All posts filed under: Architecture

Coast Modern, the film

I want to share our all-time favourite little documentary film about mid-century houses in the US. It’s a great backgrounder to the architecture of modernist and mid-century homes now loved by so many. Whenever I’m feeling a bit defeated, I sit back with a cup […]

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Architect John Wardle

One of my favourite architects of recent years is John Wardle. Although well known for the Westfield Commercial Tower in Sydney and several notable city towers and educational buildings, Wardle’s residential work is of most interest. In particular, the Fairhaven Beach House captures my heart. Its full-timber interior […]

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Palm Springs

We’ve had the good fortune to go to many places and have been inspired a long the way, so I will try to add some of the best photos that express what I see in those places. Here’s a few gems that sum up Palm Springs […]

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Vale Architect Ken Woolley 1933-2015

Vale Ken Woolley. I feel he has followed me around through his buildings somehow…having been born in St Margarets Hospital where he designed the 1956 Chapel, and then I spent many years in the University of Sydney Fisher Library as well as the Wentworth Building. […]

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The Death of Model Making?

Is it real? Or imagined? Since our journey through the design process began for our own home, one thing has struck me. Computers, indispensible as they are, seem to have removed the one thing I loved about the idea of designing or building (or extending) a […]

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Architecture@Altitude

Friends of ours, Architects Virginia Wong See and Hamish Holley, made a big move to the NSW north coast. And who could blame them – clean air, open spaces and buckets of opportunities. Different opportunities to those offered by the relatively over-crowded, tightly contested Sydney […]

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Architect Stephen Varady

A Stephen Varady designed house recently went up for sale in the next suburb. A rare gem in a street of otherwise fairly conventional homes, as well as some pretty disturbing knock-down re-builds that probably cost near on $500,000 for a pretty dreadful, if functional, […]

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Pettit + Sevitt Elements

When we first purchased our house, the real estate agent hadn’t even noticed it was a P+S. Needless to say they freaked out afterwards, realising they might have been able to sell it for more. Nevertheless, we confirmed with the seller’s son and it was indeed […]

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When is a Seidler not a Seidler

When I first started this blog a few months ago, foremost on my mind was the conservation versus renovation conundrum. We’re part of the way to solving that issue for ourselves because we’ve decided to respect our original building and develop ideas with our architect […]

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Architect: Sam Marshall

We love reading about architecture and have known architects for most of my adult life, through our friendships. So, I want to write about the architects I most admire. Starting with our own architect for this house: Architect Sam Marshall Sam is an award winning Australian architect […]

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