Peter Salhani is a design writer, a contributing editor to architectureau.com, and a former editor of Monument magazine. Exploring industrial design, domestic and urban space, sustainability, landscape and Modernism, Peter has contributed to online and print design/architecture publications in Australia and overseas for more than 15 years as a writer, editor and curator.
Built on a long, narrow site in 1985, this meticulously crafted island retreat designed by Ken Woolley blends seamlessly with its environment, while reading as a small village of interconnected buildings and shapes.
With a wink to the brick cottage’s Arts and Crafts heritage, this addition by Tribe Studio relaxes the home’s original formality, brings focus to the garden and offers thoughtful elements of surprise.
This year’s Sydney Open program provided opportunities to experience how new commercial buildings are engaging in civic gestures, and rediscover how older buildings reflect the changing fortunes of the harbour city.