Apr 17

ON OUR WEBSITE: Henrietta Zeffert’s essay ‘Design by the lucky country’ considers The Other Hemisphere as it relates to ‘antipodean otherness’. Recounting personal experiences as an expat living in London, Henrietta considers how dislocating oneself from a country can lead to experiences that inform or deform our relationship to new surroundings, creating a sense of ‘otherness’.

Apr 17

ON OUR WEBSITE: The notion of simplicity reflects our commitment to small footprint living and ‘doing more with less’. Recently included in Ventura Lambrate in Milan and travelling to designEx in Sydney next month, The Other Hemisphere exhibition invites designers to respond to the theme of ‘simplified’, creating an object that by nature of process, aesthetic, or approach is as simple and as uncomplicated as possible. We asked the exhibitors to help us cross-pollinate ideas relating to simplicity.

ON OUR WEBSITE: Take a balmy trip back to the warmer months with this summer send-off mix thanks to Nicky J of Cut Off Your Hands.
Apr 17

ON OUR WEBSITE: Take a balmy trip back to the warmer months with this summer send-off mix thanks to Nicky J of Cut Off Your Hands.

ON OUR WEBSITE: In the face of steadily increasing house prices and an urban planning overhaul, there’s never been a more important time to be informed. Join Mitra Anderson-Oliver as she navigates the Victorian government’s new residential zoning scheme, unpacking the complex regulations and the implications for local homebuyers. Illustration by Marc Martin. 
Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: In the face of steadily increasing house prices and an urban planning overhaul, there’s never been a more important time to be informed. Join Mitra Anderson-Oliver as she navigates the Victorian government’s new residential zoning scheme, unpacking the complex regulations and the implications for local homebuyers. Illustration by Marc Martin. 

Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: Meet Lucy McRae, a self-described ‘body architect’ whose work redefines what it means to live in the here and now. Both real and speculative, McRae’s projects boldly test the potential of future technologies and their implications for contemporary life. Interview by Eugenia Lim. Photos courtesy of Lucy McRae. 

Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: Olga Bennett visits the home of Dan Honey, Paul Fuog and their young daughter Eike. Designed by Melbourne-based architect Clare Cousins and located inside Melbourne’s heritage-listed Bible House building, the apartment reflects Dan and Paul’s shared interest in traditional craftsmanship and cross-cultural engagement. The beautifully understated interior, complete with whitewashed timber and cleverly designed ‘sleeping zones’, is a stunning example of the benefits that come with living simply. Photos by Olga Bennett.  

Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: Join incoming AP editor Rachel Elliot-Jones as she explores Carrer Avinyo, a 90sqm ‘piano nobile’ apartment in Barcelona’s gothic quarter, designed by London-based practice David Kohn Architects. With its intricately tiled floors, dynamic balconied mezzanine, and through the preservation of existing interior elements, DKA have allowed the dialogue between old and new to find beautiful expression. Photos by Jose Hevia Blach. 

Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: Drawing from dialogues of personal experiences, intuition and formal training, Kerstin Thompson discusses the theory and values embedded within the space, structure, and material of her beach house projects. Interview by Leon Goh, photos by Trevor Mein. 

Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: The rapidly changing landscape of Christchurch city has lead to a new and impermanent approach to architecture, space and site. Genevieve Murray speaks to architect, urbanist and publisher Barnaby Bennett about Christchurch’s new urban terrain. Photos by Barnaby Bennett.

Apr 11

ON OUR WEBSITE: In our latest EYES instalment we meet New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based photographic artist Ben Clement. Citing conversations with creative friends as the greatest source of personal inspiration, the artist’s photographs embody an honesty only achieved through a genuine connection to subject and site. Photos by Ben Clement.