• Architecture

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    The future of churches with DKO

    “The contemporary church is getting much more sophisticated in marketing their image,” says Koos de Keijzer, director of architectural firm, DKO. As the number of non-religious Australians continues to increase, what does this mean for churches – and can the reimagining of the traditional design help attract a new wave of religious followers?

  • Architecture

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    Home run: Therefore Studio on residential design

    “In every case we try to steer our clients to go for ‘less but better’,” says Alex Lake of Therefore Studio. With a growing portfolio of hospitality projects, including the pop-up Broadsheet Restaurant and the Marquis of Lorne, Therefore Studio is now moving into residential architecture.

  • Interiors

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    Snøhetta designs second Norwegian Aesop store

    After designing Aesop’s unique Prinsens Gate store, the global skin care brand engaged Snøhetta to create their second Norway outlet in Oslo. Situated on the ground floor of a functionalist 1940s apartment building, the interior is populated by three-dimensional oak panels and soft, welcoming lighting.

  • DesignWall

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    Embracing brick and concrete with Smart Design Studio

    SDS has designed an exemplar medium-density property which reflects an increasing public desire for good design – an apparently simple building that gradually reveals a series of ideas, both individual and unique.

  • DesignWall

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    Mills Gorman’s Fitzroy Heritage House

    Muted tones and finely detailed steelwork pattern the façade of the home, which serves as a nod to what was once an industrial neighbourhood, through an interior comprised original bricks, timber, and blackened steel.

  • Architecture

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    Aussie prefab homes made from recycled plastic to cyclone-proof island villages

    “There is no way that any company that we know of could do what we did, and now there are 1200 people who are safe from the next cyclone,” says Nev Hyman. After years of surfing the world’s waters, Hyman collaborated with Ken McBride of HASSELL to create cyclone-proof prefab homes for remote villages, constructed from recycled waste plastic.

  • Architecture

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    North Point: Bringing the outdoors in

    Subtropical architecture is challenged with the balancing act of two contrasting ideas: an openness to the setting and protection from it. MEZZANINE explores projects that embrace their surroundings with both sensibility and open arms, including a 4x4m fold-up shack.

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