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Wood Marsh designs a series of stem-like residences

Treading the fine line between art and architecture, the Wood Marsh design for No. 6 Sydney Street in Prahran is realised as a sculptural form that sits lightly in the streetscape.

Looks can be deceiving with this Back to Front House in the Northern Beaches

Flipping the residence to connect with northern views, Back to Front House by Rama Architects is a family home in Newport with an expansive feel.

Design Hunters

A sense of place: From Sydney to Switzerland with Leopold Banchini

Leopold Banchini is nothing if not internationally mobile. So how does this architect, whose Marramarra Shack has recently been turning heads in Australia and around the world, build authentic connections to places as far apart as Sydney, Lisbon and Bahrain?

Trent Jansen’s odyssey for the Venice Design Biennale Residency

Having been appointed to the 2022 Venice Design Biennale Residency from a worldwide pool of incredible designers, Trent Jansen sets out on what is ultimately a clarification of the philosophical concerns informing his design work.


A moody apartment with a secret passageway

In designing their own flat, the founders of interior design studio Ofthebox have created an entertaining-ready home with a hidden linkway for private moments.

Wood Marsh designs a series of stem-like residences

Treading the fine line between art and architecture, the Wood Marsh design for No. 6 Sydney Street in Prahran is realised as a sculptural form that sits lightly in the streetscape.

From Our Friends

The industry’s top names celebrate design excellence

Announcing the 2023 Jury for Gaggenau’s Kitchen of the Year.

Venture into Ross Gardam’s digital universe

Australian furniture and lighting brand Ross Gardam has broken the boundaries of time and place with this stunning digital showcase of furniture and lighting.

Protecting coastal views in Mosman

Everyone loves living by the water. However, the challenge of coastal exposure can cause a lot of hidden damage. Thankfully, Capral has the solution.

The many shades of bathroom design

Between the visceral intensity of crimson red, tranquillity of sage green and the nonchalant sophistication of black, the colour wheel can transform both an interior, and the disposition of those who reside within. Here, we lean into this interconnectedness by exploring the compelling impact colour can have on the home’s most intimate sphere: the bathroom.

The Edit

A bold new direction in surface design

Neolith is recognised around the world for its innovation and solution-focused commitment to sustainability. Take a look at the outstanding versatility of all-natural Sintered Stone.

An indelible flame: ILVE reveals Majestic

Inspired by 60 years of Italian design heritage, ILVE takes passion and artistry to new heights with its bespoke freestanding cooker collection in this edition of The Habitus Edit.

Bold, intricate, timeless: The award-winning kitchen at the Fitzroy Cottage

In this edition of The Habitus Edit, we explore the renovation magic of Robert Nichol & Sons in their stunning remodel of an old suburban home in Melbourne.

Limitless expression meets ultimate control: Ground-breaking appliance solutions by Wolf

In this edition of The Habitus Edit, we reveal the perfect appliance solutions for those passionate about cooking and delivering flavoursome results.

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From The Archive

A stonemason’s home crafted with care

Designed with materials that will age into its rural setting, this residence in regional Victoria has been lovingly created by DCS Design, along with stonemason skills by the owner.

25 Years of CULT bringing Design Icons to Australian Design

Celebrating 25 years as the go-to place for original design icons, Cult has let the design industry loose with Cult Design Icons.

The textural delights of terracotta tones

Warming tones and rich materiality – we explore a world of textures and terracotta in this selection of products.

A residence built for now, and into the future

Perfectly set within the picturesque natural surrounds of Tasmania, this residence is designed as a place of escape from professional life.

Authentic design is the catalyst at RAAS Chhatrasagar

Deep in an Indian forest, aside a tranquil lake, the RAAS Chhatrasagar creates its own magic. Designed by Studio Lotus, the property is a perfect place for people who understand that design can both enhance and complement the natural world.

Celebrating the rainbow: Architects with PRIDE

Bringing together the LGBTQI+ communities of our built environment industry, Architects with PRIDE is here to celebrate the 2023 World Pride and Mardi Gras Festival.