Aus Design Review

Today’s feature Aus Design Review is the account linked to the online version of Niche Media’s architecture and design publications – and it’s a little bit architecturally Extra with a capital E.

A @mitsuoriarchitects designed family guesthouse in Portsea, Victoria. Photo by @michaelkaiphoto

Big picture and exteriors rather than interiors and decor, we’re all about their gram’s favourite camera angle – shooting from the outdoors looking into the home. This perspective gives us a good insight into the mentality of the architect and client, and how they perceived the home fitting into the landscape, as well as showing us how the lucky inhabitants are able to bring the outdoors in, and visa versa.

Mudgee architect @ca_arch talks with @mezzanine_mag about adjusting to country practice, heritage in a rural context, and Architects Outback, a new program taking architectural services ‘off road’. 
Pictured: Gladstone Street residence. Photo by Amber Hooper

While the name of their page may begin with ‘Aus’, they certainly like to punctuate the Aussie design offerings with a little International residential design. Everyday you’ll travel the world, from Texas, to Japan, to the English countryside. Follow the links through to their website to find out the extra juicy details of the build.

This beautiful holiday home in Hampshire, United Kingdom was designed by AR Design Studio.
Photography credit: Martin Gardner


Forever a beauty – the Moonlight Cabin by @jcbarchitects. Builder: Spence Construction Photo by @j.why_row


This stunning home is located in Czarnów, Poland. It was designed by Beczak / Beczak / Architekci.
Photography credit: jankarol @jankarol

Their website shows off all kinds of differently designed spaces, from veterinary clinics looking ultra fresh, to market-based tapas destinations and cocktail bars. For those a little more involved in architecture, they’re also kind of a big deal when it comes to relaying news, events, and resources; such as an industry job board and architecture and design magazines. It’s all there, really.

This lovely timber home was designed by LP Architektur, it is located Wagrain, Austria.  Photography credit: Wortmeyer photography

Why do we love this page? It’s for the dreamers. It’s big picture and full of success stories. There’s no fear in those sharp angles and cantilevered beams, no siree!

Located in Singapore this stunning residence was designed by ONG&ONG Photography credit @derek_swalwell

The upper level of this Spanish home cantilevers 10m over the bottom level and pool area. It was designed by Clavel Architects. Photography credit: David Frutos Ruiz

The bold use of materials reminds us that risks can pay off, and the way that the photos are angled shows some of the surrounding area, revealing a fact that is sometimes forgotten – that architects and clients don’t have to be in the heart of the city to build something ultra modern, nor do they have to be banished to the moors to erect something wild.


This house by Integrated Field was designed for a Thai- Chinese family consisting of the retiring parents and two family members. The initial idea from the family was to have a simple and serene space to enjoy the garden and space that will create more chances for the family members to interact. Photography credit: Wison Tungthunya – W Workspace

Australian design review reminds us to shoot for the stars. Be brave, sisters! You’ve got this.