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Plyroom Plays with Plywood

While many place plyboard in the same bucket as MDF and chipboard, it’s becoming the material of choice for designers thanks to its aesthetic, affordable, durable and sustainable nature. Ashley Tucker chats to Plyroom founder Elise Heslop, who is on a mission to transform the way people think about plywood.

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.

Vertical Space

Once a chicory kiln, House for Hermes on Philip Island, by Andrew Simpson Architects, is now a spacious weekend retreat for a Melbourne family. Imbued with history and attached to location. Words by Tess Ritchie.

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.

Behind the Façade

On the preserved 1950s façade, steel letters spell it out: Sunrise Confectioners. But, architect Stephen Jolson has transformed the interior of this former sweets factory into a home and studio in a way that surprises even Stephen Crafti.

The Point Lonsdale House

Baenziger Coles have helped to create a house with a sense of home, important for a site with many memories.