My Home: design-led housing for the homeless

Architect Michelle Blakely leads ‘My Home’, a philanthropic development company that combines private funding, unused government land and good, sustainable design to address homelessness.

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Architect; Brian Klopper

Brian Klopper 1937 – 2020

The Australian design community lost an icon when Brian Klopper passed away late last year. Emma Brain offers a personal reflection on Brian’s legacy.

SHOPFRONT 01: Compendium Design Store

Fremantle offers a unique retail experience. With Christmas around the corner, we visit local favourite Compendium Design Store to chat with owner/ curator Jayden Weston.

DesignFreo Conversation 02: Gabi Scott x Angus McBride

DesignFreo Conversation #2 was an intimate event in a furniture-making workshop in semi-industrial outer Fremantle. From designing events spaces to renovating with Gumtree, Angus and Gabi provided plenty of inspiration.

Harriette Gordon: Sonnet XVII

Harriette Gordon’s exquisite new collection is taking her made to order bridalwear from Fremantle’s appropriately named Princess Chambers to the world.

Shoes off. Masks on.

As a design object, masks have had a pretty crazy 2020. Cameron Hurst reports from lockdown in Narrm / Melbourne on how to choose the right mask for the job.

AILA Awards: WA’s top landscapes

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2020 Western Australian Landscape Architecture Awards, with two local practices receiving Awards of Excellence.

Design you can’t see

Design isn’t just about things you can see. DesignFreo’s Michael Tucak draws on precedents from around the globe to explore how the design of services and processes can improve life for everyone.

Freo shines at WA Architecture Awards

Fremantle architects are always on the podium at the WA Architecture Awards and this year was no different. Take a look at the projects that impressed the judges in 2020.