It All Began At Bedarra

Please excuse me if it seems as though I’m not paying attention, and just a warning that if you speak with me it may seem as though I’m a world away or even thinking of something else. The truth is my body may be back in reality, but my mind is lying on a sunny

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Sliding eucalyptus wood screens wrap house on Australia’s Sunshine Coast

Timber screens that can be pulled aside to provide uninterrupted views towards the ocean from this house near the Australian resort of Noosa. Local studio Teeland Architects designed Tinbeerwah House for a site in the hinterland around the resort in southern Queensland. The family home is designed to enhance the sense of connection between its

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Tato Architects and Phorm Architecture combine Japanese and Australian design for Brisbane house

This hillside house in Brisbane, designed by Japanese studio Tato Architects and Australian office Phorm Architecture, features outdoor living spaces raised up on stilts. The client asked Yo Shimada of Tato Architects for a house with a minimalist aesthetic. He decided to use a stilted home that his studio previously completed near Kobe, Japan, as a starting point for the design.

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Mirrored ceilings reflect surroundings along walkway installed at Australian university campus

Australian firm Wilson Architects has added a meandering covered walkway to the campus of James Cook University in Townsville, which incorporates a polished aluminium soffit to reflect views of the landscape. The Verandah Walk was designed by Wilson Architects as a new circulation route that traverses the campus on the outskirts of the coastal city

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PHAB Architects transforms 1920s packing shed into a contemporary art gallery

Australian studio PHAB Architects has converted a former condensed-milk packing shed into an art gallery and workshop, without losing the building’s industrial character and materiality (+ slideshow). Melbourne-based PHAB Architects restored and extended a 100-year-old building in Toogoolawah, South East Queensland, providing the local community with a contemporary art gallery, plus a sculpture garden and workshop. Called the Somerset Regional Art More

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Queensland bungalow updated with contemporary interior and house-shaped extension

Architecture studio Vokes and Peters has created a new timber-panelled interior for a heritage property in Queensland, Australia, and built a new cottage-like extension at the rear (+ slideshow). The Brisbane firm has almost doubled the size of the single-storey house named West End Cottage – a prewar worker’s bungalow built in Queensland’s traditional vernacular style. […]

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The Last Resort

Life of late has been a little crazy, they say that it’s good to be busy and although I agree, it doesn’t always come naturally to yours truly .. the day dreamer.   People often ask me where I find my inspiration and the answer is firstly always nature.  I feel as though when you quieten your surroundings that you […]

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Zaha Hadid proposes a pair of tapered towers for Australia’s Gold Coast

Zaha Hadid has designed her second set of skyscrapers for Australia – a pair of sinuous towers that will be constructed beside the harbour in Gold Coast, Queensland. The London-based architect has been appointed by Australian developer Sunland Group to create the pair of towers as part of the redevelopment of Mariner’s Cove, best known as the home of the Sea World resort. […]

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The University of Queensland opens engineering facility with a louvred terracotta facade

Hundreds of terracotta panels shade the sunny northern facade of this new engineering building at the University of Queensland in Australia, designed by architects Richard Kirk and Hassell (+ slideshow). Brisbane architect Richard Kirk and Australian firm Hassell teamed up to deliver the Advanced Engineering Building (AEB) at the university’s Brisbane campus, designed to showcase […]

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