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Grand Designs Australia

Grand Designs Australia

Issue #9.1

Following the success of the new Australian TV series inspired by the UK version, Grand Designs Australia welcomes you to a new era in home design magazines. Whether you’re building a new home, renovating or decorating, this publication features everything readers will need to know about creating their own grand designs. Industry experts offer advice on getting started, mortgages, environmentally sustainable design and project management, to name a few. Grand Designs showcases architects and designers, builders and homeowners working together on projects from concept to completion and features the latest colour forecasts as well as planning your interior, kitchens, bathrooms and window coverings. Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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2 min.
from the editor

take a seat and make yourself comfortable because we have a fantastic issue for you, not least our exclusive interview with the Master of Grand Designs himself, Kevin McCloud, on page 34. I sat down with the beloved UK TV presenter, here for his national stage tour, to compare and contrast design on his side of the world with ours. On top of that, the mag’s bulging with amazing home design projects (be wowed from page 56, where we kick things off with the Kelvin View House from series 8) and even a round-the-globe trip with no need to move an inch! That’s right, “Around the world in 18 styles” (we didn’t have room for 80, sorry) on page 176 seeks inspiration from all corners of the earth, Mexico to Scandinavia,…

3 min.
from peter maddison

at the very end of last year, my family and I evacuated from our holiday home in Metung, Victoria, on advice from the CFA. The property has water frontage on the Gippsland lakes so we’d always considered it safe, but as fire swept down from The Great Dividing Range through Bruthen and towards Bairnsdale, everything changed. Since then, our priorities in life have been reset. Family and respect for the land and Mother Nature matter more than anything. As the smoke haze affected Melbourne and Sydney and the temperature soared to 40º+, I reflected upon the value of house as a design aspiration and appreciated more the theatre of life rather than the receptacle. The rarefied atmosphere of architecture becomes somehow less relevant in a disaster such as our country’s summer…

3 min.
book club

MODERN TROPICAL O RIERA OJEDA & B HAWES HARDIE GRANT BOOKS | $89.99 While Australia’s climate ranges from tropical to desert to temperate, one thing that’s certain is we love the heat. With travel more accessible than ever before, exotic destinations such as Hawaii or the Maldives are more front-of-mind. Combining our passion for travel and warmth is modern tropical architecture. Lush foliage, colourful gardens, drool-worthy views and the house to suit each location, Modern Tropical presents some of the most outstanding interpretations of the genre. From the Caribbean to Africa, see the balance of indoors and out, rustic and refined, as well as nature and shelter in this book’s examination of tropical modern living. THE BREEZE BLOCK BOOK URO PUBLICATIONS | $65 Guess what? The breeze block is back, baby! Once reserved for hot-climate…

2 min.
get social

01/ 60 Years of Beaumont Tiles To help celebrate 60 years, we were taken back to the 1960s, when tiles were vastly different. Each decade heralded new looks, influenced by social and cultural change. Looking ahead, tile expert Christie Woods sees a few trends on the horizon. “Referenced Life” highlights the luxury icons of eras such as Bauhaus, ’40s, ’70s and art deco with a “warm and progressive” look. Also “Foraged Life”, in which Scandinavian and Russian elements blend into an organic wood-like setting and, our favourite, “Life Kind” — mindful and slow design reflecting the broader movement towards sustainable living. 02/ Nick & Nora’s, Sydney Sky-high in Parramatta, this Gatsby-like champagne and cocktail bar oozes mystery, decadence and art deco details. Inspired by The Thin Man’s sleuthing duo, the…

3 min.
architecture snapshot

01 KALLISTA HOUSE What’s your first thought when you see this home? Inspired by a charred fallen log, Maxa Design has created a single-level dwelling quite unlike a typical new build. The compact floor plan ensures easy accessibility to all areas, so no matter the age or mobility of the resident, this home is future-proof. The distinctive curved structure serves two major purposes: meeting the homeowner’s request for a curved aesthetic, and meeting the strict bushfire regulations where leaf litter is not allowed to build up. This home ticks all the sustainability boxes, employing passive design principles with a “magic box”, one of the first HVAC systems in Australia, as well as thoughtfully planned building shading and orientation. Photography by Chris Neylon. 02 HOUSE AT OTAGO BAY All angles, corners and floor-to-ceiling…

2 min.
stars of tv

01 Don’t forget living rooms aren’t the only entertainment zones, of course. Interior designer Kevin Dumais introduced a beautiful design into this Tribeca loft project’s dining area, concealing the television behind gorgeous bleached walnut panelling nestled between lacquered closets, bringing a whole new element of versatility to the space. The tactile qualities of walnut and maple add warmth to a practical yet stylish layout. Photography Joshua McHugh 02 The winning quality of the entertainment zone in this New York brownstone, designed by BAAO, is its maximum use of space, providing not only floor-to-ceiling integrated cabinetry — some exposed for display shelving alongside beautifully formed cupboards — but also a good-size roaring fire and highly agreeable asymmetrical shelving display, all sequestered subtly behind seamless joinery. Photography Francis Dzikowski, OTTO 03 Room-length custom joinery…