Tag Archives: Australian Design

Victorian bush getaway – Revisited

The Buxton house is a bush retreat getaway set on a 20 hectare property overlooking the Black Range State Forest 100km north east of Melbourne. Designed by Format Architects, the house is defined by its large and deep overhanging roof designed to offer shade and protection from the elements. The plan is arranged around a glass walled open plan living...

Hidden house – Revisited

NCaved is a house located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece seemingly hovering just above sea level and appears to disappear into the rugged cliff-side. The need to create a protected shelter, at a location of disarming view, but openly exposed to strong north winds, led Mold Architects to the decision to drill the slope, instead...

Making a bold statements – Revisited

Located in the iconic beachside location of St Kilda, this double storey Victorian terrace has been restored to its former grandeur by Melanie Beynon AD, whom aimed to provide their clients with a functional home that honoured its 19th century bones while drawing reference from the client’s passion for Parisian décor. The grand Victorian entry makes a bold statement...

1890s Federation house reborn – St Kilda

Jaboby is a renovation and extension to an 1890s Federation house located on a beautiful tree lined street in St Kilda West with direct access to Jacoby Reserve, a small neighbourhood park. Lucy Clemenger Architects were engaged for the architecture and interior design of the house. Sophie Gunnersen contributed to the interior design of the project as...

Apartment Aria takes on Sydney icons

Apartment Aria is about views and rooms. Views to Sydney Icons, views to iconic paintings and rooms from which these icons might be viewed, resulting in an apartment that is a constant reminder of place.
Located in Kirribilli, Sydney, the apartment is dominated with dress circle views of Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. These wide-spanning views created opportunities for...

Old-school grandeur – Cotton On HQ

Cotton On Group is Australia's largest global retailer, known for its fashion clothing and stationery brands. It has over 1,500 stores in 18 countries and employs 22,000 workers globally with this in mind, they wanted to create an impressive global headquarters, sentimentally located in the region of its roots - Geelong.
The building, constructed using the foundations of a former factory, was to appear...

Bells Beach – Bones House

Positioned on a hilltop overlooking the iconic Bells Beach Surfing Reserve, located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, the Bones House involved alterations and additions to the existing dilapidated 3 bedroom residence on site. The existing footprint was largely re-used, with components of the original dwelling retained, whilst at the same time, completely re-imagining the building. Re-imagined by Torquay based No Comments Read more

WINNERS OF DESIGNERS AUSTRALIA 2021 AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Today, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA)—Australia’s peak national design body, released the inaugural recipients for its Designers Australia 2021 Awards. The final winners out of a shortlist of seventy-four across the country, reflect the designer’s ability to make a strong contribution to a better world and include three national winners, a President’s Award and thirty-one awards of Merit. The awards, a first for the industry, identify Australia’s...

Barwon Heads House cottage transformed

Adam Kane Architects has given new life to a run-down weatherboard cottage in coastal Barwon Heads, Victoria, transforming it into a contemporary home through the careful use of textural tones and deep understanding of the sense of space. Breaking free from its local label as “the dump”, the black façade of the rejuvenated cottage subtly blends into its...