interiors

The disappearing gallery – Canada

Architect Florian Maurer of f2a architecture designed and built a family home in Naramata, British Columbia, Canada for himself. The original architecture explored a garden-court concept: three detached structures around a generous enclosed garden inspired by Latin-American courtyards. The courtyard controls privacy and views, in contrast to the typical suburban house which is at the mercy of its neighbours. The slope...

Two Sheds house – Victoria

Two Sheds is located on 25 acres of bush in the hills immediately to the west of the coastal township Lorne, Victoria, Australia. It is a retreat allowing the clients to disconnect from the world of city, noise, and work as they come together to reconnect and begin a 30-year project to rejuvenate the surrounding bushland. Designed by DREAMER...

Oasis of timeless beauty – Phoenix

Nestled on the north side of the Phoenix mountain preserve sits a once neglected and underutilised site in a horse property region, now transformed into a secluded native habitat and respite from city life. ‘O-asis’ is a new, solar-powered home designed by Phoenix-based architecture firm The Ranch Mine. The overarching design intent was to integrate modern life with the timeless...

Dynamic occupation – Brisbane

The Wooloowin House sits on a very steep, west facing site with distant views towards the Samford Valley in Brisbane, Australia.The inherent tension between the distant mountain view and the ferocity of the summer sun from this direction led Nielsen Jenkins architects to develop a strategy of enabling a much more dynamic occupation of the site than is typical in...

Between two gardens – Melbourne

Located In a quiet heritage street in Fitzroy North, this 'out of the box' home designed by Rob Kennon Architects presents to the public as a mysterious abstract silhouette of a double fronted workers cottage. The house is cleverly separated into two distinct parts.  The new cottage fronting the street consolidates the verandah and roof into a single hipped...

The value of the hand made – Melbourne

Located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Kew, this refurbishment is the third iteration over twenty-five years of ownership of this family home. A generous study lined in Victorian Ash overlooking the leafy garden is the culmination of the new works by multi award winning studio John Wardle Architects. Breathtaking unique moments of finely designed and crafted joinery celebrate the value...

Edgy personal style – San Francisco

In the years since his move to San Francisco, Regan Baker design’s client had launched a successful career in sales and cultivated an equally engaging social circle. He had even found the time to open a candy store with his sister, down in Los Angeles. All that was missing was a home he could see himself living in long term....

Characterised by the landscape – Chile

Located in a native forest, at the basin of Llanquihue lake, in the south of Chile. The plot is characterised by its natural landscape, lush vegetation and cold, rainy weather. Duarte Fournies architects referenced the traditional typology of sheds of this region of Chile, which form part of the identity of the dwelling. These buildings are recognised by their elemental geometry which contrasts with the...