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Grand Designs Australia

Grand Designs Australia

Issue #10.1
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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

Pop the champagne, because this issue we are celebrating 10 years of Grand Designs Australia magazine. I’ve been with the magazine for seven of those years in some capacity and I feel very fortunate; what a fantastic publication to be involved in. My love of architecture and design has certainly grown over this time and to celebrate this great milestone, we are taking a look at our favourite Grand Designs Australia magazine houses from the past 10 years. These homes are high on style, functionality and, of course, impeccable architecture. We hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane as much as we did. The keenly awaited new series of Grand Designs Australia started in March and this little architecture fan is thoroughly enjoying it! We will be featuring each…

3 min.
from peter maddison

What a milestone! The 10th year of Grand Designs Australia magazine, made to bring you everything that defines home. It is also, of course, the 10th year for Foxtel and Fremantle with the 100th episode of Grand Designs Australia, showcasing brave Australians re-inventing the way they live. Like a good purge, learning new skills and taking on new ventures and challenges in life are good for one’s own personal development. Being free enough to change your own physical environment either by rebuilding, renovating or simply refurnishing is important, enabling you and our world to progress. I, too, am a different person to who I was 10 years ago. Over that time I have composed some 100,000 words for this magazine. I appreciate the power of storytelling, the power of the visual image…

2 min.
get social

01/ Bosjes Chapel It’s safe to assume that Bosjes Chapel has no shortage of Communion wine. Set in a South African vineyard, the place of worship enjoys a sculptural silhouette that mimics the mountain range it presides over. Conceived by Coetzee Steyn from London firm Steyn Studio, the building pays tribute to traditional Cape Dutch gables. A skinny concrete cast shell allows the roof to supports itself with each rise and fall of the undulating structure. Expanses of glazing overlooking a reflection pond add to the chapel’s sense of weightlessness. A pomegranate orchard and lush green plantings join the new vineyard in a landscape design straight out of heaven. Photography by Adam Letch. steynstudio.com 02/ Intérieur Aux Aubergines By Cristina Celestino For Maison Matisse Matisse was a master, and now one…

2 min.
book club

THE ARCHITECTURE OF BATHING CHRISTIE PEARSON MIT PRESS | $75 Time to test the elastic on your favourite swimmers and enjoy this aqua-tinted tome that celebrates communal bathing. From swimming pools, saunas and beaches to ritual baths and sweat lodges, the book looks at inspirational bathing spots from the perspective of architecture and landscape. Author Christie Pearson provides a fascinating examination of communal bathing and its history. PERSPECTA 53: ONUS CAROLINE ACHEATEL | MIT PRESS | $49.99 Perspecta 53 is a beautifully bound collection of essays and projects that takes a microscope to the ethical questions and moral tensions arising during the ideation, development, completion and aftermath of the architectural design process. Delving into the complex dynamics of architectural onus, and how designers can navigate conflicting agendas to pose new possibilities, Perspecta 53 reveals how…

3 min.
architecture snapshot

01 SANDY POINT HOUSE Perched on the notoriously gusty coastal dunes of Sandy Point in eastern Victoria, this holiday house provides multiple spaces for intergenerational living. Designed as a pinwheel house, the structure is arranged around a protected inner courtyard which acts as a cloister, providing external connection between the four separate zones of the house. The home is devoid of internal connections, meaning occupants must go outside to move between zones. Primarily built from timber, the façade will develop a grey patina over time, gently camouflaging itself with the property’s indigenous plantings to reflect a genuine, deeply embedded connection to place. 02 nCAVED Hand me a loin cloth and call me a caveman because nCaved is the Greek island home dreams are made of. Found on a secluded, exposed cove on Serifos…

1 min.
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