It’s All About Attitude at the Old Clare Hotel

The Old Clare Hotel in Sydney has undergone a makeover, merging its past with an eye to the future, with a tongue-in-cheek style. Rebecca Gross reports.

Living Large in an Eco-Smart Studio Apartment

Amid the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s city centre, Liquid Interiors has designed a smart and eco-friendly home for a pilot in search of a little peace and quiet. Sylvia Chan writes.

Open Door Policy

Shaun Lockyer Architects has designed this kitchen space a casual space for family breakfast, lunch and dinner – a kitchen calculated to be multifunctional and versatile in the truest sense

Woollahra’s Orama House

The two halves of this Sydney home – different as they are and separated by over 100 years – share a lot more than a unifying colour scheme.

The Elwood Townhouse

Sitting as one of three in a row, this townhouse in the Melbourne beachside suburb of Elwood, is separated from its neighbour by a concrete party wall cutting from front to back.

Through the Looking Glass

Curves aren’t so common inside newly-renovated apartments. Then again not every apartment boasts an imposing and curvaceous grand piano just inside the front door either

Void for Reflection

This pared-back dwelling by Archier, bridging mid-century modernist architecture with industrial rural language, is first and foremost a response to the owner’s mentality and intriguing lifestyle

Box by the Sea

Fading like driftwood in the South Coast sun is a fine beach house by Sydney architects Smart Design Studio

This Vertical Life

Best known for his later work on the Victorian Arts Centre and National Gallery, it was between 1939 and 1941 architect Roy Grounds finessed his trademark Modernist style on a series of apartment buildings in and around Melbourne’s inner southern suburbs. James Stephens and James Geer explore one of the most iconic, Toorak’s Moonbria, an ode to Grounds’ perfection of tiny spaces.

Bay View House

In this home by Craig Steere Architects an aluminium box form extrudes and appears to perch gracefully on a sculptured column that mimics tree forms of the park opposite

Light house: a dank convict-built house is enlivened with rich colour and LED

Plugging contemporary life into traditional and heritage spaces is never easy, but when those spaces lack natural light it’s a much tougher challenge.

Queensland Open

Built by the beach in a leafy subtropical idyll, the simplest of bathing facilities make the most of the great outdoors

Worth the White

Architect Chris Bosse creates a home for himself that balances clean lines, classic and custom design elements with the structure’s original Victorian charms


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