Issue 98

Issue 98 comes out 4 July. Order on its own or as part of a subscription.

Much has been written about plants and their effect on human health and happiness. The yearning to be in and amongst nature is referred to as biophilia. With studies showing that the more time we spend in nature the lower our stress levels, it seems to me that the more space we give over to vegetation around our homes the better. In this issue five houses demonstrate a deep connection to the outdoors and surrounding bushland.

But up first, we profile Sascha Solar-March and Harry Catterns from architecture studio SAHA (SA for Sascha and HA for Harry).

Then, our first house feature; an Anglesea holiday house that provides relaxed, resilient and thoughtfully designed spaces for three generations of a family to spend time by the seaside. Architecture by emerging Surf Coast architecture practice Not All Architecture, who are focused on exploring finely detailed small footprint houses.


Next up; while maintaining its iconic retro style, Architect George playfully reimagines a classic South Coast beach house.

For our third house feature; a Brisbane site’s history and surrounding natural splendour are creatively blended with the needs of its new inhabitants and, anchored by the authentic brick fireplace at its heart, the residence expands harmoniously, fostering fresh interactions. Architecture by Brisbane architecture studio Arcke.

Our fourth house feature; a new build in Sydney’s densely packed Northern Suburbs that achieves a sense of expansive calm despite packing a lot into the plan. Architecture by Incidental Architecture.

And for our last house; Zen Architects’ first certified Passive House – an assured partnership with a builder and clients deeply committed to this method but adventurous about its design – feeds the senses and defies expectations in all directions.

In our first garden feature, good design plays peacekeeper between elevated structures and connection to outdoor space in a character house in Brisbane. Landscape design by Prandium Studio, with architecture by John Ellway (Jellway).

In our second garden; with sustained, planned and informed advocacy, a Melbourne park becomes a beacon of reformed land use for plants, animals and people alike. Featuring Yalukit William Nature Association and Living Space Ecology.

And finally for our travel feature we head to Tassie’s Bruny Island, an island that never fails to reveal more of its diverse wild side. Tour by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys.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 Minamidera (1999, Naoshima, Japan) by Tadao Ando in What I Like About You, brought to us by Chloe Middleton (Alcorn Middleton Architecture Office).

Issue 98 comes out 4 July. Order on its own or as part of a subscription.

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