Off Grid House is a project designed by Anderson Architecture. Nestled in Sydney’s dense Blue Mountains bushland, Off Grid House acts as a premium benchmark for sustainable living under extreme conditions while coexisting with nature. The modest, highly durable home is net zero emissions and BAL-FZ rated; self-sufficient in power, water and sewage. Photography by Nick Bowers, Simon Anderson.
This interior project designed by STUDIOMINT Design Group was born from a couple who live and breathe ‘coolness’. Both nearing retirement, they wanted to create a home that left a mark and legacy. With love for music, books, fine wine, family and friends – the creative direction was clear – bring St Kilda to Beaumaris. Photography by Rachael Dere.
Project No. 355 – The Sussex is a project designed by Mckimm. A bold contemporary form and celebration of materiality, showcasing bricks, bluestone and porcelain – embodying the mass of a boulder, delicately floating within the shallows of a deep blue body of pool water, the weighted walls are softened by warm timbers and curves, all perceived through a biophilic line-of-sight. Photography by Timothy Kaye.
Silver Linings by Rachcoff Vella Architecture. Washed up from the beach a robust and heavy mass sits on top of the rise, offering up an entry path through sand dunes, layered beach grass and aged timber planks. Below a heavily textured concrete rock shelf a recessive deep void invites one into a dark entry and the beginning of a sequence of silver lined spaces. Photography by Tatjana Plitt.
Yo-Ju Courtyard House is a project designed by Wittman Estes. What happens to the suburban single-family home as cities become dense and privacy becomes limited? It must look inward. Through a series of thresholds from opaque to transparent, Yo-Ju Courtyard House, which means “secluded living” in Mandarin Chinese, embraces the future of suburban density by establishing a private experience despite being adjacent to a busy arterial street in the Clyde Hill neighborhood of Bellevue. Photography by Andrew Pogue.
Forest House is a project designed by Faulkner Architects. A luxuriant forest of Jeffrey and sugar pine mixed with white and red fir covers this two-acre site at roughly 6,300 feet above sea level in the Martis Valley near the north shore of Lake Tahoe. Gently sloped, the site falls toward the south with views to the Northstar California ski resort. The simple rectangular plan is placed to minimize impact on the site, leaving a three-dimensional screen of 115 trees 60 to 90 feet tall surrounding it. The smaller second level contains sleeping rooms. Photography by Joe Fletcher Photography.
High Desert Residence designed by by Hacker is a Central Oregon home that ﬁnds a sense of calm and refuge in the balance between landscape and sky. This 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom house is designed as a regular weekend sanctuary for an active couple, and a getaway for their extended family – a place where everyone can gather and be together, with a balance between private rooms and communal space. Photography by Jeremy Bittermann
View Ridge is a project designed by Heliotrope Architects. The primary design directive for this home was to capture abundant lake and mountain views afforded by the site, while taking into consideration possible future development with potential to impede the view. Photography by Sean Airhart, Haris Kenjar.
The Yorke Peninsula beach house designed by Mountford Williamson Architecture is located on a limestone cliff, taking full advantage of the panoramic views to the ocean beyond. The original shack that made way for the new home has been in our client’s family for many generations. The new house pays respect to the old – retaining a similar size, scale and materiality. It is also designed to continue a long tradition of playing host to large gatherings of family and friends. Photography by David Sievers.