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ARCHITECTURE FOR EVERYONE – MELBOURNE OPEN HOUSE 2014

The Open House Melbourne juggernaut rolled into town and its surrounds last weekend. Annie Reid joined the 130,000 fans trawling through Melbourne and unearthed some inner city treasures.

Regional architecture in this Sydney home designed by Arkhefield inspired by Geoffrey Bawa

In this lovely example of crossing cultural boundaries – the clients have combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage – materiality and openness to the outdoors evoke the characteristic design traditions of these nations.

Theatrical Apartment in Little India

By dramatising spaces for the everyday rituals of life, Singapore architect Colin Seah re-defines apartment living. Andrea Stevens visited his own apartment which is a convenient retreat from the bustle of the city.

Design that Captures the Essence of Thai Street Eating

Pok Pok Juniour - Pok Pok's new sister cafe in Melbourne - is an authentic taste of Thailand. As well as the food, the design by G.A.B.B.E is inspired by local markets and the essence of what makes Thai street eating so appealing. Alice Blackwood speaks to Georgia Ezra, director and interior architect at G.A.B.B.E about the process, why there's a generous fruit display and how clusters of stools for seating helps to create a genuine experience.

A Home built around Gatherings and a Rain Tree

The relationship between nature and architecture is clear in this project by ONG&ONG. As well as a sense of natural tactility in the materials, the family home in Singapore has been designed around a 'colossal' pre-war Rain Tree that existed on the site.

An Urban Home Between Architecture and Sculpture

Working together, working at home, a green or grey outlook, perhaps no outlook at all – everyone has a different solution. Peter Hyatt talks to architects and partners, Michael and Cat Bellemo, about their solution in suburban Melbourne.

A Kiwi Bach in Victoria by MRTN Architects

Venus Bay Bach, by MRTN Architects, "was never intended to be home away from home; it was to be a holiday house, basic in form and basic in function". Nestled in the rugged terrain at South Gippsland, Victoria, the house is an escape from the city for a New Zealand-born Melbourne-based young family.

Fig trees, a growing family and Japanese design in Victoria.

A growing family and a Fig tree: two important factors in the extension of Matt and Sonia Hegarty's home in Coburg, Victoria, by Windust Architects, which also features some intriguing Japanese elements.

Visual Feast: GEOFFREY DE GROEN EXHIBITION

At 75 years of age, Geoffrey de Groen is a grand master of Australian painting. Paul McGillick drops in on his latest milestone

Sample, taste, touch: Brae restaurant

Food, space and service come together to create an unforgettable experience at Brae, a restaurant that brings new meaning to growing, preparing and consuming. Alice Blackwood reports.

The Art of Everyday Affairs

The installations of Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, are all about confounding expectations. Tonkao Panin discovered that his own house is just as surprising.

Botanical Museum of English Tapware

The Habitus team is called on to create to officially launch ‘The Window’ styling display at The English Tapware Company.

Two Homes, Two Generations, One Roof

HOUSE house is an appropriate name for this twin-dwelling in Melbourne's Richmond. Using the shell of two Victorian Terraces, Maynard Architects have designed one piece of architecture that acts as two homes.

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