Issue 70

Issue 70 hits the stands from November 4 – subscribe here.

Special things happen when architects take chances. The homes in this issue show what greatness can be achieved when experimenting with briefs, sites and ideas.

Our annual workspaces feature demonstrates how architecture is responding to and propelling changes in how, when and where we work –whether it’s in formal workplaces, home offices or, increasingly, anywhere in between.

In northern NSW, Vokes and Peters seized the opportunity to do more with less; using only half of the site to deliver a family home steeped in landscape and human connection. Meanwhile in Sydney, David Boyle Architect’s award-winning Five Gardens House also seeks to make the most of its scenic location.

Down in Daylesford, Victoria, experience the wonders of Partners Hill’s acclaimed Daylesford Longhouse – a simple built form that belies its dynamism. The exterior of a Northcote, Melbourne home by Bellemo & Cat is similarly intriguing from the outside (although admittedly, much more flamboyant). This highly-considered renovation was inspired by modernism, art and sustainability.

Further afield in Denmark, be transported to the Copenhagen rooftop where ØsterGRO, the country’s first rooftop farm resides. Back on home turf, Rexroth Mannasmann Collective worked closely with Simon Ellis Landscape Architects to overcome a limited site and achieve a super-smart and glorious garden.

Lastly, learn about the environmentally-minded community in Rote, far eastern Indonesia. Locals there are passionate about preserving the island’s natural bounty and culture for many generations to come.

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