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Houses, August 2011

Houses, August 2011

Houses

The best contemporary residential architecture, with inspirational ideas from leading architects and designers.

People

Rachel Neeson and Nick Murcutt of Neeson Murcutt Architects.
People | Laura Harding | 13 Sep 2011

Rachel Neeson and Nick Murcutt

With a passionate pursuit of architectural ideas, Neeson Murcutt explores the renewal and transformation of urban patterns.

Recycled bricks.
Practice | 13 Sep 2011

Material palette: Neeson Murcutt

Neeson Murcutt is particularly interested in the way in which a material might tell the story of the site or client.

Book reviews

A detail from the cover of The New Asia Pacific House by Patrick Bingham-Hall.
Review | 15 Sep 2011

The New Asia Pacific House

Patrick Bingham-Hall’s book looks at the Asia Pacific region’s response to issues such as global warming and over-population.

Reading

A detail from the cover of Cardboard Book.
Review | 16 Sep 2011

Cardboard Book

This book is a collection of projects from around the world, saluting that recognizable and disposable material – cardboard.

A detail from the cover of The Classical Country House by David Watkin.
Review | 16 Sep 2011

The Classical Country House

This book looks at the evolution of the traditional British country house since the 17th century and into the 21st century.

Detail from the cover of BEDMaR & SHi: 5 in Five, edited by Oscar Riera Ojeda.
Review | 15 Sep 2011

A study of five houses by Ernesto Bedmar

BEDMaR & SHi: 5 in Five chronicles five houses designed by Argentinian-born founder of the Singapore-based Bedmar & Shi.

Product

Gher table series.
Product | 16 Sep 2011

Products from Milan 2011

Celebrating fifty years in 2011, the Milan Furniture Fair launches the best in international design.

Agape In-Out bath.
Product | 26 Sep 2011

Products for the bathroom

The latest bathroom products from Houses.

Studio

Studio: Atelier Oï
People | Deborah Niski | 20 Sep 2011

Studio: Atelier Oï

Atelier Oï uses exploration, play, teamwork and a passion for materials to create elegant and gracefully moving objects.

Freefold 02, an arrangement of twenty-one modules for various storage needs.
People | Judith Abell | 28 Sep 2011

Studio: Freefold Furniture

Toby Horrocks has created adaptable furniture suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

Review

House in Country NSW by Virginia Kerridge Architect.

2011 Australian House of the Year

House in Country NSW by Virginia Kerridge Architect won Australian House of the Year at the 2011 Houses Awards.

The Shed by Richard Peters Associates.

The Shed

The Shed by Richard Peters Associates won House Alteration & Addition under 200m2 at the 2011 Houses Awards.

Trial Bay House by James Jones/HBV Architects.

Trial Bay House

Trial Bay House jointly won House Alteration and Addition over 200m2 at the 2011 Houses Awards.

Potts Point Apartment by Anthony Gill Architects.

Potts Point Apartment

Potts Point Apartment by Anthony Gill Architects won the Apartment, Unit or Townhouse award at the 2011 Houses Awards.

Features

House Shmukler, Sydney, NSW by Tribe Studio.

House Shmukler

House Shmukler by Tribe Studio won New House under 200 m2 in the 2011 Houses Awards.

Z House by Donovan Hill.

Z House

Z House by Donovan Hill has won New House over 200m2 at the 2011 Houses Awards.

House in Country NSW by Virginia Kerridge Architect.

House in Country NSW

Virginia Kerridge’s House in Country NSW jointly won House Alteration & Addition over 200m2 at the 2011 Houses Awards.

The Garden of Ghosts by Terragram and Allen Jack + Cottier.

Garden of Ghosts

Garden of Ghosts by Terragram and Allen Jack + Cottier won in the Outdoor category at the 2011 Houses Awards.

House Shmukler by Tribe Studio.

House Shmukler

House Shmukler by Tribe Studio won the Sustainability award at the 2011 Houses Awards.

New House under 200m² – Base Camp by In Site (Vic).
Award | 20 Sep 2011

2011 Houses Awards commendations gallery

A gallery of images of the highly commended projects from the 2011 Houses Awards.

New House under 200m² – Scape House by Andrew Simpson, Owen West, Steve Hatzellis & Dennis Prior.
Award | 22 Sep 2011

2011 Houses Awards finalists – new houses

A gallery of the finalists in the New House under 200m² and New House over 200m² categories from the 2011 Houses Awards.

House Alteration and Addition under 200m² – Dual Court House by Bloxas.
Award | 21 Sep 2011

2011 Houses Awards finalists – alterations/additions, small homes, outdoor, sustainability

House Alteration and Addition under 200m²; House Alteration and Addition over 200m²; Apartment, Unit or Townhouse; Outdoor and Sustainability finalists.

Projects

A central courtyard on the first floor divides the two volumes of the terrace, with the roof cut out around a silvery green banksia integrifolia.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 23 Sep 2011

Skylight House

A terrace house by Chenchow Little features an inverted floor plan and sculptural glass roof.

A study nook in the existing part of the house. Artworks: Wet Night, Haymarket and Harbour City by Ken Sterling.
Projects | Freya Lombardo | 24 Sep 2011

Haines House

Architect Christopher Polly brings a sense of space and light into compact volumes in this semidetached, inner-city dwelling.

The intention was for the house to be invisible from the park, camouflaged behind the gum trees.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 27 Sep 2011

Orange Grove House

This new house by Fiona Winzar Architects is the result of a complex subdivision.

This home withstands harsh weather conditions without closing itself off.
Projects | Judith Abell | 27 Sep 2011

Little Big House

This house on Hobart’s Mount Wellington by Room11 proves that “austere” and “playful” aren’t always mutually exclusive.

The Diamond Beach House curls “itself like an armadillo around an enclosed courtyard” with brick walls rendered to look more like concrete.
Projects | Steven Fleming | 29 Sep 2011

Diamond Beach House

Bourne Blue Architecture’s brave and sturdy courtyard house reacts against the longhouse idiom often seen in this area.

The new outdoor room features exposed bracing and deep shading, and carefully frames the city views beyond.
Projects | Margie Fraser | 30 Sep 2011

City Frame House

Coarchitecture has reconfigured a 1929 timber bungalow to take advantage of its stunning views.

Report

Larrakeyah, McCraith House, Dromana, 1955.
Review | Helen Stitt | 23 Sep 2011

Chancellor and Patrick

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery held an exhibition in early 2011 tracing the history of Chancellor and Patrick.

Revisited

The Killara House was an exploration in concrete construction, playing with its flexibility and thermal mass.
Projects | Peter Salhani | 1 Oct 2011

The Seidlers’ Killara House (1966) revisited

Harry and Penelope Seidler’s family home in Killara.

Postscript

The interior is divided into several different rooms and furnished with the classically luxurious objects Hermès is famous for.
Review | Penny Craswell | 26 Sep 2011

Pavilion Hermès at Milan Design Week

Shigeru Ban teams up with Jean de Gastines to create an atmospheric paper pavilion for Hermès in Milan.