Environmentally sustainable, well designed AND affordable? Breathe Architecture delivered on the brief with these two Bardolph Gardens homes constructed in Glen Iris, Melbourne. The new single story dwellings have transformed under-utilised open space at the rear of two existing California bungalows into carefully considered rental housing.Read More
It’s so refreshing to share with you a family home in Melbourne’s Northcote by Gardiner Architects that prioritises and inspires connectivity. The pokey and dark California bungalow was no longer serving its owners, so Paul Gardiner set about transforming and extending the home to help its young family connect with each other, their local community, their hobbies and the outdoors.Read More
Today, I take you on a tour of a special home in Bardon, Brisbane that required a creative design to overcome substantial obstacles and meet the brief of the home’s young family.Read More
Today, we take you through a clever renovation of a pocket-sized beachside apartment on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. At only 88m2, the Mooloolaba Beach Retreat by Sydney-based architecture and interior design practice Higginbotham Studio is the ultimate beach house within a compact apartment footprint.Read More
Today, we chat with Nicholas Gurney, one half of new Sydney-based residential design and construction company, Yardstix. They focus on delivering beautiful, sustainable, affordable, small houses (particularly secondary dwellings) that can be built in as little as two weeks (!) through using cross laminated timber panels.Read More
I recently met a lovely couple called Alessia and David, who showed me around their home in the leafy suburb of Bardon in Brisbane. The home has been renovated over the past 3 years with a vision to use repurposed, recycled and second-hand materials throughout.Read More
Located in the backyard of a traditional Queenslander in the inner Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba sits gardenhouse created by REFRESH*DESIGN.
We chat with designer Monika Obrist about the gardenhouse concept as a sustainable alternative to the urban sprawl. Take a look inside ahead of the Sheo Design home tour on 22 September 2018.Read More
Lately, I’ve been drawn to stories about simplifying and minimalism. There seems to be a shift happening. People are recognising that slowing down, owning less and living in smaller homes can make us happier. Here are 7 tips to help you reduce clutter and simplify your home.Read More
Breath Architecture and Nightingale Housing have recently completed the Nightingale 1 apartment building in Melbourne. Nightingale Housing is a not-for-profit turning Australian property development on its head. They've created an innovative new model to deliver housing that is financially, socially and environmentally sustainable.
Over 70 impressive new projects from 26 nations were recently awarded in the International Architecture Awards. Check out three of my favourites.
Three ideas to help make your home healthier and more sustainable from my visit to the largest modern design fair in the US - Dwell on Design.
Have you ever consciously thought about how your home makes you feel? Or your office for that matter? Without even realising it, the way our spaces are designed and the items within them can influence our brains, health, mood, productivity, relationships, stress-levels, happiness, and even creativity.