The Space Between

October 2014
Editor: Sarah Booth and Rachel Elliot-Jones

The Space Between celebrates small footprint living, from good design of buildings to the “choreography” of the public areas that surround them. We share the thoughts and insights of local legend, Rob Adams (Director of City Design at the City of Melbourne) and interview OMA’s David Gianotten, who muses, “good urban spaces are on the boundary between public and private, deliberate intent and improvisation, trial and error.” From acknowledging the human scale within the urban context to human-centred solutions to compact spaces, we nod to the beauty of simplicity and entreat you to explore the “undiscovered country of the nearby.” Because to us it’s not just about living small, it’s also about living well.

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Sep 19, 2014

The Great Apartment Design Debate

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Sep 12, 2014


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Sep 5, 2014

The Purple Rose of Cairo

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Aug 7, 2014

Lightbox House

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Jul 24, 2014

Dom’s Juke Joint

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Concrete Jungles

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Apr 1, 2014

On simplicity