In Victorian times and well into the 20th century, families lived in single-fronted cottages. After the Second World War, the idea of having a large back garden took hold with the mantra that fresh air could only be found in the suburbs.
People moving to the inner city often come with expectations from their suburban homes: unimpeded green views, natural light flooding all rooms and a sense of space. However, many inner-city homes often take the form of terraces, with party walls rather than driveways separating them.
We all love books, but architects seem to have a special affinity for the written word, beautiful photographs, and drawings. This passion is what drove Adam Haddow, a director with SJB, to take a gamble and open his own architectural bookshop in Crown Street, Surry Hills.
High fences and closed shutters may suggest a well-secured and protected home, but these features often do the exact opposite. “Once someone jumps the fence, there’s little or no surveillance, except for perhaps the security systems once inside, that’s if they’re activated,” says architect Reno Rizzo, director of Inarc Architects, who suggests that passive surveillance is often sidestepped. “A high hedge just allows an intruder to go undetected,” he adds.
The first images projected on the Sydney Opera House during Sydney’s Vivid Festival disrupted the projection mapping industry, wowing the crowds with this innovative use of mapping technology. Moving forward to the present day, it is now much harder to impress audiences with these kinds of projections as it has become the standard.
Simply scattering a few barbeques on a terrace will hardly appeal to those looking for a high standard of amenities attached to a high-rise living.
Apartments that started to appear in major cities since the 1990s have now become the dream of the 21st century, as the dream of owning a detached house in the suburbs is fading.
The diner and traveller of 2018 are demanding more and more from their experience, which presents challenges for venues in the hospitality industry to deliver.
Shortlisted in the 2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards, the Park House Food Merchants is a 200-seat loft-style restaurant within the newly rebuilt Mona Vale Hotel on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Warehouse living was first introduced to Melbourne in the mid-1970s, when architects Graeme Gunn and Leonard Hayball, converted a furniture warehouse in South Yarra into apartments.