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Heat stroke, wasp bites, and homes with a whole lot of soul

Heat stroke, wasp bites, and homes with a whole lot of soul

Our very own editor at Indesign, Jan Henderson, has co-authored a book with photographer Dianna Snape. It saw them traverse the Australian continent – in the midst of the pandemic no less – to get to the heart of (architectural) matters. Indesignlive chats with the two authors.

Australia 108, now officially the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere

Australia 108, now officially the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere

Australia’s latest super-skyscraper – Australia 108 – is now officially the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere from floor to roof, standing 319-metres tall, 100-storeys.

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Television has ruined your sense of what a house should be like

Writer Andrew P Street believes that our perceptions of how big our houses and apartments should be might have been a little skewed by the TV we watched and on that note, where the hell is his live studio audience?

Ken Woolley’s Paddington House

Ken Woolley’s Paddington House

Ken Woolley built three houses for himself in Sydney, all on sites with a topography of precipitous Sydney sandstone, but that is all they have in common, for the houses differ dramatically in form and resolution.

Australian architecture at its finest in the Maleny House

Australian architecture at its finest in the Maleny House

The Sunshine Coast’s Maleny House, from Bark Architects for Villa Prestige Properties, exemplifies all that’s unique and special about local Australian architecture.

Silent Gliss’ eye-catching blinds

Silent Gliss’ eye-catching blinds

Using advanced 3D printing technology and a traditional eye for aesthetics, Silent Gliss has created a stylish and unique option for blinds and shutters.

How the Elwood House has it all in city living

How the Elwood House has it all in city living

Inner city Melbourne has many beautiful locales and highly sought after suburbs in which people want to live, but few are so pretty as the beachside suburb of Elwood. An established suburb, Elwood has become a hub for those who appreciate parklands and the beach while still wanting to immerse themselves in the social interaction to be found at nearby cafes, restaurants and speciality shops. And the Elwood House is the perfect example of this suburb’s popularity.

Who won what at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards

Who won what at the 2015 NSW Architecture Awards

The 2015 winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ NSW Architecture Awards were announced at Sydney Town Hall last night.

Architect Profile: Michelle Walker

Architect Profile: Michelle Walker

After 20 years in the industry, and working across residential and commercial projects, architect Michelle Walker, of Michelle Walker Architects, has seen “the speed with which projects can be designed and documented” change drastically. She’s also aware that “technology does not replace knowledge, experience and judgement”.