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Castle In The Sky
acascading house that speaks directly to its rocky Sydney context was another of the abodes spotlighted in Series 8 of Grand Designs Australia. Sandstone is king, and the integration of natural rock in this superb project was a dominant design deci
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SCRATCH THE surface
as a hub for friends and family to gather around, as well as somewhere to comfortably prepare meals and cook, a kitchen benchtop needs to be a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Architect Elaine Richardson says getting the right design — on
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Project Team
ARCHITECT Andrew Donaldson Architecture & Design, andrewdonaldson.com.au BUILDER Mallinger Constructions STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Michael Ell Consulting Engineers, ell.com.au HYDRAULIC ENGINEER ITM Design, itmdesign.com.au Feature cabinetry Filip Jans
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The Fairest Of Them All
Ask anyone: materials are crucial in the success of a space. Arguably, none more so than the benchtop of a kitchen. When it came down to the surfaces for Bianca Surace and Cameron Feild’s Glen Iris home, the choice was easy. Zenstone’s Aurea Stone co
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Grand Designs Australia
Editor Angela Young ayoung@umco.com.au Editor-at-Large Peter Maddison Deputy Editor Cassie Haywood Contributors Carrol Baker, Pete Colquhoun, Chris Knierim, Louise Smithers Art Director Kate Podger Plans Anthony Allars, Joel Sawyer Sub-Editor Michell
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Bridging The Gap
down a leaf-lined Melbourne street you’ll find Albert Park House, the Robson Rak-conceived home that salutes pared-back design for a therapeutic take on contemporary living. An existing weatherboard cottage and rear brick stables occupied the site. I
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GLASS glorious GLASS
Glass is something we often take for granted. It’s moulded into the vessels we drink from, it’s on the face of our phones, TV screens, in light fittings and, of course, in windows and doors. Technology has given rise to a new age in innovative glas
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From the Editor
these have been strange times indeed as we all adjusted to a “new normal” that seemed to change week to week. One thing that never changes, of course, is our hunger for beautiful architectural and home design. Along with a round-up of fab whole-hom
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Old MEETS NEW
brimming with heritage allure and protected as such, Lantern House possessed a rear single-storey addition erected in the 1980s prior to its 2019 intervention by Timmins+Whyte Architects. The site is oriented NNW and slopes from back to front. An exi
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Spicers Rises From The Ashes
The Lockyer Valley region has a lot going for it, but it’s also been dealt a disproportionate amount of hardship in recent years. Just one example is the devastating fire that destroyed the much-loved homestead at Spicers Hidden Vale retreat in 2018,
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From Peter Maddison
Oh, Palm Springs, you’re so sexy, but what’s lurking below? How good is “Palm Springs Modernism Week”? Every February, rare and collectable mid-century homes are spruced up and presented to design buffs like me willing to make the pilgrimage. The cli
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Project Team
ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER Timmins+Whyte Architects, timminswhyte.com.au BUILDER Barkers Burke Construction — Robin Riotto STRUCTURAL ENGINEER R Bliem & Associates Lighting Red Sock Lighting External green furniture Cult Design Dining table/cha
Grand Designs Australia3 min citite
Spicers Rises From The Ashes
The Lockyer Valley region has a lot going for it, but it’s also been dealt a disproportionate amount of hardship in recent years. Just one example is the devastating fire that destroyed the much-loved homestead at Spicers Hidden Vale retreat in 2018,
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Click Bait
01/ Babylon Rooftop Restaurant On entering this restaurant, atop a Sydney shopping centre, you’re spirited away to another place. Inspired by the lost city of Babylon and its hanging gardens, this restaurant’s “curves for days” make our design senses
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Tooth And Nail
Like autumn leaves, affluence flutters from the pink trumpet trees lining the streets of Paddington, 3km from the Brisbane CBD. The neighbourhood has a new “bricks and mortar” resident that bucks the trend by assuming a demure facade that conceals a
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Parks & recreation
With a national park in the backyard and a river on your doorstep, this was the perfect place to build a new home. Despite its excellent location, however, this picturesque building did have some challenges early on. The family home was built on a fl
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Book Club
An architect and interior designer walk into a bar together… and leave with GRADE Architecture and Interiors. After collaborating on numerous projects, the partnership of Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid brings elegance, art and a meticulous curation o
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A TANGLE OF angles
“a house that is bold but not outrageous. Something different from everything else in the suburb.” This was the gist of the brief handed to Architekt Grune Hauser, a multi-disciplinary firm of four specialising in bespoke housing projects. “The main
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Hot products & SERVICES
With the kitchen being the hub of the modern Australian home, Sirius has created a range of hoods that bring Italian flair and functionality to this special part of the house. Presenting the new Halo, a rangehood that combines the quiet, powerful ext
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ARCHITECTURE Snapshot
Where do we even start for this project in rugged Mexico? Overlooking (and indeed purposed to embrace) the ocean, the SJAIII House emerges conceptually from the relationships between the natural elements of the landscape. The slope of the site is red
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Project Team
BUILDER/INTERIOR DESIGNER Architekt Grune Hauser, architekt.com.au ARCHITECT Form Designs, formdesigns.com.au ENGINEER Pierre Dragh Window treatment Chadwick Designs Interior panels Timberwood Exterior panels Danpalon Brass Australian Metals L
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Our homes — FROM CASTLE TO FORTRESS
at a time when we’re asked to stay home and lock the doors, we need to be conscious of preserving important things apart from toiletries. Who’d have thought our homes would need to become life bubbles and that they’d be used, as they have, to ride ou
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Mid-century MODERN
Bold olive and ochre walls meet the furniture design icons of last century for a luxurious ’50s look we love. Fritz Hansen at Seoul Living Design Fair 2018. fritzhansen.com/en ■
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Tree Change
When the owners of this stunning country home first approached Wojcicki Constructions to quote on their build, it quickly became apparent that their plans, after 12 months in development, were devastatingly beyond their budget. Project Manager Yuliya
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To demolish OR NOT TO DEMOLISH
looking around the CBDs in any of our cities, have you ever wondered what the streets would look like if we’d preserved our historic buildings? Instead of demolishing them in the 1960s and ’70s, perhaps we should have been a little more architectural
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Cutting-edge CREATIONS
What would you prefer on your wall — a heating and cooling unit or an artwork? No need to choose between them. Cinier’s fan coil unit, Greenor, means you can cut the cake and eat it in style. The designer two-pipe wall-mounted unit is ultra-quiet at
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Project Team
BUILDER Wojcicki Constructions Pty Ltd, wojcickiconstructions.com.au 03 5348 3799, 0402 122 410 Frames & trusses Bendigo Truss Plant, bendigotruss.com.au Plastering Sacco’s Plastering, 0418 376 229 Roofing Vic State Roofing, 0418 306 602 Garage D
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Ask Our Architect
Q About four years ago I built a two-bedroom manufactured home (Parkwood) at Murrays Beach, Lake Macquarie. I would now like to add an extra bedroom (including ensuite and walk-in robe) above the existing two bedrooms and bathroom. I’ve been told it
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Josh Crosbie
at the tender age of just five years old, adventurous Josh Crosbie knew he wanted to be an architect when he grew up. “I’ve always loved drawing and designing things,” he explains. “This profession allowed me to combine my passions whilst helping peo
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Exposed Privacy
savvy and stylistically daring interior design can transform a dull home into a masterpiece of domestic bliss. Proving just how crucial a professional interior design intervention can be to the success of a family home is this Loft Kolasinski-designe
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