THE FAIRHAVEN HOUSE / JWA ARCHITECTS

John Wardle's multi-award-winning house - The Fairhaven House - on Victoria's Great Ocean Road is an inspiring exercise in the treatment of timber. The interior cladding, twists and turns, with origami-like grace to create a sculptural space that is warm ...

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1990-1994 The GOTTLIEB HOUSE / WOOD MARSH

‘The game here is one of geometric forms, an elliptical raw concrete drum, a glass cube, a slab of concrete resting on parallel concrete walls, each precisely arranged, the composition a study in sculptural abstraction. This is stark architecture: outwardly … Continue reading

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1975-77 THE VINEY HOUSE / MICHAEL VINEY

During my research for the book I came across, and fell in love with, the work of Tasmanian architect Michael Viney. In the words of Gerard Reinmuth, an advocate of the work his mentor, Viney, ‘ fused a commitment to … Continue reading

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1998-2000 THE D HOUSE / DONOVAN HILL

My interview with Timothy Hill in the ‘D’ House in  Brisbane’s New Farm, didn’t get off to a good start – through no fault of Timothy’s. Ever stretched for time I had been re-reading my notes on the  progressive architectural … Continue reading

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1996-97 The Kew House / Sean Godsell

One of the things I like about many of the houses in the book is that they were not built with endless budgets. There is very much a sense that it is the ideas and their execution that count not … Continue reading

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1996-97 The Droga Apartment / Durbach Block

The Droga apartment was commissioned by Daniel Droga and still belongs to him. We approached him to see if  it would be possible to launch the book in the apartment and he kindly said yes. It was the perfect venue … Continue reading

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1929-2010 Bruce Rickard

It is the fact that I live in a Bruce Rickard house ( where my family and I have been for 11 years) that started my whole interest in Australian domestic architecture and those that created it. My husband and … Continue reading

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1983-1990 The Phillip Island House / Barrie Marshall

Barrie Marshall’s Phillip Island House was the very first one I visited for the book, in July 2009. I was rather nervous to meet an architect from a big global architecture firm like Denton Corker Marshall, but Barrie Marshall, who was … Continue reading

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