Walls and ceilingsHeritage plaster ceiling roses were retained. Three-dimensional feature ceiling of timber and brass.
DoorsCustom solid cherry doors. Olivari Radial brass door hardware by Bellevue Architectural. Thick solid American cherry office suite doors with glass inlays. Original timber-framed glass doors to entry and original Queensland maple timber doors to boardroom were hand sanded and recoated.
FlooringNew solid-timber floorboards. Honed travertine inserts. Tretford goats’ hair carpet.
LightingCustom-designed lighting by Light Practice in collaboration with Woods Bagot in offices and hallway. FLOS IC and Tip of the Tongue’ feature lumimaires by Michael Anastassiades. Boris LED brass pendants custom-made by Alma. LED tape desk lighting by Space Lighting. Lambert & Fils Dot Collection pendant over the brass bar.
FurnitureWolter Knoll Lead chair, Lox chair and Lox table and Eames-Times Life chairs, all from Living Edge. Custom-designed black walnut dining table. Molteni & C Gio Ponti Armchair. E15 Habibi side tables. Wooden Tractor stools by Bassam Fellows in kitchen. Custom-designed grid shelving and desks in offices by AB Projects.
KitchenBrass island bench designed by Morgan Shimeld. Custom-built joinery in American cherry, mismatched and rotated. Cabinets are cherry veneer internal carcasses with doors surrounded by solid timber and brass ang les, and inlaid with deep bronze mirror. Miele refrigerator. Deep bronze mirror splashback. Hand- filled and honed travertine benches. Zip Hydrotap.
OtherDAAST brass numbers to office doors.
A new gallery for the Indigenous art collective Martumili Artists, designed by Officer Woods Architects, is proving to be an important cultural facility for the small community of Newman in Western Australia.
A subtle arrangement of garden courtyards creates an oasis of greenery at the Courtyard House by Figr Architecture.
The spirit and character of a modest postwar bungalow have been retained and celebrated by its architect-owner, who has reconnected the home to its backyard.
Sam Crawford Architects has restored and extended a weatherboard cottage towards views of a heritage-listed Moreton Bay fig tree in the backyard.
A new coastal home by Fergus Scott Architects that can accommodate up to thirty relatives and friends.
Textural, architecturally sparse and experimental, Dilettante’s new flagship store in Perth, designed by Ohlo Studio, celebrates the theatrical and subversive presentation of clothing that the brand is known for.
A collaboration between an architect, a composer and an artistic director, The Piano Mill by Conrad Gargett is simultaneously a building, a site-specific artwork and “a mega instrument.”
A carefully considered rebuilding of a coastal semidetached home by Jason Gibney Design Workshop.
A recently completed house in the northern beaches of Sydney designed by Glenn Murcutt has been listed for sale.
Twelve projects in this category have advanced to the 2017 Houses Awards.
38 projects in this category have advanced to the 2017 Houses Awards.
Thirty-nine projects in this category have advanced to the 2017 Houses Awards.
Across nine categories, 169 projects and seven emerging practices have been shortlisted in the 2017 Houses Awards.
Twenty-three projects in this category have advanced to the 2017 Houses Awards.
Lee Hillam reflects on the long-hours culture in architecture and asks: What is the real cost of this exploitative practice?
The heritage-listed AMP tower in Sydney’s Circular Quay, which broke the city’s height limits to become Australia’s tallest building in 1962, will be refurbished by JPW.