Houses, February 2020

Houses, February 2020


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


Houses 132. Cover project: Mermaid Multihouse by Partners Hill with Hogg and Lamb.
Preview | Gemma Savio | 29 Jan 2020

Houses 132 preview

Introduction to Houses 132.


On arrival, visitors encounter a crescent-shaped house with a skin of angular concrete.
Projects | Genevieve Lilley | 7 May 2020

‘Strangely beautiful’ bush architecture: Castle Cove House

In Sydney’s tranquil Castle Cove, an angular concrete form designed by Terroir in collaboration with Pascale Gomes-McNabb Design is an architectural riff on the rocky crags and crevices that characterize the steep topography of this harbourside suburb.

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The house seems to sit on an axis that bisects the lake, the arc of two headlands, and the horizon of the ocean beyond.
Projects | Beth George | 21 May 2020

‘Cinematic sublimity’: Wallis Lake House

Nestled against a ridgeline and taking in views to the distant peaks of the national park beyond, this new home in Whoota, on the New South Wales coast, is born of dedication and collaboration.

From the street, Mermaid Multihouse appears as grandly singular, with layered allusions to local architectural styles.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 30 Jun 2020

Side-by-side: Mermaid Multihouse

Twin dwellings artfully coalesce in this flexible Gold Coast home, designed by Partners Hill with Hogg and Lamb.

Emlyn Olaver founded Olaver Architecture after garnering valuable design experience.
People | Peter Davies | 13 Jul 2020

One to Watch: Olaver Architecture

Olaver Architecture founder Emlyn Olaver draws on a diverse range of influences, including French New Wave film and inner-city skateboarding.

Karen Alcock, director of MA Architects.
People | Marcus Baumgart | 2 Jun 2020

Wisdom of youth: MA Architects

A practice growing out of its “teenage years,” MA Architects is ready to evolve its language and move on to new things.

Frame Living System from Cosh Living.

Fresh finds: rugs, lamps and more

A lamp inspired by river stones, a rug dyed a soft mountain pink, a bedroom collection evocative of the outdoors: exciting products selected by Houses magazine’s editors.

Bobby stools from Design By Them.

Fresh finds: stools, linen, shelving and more

Furniture inspired by the coast, linens in rich, earthy tones, raw-look facades: these exciting products selected by Houses magazine’s editors bring nature to the home.

Green: Plants for Small Spaces, Indoors and Out by Jason Chongue (Hardie Grant Books, 2019).

Bookshelf: Glam interiors and the houses of Sean Godsell

Books to entertain and educate, on mid-century modernism, plants, glam interiors and Sean Godsell.

The RIG modular system by MA/U Studio.

Turn up the heat: products for the kitchen

Overhead storage, modular cooktops and clever wine cabinets with multiple temperature zones.

My Top ceramic slabs from Parisi.

A selection of surfaces for the kitchen

Japanese tiles, large-format panels, recycled denim laminate and more, selected by Houses magazine’s editors.