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A Home built around Gatherings and a Rain Tree

The relationship between nature and architecture is clear in this project by ONG&ONG. As well as a sense of natural tactility in the materials, the family home in Singapore has been designed around a ‘colossal’ pre-war Rain Tree that existed on the site.

A Design informed by New Zealand History: Davis Bure house

Davis Bure House, sitting high upon a hillside at Whale Bay, Northland, is a thoughtful exploration of New Zealand’s history. Both colonial occupation of the land and the Maori response to that has been into consideration in the design, looking at how those events might be woven together. The distinctive high ceilings in particular are a unique design choice for its location, as Pip Cheshire tells us.

A Kiwi Bach in Victoria by MRTN Architects

Venus Bay Bach, by MRTN Architects, “was never intended to be home away from home; it was to be a holiday house, basic in form and basic in function” – that is, a bach. Words by Tess Ritchie.

The Art of Everyday Affairs

The installations of Thai artist, Rirkrit Tiravanija, are all about confounding expectations. Tonkao Panin discovered that his own house is just as surprising.

Seaside Plywood Shack

An exercise in restraint, ITN Architects’ Great Ocean Road House demonstrates how applying a light touch to a magnificent setting can produce the finest results.

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

House in the Dunes

A South African house makes the most of a fabulous site and a limited budget. Words by Paul McGillick.

Paranaque House, Manila

Fusing modernist and Colonial Spanish typologies, architect and resident Sacha Cotture has created a spacious dwelling that showcases a diverse and textural palette of local materials.

Operatic Moments

A design-sensitive client, an extraordinary ocean site and the partnership of Dan Sparks and Gabriel Poole has to be the perfect combination. But for Margie Fraser, the humpback whales added something special.

From the Inside Out

Black/white, solid/open, permanent/temporary are some of the contrasts at play in this house on Great Barrier Island in New Zealand. Andrea Stevens meets the architects, Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay to talk about active skins, screening and creating privacy.




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