Issue 96

Issue 96 comes out 4 March Order on its own or as part of a subscription.

The makeup of housing is changing in our cities, we are seeing a gradual progression towards medium density. We are also seeing alternative approaches to the traditional home. In this issue we look at five different types of architecture that aren’t your usual single house on an urban block.

But up first, we profile Ellen Douglas of Melbourne-based online floristry practice, Botany Melbourne.

Then, our first house feature; returning to the tricky terrain of rail-side sites, an all-star crew brings its unique approach to carbon neutral apartments in Melbourne’s south, offering passersby an intriguing peek under the hood and its residents deeply thought-out amenity. Architecture by Six Degrees Architects development by HIP V. HYPE.

Next up, via a trio of pavilions in Brisbane’s south, a multigenerational family has set themselves up for the most civilised of cohabitations, with architecture by Alcorn Middleton Architecture Office.

For our third house feature; inspiring curiosity and conversation, 19 Waterloo Street is a mixed-use site that’s liveable, sustainable and engaging, featuring architecture by SJB.

Our fourth house feature, this one by NZ’s Studio Nord; taking the build-it-and-they-will-come ethos all the way, this highly ambitious project is equal parts built form and low-key social experiment.

And for our final house feature; this latest chapter in a growing list of cleverly retrofitted and financially-accessible housing projects had gold in its bones even before the dream team turned up. Architecture by Breathe Architecture.

Our first garden feature; a coalition of informed, passionate and interested parties helps nature breathe new life into a battered Victorian valley.

In our second garden, designed with a freewheeling precision, this Auckland garden is at once loose and harmonious. Landscape design by Jared Lockhart and architecture by Keshaw McArthur Architects.

And finally for our travel feature we head to the Bellarine Peninsula, where a nearly 150-year tradition of weekenders, day-trips and bronzed summers has resulted in an all-seasons food, drink and beach destination of the highest calibre. Featuring Portarlington Mussel Tours and Farm My School.

And of course, our regular segments Upfront and Upfront Garden share a curated spread of projects, products or creations that we love. Plus, explore this issue’s Permaculture Tips, and Gallagher House (1973, Kew, Victoria) by Kevin Borland in What I Like About You, brought to us by ‘Architectural Explorer’ Jake Taylor.

Issue 96 comes out 4 March Order on its own or as part of a subscription.

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