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    The best examples of organic architecture, past and present
    The best examples of organic architecture, past and present

    Pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright, an American architect who was active during the early to mid-20th Century, champions the blending of a building’s interior and exterior.


    Eight of the best porcelain tiles
    Eight of the best porcelain tiles

    While that have always been durable and easy to maintain, recent steps forward in their manufacture mean that porcelain tiles are now available in a greater range of styles.


    The Louvre Pyramid and the broader work of I. M. Pei
    The Louvre Pyramid and the broader work of I. M. Pei

    The Louvre Pyramid, which was designed by I. M. Pei and completed in 1988, is known and recognised around the world. However, it wasn’t always as universally loved as it is today.


    The striking appeal of handleless kitchens
    The striking appeal of handleless kitchens

    With an uncanny ability to create a smooth, sleek look, handleless kitchens are beginning to develop a timeless appeal. The key to their ongoing popularity is their ability to include opening mechanisms that function just as well as traditional handles.


    The secret to the success of the Shaker style kitchen
    The secret to the success of the Shaker style kitchen

    Conceived by master craftsmen who valued quality and simplicity, the shaker style kitchen has endured for centuries. While in some ways its modern-day adherents have remained true to its original ethos, in others they have bent the rules and provided it with a shot of life.


    A guide to shower niches
    A guide to shower niches

    The neatest, most aesthetically pleasing in-shower storage solution available, the shower niche is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in bathrooms around Australia. While there are several shower niche designs available, it is important to take care when installing them.


    8 stunning bathroom feature walls
    8 stunning bathroom feature walls

    An effective way to add some excitement, the addition of bathroom feature walls is growing in popularity. Also, considering that it doesn’t involve the whole bathroom, it is not as expensive as you might imagine.


    10 of the best granny flat designs
    10 of the best granny flat designs

    As the demand for smaller self-contained homes grows, so too do the types of people wanting to move into them. With this in mind, here is a selection of some of the best granny flat ideas.


    House Rendering – the new normal for Australian homes
    House Rendering – the new normal for Australian homes

    Once something of a rarity, house rendering is now the new normal across Australian suburbs. And it’s not just new homes that are receiving the rendering treatment. The relatively simple process gives old homes a new lease of life as well as a worthwhile boost in value.


    The biggest house in Australia: where are our largest mansions?
    The biggest house in Australia: where are our largest mansions?

    The biggest house in Australia is Fairwater, a two-storey mansion in the harbour-side Sydney suburb of Point Piper. Built in 1882, the heritage house features period finishes, stained glass windows, painted ceilings, decorative rich mosaic floors, door leafs and door furniture, panelled walls, and chimney pieces.


    The 7 best examples of Georgian architecture
    The 7 best examples of Georgian architecture

    Famous for restrained lines, proportion and symmetry, Georgian architecture dates back to the early 1700s. However, the style has never completely gone out of favour and Georgian style homes are still often built today.


    The rise of sustainable homes
    The rise of sustainable homes

    Despite the continued resistance from climate sceptics, the urgency of the climate crisis becomes clearer by the day. And so does the realisation that, by necessity, sustainable housing will have to be an important part of its solution.


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