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Issue No. 14
March 2024
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Issue No. 14 features work from Madeleine Blanchfield Architects, Studio Bright, Workroom, Field Architecture, Patterson Associates and more.

Featured on the cover, Cape Schanck House by Studio Goss is a minimalist dwelling that embraces the beauty of light and seamlessly connects with the surrounding landscape on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. The issue also includes profiles on Brad Swartz, Faulkner Architects and Placement Studio.

The Commercial Project features projects and profiles across the retail lifestyle, hospitality, workplaces and health and education sectors while The Local Marketplace highlights the breadth and quality of local designers, artists, makers and distributors across Australia, New Zealand and North America.
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Inside this Issue

Cape Schanck House
Studio Goss

Sitting on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this family home is a study of minimalist ideals enhanced by carefully composed outlooks and the nuances of light.

Shell House
Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Situated on the rocky headland of Sydney’s Shelly Beach, this family home reflects the beauty and serenity of its surroundings.

Big Sur
Field Architecture

Nestled into a grove of Monterey cypress trees along California’s remarkable coastline is a residence that borrows its identity from the surrounding immersive landscape.

Connected House
Albert Mo

The transformation of a dated mid-century modernist house into a livable family home is deeply grounded in response to its history and relationship to the environment.

Scrubby Bay
Patterson Associates

Framing Antarctic storms rolling into remote Pigeon Bay on New Zealand’s South Island, this robust guesthouse offers group farm stays and wilderness activities.

Border Street

Nestled on the beachfront in one of Australia’s most serene coastal enclaves, Border Street is a contemplation on place, form and material.

Mansard House
Studio Bright

Mansard House is an artful combination of 1970s charm and contemporary sophistication that seamlessly blends design and functionality.

Sandringham House
Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

This multigenerational home in southern Sydney may be bold in its execution but is deeply grounded in its relationship to the environment.

Carter Williamson Architects

Heritage Federation hallmarks, an increased connection to nature and a desire to marry old with new were the defining traits of this Sydney home’s reasoned transformation.

Daddy Cool
Pattern Studio

With an emphasis on space, this Sydney family home offers considered areas to entertain, come together and find respite while also demonstrating the brilliance of distinctive artisan design.

Feels Like Summer
Meredith Clark Design

Interior designer Meredith Clark has distilled the easy-going yet elevated atmosphere of New South Wales’s Northern Beaches into the redesign of a 1990s holiday home.

Naples Street House
Edition Office

Naples Street House unfolds as a dynamic stage for life’s evolving rhythms, offering flexibility, dramatic flair and inviting spaces for retreat.

Darling Point Residence
Handelsmann + Khaw and Hancock Architects

Handelsmann + Khaw and Hancock Architects have reimagined a heritage home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs as a contemporary haven filled with a mix of art and antique and modern furniture.

Brahminy House
Harley Graham Architects

This meticulously crafted residence on Byron Bay’s Wategos Beach seamlessly blends contemporary design, materiality and natural elements for a calming oasis worthy of its surroundings.

Casa Del Nord
Studio2 Architects

Set on a prestigious golf course on New Zealand’s North Island, Casa Del Nord is a captivating retreat – a place to enjoy life’s simple pleasures, surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes.

Copacabana House
Polly Harbison Design

Perched on a hill with views of Copacabana Beach, this project was conceived as a private sanctuary of simplicity and functionality, capturing the essence of coastal living by leaning into its natural context.

The Compound House
March Studio

Inciting intrigue seven years after its completion, March Studio’s The Compound House is a masterful exercise in balancing form, function and aesthetics.

South Yarra House
Pandolfini Architects

At first glance, this house gives little away. But once inside, detailed sculptural forms and finely curated material elements make spectacular statements.

Princes Hill Residence
Freadman White and Flack Studio

As one of the few Art Deco reminders in the area, this residence saw the blurring of old and new while remaining true to the combined dwelling’s artisanal approach.

Casa Piva
B.E. Architecture

Defined by warmth and a considered materiality, this Melbourne property – the family home of an architect – is small in stature but big on functionality and vision.

The Meadow House
Mark English Architects

Conceived to respond to a variety of commercial and domestic uses, this resiedraws on Californian and Korean influences, illustrating a multiplicity that is as nuanced as it is resolved.

264 Bay Street Brighton
Matyas Architects & Interiors

264 Bay Street stands as a unique architectural endeavour, where Matyas Architects & Interiors crafts a space tailored for both commercial purposes and residential living.

Jinjella House
Lande Architects

Mid-century architectural principles from Frank Lloyd Wright, one of its most lauded forebears, has inspired the design of this home in Victoria that intuitively connects with its landscape and a modern family lifestyle.
Profiles featured in this issue

Lana Launay

Having taken her hand and eye to visual arts, jewellery making and textile design, lighting designer and artist Lana Launay has attracted a keen following for her shapely and artful pieces. Her work sees her flitting between Sydney and Los Angeles.

Otis Hope Carey

From gallery and mural walls to surfwear and watch straps, Gumbaynggirr/Bundjalung artist Otis Hope Carey’s work is widely admired. But at the crux of his practice are very intimate threads, each woven with the stories of his family, community and self-reflection.

Colin King

Able to find beauty in the everyday, Colin King inspires those around him to do the same through his creative work. Whether it be designing collections or arranging spaces, Colin has played a role in defining contemporary interior style.

Marisa Purcell

Sydney artist Marisa Purcell might work a traditional nine-to-five day, but her paintings are anything but conventional. Her layered works change with light and perspective, playing on the viewers’ senses. She sees her layered and multi-hued works as containers of time.

Raukura Turei

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), Raukura Turei is many things – an artist, an architect and a mother. Her practice balances the rigour of architecture with the creative freedom and personal histories expressed in her paintings.

Medium Small

Established by Brandt Hewitt and Megan McGuinn, Medium Small focuses on furniture, lighting and specialty fabrication. Designing and producing from their San Francisco studio, Brandt and Megan shape interior spaces with big ideas and fine details.
Inside The Commercial Project

Ulla Johnson Flagship
Kelly Wearstler

Designed by Kelly Wearstler, Ulla Johnson’s West Coast flagship is a curated space that not only encapsulates the effortlessly chic spirit of the womenswear label but offers clients an ambient escape.

Sun Ranch
Julia Ashwood and Jamie Blakey

Tapping into a variety of design influences – from 1970s Californian ranch houses and Spanish revival architecture to Spaghetti westerns and Hollywood glamour – Sun Ranch invites guests to bask in a blend of romantic, free-spirited fun amid the picturesque Byron Bay hinterland.

St Ali & The Queen
Fiona Lynch Office

Melbourne is a city known for its coffee culture, and St Ali & The Queen, designed by Fiona Lynch Office, is a welcome addition within the new Munro Development hub – a central element in the revival of the Queen Victoria Market.

Parts and Labor Design

Located within New York’s iconic Townsend Building, Lupetto – meaning little wolf in Italian – is a strong addition to the Flatiron district’s evolving hospitality offering.

Babylon Brisbane
Hogg & Lamb

Just a stone’s throw from the City Botanic Gardens on the banks of the Brisbane River, Babylon Brisbane by Hogg & Lamb transports diners with its tactile material mix recalling ancient Mesopotamia.

Pink Palace
Matter Architects

Pink Palace by Matter Architects is a collection of contemporary workspaces housed within a 120-year-old building on the fringe of Auckland’s CBD.

Sandbox Films

Located within a landmark 1920s neo-Gothic skyscraper in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, Sandbox Films is a dynamic studio and workspace, with interiors by Manhattan firm CIVILIAN.

Alex Wang HQ
Wonder Group

Retaining the charm and rich character of a forgotten heritage building in Auckland’s Freemans Bay was integral to Wonder Group’s vision for the headquarters of financial advisory company Alex Wang.
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