Navigating physical, budgetary and regulatory constraints, Graduate Architect Aldo Agustin has created an interesting and bright home for his family.
Alex and Georgie Cleary – brother and sister duo behind fashion brand Alpha60 – recently extended their creativity beyond fashion and retail design to remodel their Melbourne home. And nine months of renovations has done nothing to quell their appetite for big projects, as Alice Blackwood finds out.
The dream-like Puglia region and it’s Salento Peninsula coastline – the heel in the boot of Italy – is peppered with elegant towns, rich architecture, forts and varied exotic history. Jane Burton Taylor takes us on a tour of its sometimes arrestingly beautiful built environment, and to the other Gallipoli.
When Singapore belatedly began to value its built heritage, the traditional shophouse suddenly became much sought-after with some stunning make-overs. Richard Ho, a specialist in conservation projects, previously carried out a beautiful renovation to a shophouse in Penang. Darlene Smyth looks at an equally elegant one in Singapore.
The beauty of reclaimed and recycled timber is only partly aesthetic – the knowledge of its former function adds a whole other appeal. Jaz Sidhu visited the island of Langkawi in Malaysia and discovered a home designed by Building Bloc (who’s Desa House is featured in Habitus 18) that generates new life for old timber electricity poles.