Desert Modernism is a term for the style which captures the Palm Spring mid century movement best.
In the early chapters of Steve Jobs’ autobiography, writer Walter Isaacson details how the Apple cofounder’s upbringing and sense of aesthetic style was profoundly influenced by growing up in an architecturally designed home. And Steve Wozniak grew up in an Eichler home in California – […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. The Fullagar Residence, is just one of Stephen’s many great works. Published […]
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 […]
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 […]