Most of us love to be at home. Your things are there, it’s familiar and relaxing. This is especially true as we age or face a health challenge. For this reason I’ve always loved the idea of a home design that supports our ageing journey. This is a home that can adapt to your changing needs. […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about courtyards this week. I’m working on a home that was designed in the 1930’s by Australian architect Marshall Clifton. Clifton spent a lot of time in Europe in the 1930’s and his designs are based on Spanish and Mediterranean architecture. His approach was quite unusual for the period. He felt that […]
I’m so delighted to have one of our rooms included in the House and Garden’s Top 50 Rooms Award for this year. They chose the library at the Chimene and Barry Cocking’s Guildford House. The original owner was a local builder and the place was built in the late 1890s. This room was actually the […]
On Saturday night Catherine and I attended the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Perth Home Awards as guests of Gransden Constructions’ George and Pauline Allingham. We were joined by Gransden’s team of Graham Jongeling and Tom Rataczak and his wife Trish. Gransden submitted the Bedfordale House in two categories and won both as well as coming […]
We had a great time last night at the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) WA Architecture Awards at the Grand Ballroom at Crown. I am so thrilled that Suzanne Hunt Architect won: the Architecture Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New); and the Architecture Award for Interior Architecture. It was lovely to be there with the […]
Most architecture students have been inspired by the work of Antonio Gaudi and I am certainly one of them. Maybe you’ve heard the story about how Gaudi designed his cathedral in Barcelona. I came across it at uni and it’s one of my favourites. Gaudi knew he wouldn’t live to see his project completed. He […]
We wanted our place to be just like a beach house because we’re not that far from the sea. It was designed for six children and it’s always got their stuff everywhere. I wanted people to come in here and think, “You know what, this is relaxing. I feel relaxed here. I feel calm.” Looking […]
The 2014 WA Architecture Awards entries will be on display in the lobby of Brookfield Place, 125 St Georges Terrace, Perth from Monday 30 June to Friday 11 July. Public viewing hours 9am-5pm.