Photos: John Gollins.
There is such a direct connection in Australia between desire to build and build what you desire. At least it appears that way from the perspective of heavily restrictive zoning laws in London.
The Hewlett House, constructed in the Sidney suburb of Bronte, and designed by MPR Design Group, appears to epitomise this relative freedom to design. Read more
Photos: David Johns.
I have been working off an old ship moored in the River Thames for six months now. It is part of an experiment to see if I would really like to design and live on my own ship. Whilst designing it would certainly be fun, the jury is still out about actually living on the water.
The Homeboat designed by Don Sgarbossa and Richard Di Bartolo is the latter’s fifth attempt at designing a house boat, each one being a development of the last. This one attempts to give the “house” part of the equation something of the cruiser aesthetic. Read more
The disgraceful treatment of Danish architect Jørn Utzon over the Sydney Opera House, and his subsequent resignation in 1966 from the project, left the interiors of this masterpiece in an unrealised state. Some called it a mess!
Powdercoated steel gabions of local sandstone chips represent Salamanca’s historic warehouses, the first of which was completed in 1833. Photos: Jonathan Wherrett.
When the Hobart City Council in Tasmania wanted to develop a sculpture trail through one of the historic districts of the city, they commissioned local design firm Futago to design it. It was an inspired choice, as it transpired, with the resulting work winning one of only nine Merits worldwide in the 2012 The Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD) Global Design Awards in Washington D.C.
The Battery Point Sculpture Trail’s theme is: “ ‘sculpture by numbers’ – each installation presents a three-dimensional number (dates, times, quantities,weights, measures) that explore themes relating to their particular locations.”
Dune, an impossibly thin and elegant washbasin was designed by Thomas Coward for Omvivo. He took as his inspiration the organic forms of ever-shifting sand dunes giving the product an enigmatic name for something so closely associated with water! Read more