Issue 63

Issue 63 hits the stands from September 6 – subscribe here.

Our small spaces issue is back and is bigger than ever – figuratively speaking, of course. Our feature delves inside five brilliant projects that demonstrate how architectural inspiration is unhindered by size restrictions.

The homes in this issue prove that there is an architectural solution for every hurdle. The design of a family home by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design in Melbourne’s St Kilda responds to its tiny in-fill site with a potent combination of creativity and pragmatism. The renovation of an 1880s Sydney cottage by Aileen Sage Architects also demanded quick-thinking to deliver a new building program that honours history and materiality.

Over in Brisbane, architect John Ellway looked to terrariums to inspire the design of his spatially-conscious, nature-loving family home. A similarly considered, fastidious approach shines through every detail of Patchwork Architecture’s home for new couples – and they should know, the quartet helped to built it.

A rather magical note is struck when architects create spaces for themselves, when creator and client become one. SJB’s Adam Haddow’s penthouse apartment in Sydney proves this point and then some – his highly personalised home is topped off with a sumptuous rooftop garden by landscaper Will Dangar.

Across the country, discover Wide Open Agriculture’s mission to restore the West Australian Wheatbelt by investing in produce and people.

Finally, be transported to Byron Bay and learn about the town’s true-to-character commitment to sustainability.

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