ON OUR WEBSITE: Hold the phones! Our first ever print edition has landed. Our decision to move into print is motivated by a desire to expand, reach out and connect with a wider audience, encouraging further discussion, thinking and action around cities, design, architecture, art and sustainability. Over the next few weeks copies will be distributed for free throughout the cafes, shops and galleries of Melbourne, and select locations beyond.
ON OUR WEBSITE: Wrap your EARS around this new mix by Sydney’s DJ Seoul in tribute to the Korean metropolis of Busan. Prepared especially for us, it’s a collection of moody and hypnotic tunes featuring minimal wave, industrial, dance and balearic, with tracks from local hero Tornado Wallace, italo-synth-pop band East Wall, and even some Bowie to keep things real. Enjoy!
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’.
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: 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-Oliveras she navigates the Victorian government’s new residential zoning scheme, unpacking the complex regulations and the implications for local homebuyers. Illustration by Marc Martin.
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.
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.
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.
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.