The Local Project

Rhinecliff Residence by Post Company

In its previous chapter, Rhinecliff Residence was an outdated dwelling lacking space and light. It was one of the oldest preserved houses in the area, as per records from the local historical society.

The current version of the house steps out of the shadows of its 1860s predecessor, thanks to a luminous overhaul by New York City-based multidisciplinary design practice Post Company. The owners – New York natives who moved overseas in 2020 and purchased Rhinecliff Residence as a secondary base –

Tuerong Farmhouse by Samantha Eisen Interiors

The rural landscape of Tuerong, Victoria, is characterised by rugged farms, rolling vineyards and beaches that extend as far as the horizon.

Tuerong Farmhouse by Samantha Eisen Interiors camouflages into this bucolic locale with a design that is both local and global, demonstrating a rare balance of rustic charm and contemporary elegance. Inspired by French mid-century chateaus, Spanish haciendas and Californian ranch-style properties, Tuerong Farmhouse is a harmony of eclectic styles that stay

Palm Beach Spanish Revival by Sarah Sherman Samuel

In the village of Wellington, in Florida’s Palm Beach, is a home that could belong in a storybook. Larger-than-life windows overlook a mirror-like lake, while great blue herons prance around its periphery. Palm Beach Spanish Revival, designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel, is an atmospheric abode where experiences unfold on either side of the threshold.

A few years ago, the home now known as Palm Beach Spanish Revival was a smorgasbord of extravagant embellishments, faded millwork and palatial fixtur

Casa Amal by The Stella Collective

Casa Amal’s aesthetic is informed by the Arabian architectural renaissance of the 1970s. The custom clay arched breeze blocks on the facade, for example, are a modernist reimagination of traditional mashrabiya, the wooden lattice screens found in traditional Arabic architecture. They provide ventilation and views while projecting an ever-changing mosaic of sunlight and shadows throughout the day. Other nods to mashrabiya include the perforated travertine wall behind the staircase and the honeyco

The Forever Bottle by Thankyou

Enter award-winning Auckland-based brand design agency Marx Design and Melbourne industrial designer PerCapita Studio, which collaborated with Thankyou to create an iconic new glass bottle for its personal care, cleaning and deodorant ranges. “Being unique as a brand and concept is something that’s mission-critical to us, as well as offering products both in and outside of supermarkets, to allow us to effectively engage consumers to play a role in helping us achieve our mission of ending extreme

Cowes Primary School Gymnasium by Project 12

The architecture is underpinned by a simple rationale. A single- storey volume, housing a kitchen, entry and changing rooms, stands to the north, and nearby, in the music room, a raised platform provides a stage for performing arts, presentations, assemblies and school events. The pool serves as an interlude between nature and the built form, acting as a placid antidote to the expansive double-height court flanking the bushland. Completing the indoor-outdoor experience is an external teaching sp

Skygarden by Architecture Architecture

By the same token, the 132-square-metre home is overarched by three pigmented light shafts – each respectively emblazoned with handmade Moroccan tiles in pink, blue and green – which summon sunlight deep inside. These skylights are rooted in a plural sense of purpose. In addition to diffusing colourful waves of light, they also connect the two levels, promoting natural light and cross ventilation across both the vertical and horizontal axes. “In the course of a day, each of the shafts passes thr

One Prospect Park West by Workstead

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The precinct of New York’s Grand Army Plaza is considered the bastion of pre-war Brooklyn style. After all, the history-rich, heritage-stamped neighbourhood is home to the triumphal Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch and a number of other pre-war relics, each with a past more storied than the last. One example is the circa 1925 residential building, One Prospect Park West. Original

Beachwood Canyon Treehouse in Los Angeles by Studio Keeta

Located in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, Beachwood Canyon Treehouse is every bit as theatrical as its location. The mid-century home, redesigned by Studio Keeta, is a kaleidoscope of playful colours, whimsical furniture, vintage finds and thoughtfully sourced staples from local makers and emerging artists. Situated on a serene lot at the end of a long driveway, Beachwood Canyon Treehouse is a sanctuary that sloughs off the stridency of the city. With the Griffith Observatory and San Gabrie

Mount Alexander College by Kosloff Architecture - Issue 14 Feature

Mount Alexander College has had many lives. Founded in 1858 as Flemington National School and rechristened twice since, the secondary school has been reimagined once again by Kosloff Architecture in response to a surge in enrolments.

The new building, spread across five levels and 5,150 square metres, interacts with the surroundings through learning environments that keep nature close. The school’s compact, inner-city site served as the point of departure for the design, which was developed ver

Sydney: Poetica by Cox Architecture

Not far from Sydney Harbour, where the air still carries the faintest whiff of the sea, hides another ode to the coast. Poetica by Cox Architecture in North Sydney is a bar and grill that is as much for dining as it is for delighting, with equal references to people, place, past and present.

The interior nods to the legacy of such storied locals as the convict-turned-boatman William ‘Billy’ Blue and late artist Brett Whiteley by way of natural materials, lyrical artworks and theatrical flourish

Villa Stella at Cedars Mount View by Alexander Symes Architect - Project Feature

Secreted inside an idyllic valley at Mount View, a rural locality in the Hunter Valley wine region, Cedars Mount View is a 38-hectare habitat where wildlife and wilderness thoughtfully make way for mankind. The newly reimagined creek-side retreat, which features four existing villas, has recently been enhanced by a fifth by French hotelier couple Christelle Chardin and Gilbert Ponlot, who acquired the property in 2020. Christened Villa Stella after the Latin word for stars, the serene 100-squar

[Print] One Prospect Park West in Brooklyn by Workstead

The precinct of New York’s Grand Army Plaza is considered the bastion of prewar Brooklyn. The history-rich, heritage-stamped neighbourhood is, after all, home to the triumphal Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch and a number of other prewar relics, each with a past more storied than the last. One example is the circa-1925 residential building One Prospect Park West. Originally commissioned by the Knights of Columbus as a clubhouse for society elites, it changed hands several times before assuming its present avatar. Now restored and reimagined by Surface Design Group and Workstead as a 64-residence, 22-storey condominium complex spread across 169,000 square feet, the edifice borrows from the past while staying true to the present.

[Print] Mount Alexander College in Flemington by Kosloff Architecture

Mount Alexander College, Flemington, has had many lives. Founded in 1858 as Flemington National School and since rechristened twice, the secondary school has been reimagined once again by Kosloff Architecture in response to a surge in enrolments. The new building, spread across five levels and 5,150 square metres, interacts with the surroundings through learning environments that keep nature close.

[Print] The Great Outdoors — Abey Australia's New Al Fresco Collection

With more than 3,500 products, Abey Australia offers the largest range of kitchen and basin taps and
sinks in Australia, in addition to exclusive Italian collections from Gessi, Armando, Vicario and Barazza
Appliances. It is noted for its ability to curate end-to-end solutions to fit a range of designs and budgets.
Abey’s latest introduction, the Alfresco Party Sink Collection, successfully parlays this design legacy to a
range of outdoor environments.

Savage Design Expands the Maddox System

Designed by Joel Savage and James Groom, the original Maddox unit was launched in 2022 with individual metal components engineered to assemble like a Meccano set. Resembling its six Maddox counterparts, the new drinking glass rack is crafted in marine-grade stainless steel or brass and also available in two finishes: aged bronze and blackened brass. Echoing the company’s ‘no-size-fits-all’ philosophy, Maddox can be tailored to suit a customer’s individual needs with the help of the Design with M

Faucet Strommen’s New Bathroom Collection

Founded in 1999, Australian-made, family-owned tapware manufacturer Faucet Strommen has emerged as a brand of choice among designers. The company’s bathroom collection has become a market leader, with the solid brass fixtures acting as an overarching solution for architectural tapware, fittings and accessories. The collection – which includes mixers, accessories, showers, cabinet handles and pulls, three-piece tapware, outlets, baths, basins, shower hardware and flush plates– is available in 20 colour finishes and a spectrum of different styles. Through such attention to detail, the collection addresses the need for a complete and cohesive design solution across all bathroom touchpoints.

Abey Australia’s New Alfresco Sink and Tapware Collection - Collection Feature

From intimate soirées to boisterous backyard barbeques, a common challenge that underscores most outdoor gatherings is adequate infrastructure. Food forgotten indoors or a warmer-than-average beverage can be enough to dampen the spirit of an otherwise pleasant get-together. Abey Australia’s Alfresco Sink Collection seeks to solve this problem, with a selection of sinks crafted from 316 marine-grade stainless steel designed to withstand the elements and provide an outdoor alternative for food and drink storage. Their rust-proof nature makes them ideal for high-humidity and coastal environments.
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