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Springhill House by Lovell Burton Architecture - A Tree-Change With Purpose
One of the greatest skills an architect can offer to their community is their ability to facilitate the meaningful connection between inhabitants and their environment.
Remolding the Traditional Australian Home - Triangle House by Molecule Studio
We speak with co-founding director, Anja de Spa from Molecule Studio about Triangle House, and their firms’ approach to challenging inner urban sites.
We speak with founding director, Emlyn Olaver from Olaver Architects about Thornbury House, their firms’ approach to facilitating flexibility in domestic spaces.
Handcrafted by Melbourne artisans, Honey is the next step in the studio’s design journey that sees Coco Flip exploring the potential of materials and organic forms, enlivened by playfulness.
Epitomising the Beautifully Simple - Armadale House by Tom Robertson Architects
We speak with founding director, Tom Robertson from Tom Robertson Architects about Armadale House, its references to its neighbouring adjacencies and their firms approach to the beautifully simple.
New Volumes™ ℅ Artedomus, An Installation by Fiona Lynch and Thomas Coward
For Melbourne Design Week, New Volumes™ ℅ Artedomus is the subject of a collaboration between Fiona Lynch and Thomas Coward, exploring the ancient history of Artedomus’ Elba™ .
The Challis Avenue Apartment by Retallack Thompson brings the 1930s one-bedroom apartment into its own, revealing the pied-à-terre’s potential, both Art Deco and contemporary.
Maximum Effect With an Economy of Moves - BresicWhitney’s Rosebery Office by Chenchow Little
Stepping inside the office designed by Chenchow Little is like entering another world, a space defined by surprising combinations at every turn.
Reinforcing Existing Expansive Volumes - Woollahra House by Nobbs Radford Architects
We speak with co-founding director, Sean Radford of Nobbs Radford Architects about Woollahra House and reinforcing of the existing expansive volumes of the 1860s semi-attached terrace home.
An Impactful Family Home - Extruded House by MCK Architecture + Interiors
We speak with co-founding director, Steve Koolloos of MCK Architecture and Interiors about Extruded House and its bold and simple formal response to its original federation frontage.
Resident Dog creator, architectural photographer Nicole England reflects on the “overwhelming” response to book, what she learned about photography, and the future of the project.
B.E. Architecture’s St Vincent’s Place is a reinterpretation of the classical through a full immersion of the arts.
A Light-Filled Home of Many Layers - Coogee House II by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
The Cooggee House II by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects finds creative solutions to the constraints of its narrow, sloping site to create a many-layered family home filled with beautiful details.
We speak with founding directors, Jean-Paul Ghougassian and Gilad Ritz from Ritz and Gougassian about Edsall Street and their firm’s approach to materiality and space.
Born from a desire to support local Australian design, Dessein Furniture is passionate about facilitating new opportunities for established and emerging Australian designers.
Balancing Luxury & Simplicity - Bernie’s Beach House by Sally Caroline
The Fisher & Paykel Series
The architectural embodiment of a relaxed, elegant coastal lifestyle, the Sorrento home carefully balances luxury and simplicity to create a tranquil retreat.
“A Wonderful Sense of Freedom” – Elemental House by Ben Callery Architects
Elemental House by Ben Callery, an off-grid rural idyll set high on a ridge overlooking the plains, valleys and mountains of north-central Victoria.
Named ‘The Invisible Lodge’ for the regulations which surrounded the design, the Friendly Beaches Lodge is sympathetic with it’s environment.
Innovation, functionality and a touch of class – award-winning designer Carole Whiting uses every ounce of her skill set to bring out the true architectural beauty of an inner-city Melbourne home.
The jewel in the crown of Harry Seidler’s iconic Horizon Tower, the level 40 Penthouse, has hit the market, providing prospective buyers with the chance to own a piece of architectural history.
While modern extensions to heritage homes have become the norm yet, the Pavilion House by Robson Rak is set apart by the design integrity of each volume.
When a home is abandoned, what memories linger in the dusty halls? How do the lives of the family who once lived there and the history of a time now past permeate the architecture?
We speak with founding director, Andrew Benn from Benn and Penna about Twin Peaks and their refreshing and contemporary addition to a modest Sydney cottage.
Arque’s design philosophy is simple - design for the everyday, strive for the extraordinary. We sit down with Emma and Suzanne of Arque to discover how this idea forms the basis of their business.
Blending into the Jungle - Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Studio
A jungle home must coexist with the jungle; it must breathe with the jungle and blend into the jungle.
Since 1985, Neometro has been at the forefront of Melbourne’s housing paradigm shift from a suburban city to one of vibrant, dense urban living.
We explore Modscape’s Sydney Project; a light-filled family home that embraces passive and active design elements and a timeless palette, to sit unobtrusively amongst its Tamarama coastal setting.
A New Collection by Designer Rugs Translates the Unique Abstract Expressionist Art of Lara Scolari into a New Medium
The Designer Rugs Series
Designer Rugs rose to challenge, creating a new collection of hand-tufted rugs that captures the exquisite layers and hidden dioramas of Lara Scolari’s work.
We speak with co-founding director, Catherine Downie from Downie North Architects about Skylit House, their firm’s inquisitive approach to domesticity and the opportunist journey.
Lune de Sang Pavilion is the latest of five structures designed by CHROFI Architects as part of a remarkable ongoing project whose vision stretches beyond this lifetime.
On a leafy corner of Napier street, in Melbourne’s bustling northside suburb of Fitzroy sits Ritz&Ghougassian’s masterfully designed Bentwood café.
Redefining the Suburban Paradigm - The Matraville House by Tzannes Architects
The Matraville House by Tzannes Architects is a home designed to comfortably accommodate the many generations of one family, while connecting them to the outdoors and each other.
The Bayside Concrete Bunker - Light Vault House by Chamberlain Architects
The Light Vault House uses the initial brief for a “concrete bunker” as a launching point from which to explore the vast potential of concrete, challenging the connotations associated with concrete.
Exploring the Symbiosis Between Humanity and Technology - House on the Coast by Sean Godsell Architects
House on the Coast continues to remind society that technology works for us and not the other way around.
We explore Pleysier Perkins’ ‘Eagle’s Nest’ Armadale 4 extension, where the penthouse to an already established industrial residence is created as a timeless and resting recluse.