The world's most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century.
Throughout history, houses have presented architects the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials for domest... read more
Harry Seidler's Umbrella is an incisive and personal collection of writings on architecture and design by writer and editor Joe Rollo.
From an up-close account of Jørn Utzon's re-engagement with the S... read more
|Author:||Cameron and Cameron and Butler Bruhn|
|Reading Level:||near fine|
With British precedents and working-class origins, the terrace house is a story of remarkable resilience. Today it is highly sought-after for its nostalgic charm and inner-city locale. A new generation of homeowners is making their ma... read more
|Author:||Walter Gropius; Peter Gössel (Editor); Gilbert Lupfer; Paul Sigel|
Future facades Walter Gropius, visionary of the Bauhaus and beyond Walter Gropius (1883-1969) set out to build for the future. As the founding director of the Bauhaus, the Berlin-born architect had an inestimable influence on our aesthetic environment, championing a bold new hybrid of... read more
Audacious futurism: The forward-thinking work of a singular architect Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite her designs winning prizes and critical acclaim. Some even said her work was unbuildable. Yet over the past decade she ha... read more
Designs of the time: The most famous art school of modernity In a fleeting fourteen year period, sandwiched between two world wars, Germany's Bauhaus school of art and design changed the face of modernity. With utopian ideals for the future, the school developed a pioneering fusion of ... read more
Architectural poetry in the machine age "Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of volumes brought together in light." --Le Corbusier Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier (1887-1965) adopted his famous pseudonym after publishing his ideas in the revi... read more
Less is more: Finding perfection in purity Famed for his motto "less is more," Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth century aesthetics and urban experience.Mies van der Rohe's ... read more
Thirty of the world's most talented architects, including Norman Foster, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, talk about the houses they designed for themselves over the past decade in Architects' Houses. What inspired them, what were the constraints, how did their con... read more
Driving down a dirt track one day photographer, stylist and adventurer Kara Rosenlund came across a beautiful but dilapidated farmhouse. Its lonely, worn loveliness kindled a passion in Kara to photograph and celebrate Australia's authentic, intriguing rural homes and... read more
|Author:||Bonnie Hindmarsh; Erin Cayless; Lana Taylor|
|Reading Level:||6 Craft|
Australia's most fabulous renovators reveal their secrets! The Three Birds are best friends and busy mums who ditched their corporate careers to renovate houses, now with massive instagram and youtube followings for their design and reno techniques.
Mighty Morris The arts and crafts power of designer William Morris William Morris (1834-1896) was one of the greatest creative figures of the 19th century. As a visionary designer, as well as a manufacturer, writer, artist, and socialist activist, he pioneered the Arts and Crafts movement ... read more