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Editorial
Recently, we’ve seen more residential architecture that engages with the street, rather than turning away or closing itself off from it. Our cover house does this beautifully; a cyclone fence provides transparency and welcomes street activity. Borrow
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Exotic Gift
The story of the new Arid Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is anything but dry. A tale of vandals, expeditions to South America boyhood fascinations, shipments of exotic and rare plants that had never been seen before and everything c
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Publisher Tom Bodycomb Editor Tamsin O’Neill Art Director Jenni Draper Assistant Editor Georgia Thomas Sub Editor Georgia Thomas Contributors Kath Dolan • Houses/Gardens Michelle Bailey • Houses/Gardens Rebecca Gross • Houses/Gardens Georgia Tho
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New Chapter
I still have powder-white sand on my feet from my morning swim at the Gold Coast’s Miami Beach as I make my way to Binna Burra Lodge. It’s less than an hour after my dip but it feels like a world away from the coast’s iconic surf beaches and bustling
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Upfront
Cantilever Interiors has done it again with EDIT, its fifth Kitchen System Release. Designed in collaboration with KETT of Cosh Living, EDIT is every bit as refined as its name suggests. Its elements range from Australian and international stone, to
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Future Food System
A dwelling for two unlike any other is situated on the northern bank of Melbourne’s Yarra River. This three level structure will be the “closed loop” home for five months for chefs, Matt Stone and Jo Barrett. The Greenhouse has been designed to demon
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What I Like About You
Architecture often holds a tension between the design and construction process versus its conceptual and theoretical practice. For me, the power of conceptual architecture is its ability to evoke and influence our emotions and thoughts. It was on a v
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Hits The Spot
Space Grace & Style Interior Design was tasked with creating something “completely unique and timeless” that honoured this existing home and flattered the original jarrah floorboards. A complete remodel and replacement was the answer, which improved
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Opportunity Knocks
Homeowners Rose and Nick engaged Curious Practice to design a new door for their Newcastle home, wanting to open up the house and promote an indoor-outdoor connection. However, a newish concrete slab was observed as starting to fall away. The area is
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Curious Practice curiouspractice.com Built by Eli The house is designed with a small footprint with modest-sized rooms developed to preserve landscaped areas and promote and maintain the green and leafy suburb whilst configuring family living to an i
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Timeless
Much like music, literature and theatre, design is often not only a telling reflection of a society’s values, but its hopes and ambitions. In the Western world, the years that followed World War Two marked an era of opportunity and optimism, enhanced
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McGlashan Everist, sensitively updated by Cera Stribley cs-a.com.au Leone Construction, with specialist artisan trades Expectedly, the original architects designed the house so it was oriented to the north and east with landscaping to the west before
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Fine Print
Clients Mers and Ian had a small child and another on the way when they found their redbrick home nestled beside a primary school in a sweet Northcote street lined with lovely trees, grasses and heritage duplexes, built originally as public housing a
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Project 12 Architecture project12architecture.com Frame Works Co frameworks.net.au Inner West Joinery Haydn Barling Landscapes The new addition predominantly faces west. Careful consideration was given to the framing of views from, and solar access t
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Piece by Piece
Scotland Island sits in the midst of Pittwater estuary, one hour’s drive north of Sydney and accessed only by boat. The secluded island is densely forested with spotted gums, angophoras, grey ironbark and grey gum, and it has spectacular views across
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Sam Crawford Architects samcrawfordarchitects.com.au RW Stidwill Constructions The house is set on a slope facing north-west towards Pittwater and the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. A generous roof overhang to the north-west, as well as retractable
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Permaculture Tips
You may be lucky enough to have a European elderberry (also called elderflower) plant in your garden or growing nearby, known botanically as Sambucus nigra. About this time of year, although it can vary according to where you are located, you may see
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Upfront Garden
Basil Bangs is based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and specialises in outdoor products for all seasons and all tastes. The Premium beach umbrellas are bold, beautiful and sure to turn heads on any shore. basilbangs.com/au The “Bay” plant stand is
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On the Verge
The nature strip, the verge garden, different names in different places, but the land between a private residence and the street is understood in the same way. A bridge between private and personal space, until recently it has been uncontested land.
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Life’s Work
Foolscap Studio’s digs may be dubbed ‘The Cloud’, but its dynamism ensures that this project's feet are firmly planted on the ground. After much searching, Foolscap Studio found the perfect site in a former factory in Melbourne’s artsy Collingwood; t
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Introspective
When Mat Hinds of Taylor and Hinds Architects describes this project, he does so with joy. He expresses the pleasure of working with a client who was ready to be challenged architecturally, and who pushed back, with outstanding results; the joy of re
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Taylor and Hinds Architects taylorandhinds.com.au DS Building Dickens Constructions Trimview The aspect of the site mitigates the low winter sun, and pressure from the upslope ground encroaches upon the garden and natural light. This presented as a p
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Easy Breezy
Size is a relative concept. While 80-square-metres sounds small for a family of four, to Maz and Suni Hermon it is positively palatial. The couple and their two young boys lived in less than half that footprint for nearly five years. And survived. Th
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Spacecraft Architects spacecraftarchitects.co.nz South Coast Construction southcoast.co.nz The courtyard form of the house is driven by the constant wind in Wellington and the desire to shelter an area of outdoor space to open into. The house is tota
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Fast Forward
Art Deco as a visual arts movement first appeared in France at the eve of the Great War and continued to find favour some time into the 1930s, reaching its zenith and achieving Hollywood clout in Fritz Lang’s seminal film, Metropolis. Fast forward al
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Mihaly Slocombe mihalyslocombe.com.au Basis Builders Deco House achieves a high level of environmental sustainability via the use of low embodied energy materials, adoption of passive solar design principles and careful selection of active energy and
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Redux
In retrospect it should probably have set alarm bells ringing when clients Tim and Deidre found their Malvern home on the market back in 2009 during a chilly Melbourne winter. In August, sun pouring in from poolside through masses of north-facing gla
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PHOOEY Architects phooey.com.au Ben Robson Master Builder Pariden Consulting pariden.com.au RED Sustainability Consultants red-sustainability.com.au Rohan Barnes waveformacoustics.com.au The bones of the existing design were sensitively retained and
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Permaculture Tips
By now, your vegetable garden should be in full swing, growing the ultimate summer harvests: luscious sun-ripened tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, flavoursome beans and endless zucchinis. Fill any gaps in your garden now, to avoid later disappointment, but
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