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Grand Designs Australia Issue#7.3 - June 2018

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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from the editor

When my husband and I did our big American road trip six years ago, we stayed in an Earthship house in Taos, New Mexico. It was the first time I’d ever heard of an Earthship and what a unique experience. For those who haven’t heard of one, an Earthship is a type of passive solar house that is made of natural and recycled materials. Part of the ‘Phoenix Earthship’, our New Mexican accommodation was 100 per cent solar powered and connected to a flourishing greenhouse with a pond that guests could walk through. Among other recycled materials, the walls were partially constructed of old wine bottles. It was like we were staying in a spaceship in the middle of the desert. This issue we take a look at Earthship Te Timatanga…

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from peter maddison

What is the trend in architecture and interior design? Architectural design in Australia today is enormously variable and it’s difficult to classify a movement when you are in the midst of one. It’s also risky for historians as they don’t want to back the wrong horse — there are reputations at stake! International historians and critics such as Ruskin, Pevsner and more recently Robert Hughes have only been able to define a movement, or trend, with the benefit of retrospect and collective thought. That is, after the fact and after digesting commentary from a range of sources. It’s all happening right here, right now. Australia is a relatively young country in an early lifecycle of making cities and housing that accommodate its burgeoning population. We are prolific builders. We are an…

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get social

01/ Iconic Designer Hacks Swedish Giants Tom Dixon’s Ikea collaboration is officially available, and it’s everything we were wanting and then some. Named Delaktig, the endlessly configurable modular furniture collection is made up of sofas and accessories and is based on a platform that can be personalised to react to our constantly changing wants and needs. Make it your own. 02/ Get Lost In This Magical Boutique Office One of our favourite creative spaces is La Porte Deux in Sydney’s Rosebery. Upon entering, you walk into your very own nirvana. The space is the brainchild of Hayley Bonham and Rory Elsom, who are leading a renaissance in creative workspace design with their luxury serviced office suites. Did we mention it comes complete with a Pilates studio? Talk about office goals. 03/ Easy…

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urban organic

INSPO The shared studio of landscape architect Nathan Burkett and architect Dan Webster Photography by Eve Wilson. dwarchitecture.com.au; nathanburkett.com.au…

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architecture snapshot

01 SAMPSON HOUSE On a compact site in central Orange, NSW, this extension to a 1920s bungalow provides new north-facing living spaces and a master retreat. The owners were downsizing from a property just outside of town. They were keen for a warm house that has a direct relationship with the landscape courtyard. A special request was made for a Japanese-style bath which had a big influence on the materiality and design of the house and garden. It’s a small slice of paradise that stands out for all the right reasons. Photography by Tom Ferguson. sourcearchitects.com.au 02 CASTLECRAG RESIDENCE 1 This epic home is what design dreams are made of. At the Castlecrag Residence, a cellular and inward-looking mid-20th-century brick bungalow has undergone a vast transformation into a sustainable home for a modern…

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low-key glamour