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ARCHITECTURE Snapshot
Where do we even start for this project in rugged Mexico? Overlooking (and indeed purposed to embrace) the ocean, the SJAIII House emerges conceptually from the relationships between the natural elements of the landscape. The slope of the site is red
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Project Team
BUILDER/INTERIOR DESIGNER Architekt Grune Hauser, architekt.com.au ARCHITECT Form Designs, formdesigns.com.au ENGINEER Pierre Dragh Window treatment Chadwick Designs Interior panels Timberwood Exterior panels Danpalon Brass Australian Metals L
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Our homes — FROM CASTLE TO FORTRESS
at a time when we’re asked to stay home and lock the doors, we need to be conscious of preserving important things apart from toiletries. Who’d have thought our homes would need to become life bubbles and that they’d be used, as they have, to ride ou
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Mid-century MODERN
Bold olive and ochre walls meet the furniture design icons of last century for a luxurious ’50s look we love. Fritz Hansen at Seoul Living Design Fair 2018. fritzhansen.com/en ■
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Tree Change
When the owners of this stunning country home first approached Wojcicki Constructions to quote on their build, it quickly became apparent that their plans, after 12 months in development, were devastatingly beyond their budget. Project Manager Yuliya
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To demolish OR NOT TO DEMOLISH
looking around the CBDs in any of our cities, have you ever wondered what the streets would look like if we’d preserved our historic buildings? Instead of demolishing them in the 1960s and ’70s, perhaps we should have been a little more architectural
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Cutting-edge CREATIONS
What would you prefer on your wall — a heating and cooling unit or an artwork? No need to choose between them. Cinier’s fan coil unit, Greenor, means you can cut the cake and eat it in style. The designer two-pipe wall-mounted unit is ultra-quiet at
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Project Team
BUILDER Wojcicki Constructions Pty Ltd, wojcickiconstructions.com.au 03 5348 3799, 0402 122 410 Frames & trusses Bendigo Truss Plant, bendigotruss.com.au Plastering Sacco’s Plastering, 0418 376 229 Roofing Vic State Roofing, 0418 306 602 Garage D
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Ask Our Architect
Q About four years ago I built a two-bedroom manufactured home (Parkwood) at Murrays Beach, Lake Macquarie. I would now like to add an extra bedroom (including ensuite and walk-in robe) above the existing two bedrooms and bathroom. I’ve been told it
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Josh Crosbie
at the tender age of just five years old, adventurous Josh Crosbie knew he wanted to be an architect when he grew up. “I’ve always loved drawing and designing things,” he explains. “This profession allowed me to combine my passions whilst helping peo
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Exposed Privacy
savvy and stylistically daring interior design can transform a dull home into a masterpiece of domestic bliss. Proving just how crucial a professional interior design intervention can be to the success of a family home is this Loft Kolasinski-designe
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Simon Ancher
“be humble and lead through your actions. What you physically do rather than what you say will resonate louder (hopefully).” So says Simon Ancher, furniture designer and former director of Furniture Design at the University of Tasmania. Thoughtful an
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Mood Board
All the colours in this home are from the warmer side of the colour wheel. Burnt orange and timber are softened by cream, caramel and white with the occasional black accent. This formula makes for quite a harmonious space ■
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ALLURE OF the Azur
Feeling like a world away from civilisation, but in reality a five-minute drive from central Queenstown, Azur Lodge takes its name from its incredible panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu. Mountains carve across the horizon of endless blue water and skie
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21ST-CENTURY Edwardian
“only my daughter could have rose-gold handles!” said the father of Beaver Street’s lucky owner. From impressive hardware to equine-equipped lighting features, this is a truly unforgettable home with an interior design like none we’ve ever seen. Smac
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Cosy and WINTER-READY
Whether it’s the lower temperatures, the higher energy bills or the shorter days, we can sometimes miss all the joy that comes with the coolest season of the year. It’s a time for family to gather, hot chocolate to be drunk and beds to be snuggled in
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EVERYTHING In Its Place
this kitchen was completed as part of the full-house renovation of an inner-city bungalow. A new extension was built during the project and this gorgeous kitchen was relocated there along with the home’s open-plan living room. A scullery and study no
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All Fired Up
What’s cosier than a fire-side seat? A fireplace, particularly a wood-burning model, offers the full package of looks, sounds and smells. Certain kinds can warm a whole house or, at the very least, specific living areas. Before you consider fireplace
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Enchanted Forest
Part of a total home renovation, the family and ensuite bathrooms in Forest Nest needed to serve the young growing family well into the future. The original dated and cramped rooms were no longer functional, with the ensuite suffering from poor light
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Word From The Wise
• “Lighting is a powerful sensory tool… dimmed directional lighting will create an intimate mood, inviting you to sit for hours reading your favourite book” — Grace Fernan • “Set the cosy mood by lighting your favourite scented candle and snuggling u
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Project Team
DESIGN St James Whitting, stjameswhitting.com BUILD G&C Building JOINERY Zarrella Kitchens Basin Semi-recessed, white TOTO by ACS Bathrooms Bath White M-BT205 freestanding bath 1700 WC Argento back-to-the-wall suite Shower 9 Series rail shower,
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Castle In The Sky
acascading house that speaks directly to its rocky Sydney context was another of the abodes spotlighted in Series 8 of Grand Designs Australia. Sandstone is king, and the integration of natural rock in this superb project was a dominant design deci
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SCRATCH THE surface
as a hub for friends and family to gather around, as well as somewhere to comfortably prepare meals and cook, a kitchen benchtop needs to be a functional and aesthetically pleasing space. Architect Elaine Richardson says getting the right design — on
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Project Team
ARCHITECT Andrew Donaldson Architecture & Design, andrewdonaldson.com.au BUILDER Mallinger Constructions STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Michael Ell Consulting Engineers, ell.com.au HYDRAULIC ENGINEER ITM Design, itmdesign.com.au Feature cabinetry Filip Jans
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The Fairest Of Them All
Ask anyone: materials are crucial in the success of a space. Arguably, none more so than the benchtop of a kitchen. When it came down to the surfaces for Bianca Surace and Cameron Feild’s Glen Iris home, the choice was easy. Zenstone’s Aurea Stone co
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Grand Designs Australia
Editor Angela Young ayoung@umco.com.au Editor-at-Large Peter Maddison Deputy Editor Cassie Haywood Contributors Carrol Baker, Pete Colquhoun, Chris Knierim, Louise Smithers Art Director Kate Podger Plans Anthony Allars, Joel Sawyer Sub-Editor Michell
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Bridging The Gap
down a leaf-lined Melbourne street you’ll find Albert Park House, the Robson Rak-conceived home that salutes pared-back design for a therapeutic take on contemporary living. An existing weatherboard cottage and rear brick stables occupied the site. I
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GLASS glorious GLASS
Glass is something we often take for granted. It’s moulded into the vessels we drink from, it’s on the face of our phones, TV screens, in light fittings and, of course, in windows and doors. Technology has given rise to a new age in innovative glas
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From the Editor
these have been strange times indeed as we all adjusted to a “new normal” that seemed to change week to week. One thing that never changes, of course, is our hunger for beautiful architectural and home design. Along with a round-up of fab whole-hom
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Old MEETS NEW
brimming with heritage allure and protected as such, Lantern House possessed a rear single-storey addition erected in the 1980s prior to its 2019 intervention by Timmins+Whyte Architects. The site is oriented NNW and slopes from back to front. An exi
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