Although discreetly nestled in its streetscape, this concrete home is an unexpected find in Melbourne’s middle ring suburb Essendon, where red brick period dwellings dominate.
Mardi Doherty, director of the Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary design practice Doherty Design Studio, is at the forefront of contemporary kitchen design and knows exactly what it takes to make a statement kitchen.
How are Australian architects embracing characteristics of Brazilian modernism as a functional response to climate and aesthetic response to a brief?
This beautiful concrete home in Melbourne took inspiration from the style of Mexican architect Luis Barragan, with one of his contemporaries, Andres Casillas de Alba, commissioned for its design, along with local firm Evolva Architects.
We often talk about the ‘architectural language’ of a streetscape, and ponder what buildings ‘say’ about us, but this very special house in Melbourne’s Richmond is literally a conversation starter. Ben Morgan takes a look.
After the success of the first range of timber bath spouts earlier this year, Wood Melbourne has evolved to include a timber–clad shower head and timber taps (in two hardware finishes, brass and chrome) and most recently developed a concrete range of basins, taps, spouts and shower heads. Here’s the official launch – doubling as the showroom opening.
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.
Reconfiguration and plenty of concrete have transformed a ‘knockdown’ 1959 suburban house into a bush sanctuary that celebrates the outdoor Sydney lifestyle. Architect, builder and owner Polly Harbison reports.