Perched amid nature’s beauty, Dune house by Zenibaker Architects mimics its natural surroundings

The two-storey beach house by Zenibaker Architects capitalises on expansive views through dipping dunes, invigorating bushland and the stunning coastline of St Andrews Beach. The 400-square metre house was designed by Zenibaker Architects and built by Saltvu Builders. Perched between the sand dunes of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, the elements of nature were carefully […]

Balmy Palmy house – a home among the trees by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Seeking a compact home that could blend with the surrounding trees and soak up sunlight, the owners of Balmy Palmy engaged CplusC on a tight budget and complex site. Situated on a vacant site on the Palm Beach peninsula some 40 kilometres north of the centre of Sydney, Balmy Palmy is for a semi-retired couple, […]

Packed to the rafters – Josh’s place by Custom Mad

Custom Mad places family first in Josh’s place, a Sydney home centred on ample living space and Australian craftsmanship. Custom Mad is a Sydney-based architecture and design studio founded by Claire McCaughan. With the brief to create a no-fuss and flexible family home, McCaughan relied upon everyday routines to inform her design. “With four kids, […]

Sensitive and communal – The Hedberg by LIMINAL Studio and WOHA

Back in 2013, Hobart-based transdisciplinary design practice LIMINAL Studio with Singapore-based WOHA Architects were awarded the internationally competitive bid to deliver a creative arts destination, The Hedberg. Designed to galvanise the imaginative heart of Hobart and fuel Tasmania’s cultural offering in a global and contemporary context, The Hedberg is a place of ceremony that merges […]

Intimate and rhythmic – Wabi-sabi house by Stuart Holmes Architect

With a passion for traditional Japanese and mid-century modern architecture, Stuart Holmes Architect took advantage of the natural surroundings to inform his design narrative. Wabi-sabi house is a family home located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn. Its name derives from an ancient philosophy originating from Zen Buddhism and follows the acceptance of transcience […]

Riofrio Carroll Architects brings consistency to century-old Art Deco home

Melbourne-based architecture practice Riofrio Carroll Architects (RCA) was tasked with the brief to contextualise the existing building to suit a modern lifestyle. Situated in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Toorak, Myrnong Crescent house is a Heritage Art Deco dwelling that required restoration and renovation with close attention to detail. “The clients wanted to bring this […]

Conrad Gargett future-proofs Queensland Ballet

National design firm Conrad Gargett has refurbished the iconic state heritage listed home of the Queensland Ballet, in what was a nearly decade-long project. The newly re-opened Thomas Dixon Centre in West End underwent extensive refurbishment and expansion works to accommodate new dance studios, a Performance and Wellness Centre, extended wardrobe and production facilities, along […]

WMK Architecture aligns style with substance in Miele headquarters

Renowned German appliances company and IDEA overall sponsor Miele engaged WMK Architecture to design its new Hawthorn-based headquarters in Melbourne. WMK Architecture is a design and strategic planning firm in Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Tasked to assist Miele in designing a new office environment that would excite and entice staff in a functional and stylish […]

John Pawson releases designs for Ibiza villas

British architectural designer John Pawson has unveiled his designs for two villas for Sabina Ibiza, the island’s first ecologically inspired private villa estate. In the two villas, Can Adelfa and Can Almendro, Pawson has harnessed his philosophy of rigorously simple architecture to create bespoke homes within Sabina’s spectacular west coast. Both villas will feature seven […]

Austin Maynard Architects adds ‘suburban friendly coat’ to Northcote home

Located at the top of a hill in Northcote, Melbourne, Picket house by Austin Maynard Architects is a love letter to ‘dream suburban life in the 1940s and 50s’. White picket fences are synonymous with mid-century residential design. Described by the Smithsonian magazine as a “visual shorthand for the good life”, the picket fence also […]

Sequence Studio revamps Woollahra home with classic and textural palette

Nestled in a leafy quiet street in Sydney’s Woollahra, this home by Sequence Studio was in need of some series reconfiguration and refreshment. Helmed by director Loretta Lovecek, Sequence Studio was tasked with the brief to turn a family’s newly purchased home into a space that suited their own individual lifestyle. While the house had […]