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Free Flowing Abode

Bent Architecture explores sustainable, comfortable living with exceptional indoor outdoor flow and innovative design.

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.

In Oliver’s Workshop

Oliver MacLatchy is a carpenter, builder, tinkerer and inventor with a massive love for timber. The result of that passion is Wood Melbourne, spouts made from reclaimed wood, designed and crafted by hand in his workshop in Melbourne. Each piece goes through 12 stages to become the beautiful, sustainable fixtures they are. Through a series of images we get to see some of this laborious and careful process.

An Urban Home Between Architecture and Sculpture

Working together, working at home, a green or grey outlook, perhaps no outlook at all – everyone has a different solution. Peter Hyatt talks to architects and partners, Michael and Cat Bellemo, about their solution in suburban Melbourne.

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.

Bow Bins

A clever re-use of plastic baskets and tubs that would normally have been landfill.

The Eco Project

The Eco Project could be described as rugs made from leftovers, but that
wouldn’t do these beautiful, unique pieces any justice at all.

The Life Aquatic

New Zealand architect Les Dykstra’s book Aqua House and his exploration of the relationship between water and architecture.

Holistic Landscapes

Water-wise holistic landscapes: landscape architecture firm, HarveyJenkin Landscapes.