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The Escape Issue

A Taste of Barragan-Inspired Architecture

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.

Bondi Barn Breaks the Status Quo

A photograph of isolated dwellings on Greeland’s icecaps inspired this barn dwelling in the Sydney’s famous beachside suburb of Bondi. The resulting home, orchestrated by clayton orszaczky, is made special by custom furniture and the art of landscaping. Stephen Todd writes.

Behind the Textiles of Song for the Mute

Australian design duo Song for the Mute weave the idea of breaking boundaries into each and every garment they craft and are lauded by the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Nick Wooster. Creating all their textiles by themselves, the pair are endlessly inspired by a passion for Japan and Paris.

Between Two Harbours: A Scrubby Bay Retreat

The rugged isolation of Banks Peninsula in New Zealand is the context for this holiday house by Patterson Associates. Andrea Stevens discusses the remarkable setting and how the architecture works to create a sense of belonging.

Porosity Kabbari: Cross-Cultural Exchange

Porosity Kabari challenges the idea of what can constitute a designed object. Participants navigate chaos, using junk trawled from Mumbai’s sprawling Chor Bazaar to create new, thoughtful design. David Harrison writes.

Doshi Levien: on Design, Inspiration, and Their Home

As Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien took their positions on stage at Perth’s State Theatre Centre in two Paper Planes chairs that they created for Moroso, an audience of design professionals, enthusiasts and students hang on every single word.