Australian architecture and design dignitaries, writer, editor and speaker Jan Henderson and photographer Dianna Snape have captured 22 of the country’s best residential projects in their first coffee table book, Architecture at the Heart of the Home. The book explores homes of varying scale, highlighting the architectural details that make experiences within them unique. With each project expressing a pervading sense of place, the book emphasises architecture’s role in shaping our lives and meeting our need for comfort, safety and connection.
The Brush House by Leeton Pointon Architects + Interiors features on the cover and is emblematic of the book’s fundamental thread; ‘the role architecture can play in defining the heart of the home’. To celebrate the launch of Architecture at the Heart of the Home, we preview this Melbourne family home and learn how it turns the typical response to a Melbourne suburban block on its head.