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How to Design the Perfect Play Area in Your Backyard

Designing the perfect play area in the backyard is so much more than just purchasing a swing set and placing it in the corner of the yard. You can actually take an architectural approach through design and the materials you use to create something truly unique and eye catching. Of course there will also be […]

5 of America’s Greatest Living Architects

From buildings to bridges to awe-inspiring private homes, professional architecture is part of the fabric of American society. Long after individual architects are gone, their work lives on for millions to enjoy. Fortunately, many of the most noteworthy American architects are still living and can relish in the thought that they have created both beautiful […]

Amazonia Pier; Manufacturing an Architecture of Pleasure

I have recently been chatting with graduate and all round legend, Julien Nolin. I came across his amazing portfolio and wanted to share one of his projects entitled Amazonia Pier. “Come experience the Amazon Without going into the Amazon!” The wonders of the Amazon, may not be what you would expect. It might come as a […]

6 Alternatives to Architectural Practice

Recent Architecture graduate Orli Hakanoglu recently wrote a fantastic article featuring the Architact Collective. We are absolutely honoured for the feature and wanted to share her writing for those who may have missed it on Architizer: Architecture school isn’t just about learning how to build buildings. Research, digital modeling, material experimentation and prototyping are just […]

New Website Coming Soon and we are celebrating with 50% off Everything

We are expanding and celebrating the launch of our new website (coming soon) with 50% off EVERYTHING over at ….Absolutely everything! Our super sale for a limited time only is our way of saying thank you for your legendary support in 2015/2016. Head over to for all things concrete, brick and timber! Head on over now for 50% off […]

50% off EVERYTHING….Absolutely everything @ are celebrating the new financial year with 50% off EVERYTHING….Absolutely everything! Our super sale is our way of saying thank you for your legendary support in 2015/2016. Looking for a gift? head over to for all things concrete, brick and timber! Or…Treat yo’ Self! Take action; Head on over now for 50% off EVERYTHING for […]

Don’t Panic When Your Domestic Appliance Breaks Down

Everyday life can be extremely stressful, which is why the last thing you want when you get home from work is to discover your washing machine or refrigerator has broken. You want to get the necessary tasks out of the way, such as eating dinner and throwing laundry in the washing machine, and then relax […]

2016 Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 12 Great Gift Ideas For Great Moms Across The Globe!

To my own mother who has supported me through my never-ending cycle of teenage angst and facilitating every phase of my personal growth and accomplishment; I hope you never feel that you have failed. You are always be my mother and I am always your daughter. Know that through my eyes, my heart and my mind you […]

How Smart Technologies are Changing Home Design

Smart technology is changing many aspects of our lives both personally and professionally. Incredibly innovative concepts and ideas that have been dreamt up for decades, often portrayed from a somewhat unobtainable futuristic viewpoint, are now becoming a reality. We’ve always enjoyed the idea of ultramodern devices in our homes and have often pondered the very […]

The Architact Collective Now Does Homewares!

I am so excited to release our hand-casted concrete and cork coasters. The concrete for each stackable coaster is collected from construction sites across Melbourne.  The coasters come in sets of six and feature two different personalities. 3 of the coasters are made from rough concrete recessed below the cork face. The other 3 coasters are made […]