Issue 38 – The Exotic Issue
What constitutes the exotic?
The foreign land, climate and views of House with Shadows in Singapore might seem exotic to Jess; owner, mother, and resident of Playful House in Melbourne. And yet, the sinuous curves followed by hard corners Jess lives by may seem likewise exotic to Daniel, the owner–architect of Gresham St House in Brisbane, characterised by its use of timber and connection to a lush, rainforest-esque surrounding environment.
Clearly, there are the obvious depictions and assumptions of what exotic may mean – especially so to a mainstream audience – but for this issue, for the Exotic issue, we wanted to explore residential architecture through the lense of the different iterations of the much used, much less understood, term, exotic.