Issue 64

Issue 64 hits the stands from November 8 – subscribe here.

The projects in this issue remind us that architecture is reciprocal; it gives back what one puts in. The care and consideration of architects and designers is rewarded in each and every project in our annual offices feature.

Our cover house is a mid-century classic in Melbourne by Czech-born modernist architect Ernest Fooks and given a sensitive update by Preston Lane. Dear to the family who has called it home across three generations, this renovation was necessarily respectful and thrillingly bold.

A similar reverence underscores One Room Tower in Brisbane’s West End, a home and model for sustainable urban densification that crystallises the local architectural vernacular. A virtuous collaboration, the tower was conceived by Phorm architecture + design and their clients, themselves academics in the field of architecture.

Meanwhile in New Zealand, architect Ben Daly of Palace Electric lavished care on a railway cottage with his own two hands. A home set in a pocket of Sydney bushland by Porebski Architects communes with the landscape surrounding it.

Design tells a story without words. Take, for example, the garden of this striking Sydney home, which references its form and enhances its structure while subtly nodding to the family’s heritage.

Gardener and florist Sandy McKinley describes herself as “quite tenacious” – and her passion has proven fruitful in more ways than one. In addition to her own business, she advocates for sustainable floristry and supports local growers through Consortium Botanicus.

Lastly, we are excited to share our editor’s recount of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale in our travel feature.

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