The Great Australian dream of owning our own home is sliding out of view for many. A recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report showed that 67.5 percent of households owned their own home, which is a dip from 71.4 percent over the last two decades.
The Prefab debate: The opportunities and threats of modular building for Australia’s construction industry
Modular homes are on the rise in Australia, with more and more buyers turning to prefabricated options rather than the typical onsite build.
With new houses and apartments being designed to maximise indoor living space, outdoor gardens are rapidly disappearing from our lifestyle. But people still (perhaps now more than ever) want to be surrounded by greenery.
Alpine architecture has been with us since the Inuit created homes from hides spread over whalebone frames and insulated with snow.
When we think of wine cellars, many of us romanticise the idea of the subterranean “caves” similar to those found in Europe where we can hide our bottles away and watch them mature gracefully.
Courtyard-style homes aren’t a new phenomenon, appearing every few decades in different configurations. In the 1950s and ‘60s, these homes often appeared with flat roofs and were often single-storey in form.
High-end boutique and luxury accommodation brands are constantly looking to raise the bar when it comes to offerings in a bid to set them apart from the rest and to give guests a truly memorable experience.
The festive season is well underway – there is a sense of excitement in the air as well as full bellies and sore heads floating around following countless gatherings and office parties. So with Christmas on the horizon, here are some superb gift ideas for the designer in your life.
Designers are a loyal breed. When it comes to the manufacturers that architects and designers use, they tend to stick solid to the same brands.