Grand Designs Australia3 min read
From Peter Maddison
Winter’s been and gone (especially if you were a Game of Thrones fan) and housing is back on the agenda once more. So, what makes a meaningful house? Here’s my special recipe for finding the Holy Grail. If this sentiment is primal, the effort to find
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Meet Zellige…
Inspired by the traditional tile-making methods of Morocco and the Mediterranean, the Zellige collection embraces a handcrafted look, achieving a rustic yet ultra-contemporary aesthetic Grand Designs has partnered exclusively with National Tiles to
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Get Social
01 The Search film One of Australia’s most successful architects, Rob Mills, has unveiled his latest project — a short film called The Search — which discusses the theme of luxury and land. Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors is renowned for its cen
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Midas Touch
When it comes to talented genes, some families just get lucky. In this case, brothers Chris and Ben Gilbert hit the jackpot when it came to creating a home that refused to quit, as we saw in the first episode of Series 6. Sculptor sibling Ben secured
Grand Designs Australia1 min read
From the Editor
Spring has well and truly sprung and in the spirit of the season, a brand new editor has hatched! While April takes a well-deserved break to nurture her very own grand design (her bouncing baby boy), I’ll be introducing the latest in architectural ex
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Mission Impossible
arches, stucco render and timber shutters spring to mind when you think of Spanish Mission architecture. It’s unlikely you’d imagine modern, sophisticated interiors where art takes centre stage, but that is the scenario we’re faced with when viewing
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Student Interior Design Awards 2019
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) is an independent charity that helps families of seriously ill children. ‘We help keep families together and close to the care their child needs’. The cornerstone program of RMHC, the Ronald McDonald House®, p
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Privacy Secured
On the steep flanks of Mount Eagle sits Eaglemont House. It’s on a subdivided lot where established trees on the surrounding site provide canopy screening. Cleverly, this screening enables the interior to be quite exposed without compromising the pri
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
ARCHITECTURE Snapshot
If you lived on an island, you’d want to enjoy it. Set in the sunny, natural surrounds of Hamilton Island, it’s hard to know where this residence begins and ends. The Solis House is sculpted from concrete, stone, block work and glass to create a gorg
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
High-wire Antics
believe it or not, this light-filled home in Port Melbourne was once dark and cold. A collection of ad hoc lean-tos cluttered the rear and severed any useful connection to the back garden. Today, the old worker’s cottage is a simple, calm, three-bedr
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Book Club
With an architectural career spanning more than 50 years, Jim Olson, of Olson Kundig, has made his name designing a broad range of buildings that sensitively respond to their environment. His internationally recognised designs are inspired by the nat
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Down To Earth And Out Of This World
boasting thermal brilliance and flexibility as its top traits, this inner-city family home and its sweeping curved addition is a love letter to the owner’s past and a celebration of the original 1930s Californian bungalow. Prior to its revival, the b
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Bringing Beauty To The Surface
ARCHITECTS/DESIGNERS: Craig Rosevear + JAWS INTERIOR DESIGNER: Bury Kirkland Ferry PHOTOGRAPHY: Adam Gibson STYLING: Lucy Given, LUC Design Perched on the side of a hill in the seaside town of Lewisham, a 40-minute drive from Hobart, a new tiny h
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Rory Morgan
making furniture started as a hobby for Rory Morgan, but it turned into a passion and then a business. While initially on the road to architecture and working as a draftsman, Rory took his careful eye for design into furniture-making. Designer, manuf
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Verdant Vision
Peeking inside the home of a professional architect is always pretty fascinating. John Ellway, from John Ellway Architects, has opened his doors and invited us in to look around his Brisbane pad. We weren’t disappointed. After John spent 18 months se
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Daniel To & Emma Aiston
Fun, happy and driven are three words that power duo Daniel To and Emma Aiston use to describe themselves. These three words are also at the heart of their furniture and lighting designs, with simple lines meeting at times playful colours for a piece
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Like It Like That
he may be a multi-platinum-selling award-winning musical artist, TV talent show judge and famously nice guy, but Guy Sebastian is, at heart, a family man, for whom the kitchen really is the heart of the home. Guy and Jules enlisted the architecture f
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Perfect Pools: Just Add Water
Spring is in full bloom and it’s time to venture out of the home and take a deep breath of fresh air. Now, look around. Is your backyard summer ready? Can you see an outdoor space full of untapped potential? We’ve all been there and the good news is
Grand Designs Australia6 min read
First Impressions Count
have you heard? The word on the street is that kerbside appeal matters. Luckily, with just a few small changes, you can completely revamp your home’s facade. While we prefer not to judge a house by its cover, it is true that first impressions can set
Grand Designs Australia1 min read
Rules Of The Pools: Your How-to Guide
It’s easy to feel like you’re swimming against the tide when it comes to proper pool planning. A big investment that will significantly change your backyard, it can be daunting as you begin to research the ins and outs. We spoke to the team at GOODMA
Grand Designs Australia4 min read
Summer Style
easing out of your winter hibernation is the perfect time to refresh the home with new furniture and furnishings that reflect the sunshine outside. We’ve combed through the latest styles and products to bring you the very best in furniture design tre
Grand Designs Australia1 min read
John’s Top Tips For Pool Design
1. PREPARATION Investigate all underground services and know where they are. Research all authorities’ requirements and see if you need approvals. Look through magazines for inspiration — tear out and keep copies of things you want to incorporate int
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
THE GREAT entertainer
before architect Ken Weinstein of KAW Associates Inc and MARK IV Builders created this outdoor kitchen and entertaining area, the space was a poorly designed mess. A rotting prefabricated gazebo welcomed visitors to a scene straight out of a landscap
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Make Every Day A Spa Day
You can definitely sleep easy after an evening spent lounging in a spa. And that’s just one of the benefits that spas are known for. Add a bit of fruit, a glass of bubbly (beer if you prefer) and voila — that spa-cation you’ve been dreaming of become
Grand Designs Australia6 min read
WHAT’S IN A Word?
did I mention I’m doing a new podcast series? It’s called Better Ideas and it’s everything to do with improving your home and garden, with some cooking and lifestyle thrown in. Recently, for an episode, I interviewed a couple of contestants on a desi
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
It’s Getting Hot In Here
Fancy unwinding and cleansing in the comfort of your own backyard? From Japanese onsens to hot mud baths in Rotorua, New Zealand, detoxifying the body through heat, steam or natural land features has been practised for millennia. With a long list of
Grand Designs Australia3 min read
Pave Your Way
heading into the outdoorsy months, now is the perfect time to spruce up your outside entertaining area. The best place to start is from the ground up and for that, such elements as pavers, turf and pebbles are important. Pavers are a key element for
Grand Designs Australia2 min read
Trending Now
01 Live on the edge with outdoor furniture placed along the side of your pool. Seating close to the pool makes it easy to keep track of the kids in the water or to simply sit back and enjoy the sunlight glistening on the pool. The Manutti Kobo sofas
Grand Designs Australia6 min read
PRODUCT AND SERVICE Review
Outdoor dining never looked so good. The elegant Tao dining tables by Tribù have bold sculptural concrete pedestals and slim table tops to create a perfectly balanced contrast that is pleasing to the eye. Italian designer Monica Armani has used refin
…Or Discover Something New