Katelin Butler

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Editor of @housesmagazine | graduate of architecture | happiest at the beach

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Thanks to @whisperingsmitharchitecture for a delightful stay at House A. I’ve enjoyed the architecture, people and sunshine in Perth - thanks to everyone who made our trip great!

Moments of delight in a new (old) project by @simonpendal_architect in Perth.

Population, cities and urban infrastructure. . This topical and future-focused issue of Architecture Australia is guest-edited by Philip Vivian, design director of @batessmart, and Philip Oldfield (@sustainabletall), director of the architecture program at UNSW Sydney. We have worked closely with Philip and Philip (affectionately dubbed “the Philips” among the Architecture Australia team) to consider the significant challenges posed by Australia’s rapidly increasing population and the role of the architect in shaping our cities of the future. The combination of Philip Vivian’s experience in practice and Philip Oldfield’s academic analysis has led to an in-depth and critical survey of current and future projects that are changing the way we use and inhabit this country’s urban settings. . Look out for this one landing on your desk very soon! It’s juicy. Cover: Arc by @koichitakadaarchitects. 📷 @martinmischkulnig

As a regular visitor to Brisbane over the years, I’ve noticed that the city’s body of residential architecture offers a greater sense of openness and generosity to the suburban streetscapes than elsewhere in the eastern states. This reflects the people who call Brisbane home and the balmy subtropical weather, which genuinely permits a life lived outside. Here's one of these homes (that I wrote about for @housesmagazine): Teneriffe House by @stuart_vokesandpeters @aaron_vokesandpeters

The table of all tables by @johnwardlearchitects (made from collected old tables). It forms the centrepiece for the new ceramics exhibition at @heidemoma, An Idea Needing to be Made

It’s a pretty good issue of @housesmagazine, even if we do say so ourselves 🤷🏻‍♀️ @gemmasavio_ @walklikemcgann @studio_metrik. Cover: Daylesford Longhouse by @partnershill. 📷 @arorygardiner. . . Thanks to our 2019 Houses Awards jurors: @rarknolan of @kennedy_nolan; John Choi of @chrofi_architects; Luigi Rosselli of @luigirosselliarchitects and Lindy Atkin of @barkarchitects . #housesawards #housesmagazine

21.07.19. Meeting my little nephew for the first time @emilysarahgrace @___matty.d___ 💕 #firsttimeaunty #1weekoldtoday

Slightly odd post for me, but tonight I’m feeling particularly passionate and excited about the content of the upcoming Housing Futures conference (Friday, 26 July, Melbourne ... before the Houses Awards party 🎉). This year we’ve got a really diverse program of speakers, from London to East Arnhem Land. Go to @designspeaks_au website for more information and tickets. #designspeaksau #housingfutures

Glebe House site visit with @chenchowlittle for @housesmagazine

In the latest issue of Architecture Australia, you will find my thoughts on @partnershill’s Daylesford Longhouse, a home/working farm/cooking school/greenhouse that offers some clues to the challenges and opportunities of self-sustained living. This was a delightful project to visit and write about. Thank you @dlonghouse for your hospitality! This issue of Architecture Australia also announces the recipients of the @institute_architects_aus’ 2019 Gold Medal – Hank Koning and Julie Eizenberg of USA-based practice @koningeizenberg. The Gold Medal is the Institute’s highest honour and the 2019 recipients were announced at Collective Agency, this year’s National Architecture Conference. In an appropriate coincidence, the focus of this conference, curated by @monique__woodward and Stephen Choi, was on a new generation of architects hungry for change, a theme that echoes the passion for activism shown by a young Julie and Hank during their student days in 1970s Melbourne.

Lines and Tangles, an exhibition by @diannasnape


The latest issue of Architecture Australia focuses on sacred spaces and religious buildings. As Ursula de Jong outlines in her introductory essay, recent statistics demonstrate an accelerating incidence of Australia’s population reporting no religion, yet “there is still a marked interest in sacred spaces and religious buildings of the past, present and future.” In Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission, @angelo_candas reflects on the contradiction of designing the Punchbowl Mosque, “an anachronism when considering the rise of the non-faith position of the world.” Regardless of society’s shifting relationship with religion and the many differences between denominations and faiths, the projects in this issue are witness to the transformative spiritual impact that sacred spaces can have. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The opportunity to publish the two mosques in this issue seems especially pertinent. As this issue went to print, we were in the aftermath of the fatal shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. As this horror unfolded, it seemed that the universal religious tenets of love, tolerance and forgiveness had been superseded by hate and racial vilification. I am in no position to comment on how we might rectify this situation, but I wholeheartedly hope that we do. This themed issue is in some ways a counterpoint to the Christchurch attack, and to many other religious hate crimes; a celebration of the diversity of religious affiliation and the fundamentally different ways that faith is perceived, practiced and expressed in Australia today. Cover 📷 Brett Boardman

The design idea is consistently apparent as you experience the variety of ways of being at home in this space. Thank you for such a delightful day @dlonghouse @partnershill. Looking forward to putting pen to paper about this one for a review in #architectureaustralia.

A delightful Easter weekend with a favourite little family 💕

A delightful evening at Garden Variety with @aaron_vokesandpeters and @retallackthompson. Thanks for having me!

What a privilege to stand alongside this group of esteemed architects on the 2019 Houses Awards jury. If you haven’t already seen it, check out the shortlist at housesawards.com.au. Also - don’t miss out on your tickets for the gala presentation at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom on Friday 26 July (link in @housesmagazine profile for tickets). Can’t wait to celebrate with you all! 🥂🍸🥰 @housesmagazine #housesawards #housesawards2019 📷 Jessica Prince

South Yarra Saturday strolling. PerfPad by @the_northbourne_effect (was in February issue of @housesmagazine last year if you want to see more)