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  • Specifier Magazine Issue 116

    Specifier Magazine Issue 116

    The New Art Museums of Rio / House of Music / JA Curve Church / Fairfield Hacienda / Florence St / North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club / The Ozone House / UTS Great Hall / 2014 Venice Biennale / Meet David Karotkin

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  • Ozone House

    Ozone House

    Nestled amongst mature vegetation and rocky outcrops in a small pocket of bush, The Ozone House is perfectly at one in its context – and a welcome relief from the surrounding suburban streets. This  family home sits on the footprint of the small cottage that preceded it; not a single tree was removed from the heavily wooded site as part of the build. 

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  • Florence Street

    Florence Street

    Architects often talk about sustainability, environmental consciousness, and energy efficiency. Few manage to put it into practice as well as Nest Architects have with their Florence Street house, a compact four-room dwelling in the backyard of a family home. Designed and owned by Nest’s founder Emilio Fuscaldo, the project was a chance to put Nest’s philosophy – achieving the Australian dream sustainably and affordably – to the test.

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  • Fairfield Hacienda

    Fairfield Hacienda

    At first glace, with its angled roof and picket fence, Fairfield Hacienda is a typical suburban home. Take another look and the house’s playful subversion of the tropes of suburbia become apparent. Designed by MRTN Architects, this Melbourne family home embraces the optimism of the suburbs without resorting to cliché.

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  • Rest House

    Rest House

    The result of a long-standing personal relationship between the clients and architects, The Rest House is a home designed for friendship and entertaining. Functioning primarily as a residence for an active retiring couple, it was vital for the clients that the house have the flexibility to have friends and family stay on weekends. The light, open, low maintenance house is set over two levels, with multiple outdoor entertaining areas enabling al fresco dining all year round, despite changing seasonal conditions and the prevailing sea winds. 

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  • Yellingbo Artists' House

    Yellingbo Artists' House

    Arising from the red earth of the Wandin Valley, the distinctive stone facade of Yellingbo Artists' House makes a bold statement. Although the glass, stone and steel structure contrasts with the natural materials of the surrounding environment, its primitive, fierce appearance is in perfect harmony with its context. A space for the clients - two artists - to live and work in, Yellingbo Artists' House embodies the creativity and beauty that it houses. 

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  • Seacliff House

    Seacliff House

    Walking along the cliffs from Coogee to Bondi will take you past the carved white curves of Seacliff House. Situated on a narrow sliver of land on the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk, the house enjoys sweeping, unhindered ocean views. Its bright white masonry echoes the whiteness of the waves that crash on the cliff-face below, and the faded crosses of nearby Waverley Cemetery. Sinuous curves on the villa's exterior mimic the serpentine coastline and the undulating motion of the surf. Designed by Chris Elliott Architects as Elliott's family home, the villa embodies an intriguing mix of practicality and sheer fantasy.

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  • The Cowshed House

    The Cowshed House

    A former cowshed, now a two bedroom family home, has undergone an award-winning renovation.

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  • McIntyre Drive Social Housing Project

    McIntyre Drive Social Housing Project

    MGS’s McIntyre Drive Social Housing project, a three-storey, 69-apartment development in Altona in Melbourne’s inner west, provides safe, affordable homes to people over 55 experiencing housing insecurity.

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  • The Green Well Building

    The Green Well Building

    A mixed use building, including a restored heritage-listed well, seeks to enhance the pedestrian environment in Alice Springs

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