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Designer Butchers’ Stores

A new wave of artisanal butcher’s stores is challenging the industry’s traditional style with designer spaces catering for both the aesthetically and carnivorously inclined. Stephanie Madison reports.

THE MIGHTY OAK

In celebration of Oak, here's a selection of products and projects that feature this glorious timber.

Timber and Light: House McNally by Architect Prineas

House McNally is a home re-designed for spacious gatherings, while at the same time keeping a cosy home life for two. With a large timber volume as the main form, connecting all spaces, the house is adaptable to suit both the social and the quiet. We talk to principal architect Eva-Marie Prineas, of Architect Prineas, about the use of timber and natural light in this creative design.

West End Cottage Renovation: A Photo Essay

Not long after the 2011 flood that swept through Brisbane, Owen and Vokes and Peters Architects were approached to renovate and extend a small timber worker's cottage in Brisbane.

Aesop Rundle Street

The latest addition to Aesop’s family of international stores in Australia is in Adelaide. This one, created in collaboration with local firm Genesin Studio, is characteristically luxurious; sensuous in form and bathed in Blonde Tasmanian Oak. Words by Tess Ritchie.

A Thai House inspired by Kayaking

When an owner wants a house that reflects his character, and his greatest passion is kayaking, this is what you get. As well as adventure sport, IDIN Architects have taken cues from the local, muted landscape for their design of W House, making a home that fits into both the owner’s way of living and the natural environment. Words by Tess Ritchie.

HOMES IN THE SKY

The games architects play to milk the regulations can bring out the best in them – and the regulations. Words by Paul McGillick.

The butterfly effect: Eforea spa

A moment of retreat can certainly change the course of the day, and Wynn A. Bay feels the positive effect from this hideout – the Eforea spa in Hilton Pattaya Hotel.

Ocean Envy: 5 top Coastal Homes

Nothing beats a coastal view. Especially if you live inner city, a house with clear horizon and the expanse of the sea to look at is absolute bliss. Here are five homes lucky enough to inhabit the coast and the luxuries that come with it.

A Design informed by New Zealand History: Davis Bure house

Davis Bure House, sitting high upon a hillside at Whale Bay, Northland, is a thoughtful exploration of New Zealand’s history. Both colonial occupation of the land and the Maori response to that has been into consideration in the design, looking at how those events might be woven together. The distinctive high ceilings in particular are a unique design choice for its location, as Pip Cheshire tells us.

A Mountain Legend

Victoria’s high country is steeped in Australian mythology – a backdrop for legendary horsemen and the notorious Kelly Gang of bushrangers. It is here, writes Nicky Lobo, that architect, Darren Sinclair-Cole, built a holiday home for his family.

At home in the Garden: Renovation by Welsh+Major

An un-used inner-city back yard is reinvented as a Garden room, finding a functional partnership with the house. In this renovation of a late Victorian home, by Welsh+Major, we see the potential for under-utilsed space fully realised in the form of a green sanctuary. Words by Tess Ritchie.

A design approach to living: Studio Pardon’s Home-Studio

Design agency Studio Pardon has made home their office, and their office home. The space has been carefully curated to fit living and working equally, and suits their philosophies to both life and work to a tee. We caught up with Lise and Ben, the couple behind Studio Pardon, to find out how and why this arrangement works so well.

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