Intimacy in density: Woods Bagot’s Assembly

Assembly is more than your average apartment building. Living here, you are presented with not just a home to live in, but also a community, a connection to the surrounding precinct and amenities that make saying ‘hi’ to your neighbour inevitable.

Emerging from the darkness: the Shadow House

The physical result of design talent, solid collaboration and a touch of kismet, the Shadow house is a successful project in all senses – achieving beauty, preservation of Heritage, and resulting in a home that moulds snugly to the clients’ lives.

Not like all the others: Fifty Fifty house

The Fifty Fifty house: At first glance For the curious and perceptive people among us, there is a house in the inner suburbs of Melbourne that is not quite what it seems. At first glance, the brick façade appears just like all the other 1950s creations it’s surrounded by, but look again and that unassuming […]

Australian alpine architecture: three of the best

From Switzerland to Australia: Karen Abernethy

“Abernethy brings a unique perspective to our architecture community. She has been making beautiful, resolved work in Australia from her home base in Lugano, Switzerland for the last 10 years. She has to be more than just a clever designer to deliver this quality result; collaboration and negotiation are no doubt her strengths. It will […]

Australian soul with Italian heart: SP01

What does it take to bring Australian design to the world stage? What embodies the Australian aesthetic? How do you get a furniture brand off the ground? These are the kinds of questions the guys behind SP01 ponder. Sitting comfortably in the brand’s new outdoor range (designed by Tom Fereday) in Milan, Italy, Aleesha Callahan chats to SP01’s product development manager Matt Lorrain.

Are un-normal hotels the new normal?

How is hotel design changing in the age of Airbnb? Kirsty Sier looks at hoteliers who offer individual and exciting experiences rather than a simple place to crash, including a hotel made up of pimped-out caravans on a rooftop, and Jackalope – an “avant-garde brand” on the Mornington Peninsula which features a winery as part of its offering.

When two become one: Coogee house

What was once a 1920s duplex is now a streamlined family home – a conversion that celebrates the old alongside the new, makes intelligent use of space and brings a little more of the outside in.

At home with Liam Proberts

Even architects are not impervious to the changing needs of a family, as Liam Proberts of Brisbane architecture studio bureau^proberts explains to MEZZANINE. The father of three recently designed a project that hits close to home – an abode for his own family.

Becoming smart about smart homes

As the distinction between online and offline continues to blur, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become a major consideration in how we plan our homes, both for the future and today. While much of the tech through which we control appliances, furnishings and systems in our homes is not entirely new, we’re rapidly approaching […]