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  • Curved forms and beige tones pervade Penthouse M by CJH Studio

    CJH Studio ditched gaudy 1980s fixtures to form the calming interiors of this penthouse apartment in Gold Coast, Australia. Penthouse M’s interior has been designed by CJH Studio to be a “complete juxtaposition” of the typically “ostentatious” homes seen around the city of Gold Coast. As it had gone largely untouched since it was initially […] More

  • Vikki's Place by Curious Practice is a family home for three generations

    Split-level flooring and slim wooden blinds separate the living spaces of this multi-generational home in the Australian city of Newcastle, New South Wales. The eponymous owner of Vikki’s Place needed a home that could accommodate herself and her grown-up son, who comes to stay for long periods of time with his own family of four. […] More

  • Esoteriko pairs timber and metal inside Shelter wellness centre in Sydney

    Cedar furnishings, leafy eucalyptus branches and steel partitions feature within this spa and wellness centre in Sydney, which has been designed by local practice Esoteriko. Located in a former restaurant unit in the back lanes of Sydney’s Double Bay neighbourhood, Shelter is a wellness centre equipped with ice baths, saunas, a gym and juice bar. […] More

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    Woorak House in Sydney offers peeks of nearby nature reserve

    Airy pavilion-like structures make up this holiday home in Sydney, which CM Studio has designed to optimise views of its luscious green surroundings. Woorak House is situated in Sydney’s Palm Beach suburb. It perches on the tip of a peninsula that’s bordered on one side by the Pacific ocean and on the other by a […] More

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    Peter Besley uses pale bricks and thick mortar to create monolithic facade of Brisbane's Couldrey House

    Mortar oozes between the off-white bricks that clad this house in Brisbane, which architect Peter Besley has designed to look “immensely heavy”. Couldrey House measures 320 square metres and is situated west of central Brisbane, nestled in the foothills of Mount Coot-tha. Besley wanted the house’s heavy materiality to contrast vernacular residential architecture in Australia, […] More

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    Double-height extension brings light to Melbourne's Lantern House

    Architecture practice Timmins + Whyte has added a double-height gabled extension to a 19th-century house in Melbourne, illuminating its formerly light-starved living spaces. Originally built in 1876, Lantern House formerly had a dark and poky interior that meant its owners – a young couple with two children and a dog – were longing for a […] More