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Geoffrey Bawa

Design Hunter Q + A: Oliver MacLatchy of Wood Melbourne

With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we’ll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick – aside from timber.

Design Hunter Q + A: Manel Daetz

Manel Daetz, creative director at Henry Corbett & Co., is a fan of Geoffrey Bawa, Papillonaire Bicycles and, not least, chocolate. She tells us about them all, and more.

Verandah Daze

Reveling in a seclusion that’s rare in Asia, Claughton House offers an intimate encounter with the ideas of master sensualist Geoffrey Bawa. By Melissa Rimac

Hidden House

Ever since Eugenie Mack was gifted a garden property complete with giant trees and lush foliage adjoining her parents’ home in a quiet residential part of bustling Colombo city, she dreamed of creating a home that could hide in this oasis.

Damansara House

This addition to a house in Damansara Heights outside Kulala Lumpur in Malaysia is by a small, young two-man practice, RT+Q Architects. For Joanne Goh it is a revealing example of how vernacular forms can be reinterpreted for contemporary purposes.