The first in a two part series, Rachael Bernstone delves deep into the current state of energy efficient housing in Australia: what initiatives are currently in place and what effect are they having?
As a nation, we are familiar with droughts and flooding rains, but the extreme bushfires of the past spring and summer – followed by floods, hail and dust storms in some parts of the country – have sharpened our collective attention on climate change threats.
Sitting comfortably in the local landscape – which includes one of Perth’s few remnant lakes – this contemporary house by CAPA Studio integrates planting and water features to create a harmonious living environment.
Staying at QT Perth is less about homely comforts and more about amping up the glamour and glitz, according to guest room architect Shelley Indyk.
John Wardle, one of the region’s most celebrated architects, isn’t one who delights in talking about himself. Yet in the latest issue of Habitus he spoke at length to Rachael Bernstone about his practise – John Wardle Architects – leading from the middle, and being an enthusiastic collector of art.