Usually, three generations in a house represent a family. But a house can also bring together the past, present and future of a whole community, especially when it is organised like a village.
As though on a magic carpet, this boxy house has successfully soared to great heights, creating unexpected amenity for an extended family.
With this house, context, scale, materiality and function all come together to create an endlessly fascinating family home.
A tired villa is revitalised as a modern home with all the architectural heritage of its location.
Designed to respond to the diurnal rhythm of sunrise and sunset, this house floats immaterially above the ground.
A holiday house for family and friends on Tasmania’s idyllic Bruny Island celebrates the character of the island and offers a total change of pace for the owners.
Designed by a notable architect, this house fell upon bad times only to be restored to its former dignity.
Japanese modernism meets New Zealand construction to create a sensitive and fine-grained coastal home.
A ten-minute ferry trip takes you from one world to a place and a house where life moves to a slower and more enriching rhythm.
Singapore is not always known for its restraint when it comes to residential design, but this house illustrates the truism that less is more.
The challenge here was how to sustain traditional family life and cope with a tropical climate within a very contemporary home.
Once an improvised shack with minimal amenities, this contemporary beach house has become an opportunity for place-making.
The clients and designers merged during the evolution of this house, much as the different spaces within the house itself continually merge and separate.
In arguably the most beautiful landscape in New Zealand, this new family home is shaped by its environment.
Set in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Bivvy House alludes to old improvised miners’ huts – like bivouacs – and the quirky geometries of local contours and sightlines.
This exercise in reconciling heritage with contemporary needs has seen a humble worker’s cottage given new life.
Retaining the old structure on such a small plot made organising space a challenge – one taken up with enthusiasm by the architects, with some intriguing results.
It wasn’t what they had in mind, but when the now owners stumbled across a former industrial building in inner-suburban Melbourne, they completely re-imagined their plans.
Borrowing from traditional Javanese architecture, then tweaking it ten degrees, creates an exceptional indoor–outdoor experience in this family home.
Living Edge announces new releases from global favourites BassamFellows, Muuto and Established & Sons.
As an expert in making exciting dreams come true, Marcel Wanders and Poliform introduces us to the convivial Gentleman; the dapper seating collection designed for every space.
For the second issue of The Habitus Edit we are looking at Internal Courtyards across the Asia Pacific Region perfect for coastal and inland locations alike.
With so much of our time spent inside in the last few months, our yearning for the outdoors keeps growing stronger and stronger.