight budget for a renovation of a 1930s Californian bungalow in Melbourne demanded creative solutions and quick thinking from architects Taylor Knights, who also managed to weave in local materials and sentimental family touches.

Down on the Mornington Peninsula, Kerstin Thompson Architects kept the spirit of the original fibro-corrugated iron home alive in the site’s renaissance as a cluster of pergola-linked pods that expand and contract as guests come and go.

In Sydney, panovscott turned a cottage inside out and back-to-front to deliver a light and efficient home that interacts with its streetscape. With great reverence to New Zealand’s agricultural history, Gerrad Hall Architects transformed a collection of buildings into a home for clients who longed for a bucolic escape.

In our garden feature, Nick Steiner of the Mini Farm Project shares how he turned a gardening experiment in his Brisbane backyard into a thriving community organisation. Our other garden in Melbourne is a melting pot of time, place and culture.

Finally, come trekking in Tasmania on the wukalina walk – an immersive and poignant educational experience in Indigenous Australian history.

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