The owners of this house at Sydney’s Whale Beach wanted a house they could “hose down” – in keeping with the great Australian beach tradition. Heather Barton visited this house by architects, Cullen Feng, which enjoys sublime views down to one of Sydney’s finest beaches and north along the coastline.
From using it as a tool for ventilation to employing concrete for aesthetic purposes, we look at 6 homes across the Habitus region that use this robust material as a feature.
Once a chicory kiln, House for Hermes on Philip Island, by Andrew Simpson Architects, is now a spacious weekend retreat for a Melbourne family. Imbued with history and attached to location.
Netural Bay House knows comfort. The space, by Daniel North and Catherine Downie of Downie North Architects, balances openness and privacy.
Being close to a project isn’t always the best thing. Leigh Elwood discovered this while refurbishing her home in Melbourne, which required the insight of people outside the circle, to get it right. Jenna Reed Burns reports.
SLADE ARCHITECTURE in collaboration with MASS STUDIES created a home for a family that blurs the line between 'public' and 'private' space. In design, this idea finds expression in a pixel-looking building.
The Terminus Hotel – or the ‘grand old lady’ of Abbotsford, is a Melbourne institution. Thanks to an inspiring collaboration between Sand Hill Road and Techné Architecture + Interior Design, it has a new lease on life.
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Wellington, Tasmania, Little Big House responds directly to its location and celebrates its beauty.
The founder of Spence and Lyda does not follow fashion. Paul McGillick discovers she follows her own taste.
The desire for privacy and the need to belong are a part of human nature. Tonkao Panin looks at a housing project in Bangkok by CASE which aims to reconcile these two often conflicting needs.
The design of RAW hair Salon, in Surry Hills, Sydney, is about texture and detail - just like the salon's philosophy.
With a view as good as this, it makes sense to embrace it. Onion architects, have done this precisely in Sala Rattanakosin - a renovation project in Bangkok. Words by Tess Ritchie.