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Some small spaces pose particular challenge. In Annie Heath’s home, the problem spot was this long, narrow room—only 8 feet wide but 30 feet long, and painted black on one side and white on the other. “It felt like a haunted house hallway,” Annie says. Plus, other design quirks left her scratching her head (when it wasn’t spinning): “The ceiling was painted at a diagonal, black on one side, white on the other. That design was mirrored on the carpet. The whole space seemed dark, cramped, and nearly gave me vertigo!”

Annie wanted to use the space for floral work, and knew that the current state wasn’t going to cut it. “I knew right away the carpet was just too high maintenance for all my clippings, and after a few weeks with the

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The Best New Architecture Projects In Victoria Revealed!

Every year we look forward to the Victorian Architecture Awards shortlist, where the best new projects from around the state are announced. 

Over 108 entries across 14 categories have been shortlisted for this year’s program, each of which highlight the valuable role architects play in creating sustainable, resilient, and innovative buildings. 

Victorian Chapter president Amy Muir says the selected projects for 2020 go beyond the parameters of the brief to deliver compelling designs. ‘This year’s shortlisted projects are exemplars of the outcomes that can be achieved when architects are engaged in the entire process, resulting in a strong collaboration between client, consultants and contracted builders.’ 

In response to COVID-19, the Victorian Architecture Awards are going digital in 2020, with Zoom calls to replace standard site visits, and the awards ceremony to be broadcast via YouTube live stream. Normally an exclusive event, this ceremony will be open to members and the

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An Interior Designer’s Grand Good Room

Before interior designer Cameron Kimber decided to build his dream home from scratch, the block of land it sits on was empty for 30 years. If you have high expectations for what was to come next, given Cameron’s reputation as one of Sydney’s most in-demand interior designers, you won’t be disappointed. When a designer turns their skills inwardly onto one of their own personal projects, magic happens. 

The proportions of this block of land allowed Cameron to design with flexibility. ‘I wanted a weatherboard, single storey house centred around one large living room,’ he says, of what was to become his ‘good room’.

Cameron also wanted his good room to become the backdrop to his epic collection of antique furniture and objects. ’I’ve bought these things over many years, and they always find a place in my house no matter where I live.’ 

It’s a special skill to unearth these

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