Issue 65

Issue 65 hits the stands from January 7 – subscribe here.

As another year rolls by and a new one commences, we are reminded that the core principles of design never age. The kitchens in our annual feature, although entirely disparate in style, showcase dynamic contemporary architecture at its best.

This celebration extends to a house by rama in a bushland Sydney site which is composed of six shipping containers. A similar, intrepid design response shines through a home by Austin Maynard Architects that blurs the line between private and public space.

Over in Tassie, architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen have modernised and revitalised a bed-sit unit with an emphasis on finely-crafted details and an sophisticated material palette. This project included a few surprises along the way, an experience shared by the occupants of a renovated home by Jon Jacka Architects – who have found their laneway enriches their connection to the neighbourhood.

It is inspiring to learn how the garden of a suburban Brisbane home capitalises on the site’s natural phenomena to actively support the local ecosystem. Another garden in Melbourne atop a 28-storey city apartment building skilfully responds to its unique location.

Lastly, our travel feature includes the highlights of Places We Swim – a definitive guide to the best swimming spots in Australia.

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