The XYZ house’s original dwelling was designed by architect GE Swallow in 1962 and is a beautifully intact example of early ’60s West Australian modernist architecture. Mark Aronson Architecture recently provided the structure with alterations and additions for the owners, extruding the existing living space out and into the garden via a narrow, glazed, single-storey addition.
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Forgotten to book anything for this weekend’s Open House Melbourne? Not to worry, there are still plenty of interesting openings to the public that don’t require a ticket. Here’s a selection that we think will be worth your time, including spaces such as the historic State Library of Victoria, Elenberg Fraser’s Eq. Tower and the East Melbourne Synagogue.
“I don’t aspire to design the largest CBD skyscraper or the next Opera House. I simply aspire to work with our great staff to design and build quality buildings and living environments for passionate people who appreciate what good architecture can contribute to daily life.” Craig Stoll from boutique practice Stoll-Long discusses his work in social housing, why it is more rewarding and the pleasures of designing his own home.
Alec Tzannes and Jonathan Evans are the architects and minds behind the world’s tallest timber commercial building, International House, Barangaroo. inside co-editor Gillian Serisier discusses the thinking and challenges behind this extraordinary achievement with Alec Tzannes.