Efficiency + Flexibility

Fiona Spence on Spence & Lyda’s efficiency

Efficiently designed and proudly not mass-produced, Spence & Lyda’s 2015 range is a fun and exciting twist on the ideas of efficiency and flexibility, indelibly imprinted with the hands of the craftspeople involved in their design

See the In Ground Fountain at Namly House

In Habitus 27 we look at Namly House in Singapore by Chang Architects. Efficient in so many ways, here we take a peek at the in ground foot washer. Sweet isn't it?

Pallet Racking House

Explore our Home of the Future feature from Habitus 27 in more detail and discover models for living inspired by the flexible and efficient mechanisms of the human body

Cells by Tribe Studio Architecture

Tribe Studio Architects explore the Home of the Future feature from Habitus 27.

Insider Outsider design a very small creative space

In Melbourne’s Abbotsford, down one little back lane, is a very small, very creative space by young architects, Insider Outsider. 

Home of the Future

Explore our Home of the Future feature from Habitus 27 in more detail and discover models for living inspired by the flexible and efficient mechanisms of the human body.

Blowhouse Life Support Unit by Paul Morgan Architects

Blowhouse, a speculative residential proposition by Paul Morgan Architects, is a ‘life support unit’ located on Australia’s southern coastline.

Barcode Room by Studio 01

Barcode Room is a concept studio apartment composed of product furniture-walls which move freely from side to side, permitting the resident to customize the size of space to fit a variety of uses.

Potts Point Apartment Maximises Space with Innovation

Stephen Collier Architects have a strong history in the residential space, one of their strong points being small spaces. The company’s recent Byron Hall apartment in Potts Point is a perfect example of their innovative design.

Is creating a small, functional & aesthetically pleasing bathroom really that hard?

The question of whether one can make a small bathroom functional, without compromising on aesthetics, is common to anyone looking to renovate. Will the room feel cramped? Does it have to be plain? The answer is no. Combining practicability and visual harmony is possible, and actually not so difficult.

How The Pipi Beach House Makes A Small Lot Feel Big

This compact holiday home, nestled into a densely packed pocket of a seaside resort village Whangamata, ‘stands on tiptoe’ to capture ocean views. Georgia Cannon reports.

How do you design for one of the harshest natural environments on earth?

Elana Castle unlocks a thoroughly practical and poetic sanctuary in one of Australia’s harshest natural environments.

3 Inspiring designs for small spaces by Torafu Architects / Hong Kong

Collaborating with Ryohin Keikaku, Torafu Architects have designed three separate residential units in very small spaces. Each has distinct style and epitomises flexibility. We speak with Torafu director Suzuno Koichi about how

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