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Things We Love: Iconic Architecture We Can Experience Digitally

2020-04-15T08:59:21+00:00 April 9th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Things We Love|

If you’re yearning for an escape after being cooped up inside, you’re not alone. Most of us are spending a huge chunk of time at home with only the kitchen, living room and bathroom for scenery. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your design fix. Here are our top picks of iconic architecture you can virtually tour from your couch. Fallingwater – Frank Lloyd Wright The iconic home, Fallingwater, will be one of 12 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed properties opening [...]

Birdbox Prefabricated Cabins

2020-04-15T08:59:26+00:00 April 3rd, 2020|All, Architecture, Design|

These are crazy, unprecedented times and at present we’re encouraged to stay at home - but there’s nothing to say our minds can’t wander… and we’ve found the perfect place. Travel (digitally) to Norway where there’s an abundance of incredible, unspoilt nature – from wild fjords and jagged coastlines to icy glaciers and fertile green forests. Here you’ll find these incredible prefabricated cabins, perched on hillsides, where you can gaze over the lush landscape from the comfort of your bed. [...]

Downsizing: What You Need to Know

2020-06-04T14:29:15+00:00 March 31st, 2020|All|

For most of our adult lives, when we purchase or build properties we tend to seek a bigger space – especially if our family has expanded. And as we learn what works for us and our routines, we find homes that are tailored to suit. When we come to downsizing, however, it seems to go against this natural trend and can be a difficult and sometimes emotional process to undertake. Whether you’re retired, an empty nester, or simply looking to [...]

5 Sustainable Building Trends in Australia

2020-03-05T12:54:39+00:00 March 5th, 2020|Sustainability|

A new decade is upon us, and the home of the new 20s is defined by energy efficiency, new building technologies and evolving design trends. Here is our prediction of the sustainable building trends that will catch your eye and become part of your new build plans in 2020. […]

House of Wine

2020-06-04T14:14:43+00:00 February 21st, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Enjoy a glass of wine (or two) after a long, hard day’s work? Us too. And we’d enjoy it much more if we got to drink it from this beautiful wine bar and tasting room in the historic town of Znojmo in the Czech Republic. Set in a converted 19th century brewery and its adjacent technical space – a structure that was added in the 1970s – the House of Wine effortlessly highlights the region’s multifaceted architectural history. Externally, the [...]

5 Kitchen Blunders and How to Avoid Them

2020-06-04T14:19:50+00:00 February 18th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

The only thing that seems to get the juices flowing more than a kitchen renovation is a brand-new kitchen – and a sizeable majority of Australians are rolling up their sleeves each year to plan their perfect one. But just because we spend so much time in our kitchens, it doesn’t mean we have the very best grasp on what is needed from an architectural and design point of view. If not done with painstaking [...]

Things We Love: Modular Floating Farm

2020-02-21T12:53:16+00:00 February 15th, 2020|Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

You’ll surely know by now that we have an innate love of all things modular. Modular construction allows for efficient repetition yet can result in flexible designs that are interesting and thought-provoking.  This is ever-present in Rotterdam’s Recycled Park – a modular park that floats on the river. Made entirely from recycled waste, the floating prototype park has been designed as a nature-friendly environment that actively cleans the Nieuwe Maas River, stopping plastic from the city before it makes its [...]

Building to a Budget: 5 Things to Be Aware of Before Embarking on a New Build Project

2020-02-04T15:09:06+00:00 February 4th, 2020|Architecture, Design, Modscape|

Building a new home is one of the most exciting and rewarding projects you can undertake and often starts with a long period of reflection on your dream house and envisioning the lifestyle it will offer. Then comes reality; someone has to pay for it all and that someone is probably you! Often this is the stage when either dreams come crashing back down to earth or you bury your head so deeply in the sand to ignore reality – [...]

Knowing Your Timbers: 5 Australian Timbers and Their Characteristics

2019-12-06T10:33:18+00:00 December 6th, 2019|All, Architecture, Design, Sustainability, Things We Love|

Durable, diverse and naturally beautiful, timber is one of the few materials that brings nature into your home. Both safe to handle and aging without decomposition, timber proudly boasts being one of the few renewable and carbon positive materials that can be sustainably harvested. From an architectural perspective, timber lends enormous range to a project; whether you want subtle grace, grand statements, organic hew or refined formality – you can find a timber to suit. In Australia, we are particularly [...]

Planning Your Future Smart Home

2019-11-19T11:52:26+00:00 November 19th, 2019|Architecture, Sustainability|

It’s hot outside and your sun-shades automatically descend; your phone rings when you’re not home to tell you someone is at the door; your heating switches on in winter when you’re five minutes from home; the fridge shops on your behalf when your milk is running low – these are all realities with smart home technology. Add networked entertainment, all angle security and any number of energy saving measures and you start to see the potential of smart homes, and [...]