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Issue No. 10
October 2022
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Celebrating 10 issues in print, this issue features work from Durbach Block Jaggers, B.E Architecture, CHROFI, Shaun Lockyer Architects, Crosson Architects, Studio Prineas, Anthony Gill Architects and more.

Featured on the cover, Backdune House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture speaks to a powerful and all-encompassing vision for what architecture can be. Issue No. 10 also includes profiles on artist Ian Strange, art director Marsha Golemac, and interior designers Arent&Pyke.;

The Commercial Project and The Local Marketplace round out the Issue No. 10 trio. The Commercial Project features over 180 pages of projects, profiles, products, discussion and opinion pieces. The Local Marketplace represents a curated selection of design – from furniture to lighting, rugs to fireplaces – representing the breadth and quality of local design in the region.
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Inside this Issue

Backdune House –
Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Backdune House sits within the unceded lands of the Garigal people on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Whilst exploring scale and solidity, the building continues Peter Stutchbury Architecture’s decades-long experimentation with the experiential qualities of tent architecture.

Lavender Bay House –
Durbach Block Jaggers

In Lavender Bay House, Durbach Block Jaggers has choreographed a series of unique moments and spatial experiences. With smooth connections between interior rooms and verdant gardens, there is a complexity belied by the house’s deceptively effortless resolution. Responding to the iconic visage of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which looms large to the east, the building offers both drama and quietude, playfulness and gravitas in the tension between its rectilinear edifices and the more organic, undulating spaces and forms within.

St Vincent’s Place –
B.E Architecture

The lush revival of St Vincent’s Place is the culmination of B.E Architecture’s bespoke and collaborative approach to design over the last 20 years. Both a confirmation and reminder of the responsibility when working in a heritage context, it also embodies the significance of coactively engaging at all stages of the design and construction process. At its core, St Vincent’s Place is an expression of the client, whose vision, trust and shared curiosity were integral to the project’s ambitious realisation. The result recognises the timeless power of weaving history, art, philosophy and beyond to leverage the individuality of a space into becoming a resonant home.

Rosso Verde –
Carter Williamson

Space is always at a premium in Sydney’s densely populated Inner West. A renovation of a previous warehouse conversion, Rosso Verde demonstrates how the use of space impacts both the experience and function of a building. Carter Williamson’s deft spatial sensibilities imbue the home with a palpable generosity of spirit, seeming to expand its presence – even as the built fabric is carved into to make way for a central landscaped courtyard.

Lower Shotover –
Bureaux

There is a certain romance to the evocative nature of a changing landscape – the dancing into one season and awaiting of the next. Idyllically positioned amid a relief of surrounding slopes, Lower Shotover becomes a place of pause and contemplation – a sheltered and anchored viewfinder. Bureaux gives flight to the notion of the magnetic energy of place, ensuring the architecture that engages with it plays its due part.

Fisherman's House –
Studio Prineas

Along the harbour in Sydney’s Birchgrove, a little cottage sits at the foot of a sandstone cliff. Originally built in the 19th century for local fishermen, it is the last remaining of a collection of weatherboards – the others sadly falling prey to demolition and harbourside development. Tasked with restoring the cottage and designing a significant extension, Studio Prineas’s response is a nine-metre-tall off-form concrete tower, Fisherman’s House. Acting as a conduit from street level to the water’s edge, it makes sense of this cottage once again, ensuring it is habitable, functional and fit for its future as a family home.

Paddo Pool Terrace –
Luigi Rosselli Architects

As a respectful return to its historical origins, Paddo Pool Terrace becomes a celebration of the vertical terrace typology that has become such an integral icon of residential Sydney’s architectural fabric. Giving depth to the approach, Luigi Rosselli Architects carefully weaves old and new, preserving the heritage stylings among a contemporary occupation.

Curl Curl –
Trias and Folk Studio

Behind a decisive yet unimposing wall on a residential street in Curl Curl rests a family sanctuary. Designed by TRIAS with interiors by Folk Studio, the home is equipped for the fluid nature of family life over time, balancing functional and progressive technologies with timeless design.

Brighton Residence –
Hecker Guthrie

Inspired by the countryside in the south of Italy, Brighton Residence emerges as a richly layered family home that expresses its materiality through an inviting engagement with both the outdoors and an embedded openness. Hecker Guthrie combines gestures of warmth and texture to create joyful moments throughout, allowing the narrative of the home to sit comfortably alongside the evolving dialogue of its growing family.

Coorparoo House –
Nielsen Jenkins

Creating a sense of privacy in spaces that are open and connected is an architectural oxymoron – how can a building be simultaneously untethered and secluded? Coorparoo House by Brisbane architecture firm Nielsen Jenkins beautifully articulates this balance whilst referencing the typical vernacular of a Queenslander with a refined yet entirely unpretentious minimalism.

Arndt Residence and Artbarn –
CHROFI

With so many diverse typologies forming the one brief – an art gallery, a home and a guest space – Arndt Residence and Artbarn is a rare entity indeed. The curious uniting of art, landscape and architecture in such a removed setting is reminiscent of the process by which the project came into being. Together with an internationally-based client, CHROFI carefully managed both a repurposing and a new build to create a unique addition to Cape Schanck.

Kerr –
SSdH

Kerr orchestrates a conversation between old and new. Through t he addition of key elements in an otherwise stripped-back warehouse apartment, emerging practice SSdH has created a home that offers a contemporary way to live as a family in the city.
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Profiles Featured in this Issue

Arent & Pyke

Sydney-based design practice Arent&Pyke; is widely regarded for its vibrantly detailed and impeccably layered work. Each project expresses an appealing ingenuity and, above all, an intelligent interpretation of how design informs experience through clever palettes and fearless combinations. Inquisitive and strong-minded by nature, practice Co-Founders Juliette Arent and Sarah-Jane Pyke excel in crafting stirring interiors and, after 15 years navigating the industry side-by-side, they understand the importance of a solid creative partnership.

Coco Flip

Kate Stokes and Haslett Grounds, the dynamic design duo behind Melbourne-based furniture and lighting brand Coco Flip, have built a business by turning passion into a profession, producing pieces for design-conscious spaces around the world. Now, in Coco Flip’s 12th year, Kate and Haslett look towards the future, ushering in a new era for the brand whilst reflecting on the core values that have elevated their business to one of Australia’s most revered producers of authentic local design.

Marsha Golemac

After many years working as a creative director, Marsha Golemac is acutely aware of the ambiguity surrounding her chosen profession. She admits her work can be difficult to define, yet its very obscurity seems to give her impetus. Across art direction, photography, product design and exhibition curation, she produces imaginative reworkings of everyday objects, concepts and details with an appealing, sculptural likeness.

Florian Wild

Led by landscape designer Rupert Baynes-Williams, Florian Wild was founded on a nostalgic reverence for landscape. The practice’s approach extends beyond a physical study of the local context to embrace historic narratives and new interpretations of place.

Christopher Boots

Christopher Boots is constantly conceiving and conceptualising and, much like his renowned crystaladorned lighting, there is a magnetism to the designer. A veritable ideator, he finds inspiration in the most unassuming of places, his next project always tinkering at the edge of his mind. The studio’s highly sculptural lighting – which he fittingly refers to as “jewellery on a different scale, in a slightly different context” – is the most central element of his creative output. However, the designer’s continual interest in the experiences surrounding his physical creations yields a much deeper and more dynamic offering.

Ian Strange

The intangible magic of art is its inherent ability to simultaneously engage, educate, bewilder and inspire – a power that is evident in the work of Australian transdisciplinary artist Ian Strange. Beginning his practice in Western Australia, Ian’s explorations in architecture, space and notions of home have taken him across the globe, generating a body of work that has transfixed audiences whilst challenging the very nature of their existence.
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Inside The Commercial Project

405 Bourke Street by Woods Bagot

Inserted into the Melbourne CBD and its established surrounds, 405 Bourke Street straddles several different building typologies with apparent ease. Woods Bagot carves a new commercial home for NAB and layers a series of ‘third spaces’ for people to meet, do business and find respite from the hustle and bustle of the city.

835 High St by Carr

835 High Street is contemporary in both spirit and composition yet sits respectfully among the traditional façades of the streetscape. The upmarket suburb of Armadale, located seven kilometres from central Melbourne, boasts a pretty procession of heritage properties, cafes, high-end retailers and galleries. En-gaged to design 835 High Street, a multi-residential development on Armadale's main strip, Carr’s focus was resolute. “From conception, an essential part of the architectural outcome was intensely studying the fine-grain neighbourhood character in the local vicinity,” says Stephen McGarry, Carr Associate Director. “During the design process and exploration, we really tried to under-stand the social standing of the ar-chitectural outcome and the spatial perspective of those that would inhabit the spaces.”

Fugazzi by studio gram

Stepping through the door of Fugazzi for the first time, an unlikely feeling descends – a sense of having been here before. At the very least, it is a cinematic familiarity; one could be forgiven for almost expecting to see Don Corleone ensconced in a booth or Stanley Tucci’s browbeaten restaurateur Secondo leaning on the bar. It’s a combination of dramatic flair and understated detail expertly executed by studio gram, which speaks to a sumptuous Italo-New York nostalgia nestled into Adelaide’s CBD.

Grampians Peaks Trail by Noxon Giffen with McGregor Coxall

After three-and-a-half years of collaboration, the work of architects Noxon Giffen and landscape designers McGregor Coxall has culminated in a sensitive series of shelters along the Grampians Peaks Trail.

Lune Armadale by Ewert Leaf

Void of all visual noise, Lune Armadale builds on the brand’s purity and precision, offering a space more reminiscent of a gallery than a traditional bakery. Brought to life by Ewert Leaf, Lune's fourth retail space continues to celebrate croissant making.

St David by Room11 with Carr

A celebration of all that has come before it in Hobart, St David is a series of 28 individually designed residences by Room11 with Carr in the heart of Sandy Bay. Considered in every detail, the building embraces a simple material palette to create an elegant presence that cements Hobart’s position as a leader in architectural design.

Toots Disco by Kate Archibald Design

A secret within a secret, Toots Disco is one of those places that encapsulates the often-elusive gritty realness of classic dive bars without compromising on the intoxicating visual charisma of a richly layered and highly resolved design language. Immersed within the eclectic streetscape of Perth’s Chinatown, the 80s-inspired disco lounge harnesses the sense of slipping into an after-party when it’s in full swing.

Callam Offices by John Andrews

Designed in response to the deadly 1971 Woden Flood in Canberra, the Callam Offices stand as a significant remaining work by acclaimed Australian architect John Andrews. The precinct was initially devised as a large office complex to accommodate 6,000 public servants across more than five hectares of the Woden floodplain. Andrews envisioned an array of 26 elevated octagonal office pods interlocking through an experimental system of bridges and connections. However, in 1975, two years after design commenced, government funding cuts cancelled the works, and his design would only be partially realised in 1981 as three pods to house the Woden TAFE College.

Skyline by Secret Gardens

Eight floors up, in the heart of Circular Quay, Secret Gardens has created a verdant sanctuary for the staff of investment firm Platinum Asset Management, inspired by the revolutionary green spaces of the New York Highline. Covering 335 square metres across two levels, Skyline is a calming escape from the high-intensity world of finance, the ever-present obligation of the Sydney CBD screened out by abundant foliage that provides the occasional glimpse of the harbour below.
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