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ARC – Feature


Indoor Outdoor Spaces At One With Nature

How can living with nature be a seamless, problem-free experience? Formwerkz Architects demonstrates this with the Verandah House where the humble terrace plays the main part in uniting indoor and outdoor.

Pitch Perfect On A Streetscape In Singapore

At the hands of HYLA Architects and in the words of Yvonne Xu, Siglap Plain in Singapore’s east stands out as a beautiful construct that balances the need for connection and privacy.

Mornington Glory

A striking geometric language and flexible planning define this laid-back beach house design that sits like a bathing box atop the sand dunes.

Acclimatising To Context

Daniel Hudson of Jackson Teece renovates his family home in a wooden-wrapped urban enclosure in inner-city Brisbane.

Sensible Density And Small Scale Residential Buildings

Acting as mediators and design catalysts, these small scale residential buildings make sense of desires for domesticity and engage with the realities of the densification of our suburban environment through thoughtful urban responses.

Designing For The Beauty Of Everyday Life

Based on the principal theme of a renowned Korean novel, finding beauty in the ordinary was the essence of local studio Rieuldorang Atelier’s design thinking for the design of Manhwaricano House – a home surrounded by typical Korean countryside scenery.

Exotic Infill

This new house by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design takes a residential model more familiar in Asia and Europe and adapts it for an urban infill site in Melbourne.

An Architectural Disappearing Act

Japan’s Jingshan Hotel removes the artifice from architecture. Instead of elevating the building itself, Continuation Studio contrived an architectural disappearing act that brings visitors face-to-face with nature.

Playful House

Cutting a fine, sinuous figure in Melbourne’s leafy Brighton, Martin Friedrich Architects creates a home full of fun and impact, with ample space for an active family of five.